Pudding4brains

Pudding4brains

Hobby entomologist interested in many "unpopular" groups (Opiliones, Oniscidea, Microcoryphia, Zygentoma, Dermaptera, Blattodea, Neuroptera, Mecoptera, Raphidioptera etc.)
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    1. Comment on Longhorn beetle 10 hrs ago
      Hate to be a party pooper, but this is Rhagium inquisitor. To soften the shock a little, I have now added a vernacular name for that species too, but it's nowhere near as "epic": Ribbed pine borer.
      Cheers, Arp
    2. Comment on Adelaide Trap Door Spider 17 hrs ago
      Howdy, without being able to confirm the ID, I have added the species to the JD system, so you may identify your photo as such now :o) Cheers, Arp
    3. Comment on Nausinoe pueritia 21 hrs ago
      Beautiful moth (and image)!
      Cheers, Arp
    4. Excellent to document this type of "damage", as well as leaf mines and galls! There should be plenty of this sort of feeding images hidden deeply between thousands of my images as well - will make a point of digging these out when I stumble on them.
    5. Comment on Carpocoris cf. pudicus 2 days ago
      Hi Jivko, yes I don't have a big problem with changing IDs on images uploaded by someone else, but I do prefer to also notify the author, especially when I'm not 101% sure. Quite often it is very hard or even impossible to issue a reliable ID from photo and it is often easier to say what it is _not_ than saying exactly what it is instead ...
    6. Comment on Carpocoris cf. pudicus 2 days ago
      Hi Jivko,
      Easiest to recognize, is that the black marking on the apex of the shoulders is along the postero-lateral side on fuscispinus and mediterraneus and along the antero-lateral side on pudicus and purpureipennis
      But the habitus of fuscispinus is also quite different:
      The shoulders are wider, more pointed as well as the complete shape of the pronotum such as inclinations on the antero-lateral margins etc.
      The shape of the scutellum is also different - the apical third - or the "tip" if you will - is narrower on fuscispinus.
      Here is a good fuscispinus for comparison:
      Carpocoris fuscispinus  Pietersberg Carpocoris fuscispinus is quite rare in the Netherlands and for a long time only known from the south of Limburg, but recently it has been extending its range it would seem. I was lucky to find it twice already :o)  Carpocorini,Carpocoris,Carpocoris fuscispinus,Geotagged,Heteroptera,Netherlands,Pentatomidae,nl: Beemdkroonschildwants


      Note that at the moment there are a few other images under that name on JD that are misidentified - I've added comments to those.
    7. Comment on Chrysolina americana 2 days ago
      Ahw, thanks Christine! :o)
    8. Comment on Carpocoris fuscispinus 2 days ago
      I do like the shot/perspective but it's not the most ideal for identification. Seeing that you had the one below misidentified, it raises the question how you arrived at the name. Did you get some slightly more dorsal images in the series for the critter above?
      Carpocoris fuscispinus  Arthropods,Carpocoris fuscispinus,Geotagged,Germany,Insects,Macro,shield bugs
    9. Comment on Carpocoris fuscispinus 2 days ago
      Hi Lars, this is not fuscispinus. Please look at my comment with this image:
      Carpocoris cf. pudicus  Animal,Animalia,Arthropoda,Bulgaria,Carpocoris,Carpocoris pudicus,Chepan mountain,Europe,Geotagged,Hemiptera,Insect,Insecta,Nature,Pentatomidae,Pentatomoidea,Shield bug,Spring,Wildlife

      For your specimen I wouldn't want to choose between the two, but the location in northern Germany makes pudicus very unlikely so my best suggestion here is purpureipennis - without any guarantees of course.
      Cheers, Arp