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Old Friday 12th June 2020, 18:26   #1
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Found this on a Moor today.
Any Idea what It Is or whom It belongs to ?
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Old Friday 12th June 2020, 18:27   #2
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Reptilian eggcase? Not sure what is up there in the area, if anything likely.
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Old Friday 12th June 2020, 20:27   #3
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Reptilian eggcase? Not sure what is up there in the area, if anything likely.
Presumably Adder would be the only reptile in the region?
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Old Friday 12th June 2020, 20:36   #4
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Presumably Adder would be the only reptile in the region?
The thing with Adder is afaik they don't lay eggs, they give birth to live young.
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Not a seed pod? Looks rather like a fungus too ... (those mini puffball ones)
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Old Friday 12th June 2020, 22:27   #6
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A moth pupa coccoon?
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Old Saturday 13th June 2020, 05:52   #7
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Remnants of an expired Puff Ball?
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Presumably Adder would be the only reptile in the region?
Common Lizard is surely there, we have them in St Petersburg and it's further North than Aberdeenshire. They can either lay eggs or bare live young depending on environment. Can't remember if it's Northerly or Southerly animals that lay eggs?
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Old Saturday 13th June 2020, 06:28   #9
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Thanks for the replies.
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Common Lizard is surely there, we have them in St Petersburg and it's further North than Aberdeenshire. They can either lay eggs or bare live young depending on environment. Can't remember if it's Northerly or Southerly animals that lay eggs?
Checked up, to my surprise, it does occur there - I'd assumed Aberdeens summers would be too cold (oceanic climate, so colder summers than St Petersburg's continental summers).
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It seems to be way too large (an "egg") for that species, imo.
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Old Monday 15th June 2020, 19:03   #12
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Oak egger pupal case. This link has a nice photo.
https://www.somerset-life.co.uk/home...outh-1-1634581
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Oak egger pupal case. This link has a nice photo.
https://www.somerset-life.co.uk/home...outh-1-1634581
Very interesting! I had no idea what was behind the name "Oak Eggar", now it all makes sense!
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