Saturday, December 19, 2020

Panesthia angustipennis cognata Pics!

Ty Panesthiinae Order Pt. 4/4
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Last post about this order! 😄 So, Ty ordered some more Panesthia angustipennis cognata to help disperse them in the US hobby, not just the "Cambodia" strain he got the first time, (the ones I have), but also the "Laos" strain as well. 

There were actually some adults in these groups, so I wanted to show off this adult Panesthia angustipennis cognata "Cambodia" for starters, to let you guys know what mine will look like:



Cool right? This one was a bit small, some of my "Cambodia" nymphs are actually larger than this individual, so they should mature into larger adults. Might have something to do with the fact that I've been offering mine supplemental foods (apple, banana and chick feed) regularly, and wow do they go through it fast! Much more voracious than their relatives, I believe most Panesthiinae barely touch such supplemental foods, whereas my cognata may be eating more fruits than wood at this point! 😂 So yeah, there's an adult of the "Cambodia" strain, and an update on how my starter culture has been doing.

Now for the P.a.cognata "Laos" strain. This strain looks pretty much identical to the "Cambodia" strain IMO, at least, I couldn't discern any differences between the two myself. Nevertheless, including the locality information and keeping different localities separate is important, and it's nice to have two different strains in culture, the more Panesthia in the US the better! 😄

Here are some pictures of a large nymph and an adult:






The nymphs of this species are the prettiest of the Panesthia IMO. 😍 And as you can see, the wings on this adult are pretty tattered, starting to get torn down to stubs, as they normally do. 
Ty offered me some of these, but I opted out of keeping a group, as I already have the "Cambodia" strain, and they look much the same to me, with rotten wood being as rare a commodity as it is in my area, I can't afford to keep two very similar looking strains of the same species ATM.

Well, that's gonna do it for this series of posts, hopefully you guys enjoyed, and I hope we see all these Panesthiinae established in the US for years to come! 😁 Thanks for reading, stay safe, and I'll see you all next time! 😉

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