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Beetle larvae

Observed: 15th June 2012 By: BDeed
Merseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Description:

iSpot education in action, last time i saw one of these i had no idea, now (i think) this is the same species i saw last year.. (somewhere completely different).

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Thistle Tortoise Beetle (Cassida rubiginosa) interacts

Comments

Jonathan's picture

Great to have a first-hand

Great to have a first-hand account of learning. Thanks for telling us this.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

BDeed's picture

learning

Will have to see if the identification is right first! But i certainly value iSpot and have learned species identification through it, in addition and just as valuable, i have also learned when not to jump to an identification conclusion! (at least in some cases..)

Jonathan's picture

Yes, learning not to jump to

Yes, learning not to jump to conclusions is certainly the start of acquiring expertise (or 'wisdom', perhaps). Experts understand the limits of their own knowledge and expertise, enthusiastic beginners tend not to. This is not a criticism of beginners at all, because I count myself as one, but merely something we have to learn the hard way - by making mistakes.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)