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Farnboro John Saturday 25th January 2020 21:55

Gambian Inverts
 
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Hi All,

I've a few mysteries from Gambia that I would appreciate help with.

Cheers

John

Jazzy Beetle

Dung Beetle sp?

Spider that annihilated a Hornet in our bathroom (for which I was profoundly grateful)

Grasshopper/locust

aeshna5 Sunday 26th January 2020 05:42

The jazzy beetle looks like a type of blister beetle - maybe a Mylabris species?

andyadcock Sunday 26th January 2020 07:45

John,
there's a bloke on Surfbirds, Allen Holmes who posts tons of stuff from Gambia and seems to have contacts to identify a wide range of stuff, maybe he's worth contacting?

[email protected]

Farnboro John Sunday 26th January 2020 08:43

Thank you both, that's all very useful. I'll ask Allen. Additional help here still welcomed!

Cheers

John

King Edward Sunday 26th January 2020 10:32

The beetle looks like a darkling beetle. Possibly Pimelia senegalensis, although I've no idea if there are other, similar species. Good photo here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/coleoptera-us/29388949801

Farnboro John Sunday 26th January 2020 12:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by King Edward (Post 3952158)
The beetle looks like a darkling beetle. Possibly Pimelia senegalensis, although I've no idea if there are other, similar species. Good photo here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/coleoptera-us/29388949801

Looks good to me although it's a sizeable genus. Provisionally that then - thank you!

John

salticus Monday 27th January 2020 07:52

spider
 
The spider is probably Holocnemus pluchei, quite common around the Mediterranean inc N Africa and has extended its range to other areas

Farnboro John Monday 27th January 2020 10:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by salticus (Post 3952607)
The spider is probably Holocnemus pluchei, quite common around the Mediterranean inc N Africa and has extended its range to other areas

Does look good I agree. Thank you!

John


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