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Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 17th March 2017, 14:57
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Posted By Chris in France
A French moth for ID

I photographed this moth in Burgundy, central France, last July. I have an idea that it might be Scoparia ambigualis but I'm not at all certain.

Can anyone confirm the ID for me, please? Thank you.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Wednesday 6th May 2015, 06:04
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Views: 403
Posted By Chris in France
Scopariinae?

Thank you very much for your reply, smokenack. It is nice to know that I was on the right track, despite my lack of knowledge on the key ID points. The picture was actually taken in July last year...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Sunday 3rd May 2015, 14:22
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Views: 403
Posted By Chris in France
Scopariinae?

This looks to me like one of the Scopariinae sub-family, possibly Eudonia, even E. mercurella, but there are several similar moths and specific identification could be difficult. Can anyone confirm...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 3rd June 2011, 09:52
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Views: 541
Posted By Chris in France
Juvenile Bee, central France.

Can anyone help with an ID for this short-winged bee, presumably a juvenile, please? Many thanks in advance.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 1st June 2011, 08:40
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Views: 387
Posted By Chris in France
Thank you very much, Wildwood. The fact that it...

Thank you very much, Wildwood. The fact that it is scraping wood for a nest is interesting!

Edit: I think I have now identified the wasp as Polistes metricus, thanks to you.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 31st May 2011, 20:51
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Chris in France
Wasp?, South Florida

I took this photo of what I believe is a wasp whilst on holiday close to Delray Beach in Florida. Can anyone tell me whether it is a wasp and what species it could be, please?
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 24th May 2011, 19:52
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Views: 516
Posted By Chris in France
Bumblebee, central France.

I have tried to ID this bumblebee but so far have had no luck. Bombus campestris is the nearest I can find but I don't think it's that. Can anyone help me, please? Thanks.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 28th April 2011, 20:51
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Views: 563
Posted By Chris in France
Many thanks, Wildwood. After checking out...

Many thanks, Wildwood. After checking out sawflies on the web I think you're right because the structure of the black thorax of some of the Sawflies I've seen closely resemble the thorax on my...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 28th April 2011, 07:57
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Views: 563
Posted By Chris in France
Wasp ?, central France

I think this is a wasp, possibly from the Ichneumonidae family but don't know any more than that. Can anyone help with the ID, please? Thanks.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 26th April 2011, 17:27
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Views: 718
Posted By Chris in France
Thank you, Ficedula, I think you've hit the mark!

Thank you, Ficedula, I think you've hit the mark!
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 26th April 2011, 10:31
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Views: 718
Posted By Chris in France
Cuckoo Bee, central France

I think this is a cuckoo bee, probably of the Psithyrus subgenus of .bombus. It has been suggested that it is P. Vestalis, but I'm not sure. Can you help, please? Thanks
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Monday 18th April 2011, 01:40
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Views: 791
Posted By Chris in France
Thanks for your replies ta brandreth and Mike. ...

Thanks for your replies ta brandreth and Mike. Mike's suggestion is an interesting possibility and in answer to his question the photo was taken in the grounds of an open air restaurant close to the...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Sunday 17th April 2011, 17:40
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By Chris in France
Is this a gecko, southern Florida?

I found this banded gecko/lizard on the Florida east coast. Can someone ID it for me, please? Thanks.
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Friday 15th April 2011, 18:32
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By Chris in France
Thanks, Mike. Somehow I didn't think that it...

Thanks, Mike. Somehow I didn't think that it would be my lucky day!
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Friday 15th April 2011, 16:41
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Views: 1,419
Posted By Chris in France
Thanks for your responses, Larry and Mike. I...

Thanks for your responses, Larry and Mike. I must admit that what worries me most is that the dark stripes don't appear to be unbroken as in the FSL.

By the way, Mike, I'm happy to meet a fellow...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Friday 15th April 2011, 16:24
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Views: 424
Posted By Chris in France
Western Fence Lizard at Napa Valley?

This looks like a subspecies of Sceloporus occidentalis but I don't know which one it is. Any ideas, please?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th April 2011, 16:18
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By Chris in France
Thanks for the ID, The Falcon and Jeff.

Thanks for the ID, The Falcon and Jeff.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th April 2011, 15:23
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Views: 1,048
Posted By Chris in France
Western or Mountain Bluebird, Napa Valley, CA

I can't make up my mind whether this is a female drab adult Western bluebird or a female gray adult Mountain Bluebird. Can anyone tell me which one it is, please? Thanks.
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Friday 15th April 2011, 01:16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By Chris in France
Florida Lizard

I took this photograph of a lizard in the Coral Gables area of eastern FL recently and although it looks similar to the endangered Florida Scrub Lizard with its dark side stripes I don't think I'm...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th April 2011, 14:01
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By Chris in France
Ah, thanks, Buckeye and Tom, it explains my...

Ah, thanks, Buckeye and Tom, it explains my confusion.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th April 2011, 00:54
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By Chris in France
Many thanks for the confirmation of the Snowy...

Many thanks for the confirmation of the Snowy Egret ID. I assume the pink lores occur during the breeding season.

In answer to njlarsen, they were not fighting but displaying separately and close...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 13th April 2011, 23:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By Chris in France
Displaying Egret at Wakodahachee, Florida

I took this photo of two Egrets during apparent courtship displays. The one on the right appears to be a Cattle Egret but the one on the left has a black bill and pink lores, which may be a Snowy...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th April 2011, 02:06
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By Chris in France
Yes, guy_incognito, I have just taken a very...

Yes, guy_incognito, I have just taken a very close look at the bird's wing and it is definitely a checkboard pattern, making it a Red-shouldered Hawk. Thanks for the pointer confirming what KC and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th April 2011, 01:50
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By Chris in France
My main reason for opting for Broad-winged is...

My main reason for opting for Broad-winged is because Sibley (assuming it's reliable) shows the red barring all the way down to, and including, the vent on the Red-shouldered Hawk. The Broad-winged...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th April 2011, 01:27
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By Chris in France
Hawk, Tallassee, north Florida

I am not at all sure about this one but it looks like Broad-winged to my inexperienced eyes. Am I close? BTW this shot had to be lightened and colour intensified because it was taken through trees...
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