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Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 26th October 2020, 10:30
Replies: 898
Views: 71,444
Posted By honeym
Hi Mike Thanks. Your friend was correct, it is...

Hi Mike

Thanks.

Your friend was correct, it is a cricket. It is Gryllus bimaculatus, otherwise known as the Southern Field cricket or Two-spotted cricket but it has several more vernacular names. I...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 25th October 2020, 12:19
Replies: 898
Views: 71,444
Posted By honeym
Hi Jason (of course) is correct. A native of...

Hi

Jason (of course) is correct.

A native of North America west of the Rockies this introduced species has been expending it range within Europe. It was first recorded from the Balearic Islands in...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 19th October 2020, 12:35
Replies: 898
Views: 71,444
Posted By honeym
According to The Birds of the Iberian Peninsula...

According to The Birds of the Iberian Peninsula states that birds were introdced to s'Albufera in 1996 but was unsuccessful. One bird was found during the 2007 breeding season.

I remember seeing one...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 18th October 2020, 13:23
Replies: 898
Views: 71,444
Posted By honeym
Hi Stew I always put things like this through...

Hi Stew

I always put things like this through google translate (Catalan - English).

For interest, this is what it says (with a few minor corrections):

"The white-headed duck returns to the Natural...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 6th October 2020, 15:51
Replies: 898
Views: 71,444
Posted By honeym
Hi Mike From The Birds of the Iberian...

Hi Mike

From The Birds of the Iberian Peninsula:

"A specimen from Mallorca in February 1961 is of uncertain provenence (Nadal 1965). More recently, single birds have been seen there on at least...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 1st October 2020, 18:38
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By honeym
I'd say it certainly belongs in the Erebidae:...

I'd say it certainly belongs in the Erebidae: Arctiinae but as there are so few on-line resources I wouldn't attempt to go any further unless it's possibly an Afrospilarctia sp.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 26th September 2020, 18:54
Replies: 898
Views: 71,444
Posted By honeym
Fire at s'Albufera Two amphibious planes from...

Fire at s'Albufera

Two amphibious planes from the Ministry for the Ecological Transition are incorporated from the Peninsula to the operation of the fire in Albufera. In total, there are nine...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 13:58
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By honeym
You're OK. It is a Specklaed Wood.

You're OK. It is a Specklaed Wood.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 20th September 2020, 15:13
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By honeym
Looks like you've found a colony of Bee moth...

Looks like you've found a colony of Bee moth larvae/pupae (Aphomia sociella).
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 15th September 2020, 12:18
Replies: 898
Views: 71,444
Posted By honeym
Hi Pep It's a spreadsheet that I down-loaded -...

Hi Pep

It's a spreadsheet that I down-loaded - perhaps a list for the Big Year. It has the following headings:

NOM CIENTÍFIC ENGLISH CATALÀ CASTELLÀ THE BIG YEAR / EL GRAN ANY

with...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 14th September 2020, 12:33
Replies: 898
Views: 71,444
Posted By honeym
Hi Jason Congrats. Just a comment. Some time...

Hi Jason

Congrats.

Just a comment. Some time ago I down-loaded a checklist of Balearic birds (I now can't remember from where but possibly for the Big Year) and it has Arctic Warbler on...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 7th September 2020, 19:56
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By honeym
I rexkon I've seen larger - also on small...

I rexkon I've seen larger - also on small trees/saplings. No idea why.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 11th August 2020, 12:28
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By honeym
I'd say the same.

I'd say the same.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 7th August 2020, 23:07
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By honeym
It's just possible that the geo is a False Mocha...

It's just possible that the geo is a False Mocha given the wing pattern but they are tricky and False Mocha appears to be a local declining species.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 7th August 2020, 22:23
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By honeym
Pyralis farinalis for the first amd Aglossa...

Pyralis farinalis for the first amd Aglossa pinguinalis for the second and I'd say the last is a Mocha (very variable).
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 18th July 2020, 15:15
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By honeym
I think you are doing the most effective...

I think you are doing the most effective treatment. There may be more advice on the RHS website.

Martin
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 18th July 2020, 15:14
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By honeym
I agree. In fact I've seen it far more frequently...

I agree. In fact I've seen it far more frequently with wasps. They seem to bite off the wings, then the thorax and then fly off with the abdomen.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 18th July 2020, 12:37
Replies: 216
Views: 5,331
Posted By honeym
I've read elsewhere that they are almost...

I've read elsewhere that they are almost certainly the result of an unofficial but deliberate release.

Martin
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 11th July 2020, 15:25
Replies: 216
Views: 5,331
Posted By honeym
Hi Paul All correct - Heart & Club. Martin

Hi Paul

All correct - Heart & Club.

Martin
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 4th July 2020, 11:36
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By honeym
That would be mu guess, too, with the emphasis on...

That would be mu guess, too, with the emphasis on 'guess'.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 3rd July 2020, 08:41
Replies: 216
Views: 5,331
Posted By honeym
Possibly a male Heart & Club, Agrotis clavis. A...

Possibly a male Heart & Club, Agrotis clavis. A bit difficult to be certain as it's blurred from the moth's vibration (the other option would be a Turnip, Agrotis segetum).
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 2nd July 2020, 13:59
Replies: 216
Views: 5,331
Posted By honeym
Over the years since the discovery of two species...

Over the years since the discovery of two species within what was Common Rustic we've had several people studying the forms and all that can be said is that all variants occur in both species to a...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 1st July 2020, 16:18
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By honeym
Same for my CMR.

Same for my CMR.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 29th June 2020, 17:00
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By honeym
Where it states "Apparently a very scarce winter...

Where it states "Apparently a very scarce winter visitor to northernmost Spain".
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 29th June 2020, 16:21
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By honeym
This is an Ephestia sp. Was it indoors or to...

This is an Ephestia sp. Was it indoors or to light?
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