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Masked Crab.

Observed: 2nd April 2010 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebrates
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ophrys's picture

Name

One of the more bizarre scientific names, with Corystes being Greek for an helmeted warrior and Cassivelaunus being the British chief defeated by Caesar in 54BC.

It must have reminded Thomas Pennant of a little feisty Celtic chieftain...or maybe he had been at the whisky?

Ian
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Thanks for the backround

Thanks for the backround Ophrys, strange thinking going on behind this name but very interesting.

Cathal.