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  1. pdwinter

    ID Required for Italian Dragonfly

    Here are a couple of pics of the odd Epaulet Skimmer I saw in 2015. Lucky enough in the field to see it for a long time and get a lot of photos from different angles.
  2. pdwinter

    ID Required for Italian Dragonfly

    I've looked through the skimmers on the ADDO website and can't find one that matches.
  3. pdwinter

    ID Required for Italian Dragonfly

    I once found an Epaulet Skimmer with bizarre black markings but the symmetry of the markings on this dragonfly is incredible. My only guess is a Keeled Skimmer from its shape but I would have to check through my non-european books when I get back in a few days - to see if there are any african...
  4. pdwinter

    Eye Detection AF vs Eye Detection (R7/R10)

    The header of the table attached - it's from the pdf of the manual (p.832). I must confess to not really having understood what I did but I was looking to set up back button focussing and I have Eye Detection enabled (always) and the Eye Detection AF assigned to the AF-ON button and Point AF...
  5. pdwinter

    Caterpillar, Hampshire, 28.06.24

    Thanks InternetMan
  6. pdwinter

    UK Dragonflies and Damselflies 2024

    I managed to get my species list for the year up to 20 yesterday with a Small Red-eyed Damselfly at a local pond that I only discovered on 22.06.24 and have reached 14 species for the pond on 29th! I have encountered a few odd tandems over the years but this was a first for me - male Scarce...
  7. pdwinter

    Caterpillar, Hampshire, 28.06.24

    Saw this caterpillar on Dock in grassland stones throw from the M27 in Hampshire. Any suggestions welcome, TIA, Paul
  8. pdwinter

    Transatlantic flight of painted lady butterflies

    There is a lot of work in the literature on Pantala flavescens which crosses the Indian Ocean non-stop from Africa to India but has to make stop-offs when flying in the other direction e.g. Frontiers | Transoceanic migration network of dragonfly Pantala flavescens: origin, dispersal and timing
  9. pdwinter

    Southern Damselfly at Crockford Stream

    I expect we had different objectives! I didn't have much time to enjoy the Southerns as my surveys are really to detect all the species present. Glad you had the weather for them.
  10. pdwinter

    UK Dragonflies and Damselflies 2024

    On 22.06.24 I stumbled across a small pond on the NE edge of our parish - created as part of a SANG about three years ago - and was pleased to see both patrolling Downy Emerald and Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly. It is adjacent to a stream - the Tanner's Brook - so I expect I will see some...
  11. pdwinter

    Small / Essex Skipper, Southampton, 21.06.24

    I wondered if more experienced folk could tell which of the two species this is. I couldn't get any better angles on either the wing or the underside of the antennae.
  12. pdwinter

    Southern Damselfly at Crockford Stream

    If you haven't been yet Owene, then the weather is perfect and this is the peak time. I counted 100 on a survey 2 days ago along a ditch in a wet meadow (about 600m stretch) and I only access the ditch where it is (a) safe for me and (b) the cattle have reduced the vegetation so there must have...
  13. pdwinter

    Scarce Swallowtail sp, Málaga province, 22.06.2006

    Thank you all. In my most recently bought Butterfly book (Haahtela et al 2nd edition 2019) the distribution maps for both Scarce Swallowtail and Iberian Scarce Swallowtail both have the whole of the Iberian Peninsula in their range so I was confused.
  14. pdwinter

    The Hoverfly Thread

    The righthand one is a Xanthogramma sp , I think X. pedissequum rather than X. stackelbergi but I'm a bit rusty on hoverflies.
  15. pdwinter

    The Hoverfly Thread

    The lefthand one is the 'Batman Hoverfly' Myathropa florea
  16. pdwinter

    Scarce Swallowtail sp, Málaga province, 22.06.2006

    I've been going through my Lightroom catalog attempting to correct all the incorrect IDs and I find this Iphiclides pic from the Sierra de Aguas in Málaga province in 2006. Is there any way of distinguishing between Scarce Swallowtail (I.podalirius) and Iberian Scarce Swallowtail (I...
  17. pdwinter

    Moth ID, Málaga province, 12.06.24

    Thanks aeshna5
  18. pdwinter

    Moth ID, Málaga province, 12.06.24

    Came across this small moth alongside an arroyo on 12th. About the size of the Mint Moths I used to get in the garden her in the UK. Grateful for any pointers Thanks Paul
  19. pdwinter

    Southern Damselfly at Crockford Stream

    https://www.forestryengland.uk/new-forest-car-parks Beaulieu Heath or Norley Wood are the ones you want. Norley Wood will get you to the bridge quicker but tends to get used by the dogwalkers who can't use Crockford CP.
  20. pdwinter

    Jewel Beetle, Málaga province, 10.06.24

    I think I managed to find it through Inaturalist- Pine-borer (Chalcophora mariana).
  21. pdwinter

    Jewel Beetle, Málaga province, 10.06.24

    This one landed on my back but fortunately my wife was able to coax it onto a piece of card for me to photograph. About 25mm. Id appreciated.
  22. pdwinter

    Moth sp, Málaga province, 10.06.24

    I have this tentatively as Udea numeralis but my moth id is even worse than my butterfly Id. Any corrections welcome.
  23. pdwinter

    Skipper sp, Málaga province, 07.06.24

    Thanks Jos. I checked to see if I had any more images but only have another identical one. It was only there for a few seconds and then carried on up the mountain.
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