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Martijn van de Schoot

Martijn van de Schoot

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Martijn van de Schoot Black Tailed Cribo/Middle American Indigo Snake
Black Tailed Cribo/Middle American Indigo Snake commented on by Martijn van de Schoot Petén, Guatemala10 years ago

Not too good with snakes, could be a racer or a garter snake. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rep...
search a bit through the list of colubridae on that page, it has to be in that list.

Martijn van de Schoot Thistle sp.
Thistle sp. commented on by Martijn van de Schoot Maharashtra, India10 years ago

Seems like the flower of a thistle to me (Asteraceae)

Martijn van de Schoot Oriental garden lizard
Oriental garden lizard commented on by Martijn van de Schoot Singapore, Singapore10 years ago

This looks like an agamid species.The picture is not very clear though, so it's not very easy. Wikipedia does have a list of agamid species in Singapore, making this a lot easier! Calotes versicolor is my not very educated guess. Could also be one of the Draco species (Flying/gliding lizards), though I think these are far less common, especially in civil areas. I'd say look at some pictures and you might be able to figure out what lizard this is yourself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sin...

Martijn van de Schoot Water scorpion
Water scorpion commented on by Martijn van de Schoot Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay10 years ago

Hemiptera; Nepidae
For example something like Ranatra linearis looks similar to the picture, but I have no idea of what species it actually is. Also, I think it is kind of strange to find one of these on the beach, as there probably aren't any living in the salty water of the sea, which might explain why it is dead.

Martijn van de Schoot Southern Cat's Eye Emperor Moth
Southern Cat's Eye Emperor Moth commented on by Martijn van de Schoot Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland10 years ago

You might be right bayucca, also the maps at the boldsystem website seem to be in favour of Aurivilius aratus fuscus, as those specimens were caught in the same area, as to Aurivilius triramis seems to be more to the east side of Africa. It would also explain the antennae, as the Aurivilius aratus fuscus has much wider antennae.

Anyway, good job doing research bayucca!

Martijn van de Schoot Skimmers
Skimmers commented on by Martijn van de Schoot West Bengal, India10 years ago

It's a species of Gerridae (Heteroptera). According to wikipedia there are over 1700 species of these skimmers. You'd probably need an identification key to identify it up to genus or species.

Martijn van de Schoot Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Martijn van de Schoot Batangas, Philippines10 years ago

It's a cricketlike insect from the family Gryllotalpidae. Should be from the genus Gryllotalpa, if you look at this map http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gryllo...

Martijn van de Schoot Southern Cat's Eye Emperor Moth
Southern Cat's Eye Emperor Moth commented on by Martijn van de Schoot Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland10 years ago

Aurivilius fuscus is another option, but this one seemed to match a bit better to me

Martijn van de Schoot Sahyadri Commander
Sahyadri Commander commented on by Martijn van de Schoot Kozhikode, Kerala, India10 years ago

Great picture, and pretty butterfly!

Martijn van de Schoot Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Martijn van de Schoot Teningen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany10 years ago

The fruits have a halucinating effect. Don't even try it though, at it is easy to overdose, and there are several bad toxins in it.

Also, the flowers are pretty!

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