... and the estherae that he mentioned, in the right-hand column, along with assorted Synpalamides, Feschaeria, Spilopastes, Ircila and Escalantiana. The ones in the 4th column are all almost impossible to get.
One more drawer - Haemonides as Wolf posted one of them, and yes, your H. cronis is a female.
Haemonides is the first genus I revised, in 2017. We described one new subspecies and raised another to specific status, also clarified the status of others, designating a lectotype and a neotype. All of these specimens were heavily used in researching the paper. H. candida is only known from 10 females, the male is still unknown.
Hey bobw, my friend looked up the data for that large black castniid which I pictured in an earlier post.
He said it had the name Castnia daedalus written on the envelope when he received it. That's probably a synonym of something now. He said it is from Peru and (female) was also on the envelope. Unfortunately, no specific locality (within Peru) or date of capture...
Yes, daedalus is a homonym, the valid name is Eupalamides cyparissias.
The black and white one is Gazera heliconioides obidonus, part of a big mimicry chain with arctiids, heliconids and ithomiids.
The next one is Amauta papilionaris. We're currently revising the genus and the paper should be submitted in the next month or so.
In the last photo, the top two are Castnia eudesmia, a Chilean endemic and the only castniid found in that country. Bottom left is Xanthocastnia evalthe and bottom right is Telchin licus, the same as the one Wolf posted, it can be a major pest of sugar cane and is by far the commonest of all Castniidae
Wow, thank so much for all the species det's and other information Bob !
I don't mean to be a bother with all these pictures.... Just thought you might like to see what others have run across over the years. I was quite surprised to find my friend even had that many items of Castniidae. I only remembered seeing that huge Eupalamides...
I have one other of those mimicry ring (black + white) jobs in my collection somewhere and when I find it I will post it as it is a different species than Gazera heliconioides obidonus.