Call for Photos, part 2

Phil Schappert philjs at
Mon Nov 30 14:56:59 EST 1998

Hi all,

I have received many wonderful messages (not to mention some
beautiful, unusual photographs) from many correspondents that answered
my first call for photos for my upcoming book. The best part of all is
that I've "met" a number of fine folks, and too all of you, I give my
thanks. For those of you who missed the first call, or simply desire
more information about the project, please visit

After perusing the submissions so far I find that I'm in a better
position to request photos of more specific subjects and of a few more
general topics. Please remember that I'm looking for photos of
"living" subjects, preferably in nature. They are (in no particular

1) predators, parasitoids and pathogens (ants, other insects or
non-insects, fungus, other) with butterfly eggs, caterpillars or pupae

2) color forms of single species (seasonal polyphenism, geographic or
sexual morphism, etc.) incl. eggs, larvae or pupae

3) Urania sp. moth

4) Baronia brevicornis

5) any Hedylidae

6) courtship sequences (eg. wing wave in Eurema, flight sequence,
grayling (Hipparchia) "bow", etc.)

7) phoretic and/or parasitic mites

8) conservation subjects/species (rare protected and/or invasive

9) gynandromorphs (in nature?)

10) images of butterfly farming

11) hairpencils, hindwing fringes, details of androconial scales

12) butterfly fossils

13) egg guarding (Hypolimnas, others?)

14) territorial or male-male interactions

15) close-up of/detail showing coiled and uncoiled proboscis (same
species/series preferable)

16) ultraviolet reflectance (flowers and/or butterflies)

17) wing uncoupling during flight (not Papilionid hovering)

18) wing scale micrographs and photos

19) close-up of oviposition/ovipositor and/or adeagus/clasper

20) overwintering (diapause/aestivating) butterflies (any life stage)

21) color sensitivity of male butterflies looking for mates (eg.
Pierids fluttering at orange or yellow objects)

22) color sensitivity of larvae/pupae (color "matching" crypsis)

23) migration/aggregations roosts (not puddling)

24) camouflage/color morphs (pupae or adults; moths ok)

25) mimetic species (preferably together)

26) oviposition "accidents" (e.g. laying on inappropriate hosts)

27) unusual foods (adult: aphid honeydew, carrion, etc.; larvae: ant
larvae, etc.)

28) flash & conceal color (e.g. sequence of uns of fw "flash" & fw
"conceal" in Vanessa sp.)

There are bound to be more! If you have photos of any of the above, I
would appreciate it if you would contact me at your earliest
convenience. If you have any ideas or photos of subjects that I
haven't listed (but you think I should!) then I'd also be intersted in
hearing from you. My deadline to submit photos to the publisher is
Feb. 1, 1999.

Please note that I will be in Toronto from Dec. 2nd - 16th but will be
checking my email daily.

Many thanks (and apologies for the long message)


Dr. Phil Schappert
Zoology, University of Texas
Austin, TX 78712-1064
Office: 512-471-8240; Fax: 512-471-9651
Stengl - Lost Pines Biological Station: 512-237-3864
mailto:philjs at

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