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Tapered Drone Fly Eristalis pertinax

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hoppy1951

Date

March 24, 2020 03:20 PM GMT

Description

Sunbathing on a Ramson (Allium ursinum) leaf.

Lower Clydach Gorge, Gilwern, Wales, UK

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Greater Bee Fly Bombylius major

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

March 27, 2020 02:01 PM GMT

Description

Aka Dark-edged Bee-fly.

Lower Clydach Gorge, Gilwern, Wales, UK

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Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

March 25, 2020 04:43 PM GMT

Description

One male of 7 (6m + 1f) seen around Gilwern Quarries during yesterday afternoon's solitary exercise close to home, .

My first of Spring 2020, they're just started to arrive back from Sub-Saharan Africa to breed on the rocky hilltops.

Gilwern Hill, Abergavenny, Wales, UK

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Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

March 25, 2020 03:04 PM GMT

Description

One of 7 seen during this afternoon's solitary exercise close to home.
A very variable species, at first I thought this could be a first winter male yet to moult into full adult male plumage.

My first of Spring 2020, they're just started to arrive back from Sub-Saharan Africa to breed on the rocky hilltops.

Gilwern Hill, Abergavenny, Wales, UK

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Varied Carpet Beetle Anthrenus verbasci

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

March 22, 2020 12:21 PM GMT

Description

The adult beetles are just 3 mm long. While the 'woolly bear' larvae are a common household pest, feeding on furniture, clothing, blankets, furs, and carpets made of organic materials. In the wild, they can be found in places such as bird's nests feeding on old feathers etc.

My study, Gilwern, Monmouthshire, Wales. UK.

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Black Skimmer Rynchops niger

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hoppy1951

Date

September 4, 2019 11:22 AM -04

Description

Rio Juruena, Fazenda São Nicolau, Nova Bandeirantes, Mato Grosso, Brazil

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Common Mellana Quasimellana eulogius

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

September 3, 2019 04:55 PM -04

Description

Fazenda São Nicolau, Cotriguaçu, Mato Grosso, Brazil

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hoppy1951

Date

September 10, 2019 07:26 AM -03

Description

Trailside Skipper

Bananal Ecolodge, Picinguaba, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil

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hoppy1951

Date

September 11, 2019 09:05 AM -03

Description

Flame-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus cristatus brunneus), male

Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar, Picinguaba, São Paulo, Brazil

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Field Crickets Subfamily Gryllinae

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hoppy1951

Date

September 3, 2019 06:00 PM -04

Description

Female

Fazenda São Nicolau, Cotriguaçu, Mato Grosso, Brazil

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Ruddy Daggerwing Marpesia petreus

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

September 4, 2019 12:06 PM -04

Description

Rio Juruena, Fazenda São Nicolau, Cotriguaçu, Mato Grosso, Brazil

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hoppy1951

Date

September 11, 2019 12:18 PM -03

Description

Predating an ant.

Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar, Picinguaba, São Paulo, Brazil

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hoppy1951

Date

September 11, 2019 06:56 AM -03

Description

Bananal Ecolodge, Picinguaba, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil

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hoppy1951

Date

September 10, 2019 10:25 AM -03

Description

Bananal Ecolodge, Picinguaba, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil

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hoppy1951

Date

September 4, 2019 04:30 PM -04

Description

Fazenda São Nicolau, Cotriguaçu, Mato Grosso, Brazil

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Thread-waisted Wasps Family Sphecidae

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hoppy1951

Date

September 11, 2019 09:46 AM -03

Description

Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar, Picinguaba, São Paulo, Brazil

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hoppy1951

Date

September 10, 2019 10:59 AM -03

Description

Bananal Ecolodge, Picinguaba, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil

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hoppy1951

Date

September 3, 2019 04:45 PM -04

Description

Paralysed by a wasp.

Fazenda São Nicolau, Cotriguaçu, Mato Grosso, Brazil

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hoppy1951

Date

September 10, 2019 12:01 PM -03

Description

Neotropical Brown Stink Bug, a major soybean pest in Brazil.

Bananal Ecolodge, Picinguaba, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil

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hoppy1951

Date

September 10, 2019 11:13 AM -03

Description

Bananal Ecolodge, Picinguaba, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil

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hoppy1951

Date

September 11, 2019 10:37 AM -03

Description

Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar, Picinguaba, São Paulo, Brazil

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Thoas Swallowtail Papilio thoas

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hoppy1951

Date

September 11, 2019 09:34 AM -03

Description

Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar, Picinguaba, São Paulo, Brazil

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Whiskered Flycatcher (Yellow-Rumped) Myiobius barbatus ssp. mastacalis

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

September 10, 2019 07:12 AM -03

Description

A subspecies of Whiskered Flycatcher.

Bananal Ecolodge, Picinguaba, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil

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Fringilla Coelebs Papillomavirus Etapapillomavirus one

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

January 14, 2019 10:19 AM WET

Description

Male, Madeiran Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs maderensis), infected with Fringilla papillomavirus (FPV).

Poiso, Madeira Islands

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hoppy1951

Date

July 8, 2014 03:12 PM EEST

Description

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax n. nivalis), female with insect prey.

Vårsolbukta, Ingeborgfjellet, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway.

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hoppy1951

Date

July 8, 2014 03:14 PM EEST

Description

Snow Bunting, male with insect prey for chicks.

Vårsolbukta, Ingeborgfjellet, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway.

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hoppy1951

Date

September 2, 2019 06:20 PM -04

Description

White-eyed Parakeet aka White-eyed Conure

Fazendinha Sebastian, Nova Bandeirantes, Mato Grosso, Brazil

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