Ypthima imitans Elwes & Edwards 1893 now confirmed in Hong Kong

It is now confirmed that both Ypthima imitans and Ypthima motscholskyi are in Hong Kong.

It seems Ypthima imitans prefer higher grounds on Lantau Island. In fact both species are found almost in the same area on Lantau Island.

The genitalia below of Y. imitans is confirmed by Dr. Yoshinobu Uémura. I wish to thank Dr. Uémura for his kind assitance.

James Young

Chairman

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HKLS Membership cards

Dear HKLS Members

Your Council had prepared membership cards to be distributed to all members this year. Our secretary will be writing to you for your update mailing address. In fact, if you are viewing this post, you can write in for your update to info@hkls.org so that we can send it to you safely.

James J. Young

Chairman

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19th August 2015 – workshop on moths

HKLS office will be opened on 19th August 2015 from 9:30am for the transferring of dried specimens to boxes and fumigation of specimens.

Any member who wishes to join, please contact to your secretary Jojo at jojonghkls@gmail.com

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Workshop on Insect Specimens昆虫標本製作工作坊

Workshop on Insect Specimens (members only)

A joint workshop with the Entomological Society of Hong Kong is set on 29th August, 2015 (Sat), 15:00 – 17:30 pm

The workshop will be on : collecting insects, killing insects, temporary storage, pinning, bottling, labeling, long-term storage, postage and genitalia dissection demonstration. If time permits, Mr. Vor Yiu would also like to share his five days experience in MNHN (one of the largest insect specimens collection in the world).

At HKLS office : Unit B, 17/F,  Kin Ga Industrial Building, 9 San On Street, Tuen Mun. (five mins walk from Tuen Mun West Railway Station)

Please register with your secretary Jojo at jojonghkls@gmail.com if you wish to attend.

昆虫標本製作工作坊(僅學會會員)

香港鱗翅目學會與香港昆蟲學會聯合舉辦定於2015年8月29日(星期六),下午15:00 – 17:30

本工作坊的內容包括:昆蟲的蒐集、處理,臨時及永久的保存方法,插針、裝瓶、標籤,郵寄和解剖生殖器的示範。如時間許可,饒戈老師將和大家分享於MNHN 的五天體驗經歷(世界最大的昆蟲標本收藏館之一)

地點於香港鱗翅目學會會址:  屯門新安街9號堅基工業大廈17樓B室( 屯門西鐵站步行約五分鐘)

請發電郵到學會秘書Jojo 之jojonghkls@gmail.com 如果您想參加。

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Hasora vitta (Butler, 1870) DNA Bar Coding

The complete mitochondrial genome of Hasora vitta (Butler, 1870) (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)“.

Liangming Cao, Juping Wang, Young James John, Man Yau Shiu, Xiangqun Yuan, Jinpeng Liu & Tianwen Cao

has been published on Taylor & Francis Online. It is available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/19401736.2015.1063048

Abstract: The complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of Hasora vitta was sequenced and analyzed in the study. The mitogenome is 15282bp in size, including 37 genes and a putative control region. Thirteen protein-coding genes all start with a typical ATN codon, expect that COI gene uses CGA as its initial codon. Majority of the 13 PCGs have a complete termination codon (TAA or TAG) except for COII and ND4 have a single T residue. All tRNAs have typical clover-leaf secondary structure, except for tRNASer(AGN), in which the dihydrouridine (DHU) arm is a simple loop. In the sampled species of Hesperiidae, Hasora vitta, Choaspes benjaminii, Ampittia dioscorides, the remaining sampled species, Celaenorrhinus maculosus (Daimio tethys, Ctenoptilum vasava), Potanthus flavus (Polytremis nascens, Ochlodes venata), are recovered in phylogenetic analyses with high supports.

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Workshop on Genitalia Dissection

HKLS is planning to do a joint workshop with the Entomological Society of Hong Kong on the genitalia dissection and preparation of wing venation for close examination.

The tentative date is set on 29th August 2015. The workshop is for members only. Once the details are finalised, we will post onto our website. Please mark down on your diary and remember to register with your secretary Jojo at jojonghkls@gmail.com.

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HKLS Books at Hong Kong Books Fair 2015 HKLS書籍在香港圖書展2015年

Our books will be sold through the Hong Kong Entomological Society during the Book Fair. 我們的圖書將通過香港昆蟲學會在書展期間出售:

Booth no. 攤位編號:1C-E23 (綜合書刊館)
Date and time 書展日期、時間:
15th to 16th July  (Wednesday to Thursday)  10am to 10pm 7月15-16日 (星期三至四) 上午10時至晚上10時
17th to 18th July (Friday to Saturday) 10am to Midnight 7月17-18日(星期五至六) 上午10時至午夜12時
19th to 20th July  (Sunday to Monday)  10am to 10pm 7月19-20日 (星期日至一) 上午10時至晚上10時
21st July  (Tuesday)  9am to 5pm7月21日 (星期二) 上午9時至下午5時

— at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

For HKLS members, do ask to get member’s discounted prices but limited to one book per title.  HKLS員,會員折扣價格,但僅限於每個書目一本書

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Pictorial Guide Book of Hong Kong Moths – Volume Two 香港蛾類圖鑑 < 第二卷>

READY FOR UPCOMING HONG KONG BOOK FAIR 2015
已經準備好為即將舉行的香港書展2015年

Pictorial Guide Book of Hong Kong Moths – Volume Two

香港蛾類圖鑑 < 第二卷>

cover and sample combined

Family  

                Hepialidae 蝙蝠蛾科; Lacturidae 擬斑蛾科;   Phaudidae 榕蛾科;       

                Limacodidae 刺蛾科;    Callidulidae 錨紋蛾科; Drepanidae 鉤翅蛾科;              

                Lasiocampidae 枯葉蛾科; Endromidae 樺蛾科; Uraniidae 燕蛾科;    

                Notodontidae 舟蛾科

There are 80 pages with over 100 species illustrated for 10 families. Suggested retail price is HK$75. 80頁超過100種在這10科建議零售價為港幣75元

 

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蛾類標本製作工作坊 Workshop for making Moths Specimens

本會將於六月九日上午九時三十分開放會址辦公室及製作飛蛾標本, 歡迎有興趣的會員電郵至:jojonghkls@gmail.com報名參加。

HKLS will open its office at 9:30am on 9th June 2015 for the making of moths specimens

Members wish to join the workshop, please contact Jojo at jojonghkls@gmail.com if you wish to participate.

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蛾類標本製作工作坊 Workshop for making Moths Specimens

本會將於五月二十日上午九時三十分開放會址辦公室及舉辦飛蛾標本製作學堂, 歡迎有興趣的會員電郵致:jojonghkls@gmail.com報名參加。

HKLS will open its office at 9:30am on 20th May 2015 for the making of moths specimens

Members wish to join the workshop, please contact Jojo at jojonghkls@gmail.com if you wish to participate.

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