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Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 15th October 2018, 10:41
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Posted By honeym
Unless things have changed since my last visit,...

Unless things have changed since my last visit, it's an area that's not strictly open to the public, so not somewhere to go birding.

Martin
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 10th October 2018, 14:11
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By honeym
Hi It's the caterpillar of the Dot moth,...

Hi
It's the caterpillar of the Dot moth, Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus, 1761). It's polyphagous, feeding on a wide range of herbaceous plants.
Martin
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 10th October 2018, 12:58
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Views: 76,015
Posted By honeym
I second that. I've actually experienced similar...

I second that. I've actually experienced similar heavy rain with flash floods and fatalitiesand it's quite shocking. I've also heard that some friends who live on Mallorca are safe, so that was a...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 9th October 2018, 17:31
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By honeym
I think the identity you've been given is...

I think the identity you've been given is probably the correct one.

It's a rather worn specimen and has a few reddish stains on the wings which might be the source of confusion.

Martin
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 6th October 2018, 17:07
Replies: 34
Views: 821
Posted By honeym
Probably a myth. Didn't realised either of them...

Probably a myth.
Didn't realised either of them mined clay ;)
Martin
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 4th October 2018, 11:14
Replies: 1,152
Views: 76,015
Posted By honeym
I think they are part of a collection there -...

I think they are part of a collection there - normally around the exhibit buildings.
Martin
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 14:38
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By honeym
Hi Jeff you might do better by posting this in...

Hi Jeff

you might do better by posting this in the Mallorca 2018 thread.

Martin
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 26th September 2018, 21:16
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By honeym
The usual ones quoted are the lack of a solid...

The usual ones quoted are the lack of a solid base, although that's easily fixed and (I think) modern ones come with a base and problems retaining the specimens (they escape through the long gap...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 26th September 2018, 21:11
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By honeym
I agree with all of the above. #5 is possibly a...

I agree with all of the above.
#5 is possibly a very worn Gymnoscelis rufifasciata
Martin
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 26th September 2018, 20:36
Replies: 1,152
Views: 76,015
Posted By honeym
Hi Stew just a couple ot typos (two-tailed pashas...

Hi Stew
just a couple ot typos (two-tailed pashas and hermann's tortoise) - both very nice to see.
The stick insect is actually a grasshopper, almost certainly Acrida ungarica.
Martin
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 25th September 2018, 21:38
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By honeym
#1 is a species of Eupithecia (Geometridae) - a...

#1 is a species of Eupithecia (Geometridae) - a difficult group
#2 is another geometrid - to check
#3 is Hoplodrina ambigua (Noctuidae)
#4 is Idaea degeneraria (Geometridae)
#5 is another Menophra...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 25th September 2018, 21:32
Replies: 1,152
Views: 76,015
Posted By honeym
There aren't that many species but if you want a...

There aren't that many species but if you want a guide to them, cut and paste petita guia de les papallones into google and the first hit should be a .pdf of a booklet on the butterflies.
Martin
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 25th September 2018, 20:32
Replies: 1,152
Views: 76,015
Posted By honeym
Yes, that's Lang's Short tailed Blue. The...

Yes, that's Lang's Short tailed Blue. The underside is diagnostic and there's nothing similar in the Balearics and it's reasonably common in s'Albufera.
Martin
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 25th September 2018, 18:04
Replies: 34
Views: 821
Posted By honeym
I'd say it was well worth the wait :t:

I'd say it was well worth the wait :t:
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 25th September 2018, 17:34
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By honeym
Hi For a book, I would suggest...

Hi
For a book, I would suggest...
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 25th September 2018, 17:07
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By honeym
One of the problems of vernacular names ;) Martin

One of the problems of vernacular names ;)
Martin
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 25th September 2018, 16:45
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By honeym
Andy has given the 'British' vernacular names (me...

Andy has given the 'British' vernacular names (me the scientific) but they refer to the same species. Strictly speaking photos for identification should go in the sub-thread,
Enjoy your...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 25th September 2018, 15:34
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By honeym
Hi Here are my ids: #1 is Habrosyne pyritoides...

Hi
Here are my ids:
#1 is Habrosyne pyritoides (Hufnagel, 1766).
#2 is Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792)
#3 not sure, will have to check
#4 is Ochropleura plecta ssp. (or f.) unimacula...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 25th September 2018, 10:37
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By honeym
I agree with #5 if it helps ;) Martin

I agree with #5 if it helps ;)
Martin
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 24th September 2018, 20:31
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By honeym
I thought you were right with a Thorn but I...

I thought you were right with a Thorn but I thought it was a bit too yellow for Dusky - but I've never seen one quite like that.
Martin
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 24th September 2018, 20:26
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By honeym
#3 + 4 is Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer. Here's...

#3 + 4 is Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer.
Here's a couple of recommendations:
for France, there is Guide des papillons Nocturnes de France edited by Robineau (it's like a French Skinner).
for Spain...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 24th September 2018, 09:41
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By honeym
I was also wondering about a caddis - but not one...

I was also wondering about a caddis - but not one I've seen. Might be worth posting in the 'other insects' thread (Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More).
Martin
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 23rd September 2018, 19:32
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By honeym
I don't know why but my response to this has...

I don't know why but my response to this has vanished.

I asked if you had any other pictures of #2 as it certainly looks odd.

Martin
Forum: Bird Paleontology Sunday 23rd September 2018, 18:10
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By honeym
The link (for me) doesn't work.

The link (for me) doesn't work.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 23rd September 2018, 18:02
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By honeym
No problem. Martin

No problem.
Martin
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