Possibly you are right, africaone. Considering the message is 'no subject' there are now 6 (oops - mine makes 7) responses to it. Maybe a psychological experiment to see for example, who would respond first, and how? Who would eventually not be able to refrain from responding? Who might not be able to not equate it to politics? Who might post the same post twice? Etc., etc. etc.
I have some great stories in pursuit of Hesperidae. You ever been to the Green Swamp in eastern North Carolina. Or over Big Jack Mountain in Virginia in pursuit of two rarely encountered Hesperidae, and one flies extremely early in the spring. Or into a great expanse of Pine Savannah for three truly seldom encountered Hesperidae.
I will make a bet that most of you do not have them in your collection.
You know what is borriinnnngggh. Dung Beetles, or fly maggots on a dead possum. Or wait, how about mosquitoes biting your Willy while out collecting Stink Bugs.
Or even worse, trying to take a dump while collecting Black Flies.
I am off to a location in Central Pennsylvania to collect Euphyes bimacula. Who has that Hesperidae in their collection?
Interesting - 'no subject' has turned into a debate about whose bugs are the ugliest!
I like the melolonthine scarabs - May beetles, etc - probably for the same reason a lot of you like skippers - they're brown and all variations on a theme - but there is a huge number of species and you rarely know exactly what you've caught until you get home and dissect and identify them.
And I really like dung beetles - lots of species and plenty with spectacular color... and how many of your skippers will readily come to pig poop instead of you having to chase them?
And as for the statement: "You know what is borriinnnngggh. Dung Beetles, or fly maggots on a dead possum. Or wait, how about mosquitoes biting your Willy while out collecting Stink Bugs. Or even worse, trying to take a dump while collecting Black Flies."
I'm a bit concerned about how much time leptraps spends in the field with his pants down!!
Cheers all! Bandrow
Last Edit: Aug 27, 2018 18:14:16 GMT -8 by bandrow
How much time do I spend in the field with my pants down? It depends on how many NABA folks I encounter who are complaining about my collecting Hesperidae and then I drop my drawers And shoot them the Moon.
My wife was looking over my shoulder while I am writing this and her comment:
"That's gotta be a full moon! And God forbid if you break wind...."
My wife knows me......
And now for my threat: Some of you guys need to be nice to me And watch your comments or no more beetles or wasps/hornets from my traps...
And speaking of traps, I am off to the Waffle House and then to check my traps.
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2018 3:42:45 GMT -8 by leptraps