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Silver Forget-me-not favorited by Rithmini Weerakkody Lat: 15.46 Lon: 119.92 43 minutes ago

Lycaenidae; Lycaeninae; Polyommatini; Catochrysops panormus exiguus Distant, 1886. In my last spotting of a C. p. exiguus (see Notes) I could not determine the sex of the specimen, because it did not open its wings to give me even a glimpse of the dorsal surfaces. I decided that it was probably a female because the posterior of its abdomen was curved downwards, touching the surface of the leaf on which it was standing. So, it looked like it might be about to start laying eggs. This time, however, there can be no doubt that the butterfly in this spotting is a female, because it opened its wings several times, wide enough to get some photos of the upper wing surfaces. The pictures in Philippine Lepidoptera show the sexual dimorphism very well. The males have pale blue upper wing surfaces with very little in the way of patterns or marks, but the females have unmistakable strong, dark markings which which cannot be missed when it opens its wings.

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Psyche favorited by Rithmini Weerakkody Lat: 15.46 Lon: 119.92 43 minutes ago

Pieridae; Pierinae; Anthocharini; Leptosia; Leptosia nina georgi Fruhstorfer, 1910. According to Wikipedia, Leptosia nina georgi is the ssp. present in the northern Philippines and Leptosia nina terentia is the ssp. present in southern Philippines. Both of these ssp. are displayed in Philippine Lepidoptera. So, with my favourite sources in agreement, I feel totally secure in this identification.

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Great White Pelican spotted by thewndrr Greece an hour ago

Pelecanus onocrotalus is a species of birds in the family Pelecanidae. It breeds from southeastern Europe through Asia and Africa, in swamps and shallow lakes.

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Woolly Foxglove spotted by thewndrr Greece an hour ago

Digitalis lanata is a species of flowering plants in the family Plantaginaceae. They can be found in Europe, with the highest distribution around the Balkan peninsula.

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Little Egret spotted by thewndrr Greece an hour ago

Egretta garzetta is a species of small herons in the family Ardeidae.

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Shining Leaf Shafer spotted by thewndrr Greece 2 hours ago

Anisoplia agricola is a beetle in the family Scarabaeidae.

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