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 Calosoma inquisitor - 23mm 2 hrs ago
      Well, the languages are close enough that people in the border region can usually communicate without a problem, especially when they also still know their local dialects. A native Dutch speaker trying to "mangle" his Dutch into German will get the message across, but it will sound a bit like "pidgin English" or so to the German I suppose.
    2. Comment on Calosoma inquisitor - 23mm yesterday
      Yes, running things through google translate (and back!) is always good for an afternoon of fun :o) But then again, it does often give you a fair general idea of what the text is about ;o)
      In fact, the title isn't even too far off. The species name in dutch is "Small Pupae-Robber", but this is a rather large one.
      Unfortunately some dimwitted "experts" of the Dutch language decided for us that we don't write names of species with capitals, so as opposed to writing "a big Small Pupae-Robber" we have to write "a big small pupae robber" which looks silly and doesn't make clear what the hell you're on about (could be any pupae hunting/robbing critter and is it small or big or what ?!?!). Koos likes to use that sort confusion on purpose to make for "more intriguing" texts ;o)
    3. Comment on Calosoma inquisitor - 23mm yesterday
      Ahw, yes of course :o)
    4. Comment on Calosoma inquisitor - 23mm yesterday
      Wow - you read Dutch?!?
    5. Comment on Mononychus punctumalbum on Oak yesterday
      Yes, but nevertheless a tad shy ;o)
    6. Comment on Calosoma inquisitor - 23mm yesterday
      Thanks Ferdy :o) And no biggie about the link, of course ;o)
    7. Comment on Chrysolina sturmi - Mugshot 2 days ago
      Nature is just amazing ... thousands of little hairs, each with thin stem and wider soft tip all on the small surface of the first tarsal segments ... what a design! :o)
    8. Comment on Calosoma inquisitor - 23mm 2 days ago
      Can I get a clickable link here? https://www.trouw.nl/groen/~a13852ef/
      ... nope ...
    9. Comment on Pyrausta aurata - Copula 2 days ago
      Well ... them facing away from each other like that ... I dunno ... ;o)
    10. Comment on Psyche casta 3 days ago
      Well, I'm mostly nocturnal too, so .... ;o)