Pudding4brains

Pudding4brains

Hobby entomologist interested in many "unpopular" groups (Opiliones, Oniscidea, Microcoryphia, Zygentoma, Dermaptera, Blattodea, Neuroptera, Mecoptera, Raphidioptera etc.)
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    1. Yes - that was short lived ... the male easily made it clear that things were going to go his way, if at all ;o)
    2. Comment on Corvus corax ssp canariensis 1 hour ago
      Thanks Ferdy, the two of'em were quite tame/docile but somehow constantly approaching with the sun in the back, making for a black blob bird on any photo ... one of the rare moments with some light from a more useful angle ;o)
    3. Comment on Cerobasis longicornis 23 hrs ago
      It's a shame that your images are sometimes so hard to identify (for lack of knowledge) as you pamper us with loads and loads of interesting species from all your trips and JD does really well in making the contents pop up high in the results of search engines, so it's very worthwhile to have species on JD that we do find names for, in terms of making these "available" on the web.
    4. Yes, it's a bit of odd-ball image as the caterpillar is clinging onto the rim of a little plastic box I put it in (the black thingy), but it does show the inner workings nicely, so I decided to use it anyway ...
    5. Comment on Geocoris pubescens yesterday
      *lol* :o)
    6. I'm especially impressed by the closing mechanism seen here around the head which seems to be tiny particles stuck to some silk or some such and closes neatly over the head when retracted ... should probably make a collage of that.
    7. Comment on Penthimia irrorata - Imago yesterday
      Thanks Christine - soothing words :o)
    8. Comment on Penthimia irrorata - Imago yesterday
      Well, the images give a fair idea of what the species looks like, but you can imagine that I could kick myself for not making a better effort at the time ... :-/
    9. Comment on Cerobasis longicornis yesterday
      Thanks Ferdy - I have managed to get quite a few of these "web intro" species images on La Palma :o)
      Maybe I should tag these accordingly :-P
      P.S. Come to think of it, I'm sure that the likes of Christine, Lisa, Albert, Martin, Rui, Yourself and others here may have build up a considerable portfolio of these over the years :o)
    10. Comment on Geocoris pubescens 2 days ago
      Ah - recognition at last! I was a bit dismayed that no grand certificate for "insect life guard of the week" was issued when we left :o)