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Slow-worm minus some tail

Observed: 30th June 2007 By: dshubble
Leaf Beetle Recording SchemeSouthampton Natural History Society
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Description:

An adult which has lost part of its tail. Found in acid grassland developing after Rhododendron removal.

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afishwish's picture

Maybe a male?

I think this might be an adult male due to its lack of vertebral stripe. What do you think?

afishwish

dshubble's picture

Male?

the naturalist man's picture

Male slow worm

Yes, this is a male, if you refer to this iSpot observation you'll find a female.

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/9626

Graham Banwell

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biggsy02's picture

nice

this is the best shot of a slow worm ive seen. you've captured the markings very nicely

dshubble's picture

Thanks!

I worked on a project involving many many slow-worms so had the opportunity to take a number of pictures and pick the best ones :)