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Spiders and scales

Postby Vlad Cioflec » Mon May 03, 2010 9:47 am

Friday i went to my local Darevskia spot just outside the city to see how urban sprawl is affecting the area.

Habitat 1.JPG


The puddles were filled with lots of Marsh Frogs and Fire-belied Toads. But i was short on time, so no pics.

The Eastern Green Lizards were sunning themselves:

Lacerta.JPG


And Grass Snakes are always fun to pose:

Natrix.JPG


Lately i am quite interested in spiders. Don`t like to touch them thow. :mrgreen: But they`re sure nice to look at.

Paianjen 1.JPG


Paianjen.JPG


And here is a beautiful Meadow Lizard from a very healthy population.

Habitat 2.JPG


Darevskia.JPG


Happy herping!

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Re: Spiders and scales

Postby Ilian Velikov » Mon May 03, 2010 11:25 am

Very nice Vlad! I like spiders,too...and that Darevskia is beautiful! Can't wait to go back home and find some..haven't seen one yet!
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Re: Spiders and scales

Postby Vlad Cioflec » Mon May 03, 2010 11:59 am

Opos, forgot to insert two pics. Our three member fieldherping team ( yes; three, believe me ;) ) and a close up of my lucky t-shirt that translates ``we take only photos, leave just footprints``. :mrgreen:
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Re: Spiders and scales

Postby Tony Palmer » Mon May 03, 2010 7:54 pm

Sad to here about the sand lizards Vlad, I hope they realize just what they have lost one day!! :evil:
Spider pics are cool and all the best for the new addition to the Cioflec family :)
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Re: Spiders and scales

Postby Gerald Ochsenhofer » Mon May 03, 2010 10:40 pm

Hi!

Darevskia.. hope I'm going to see them some day..

[Edit... lots of spider-stuff deleted ]
Concerning the spiders - they are from the Lycosidae - Family, possibly both Pardosa lugubris (- group) (male and female)
( http://www.eurospiders.com/Pardosa_lugubris.htm )

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PS: Moved it to the Balkan Peninsula Area ;-)
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Re: Spiders and scales

Postby Peter Oefinger » Tue May 04, 2010 10:15 am

Cool T-shirt,
Very cool climbing Lacerta viridis
and extremely cool Darevskia (so far, your best shot of that species, I think)!

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Re: Spiders and scales

Postby Ilian Velikov » Tue May 04, 2010 10:37 am

Peter, I think the climber is Darevskia again! ;)
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Re: Spiders and scales

Postby Vlad Cioflec » Tue May 04, 2010 10:57 am

Here is another picture of the Meadow Lizard that i particularly enjoyed, due to i`ts `herp in habitat` looks:

In habitat.JPG


Not to brag, but i kinda think this is my best shot of the species. But of course, you all are the real judge and jury. Now tell me watcha think. ;)

EDIT: the bluriness disappears once you click on the image.

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Re: Spiders and scales

Postby Mourits Løvholt » Tue May 04, 2010 4:27 pm

The D. praticola is very nice, and also all these green lizards! Wish we had them around here..
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Re: Spiders and scales

Postby Peter Oefinger » Tue May 04, 2010 4:44 pm

@Ilian: I ment the L. viridis climbing on the tree...
@Vlad: Indeed - the best shot of that species I have seen so far. I have to go to Romania to see this species!
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