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DanielePralong

DanielePralong

Biologist by training. Nature lover and photographer by passion.

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DanielePralong Sunda Pangolin
Sunda Pangolin commented on by DanielePralong Belait, Brunei Darussalam2 years ago

Thank you for all you do and for writing something for Pangolin Day Chun.

DanielePralong L'Hoest's Monkey
L'Hoest's Monkey commented on by DanielePralong Kanungu, Uganda2 years ago

Great series Rob! This species was actually moved from the genus Cercopithecus to the genus Allochrocebus, and it appears as Cercopithecus lhoesti in spottings by pamsai and Dan Doucette which you can see on this page as "Related Spottings". Also, the latin species name should be spelled lhoesti and not l'hoesti. Glad that these have become your new favorite!

DanielePralong Butterfly
Butterfly commented on by DanielePralong Croatia2 years ago

Hi arni! Your butterfly is a painted lady, the most widespread of all butterflies. Is is found on all continents wit the exception of Antarctica and South America.

DanielePralong Cyclamen
Cyclamen commented on by DanielePralong England, United Kingdom2 years ago

A garden escapee I guess.

DanielePralong Uraniid moth
Uraniid moth commented on by DanielePralong Lat: 11.64 Lon: 76.072 years ago

You're welcome Raksha.

DanielePralong Spotted ground squirrel
Spotted ground squirrel commented on by DanielePralong New Mexico, USA2 years ago

Their eyes take half of their faces! Hard to resist ;-) Great series as always Brian.

DanielePralong Large tortoiseshell; Olmera
Large tortoiseshell; Olmera commented on by DanielePralong Castilla y León, Spain2 years ago

Hi Angel! What you have here is not a Small Tortoiseshell but its larger cousin, Nymphalis polychloros. The main different is an extra large back spot at the margin of the bottom part of the forewing (upper side).

DanielePralong Gatekeeper
Gatekeeper commented on by DanielePralong England, United Kingdom2 years ago

Hi Malcolm! The last butterfly in this series is not Pyronia tithonus, but Maniola jurtina (female). In Maniola jurtina females, the black dot is sometimes asymmetrical with a second smaller white dot inside as seen here. The black dot in Pyronia tithonus is symmetrical with 2 symmetrical white dots. Pyronia tithonus also has white dots on the hindwing underside as shown in your other pictures.

DanielePralong Prince Charles Torrenteer
Prince Charles Torrenteer commented on by DanielePralong 6 de Julio de Cuellaje, Imbabura, Ecuador2 years ago

RIP Andreas Kay. Thank you for your work, knowledge and passion and unique contribution to the description of wildlife from Ecuador.

DanielePralong Common buckeye
Common buckeye commented on by DanielePralong Arkansas, USA2 years ago

You're not the only one Mark! They're a classic case. Here's some night time reading for you :-)
https://www.researchgate.net/publication...

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