In a separate section jshuey mentioned his specialty is tropical skippers.
A number of years back I was collecting plants in Ecuador and ran into some Cuban collectors who were using red foil covered small boxes set along a stream to lure in skippers. It was working; they kept buzzing the boxes.
I have seen bright blue pieces of cloth tied to poles for high flying morphos but never the red boxes. Anyone ever use color to attract
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2020 12:56:55 GMT -8 by Adam Cotton: typos
Post by Adam Cotton on Jun 17, 2020 13:10:27 GMT -8
Here in SE Asia red cloth attracts Papilionidae flying past, and is often used for birdwings. Some Japanese collectors use a red net bag on a long pole. Also apparently Teinopalpus are similarly attracted, but to a bright green net bag. I guess that only works for males.