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by CJohnsonOHBR
Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Wildflowers
Topic: Frog Orchid
Replies: 4
Views: 4865

Re: Frog Orchid

Hello Jeff, The welcome was from Chris who is one of the key members of OHBR (our fungi specialist, but also excellent on lepidoptera) and also my spouse. It is very confusing, but we pass messages between us so it doesn't matter too much, as long as I don't get asked technical questions about fungi...
by CJohnsonOHBR
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Local/Regional Fungi Groups, Fungi News, Courses & Events
Topic: National Fungus Day 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 5963

Re: National Fungus Day 2015

The Outer Hebrides Biological Recording team of stalwarts are out and about on Sunday 4 October (weather permitting) looking for fungi at North Loch Eynort on the east coast of South Uist. Under the guidance of Chris Johnson we will be trying our best to improve our rudimentary skills and to remembe...
by CJohnsonOHBR
Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Invertebrates, and Insect Related (non-fungal) Plant Galls, Leaf Mines, etc.
Topic: Sawfly lavae on willow
Replies: 1
Views: 2888

Re: Sawfly lavae on willow

This is a tough one, fortunately help was available from Jenni Stockan of the Hutton Institue. "I would say they are Nematus ferruginea , which is common enough in the north and west. There are two similar species - N. melanocephalus and N. cadderensis . The latter doesn't have the distinct black sp...
by CJohnsonOHBR
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Invertebrates, and Insect Related (non-fungal) Plant Galls, Leaf Mines, etc.
Topic: Sawfly lavae on willow
Replies: 1
Views: 2888

Sawfly lavae on willow

I was recently sent photographs of sawfly larvae on Salix . My initial opinion was Lesser Willow Sawfly ( Nematus pavidus ), which is common here but under-recorded, but I now have some serious doubts. Large Rose Sawfly ( Arge pagana ) has also been suggested, but I don’t that is correct either. I a...
by CJohnsonOHBR
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Invertebrates, and Insect Related (non-fungal) Plant Galls, Leaf Mines, etc.
Topic: Gall on Meadowsweet
Replies: 4
Views: 3789

Re: Gall on Meadowsweet

Hello Adam, I'd agree with Mike's identification - there are other species of Dasineura which use Filipendula but the galls are all fairly distinctive. If you are interested in plant galls, whatever the causative agent, I'd recommend: British Plant Galls by Redfern & Shirley, 2011 2nd edition, AIDGA...
by CJohnsonOHBR
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Orange Xanthoria sp.?
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

Re: Orange Xanthoria sp.?

It could be Caloplaca thallincola particularly in a sheltered coastal location on hard siliceous rocks. C. flavescens is very similar and the two can be found in the same location.
by CJohnsonOHBR
Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Hawthorn Gall
Replies: 3
Views: 2109

Re: Hawthorn Gall

Possibly Gymnosporangium clavariiforme.
This is a very tentative suggestion as I leave the fungi to my expert spouse, but I am interested in plant galls and would be interested in a more authorative opinion.

Christine
by CJohnsonOHBR
Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Invertebrates, and Insect Related (non-fungal) Plant Galls, Leaf Mines, etc.
Topic: Leaf mine on Sorbus
Replies: 4
Views: 3913

Re: Leaf mine on Sorbus

Thank you for the link, I'll add it to the OHBR list of web identification resources.

Christine
by CJohnsonOHBR
Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Invertebrates, and Insect Related (non-fungal) Plant Galls, Leaf Mines, etc.
Topic: Leaf mine on Sorbus
Replies: 4
Views: 3913

Re: Leaf mine on Sorbus

You might also find the following useful: British Leafminers.

Christine
by CJohnsonOHBR
Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Xanthoria species
Replies: 2
Views: 2392

Re: Xanthoria species

Thanks Ken, it's always good to have a second opinion.
Christine
by CJohnsonOHBR
Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Lichens
Topic: Xanthoria species
Replies: 2
Views: 2392

Xanthoria species

I would appreciate an opinion on these two photographs please. Do I have Xanthoria parietina or is the first photograph possibly X. aureola ? Growing on coastal rocks (Lewisian gneiss) on the island of Vatersay (NL6297). Both species have been recorded on this island. I have high resolution photogra...
by CJohnsonOHBR
Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Website discussion
Topic: www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk could be reborn as www.britishwildlife.org.uk
Replies: 11
Views: 1814

Re: www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk could be reborn as www.britishwildlife.org.uk

Hello, This is very much a view from the boundary from someone who spends time helping biological recorders and members of the public identify the flora and fauna they find and confirm identification. I use a wide range of web fora and resources in addition to a network of expert contacts and occasi...