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Lesbos

Postby Daniel Kane » Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:22 pm

Got back from a weeks holiday with my girlfriend in Lesbos yesterday. We stayed by the pool or beach every day, but went on two walks in the evening so I could show her what terrapins and Mediterranean reptiles looked like. Also, we saw some cool insects and spiders. I have no idea what these dragonflies and damselflies are, so any id's would be appreciated.

Lycosa tarantula?
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Damselfly species
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Dragonfly species
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Also a strange fly:
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And zebra-like butterflies:
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And finally a large sort of grasshopper I saw near our terrace one night. Again, no idea which species it is.
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Yamas!
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Re: Lesbos

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Thu May 26, 2011 4:08 pm

Missed this - damsel is (I think) Lestes virens, dragons are Sympetrum fonscolombei and Orthetrum chrysostigma and O. brunneum, I think, but I should check my books.
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Re: Lesbos

Postby Peter Oefinger » Thu May 26, 2011 4:15 pm

The moth is Euplagia quadripunctaria.
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Re: Lesbos

Postby Paul Lambourne » Thu May 26, 2011 4:32 pm

Daniel,

I agree with Jeroen on the dragonflies, however I would suggest the small spur like marking might indicate lestes parvidens,given the range..just a thought.

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Re: Lesbos

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Thu May 26, 2011 6:01 pm

Paul Lambourne wrote:Daniel,

I agree with Jeroen on the dragonflies, however I would suggest the small spur like marking might indicate lestes parvidens,given the range..just a thought.

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Re: Lesbos

Postby Bobby Bok » Thu May 26, 2011 8:09 pm

The grasshopper is a bush-cricket: Pholidoptera fallax. I believe the spider is Hogna radiata.
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Re: Lesbos

Postby Guillaume Gomard » Fri May 27, 2011 10:53 am

I believe the spider is Hogna radiata.


Yes, it is very likely. For comparison, you can find some pics of Hogna radiata from France I've posted here: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=478
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Re: Lesbos

Postby Daniel Kane » Sat May 28, 2011 10:46 am

Thanks for your suggestions- I'd say you are all correct with your final ID's.

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Re: Lesbos

Postby Ray Hamilton » Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:58 am

I know this is a bit late, but your "strange fly" is actually a Robber Fly. Nice shot by the way.
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Re: Lesbos

Postby clovis voyageur » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:00 pm

Ray Hamilton wrote:but your "strange fly" is actually a Robber Fly

I agree, it's looking like Machilimus to me

For the bush insect i'd rather say Eupholidoptera, but i don't witch species can be found there
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