Donald Hobern

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    Donald Hobern commented on "data about Pterophoridae":

    How are these bounding boxes generated? GBIF contains records far outside all four edges of this example.

    6 months ago

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    Donald Hobern commented on "data about Zaglossus bruijni (Peters and Doria, 1876)":

    The EOL definition of "Gestation period duration" does not fit this species (which lays eggs). The PanTHERIA definition includes laying and hatching as possible start and end points for measuting their "Gestation length".

    6 months ago

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    Donald Hobern commented on "data about Toxocara cati (Schrank, 1788)":

    What does it mean to have "Biome" as a "Habitat"? The definition given for Biome is clearly generic and doesn't obviously refine Habitat.

    6 months ago

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    Donald Hobern commented on "Image of an unknown taxon":

    This is Sphenarches anisodactylus. The shape of the forewing lobes, the shape of the hindwing scale-tooth and the slenderness of the legs don't fit Leptodeuterocopus.

    about 1 year ago

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    Donald Hobern commented on an older version of Coprinopsis atramentaria:

    Hi Nathan. More work on my part - I think that Coprinellus micaceus is perhaps more likely. See narrative at http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/297142 - what do you think? Donald

    almost 2 years ago

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    Donald Hobern commented on an older version of Coprinopsis atramentaria:

    Thanks, Nathan. I've been having real difficulty finding any plausible alternative, especially given the size of these toadstools (55mm across the longest axis of the cap of the largest one). The gills deliquesced nicely overnight. On iSpot the consensus is C. atramentaria, but my confidence is lower because the person most strongly supporting the identification also took the photos that most swayed me into thinking it a possible id. The colour seems less of a problem, at least based on European species concepts for atramentaria. The guides reference the variability and the possibility that there are multiple species hidden under the name. The iSpot record is at: http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/297142

    almost 2 years ago

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    Donald Hobern commented on an older version of Belenois java:

    I've fixed the mistaken Nymphalidae tag, but the specific identification is correct - can you please review again?

    almost 3 years ago

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    Donald Hobern commented on an older version of Belenois java:

    Sorry - I uploaded another image of this species with the mistaken addition of a Nymphalidae tag rather than Pieridae, but that doesn't apply here. Why are you querying the specific identification as Belenois java?

    almost 3 years ago

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    Donald Hobern commented on an older version of Alucita hexadactyla:

    Hi Thomas. Thanks for the comment. I can't see any reason to identify this one as A. grammodactyla. All the images I have seen of that species have much more even narrow dark and light bands crossing all four wings. The broad and irregular bands on the forewings of this moth seem to match A. hexadactyla much better. See for example: www2.nrm.se/en/svenska_fjarilar/a/alucita_gra mmodactyla.html www2.nrm.se/en/svenska_fjarilar/a/alucita_hex adactyla.html What makes you think otherwise? Best wishes, Donald

    over 4 years ago