A good friend of mine spent 10 days in southern Ecuador assisting his brother on a hospital mission some years ago. At night, they would "do a walkabout" checking local buildings with overhead lights to see what would come in. He made some really nice captures !
These pictures highlight some of his "best" BIG captures which were just "resting under the porch light" just like moths here do...
Rhescyntis hermes (male)
Rhescyntis hermes (female)
Titaea lemoulti (male)
The first 3 photos are of (singular) but, really great condition specimens that he encountered. The 4th photo is a species which he says he collected around a dozen individuals of however, the one in the photo is the only truly good example he had of the lot !
Last Edit: Nov 18, 2020 22:08:11 GMT -8 by trehopr1
Thank you Paul for that species (det.) on Titaea...
I only give positive species (det's) when I am positive of them.
Looks like you collected a very fine set of species there yourself in French Guiana !
Yes, it was a very best two weeks of collecting there. I wish I could go back there this time in dry season for butterflies.
Titaea lemoulti was also very common in F.Guiana,
But it’s always a challenge to find one of those huge Saturniids in good condition. I remember Attacus atlas in Thailand coming to the light. They never fly to the screen and seat on it instead they drop to the ground 10-20 meters on the way to light and struggle to reach it bouncing on the ground always upper side down effectively ruin their beautiful wings. To get a pretty good example one must watch around and run to them before they jump too much.