Thomas Karrer

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    Thomas Karrer added "Baliga micans (McLachlan, 1875)" to the collection "Insects in Japan".

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    Thomas Karrer commented on "Graphium sarpedon nipponus":

    @Katja Schulz: Katja Schulz. Maybe I was able to mend the Papilio xuthus "stuff". Kueda from iNaturalist pointed out that I should not add any info beside the name to the name-section in the observation slot. So I removed that. Still sorting things out and ironing out glitches. Thanks for all the help. ABOUT 11 HOURS AGO

    over 1 year ago

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    Thomas Karrer commented on Thomas Karrer's newsfeed:

    Katja Schulz. Maybe I was able to mend the Papilio xuthus "stuff". Kueda from iNaturalist pointed out that I should not add any info beside the name to the name-section in the observation slot. So I removed that. Still sorting things out and ironing out glitches. Thanks for all the help.

    over 1 year ago

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    Thomas Karrer added "Theretra oldenlandiae Fabricius 1775" to the collection "Insects in Japan".

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    Thomas Karrer commented on Thomas Karrer's newsfeed:

    Hi Katja,thanks for the trouble. As for Papilio xuthus, I uploaded it the usual way. What can I do to add the IDs? Would that be the "add ID" tag? Well, the EOL Papilio xuthus taxon is well stacked with info so nobody is in a hurry.

    over 1 year ago

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    Thomas Karrer added "Papilio xuthus Linnaeus 1767" to the collection "Insects in Japan".

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    Thomas Karrer added "Graphium sarpedon nipponus" to the collection "Insects in Japan".

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    Thomas Karrer added "Ornebius kanetataki (Matsumura, S., 1904)" to the collection "Insects in Japan".

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    Thomas Karrer added "Ascalohybris subjacens (Walker, 1853)" to the collection "Insects in Japan".

    over 1 year ago

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    Thomas Karrer added "Protohermes grandis (Thunberg, 1781)" to the collection "Insects in Japan".

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    Thomas Karrer commented on "Graphium sarpedon nipponus":

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    Thomas Karrer commented on Thomas Karrer's newsfeed:

    Hi Scott, thank you for adding an identification to the Ascalohybris on iNaturalist. As for the parasitic fly species I'll try to figure it out myself during the summer vacation. I'd like to have a look at your beetles pictures occasionally but don't know how to do that. I'm not so often on the site and don't follow anyone.

    over 1 year ago

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    Thomas Karrer commented on Thomas Karrer's newsfeed:

    Hi Scott. Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I choose to upload through iNaturalist. I haven't figured out the identification-system yet. I've put until now only 2 butterfly species to the observations (different stages of the development) until now and fairly easy to tag ones. Back in Switzerland I've still a beetle collection which I started when I was 10. It came to a standstill when I moved to Japan. I'll look in sometimes in your coleopteric activities. If you need some specific "Japanese beetle info" let me just know please.

    over 1 year ago

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    Thomas Karrer commented on "Neolitsea sericea (Blume) Tokyo":

    Neolitsea sericea is one of the preferred feeding plants for the caterpillars of the Blue Triangle butterfly Graphium sarpedon in the Tokio region.

    over 1 year ago

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    Thomas Karrer commented on "Duncan Brown":

    Hi Duncan, My name is Thomas, I am very fascinated by insects, especially by beetles. 1992 I moved to Japan and am still there. We have here a species Geotrupes auratus, which is refered to as dung beetle or "oosenchikogane" in Japanese. Your name "Rainbow Dung Beetle" sounds very nice and spot on concerning the extraordinary range of colours.

    over 1 year ago

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    Thomas Karrer commented on Thomas Karrer's newsfeed:

    Thank you for the good advice. I tried Flickr first but the set-up of an account didn't work. Then I tried iNaturalist which was much easier to set up. I created an account and uploaded for a start 2 pictures, one of Graphium sarpedon (adult) though the picture is not too good, a second picture of a chrysalis of the same species, infested by a parasitic fly species. Very considerate of you to help a beginner, I really appreciate it.

    over 1 year ago

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    Thomas Karrer commented on Thomas Karrer's newsfeed:

    @Cyndy Parr: Hi Cyndy, thanks for your comment. Frankly, I am more or less lost and have no idea wether iNaturalist.org oder Flickr.com will be better. Since I am not on any social network sites it will take some time to sort things out and to find my way around. Right now I checked the pictures of just one japanese butterfly species and saw, that no pics of larvae instars or crysalis are online. Maybe I will try to upload just 3 or 4 pics for a start. Do you have a preference of one of the two upload-portals? thomas

    over 1 year ago

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    Thomas Karrer commented on "Discover Life: Point Map of Ninox scutulata":

    Hi EOL, I am living in Japan and since Entomology is my hobby I'm taking a lot of insect pictures which I would like to share. I read about the contribution conditions and will give it a try. Prof. Wilson started a marvellous project, his books on ants are just wonderful. Best regards thomas karrer

    over 1 year ago