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Biodiversity of Fauna in Crete

Biodiversity of Fauna in Crete

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Biodiversity of Fauna in Crete
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11 participants 125 spottings

The aim of this mission is to observe and record the biodiversity of fauna in Crete (terrestrial, freshwater and marine species), including endemic and naturalised species. Spottings can include any (non-plant) species, e.g. mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, insects, arthropods, molluscs, etc. I hope the information gathered can be used towards conservation of the Cretan biodiversity, habitats and ecology.

Biodiversity of Fauna in Crete

Lat: 35.24 Long: 24.81

Recent Spottings

Female ladybird spider DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 Female ladybird spider
White Stonecrop KostasZontanos 1 0 White Stonecrop
European green toad (Πρασινόφρυνος) DespinaTsafetopoulou 3 0 European green toad (Πρασινόφρυνος)
Bearded Fireworm Thanasis Samaras 1 0 Bearded Fireworm
Mediterranean fruit fly DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 Mediterranean fruit fly
Tentacled Blenny Thanasis Samaras 1 0 Tentacled Blenny
Barn Swallow Thanasis Samaras 13 6 Barn Swallow
Marmalade Hoverfly Thanasis Samaras 2 1 Marmalade Hoverfly
Griffon Vulture Thanasis Samaras 2 0 Griffon Vulture
Blue Emperor Thanasis Samaras 16 8 Blue Emperor
Habrocestum egaeum spider DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 Habrocestum egaeum spider
Southern green stink bug DespinaTsafetopoulou 2 0 Southern green stink bug
Pulchellodromus pulchellus DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 Pulchellodromus pulchellus
Blue-tailed Damselfly Thanasis Samaras 5 2 Blue-tailed Damselfly
Common Moorhen Thanasis Samaras 3 0 Common Moorhen
Clouded Yellow Thanasis Samaras 4 2 Clouded Yellow
Mullein wave DespinaTsafetopoulou 2 0 Mullein wave
Holly Blue Thanasis Samaras 2 0 Holly Blue
Oecobius wall spider DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 Oecobius wall spider
Tropinota hairy beetle DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 Tropinota hairy beetle
Cretan Festoon Thanasis Samaras 12 6 Cretan Festoon
Speckled Wood Thanasis Samaras 2 0 Speckled Wood
Cretan frog (Κρητικός βάτραχος) DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 Cretan frog (Κρητικός βάτραχος)
Speckled Wood Thanasis Samaras 1 1 Speckled Wood
Painted lady DespinaTsafetopoulou 2 0 Painted lady
Little egret (Λευκοτσικνιάς) DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 Little egret  (Λευκοτσικνιάς)
Cretan spectre FotisAngel 2 1 Cretan spectre
Scarlet Darter Thanasis Samaras 1 0 Scarlet Darter
Migrant hawker FotisAngel 6 0 Migrant hawker
Cicada tmvdh 5 2 Cicada
African stonechat Thanasis Samaras 4 0 African stonechat
Cretan Wall Lizard FotisAngel 3 0 Cretan Wall Lizard
Speckled Wood Thanasis Samaras 3 0 Speckled Wood
Black necked grebe Thanasis Samaras 8 1 Black necked grebe
Red-veined darter Thanasis Samaras 3 1 Red-veined darter
Ventocoris Thanasis Samaras 3 4 Ventocoris
Cretan Festoon FotisAngel 7 4 Cretan Festoon
Eurasian collared dove egg (αυγό δεκαοχτούρας) DespinaTsafetopoulou 2 0 Eurasian collared dove egg (αυγό δεκαοχτούρας)
European Paper Wasps DespinaTsafetopoulou 2 0 European Paper Wasps
Balcan green lizard FotisAngel 1 0 Balcan green lizard
Spotting TassosSakoulis 4 11 Spotting
Hairy Beetle FotisAngel 2 0 Hairy Beetle
Oriental hornet (Σερσένι) DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 2 Oriental hornet (Σερσένι)
Convolvulus Hawk-Moth FotisAngel 4 2 Convolvulus Hawk-Moth
Cretan Frog FotisAngel 1 2 Cretan Frog
Chestnut Weevil FotisAngel 1 0 Chestnut Weevil
Assassin bug nymph FotisAngel 8 4 Assassin bug nymph
Cretan Small Heath TassosSakoulis 2 1 Cretan Small Heath
Keeled Skimmer FotisAngel 1 2 Keeled Skimmer
Old World Swallowtail caterpillar (κάμπια Μαχάωνα) DespinaTsafetopoulou 2 1 Old World Swallowtail caterpillar (κάμπια Μαχάωνα)

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KostasZontanos tmvdh Caterina Stamatopoulou Thanasis Samaras
DespinaTsafetopoulou ChristosKazilas TassosSakoulis MikeUnderwater
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