Useful websites

 

 

Langia zenzeroides caterpillar

 

https://argiope.se/ovogram/

"This is an international community for people interested in exchanging arthropod livestock. It was originally founded by Lepidoptera Breeders but others are welcome"

The ovogram website is an active comunity and TTB is also partecipating with some exchanges, higly recommended!

 

http://www.boldsystems.org/

"Barcode of Life Data systems (commonly known as BOLD) is a sequence database specifically devoted to DNA barcoding. As of 2017, BOLD included over 5.9 million DNA barcode sequences from over 542,000 species" 

Apart from being a powerfull scientific tool, BOLD is very usefull to breeders providing a search bar in which is possible to directly search for the species name. The output will provide, in addiction to barcoding data, photos of the samples collected and collection site list and map. You have really tons of infos!

 

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/hostplants/

Created by Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni and Luis M. Hernández

A real search engine for hostplants. You can search an hostplant for a Lepidoptera species or find a Lepidoptera for the hostplant you have near! Amazing!

 

http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/

"The Sphingidae Taxonomic Inventory aims to produce an on-line taxonomic monograph of the hawkmoth family, Sphingidae. You will find a comprehensive catalogue of the family, with pages for all species and subspecies, together with distribution maps and a comprehensive bibliography. Most of the species and subspecies are illustrated and diagnoses provided for many to enable you to identify them with confidence."

 

http://www.silkmoths.bizland.com/hybindex.htm

Beautiful Saturniidae hybrid index, by Bill Oehlke

 

http://wildsilkmoth-indonesia.com

Homepage of Capt. Ulrich Paukstadt & Dipl.Ing. Laela Hayati Paukstadt, dealing with the Saturniidae and Brahmaeidae of Southeast Asia