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Malcolm Wilton-Jones

Malcolm Wilton-Jones

Noah Ranger, Wildlife Photographer, Glider Pilot, World Traveller. Retired to Spain for 12 years, now in Cornwall, and less travelling.

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Malcolm Wilton-Jones Palm
Palm commented on by Malcolm Wilton-Jones Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia3 years ago

I think the first two pictures show the leaves.

Malcolm Wilton-Jones Chinese Mantis
Chinese Mantis commented on by Malcolm Wilton-Jones Kashgar Prefecture, Xinjiang, China3 years ago

Looks similar the Chinese Mantis, Tenodera sinensis

Malcolm Wilton-Jones Spotting
Spotting commented on by Malcolm Wilton-Jones Garur, Uttarakhand, India3 years ago

It is a female House Sparrow.

Malcolm Wilton-Jones Forest Bug
Forest Bug commented on by Malcolm Wilton-Jones Saint Columb Major, England, United Kingdom3 years ago

I moved the fourth to a separate spotting, had assumed the same from a different angle as all taken within a few seconds of each other.

Malcolm Wilton-Jones Forest Bug
Forest Bug commented on by Malcolm Wilton-Jones Saint Columb Major, England, United Kingdom3 years ago

Thanks, could it be the Forest Bug, Pentatoma rufipes, at least for the first 3. I only have a basic wildlife book for most of what I see. I think the fourth one is the same individual as it was taken 23 seconds after the others so I think just a different angle. Not found any pictures showing the underside.

Malcolm Wilton-Jones Grove Snail
Grove Snail commented on by Malcolm Wilton-Jones England, United Kingdom3 years ago

Thanks for the ID, page updated.

Malcolm Wilton-Jones Bladder Campion
Bladder Campion commented on by Malcolm Wilton-Jones England, United Kingdom3 years ago

Thanks for the tip, my book shows a match to S Vulgaris which is called a Bladder Campion.

Malcolm Wilton-Jones Stonechat
Stonechat commented on by Malcolm Wilton-Jones England, United Kingdom3 years ago

Will have to wait until all functions are working again, I can hardly do anything now...

Malcolm Wilton-Jones European Garden Spider (female)
European Garden Spider (female) commented on by Malcolm Wilton-Jones Quedgeley, England, United Kingdom3 years ago

Hi John, welcome to Project Noah. This appears to be the same species as the previous spotting. If this is the case then we have a simple rule and that is "same species, same day, same place = one spotting" of up to 6 pictures.
Since this is a female European Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus) and the other picture is a male of the same species they may be left separate, but I would suggest noting the difference in the description for the benefit of other viewers and adding the scientific name which I have given you.
You can do this by clicking on the "Edit this Spotting" link below the main picture.
You can find more of our rules in the FAQs pages https://www.projectnoah.org/faq

Malcolm Wilton-Jones European garden spider (male)
European garden spider (male) commented on by Malcolm Wilton-Jones Quedgeley, England, United Kingdom3 years ago

Certainly looks like one.

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