Cancellation of urgent Council meeting on 22nd Sept

Dear Members

We decided to cancel the urgent council meeting held on tomorrow due to typhoon. We will announce the further arrangement later. Thank you!

HKLS各位會員

由於颱風關係,原定明天舉行的緊急理事會會議取消,敬請各位會員留意。至於緊急理事會安排,請留意日後公佈,謝謝!

香港鱗翅目學會

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Special Council Meeting 22nd September 2013 3:00pm HKLS Office

Dear HKLS members

We have received a copy of the “Review of Hong Kong’s Wild Animal and Plant Protection Laws” that we wish to bring to all members for discussion. A copy will be send to you via email for viewing. It is a matter of urgency. A Special Council Meeting is called on short notice on 22nd September 2013 at 3:00pm in HKLS office to discuss our plan of action. We would like you to attend and to hear your opinion.

Hope to see you on Sunday.

James Young

HKLS Chairman

親愛的HKLS會員

我們收到一份”香港的野生動植物保護法案”,並希望跟所有會員一起討論。該法案副本將通過電子郵件發送給您參考。由於我們要在2/10前表態, 所以我們安排了一個緊急理事會, 於2013年9月22日下午3:00在HKLS辦公室舉行, 歡迎所有會員到來參與並提出意見。

楊建業

HKLS主席

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Survey Programme at Siu Lang Shui

Dear Members

You are invited to join our survey programme at Siu Lang Shui area. Duration will start from Mid Oct 2013 to End Jan, 2014. The survey will take 2-3 times a week. We will announce the details later. Interested members pls email to Mr Louis Chow , louis9226@yahoo.com.hk for application. This activity is restricted to HKLS members only. Member will receive a confirmation e-mail to confirm his or her application. Thank you!

HKLS各位會員

誠邀各位參與本會舉辦之小冷水蝴蝶調查活動,是次活動將於2013年10月中至2014年1月底進行,其間需每星期兩至三天實地調查,詳情日後公佈,活動只限會員參加,有興趣報名的會員請電郵Mr Louis Chow報名louis9226@yahoo.com.hk,會員需收到本會電郵確應作實。謝謝!

香港鱗翅目學會

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A new local skipper record confirmed

to uploadA new local skipper record confirmed-  Bibasis jaina (Moore, [1866])

(Scientific Name of Taxon: Burara – Junior subjective synonym;  Bibasis is therefore retained)

Bibasis oedipodea 黑斑傘弄蝶

 
to upload本地證實發現一個新的弄蝶記錄 Bibasis jaina (Moore, [1866]) 橙翅傘弄蝶

Bibasis oedipodea 黑斑傘弄蝶

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HKLS New Book at Hong Kong Book Fair

The Hong Kong Lepidopterists’ Society wishes to take local butterfly nuts away from Hong Kong in search of other butterfly paradises. Kakamega Forest of Kenya is the first of this series. HKLS 希望透過尋蝶篇海外之旅,引領本地的蝶癡們飛越香港,尋找觀蝶新天地,亦藉助這一系列書籍令一些不熟識海外蝴蝶的朋友開拓視野,共同分享觀蝶之樂。 我們選擇了非洲肯尼亞的卡卡梅加森林(Kakamega Forest)作為海外之旅系列的首個目的地。    KakamegaForest, Kenya Nanling National Nature Reserve, Guangdong PRC                                                    廣東南嶺國家級自然保護區    2

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HKLS New Book at Hong Kong Book Fair

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In this book, you will find the key techniques that cater for the humid conditions in Hong Kong, what tools and materials to be used and where to buy. These techniques are tried and illustrated pictorially steps by steps from relaxing to setting specimens and finally dissecting their genitalia. In addition, the steps in making wing venation are the first time to be published using handy tools and materials. 在香港潮濕的天氣和環境下,製作昆蟲標本要採取特別步驟和工具,本書詳細介紹各種工具和物料的使用。這些步驟由標本軟化至插針定形,以至最後的性器官解剖等,都經過翻覆試驗,以圖解方式將各步驟呈現眼前。此外翅脈製作的部份亦是首次在香港發表。

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Official Domain Name of HKLS

Recently, we received contacts from third party that their customer intended to bulk-register a series of “hkbutterfly” related domain names, including some suffix such as “.cn”, “.tw”, and a number of Chinese suffix.  The third party claimed that we had the priority to register these domains.

HKLS has already turned down the suggestion and will not register the domain name involved.  While the intention of such registration is unusual, we would like to clarify the the official domain names registered and currently used by Hong Kong Lepidopterists’ Society:

  • hkls.org
  • hkbutterfly.org

If there is any update, we will announce in the HKLS official web site, official forum, and the official Facebook fan page.近日, 我們收到第三方的聯絡, 指其客戶準備大量註冊”hkbutterfly”相關之網域名稱, 包括”.cn”、”.tw”及多個中文網域字尾等. 該第三方聲稱本會擁有註冊此等網域之優先權.

香港鱗翅目學會已拒絕了有關建議, 本會將不註冊有關網域. 基於有關大量註冊的意圖並不尋常, 我們希望在此澄清本會註冊及使用中的網域名稱:

  • hkls.org
  • hkbutterfly.org

假如日後有所更改, 會先行本會官方網站、官方討論區及官方Facebook粉絲頁公佈.

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Unethical behaviour

With the recent increased popularity of digital photography, many people begin to take up butterfly photography as their hobby. However, when we are enjoying ourselves, we have to be careful avoiding damage to our ecological environment.  Recently, we were informed by a butterfly enthusiast that there were two butterflies stuck on leaves with a glue-like substance at Shui Hau, Lantau Island. It would be unethical and disgrace if it is true.  Most of us would agree that butterflies show their beauty when they are in flight and resting naturally.  If fixing them with a glue-like substance, it is equivalent to homicide.

We believe that most butterfly-lovers would not hurt them deliberately.

In addition, please beware not to step on plants when taking photographs. They are most likely butterflies’ host and nectar plants. Do always take precaution and to protect our country side.

Attached below are two photographs provided by the butterfly enthusiast. Please note that the legs of two butterflies are fixed with a glue-like substance. They seem to have died already.

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Bibasis oedipodea 黑斑傘弄蝶

Ants consuming the dead butterfly (Bibasis oedipodea 黑斑傘弄蝶)

 

Ixias pyrene 橙粉蝶

The eyes went black after death (Ixias pyrene 橙粉蝶)

近年由於數碼相機的普及,令很多人投入攝影愛好者行列,而蝴蝶攝影亦是大家喜歡的攝影題材。但是大家在享受攝影樂趣之餘亦請留意自己會否無意間破壞生態環境。 近日有觀蝶愛好者在大嶼山水口灣懷疑有人用類似膠水的物質將蝴蝶固定在樹葉上拍照,若是屬實,這些缺德行為十分可恥。相信大家都同意蝴蝶自然停留及飛舞的姿態最美,將牠們用類似膠水的物質固定,等同間接殺害牠們。

本會相信各位都是蝴蝶愛好者,不會刻意傷害牠們。另外,各位在攝影的同時亦需注意不要隨意踐踏到周圍的植物, 因為這些極可能是蝴蝶的寄主或蜜源。請多注意, 保護郊野的環境, 謝謝!

附圖為該位觀蝶愛好者提供的照片,大家請留意兩隻蝴蝶的腳都有類似膠水的物質黏附,而且兩隻蝴蝶看來已經沒有了生命。

香港鱗翅目學會

Bibasis oedipodea 黑斑傘弄蝶

蟻群啄食已死的蝴蝶 (Bibasis oedipodea 黑斑傘弄蝶)

Ixias pyrene 橙粉蝶

眼睛於死後轉成黑色 (Ixias pyrene 橙粉蝶)

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HKLS Photo Contest 2013

2013 HKLS Photo Contest held on 19th May 2013

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Hong Kong butterfly category 香港蝴蝶組

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Overseas butterfly category 海外蝴蝶組

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Immature category 幼蟲組

imm12013 HKLS攝影大賽於2013年5月19日舉行

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Hong Kong butterfly category 香港蝴蝶組

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Overseas butterfly category 海外蝴蝶組

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Immature category 幼蟲組

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Renew 2013-14 Membership

Dear Members,

Just a friendly reminder, those who has not yet renewed Year 2013-14 membership,  pls pay your annual membership fee before 19th May, 2013. Those who fails to renew your membership before 19th May,2013,  you will need to pay additional HK$200.00 initial membership fee again with Year 2013-14 membership  HK$150.00, Thank You

Those who has special reason cannot renew the membership before deadline, pls inform James by mail( butterflynut56@gmail.com) Thank You.

Payment Method

1/ 2013-14 annual membership fee HK$150.00

2/ Cross cheque payable to “Hong Kong Lepidopterists’ Society Limited” mail to our Tuen Mun Address, pls write down your name and 2013-14 Membership fee when you sent the cheque

3/Account payable to “Hong Kong Lepidopterists’ Society Limited ” ” Shanghai Commercial Bank A/C no. : 328‐82‐40405‐5″, pls sent back the pay-in slip by  mail to our Tuen Mun address and pls write down your name and 2013-14 Membership fee.

4/ Pay to James if you join Annual Dinner on May 19,2013溫馨提示
尚未續會的會員,請於5月19日前續會,會員如因特殊理由未能依期續會,煩請以書面通知James( butterflynut56@gmail.com) 謝謝 ! 已續會的會員則無需理會此通告,謝謝!

續會費可以以下方式繳交:-

1.續會費為港幣150元
2 以劃線支票台頭寫上“香港鱗翅目學會有限公司” “Hong Kong Lepidopterists’ Society Limited” 寄往本會地址,請註明繳交續會費及寫上會員姓名。
3.以現金或轉帳存入本會銀行戶口 香港上海商業銀行Shanghai Commercial Bank A/C no. : 328‐82‐40405‐5. 請將銀行收據寄往本會地址,請註明繳交續會費及寫上會員姓名。
4.以現金於5月19日週年聚餐日當日繳交

會員如果於2013年5月19日限期前未繳交續會費,本會將會以該會員自動放棄會籍論,會員日後再入會須重新繳交入會費港幣200元及該年度會費港幣150元。

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