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Iberian Marbled White (Medioluto Ibérica / Melanargia lachesis) male and females…

Iberian Marbled White (Medioluto Ibérica / Melanargia lachesis) male and females, seen yesterday in the Sierra Nevada, Granada Province. More info at the Facebook page of Granada Wildlife
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A walk up the River Chillar in Nerja is a great way to cool down on a hot summer…

A walk up the River Chillar in Nerja is a great way to cool down on a hot summer’s day! I LOVE this walk! More info here: https://goo.gl/dCSIZ5 #Nerja #Axarquia #Malaga #Andalucia A walk up the River Chillar in Nerja is a great way to cool down on a hot summer’s day! I LOVE this … Continue reading A walk up the River Chillar in Nerja is a great way to cool down on a hot summer…
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Mammals of Iberia / Re: Linx news 2017 (Lynx Pardinus)
« Last post by Clive on June 26, 2017, 11:55 AM »
A lynx conservation center situated in the park was evacuated as well. Workers at El Acebuche captive breeding center were able to take 14 specimens with them, including five cubs, and released 13 others into the wild before vacating the building. On Sunday night, the Spanish Environment Ministry told the news agency Efe that the animals had been relocated, without specifying where.

But one female named Homer died as a result of stress during her capture and transportation away from the breeding center.

http://elpais.com/elpais/2017/06/26/inenglish/1498459870_951340.html
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Mammals of Iberia / Re: Linx news 2017 (Lynx Pardinus)
« Last post by Maria on June 26, 2017, 09:32 AM »
Such terrible news  >:(
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A huge fire is raging close in the Doñana area of Andalucia. The linx breeding centre has had to open the gates to the pens to let them out and fend for themself though some (12) were captured and transferred... It's a disaster...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/25/spain-forest-fire-forces-more-than-1500-from-homes-and-campsites?CMP=share_btn_fb

Conspiracy theories are already starting as there are plans to put a gas pipeline in the area but they can't because it's a National Park... However, a new law introduces a year or so ago allows the use of changing the use of land after a forest fire.... hmmmmm
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Mammals of Iberia / Re: Linx news 2017 (Lynx Pardinus)
« Last post by Clive on June 26, 2017, 08:57 AM »
Devasting fire in the area around Doñana national park has threatened the linx breeding centre near Matalascañas and with no time at all as the fire was moving so fast the people in charge decided to open the gates to the enclosures and let the captive linx out to fend for themselves. A dozen or so were captured and transported away (one is said to have died from shock) I hope that the others have survived...
info in Spanish here
http://www.levante-emv.com/espana/2017/06/25/desalojan-centro-cria-lince-acebuche/1585484.html
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Thanks Clive/Petrea,

Have a look at the 3rd Instar drawing of the Southern Shield Bug in the chart below........it fits with the photograph very well

https://www.britishbugs.org.uk/heteroptera/idcards/life_stages

All the best
Steve

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Damn, it eats my plants then, not the bl....  aphids!  >:(

Thanks, Steve.
Petrea
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Insects and creepy-crawlies / Re: ID Tiny black "ladybird" with yellowish spots
« Last post by Clive on June 25, 2017, 18:04 PM »
Wow! the mid instar with the 4 orange spots is spot on!!!!! Well done Steve! :)
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