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Green insect

Observed: 14th July 2012 By: John EmmsJohn Emms’s reputation in InvertebratesJohn Emms’s reputation in InvertebratesJohn Emms’s reputation in Invertebrates
Green insect
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Description:

Rather like a small grasshopper, but without the wingcases and the long hind legs

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John Emms's picture

Thank you

Thank you

dejayM's picture

agree

John..it's normal and courteous to agree (if you agree); it helps others to gain their reputation.
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John Emms's picture

OK. Fair enough. Only problem

OK. Fair enough. Only problem is, I've only just started to photograph a wide variety of insects and I don't have enough knowledge or experience to identify or to agree with others' identification. I normally simply accept their superior knowledge - usually trying to remember to thank them.

I can look at pictures in books and see an ID makes sense - so I could agree on that basis - but I've had instances where someone more knowledgeable than me has suggested an ID which made sense; then someone else has disagreed and made a different suggestion which also made sense. Which of those am I supposed to agree with? To me a reputation should be built on the basis of agreement by people who know what they're talking about. Agreement by me on something I know nowt about is of no value at all, I guess!

dejayM's picture

well said

That's fine John - I agree; very correct and well said.
I would say, however, that you can check many of them via other iSpot posts - >>Rhogogaster<< for instance is well recorded but read the comments to learn more. As you will read, I hope you do, you will see that it's very difficult to separate one Rhogogaster from another (it's a job for an expert). Looking at other agreements, particularly made by those with Expert Icons, can make you feel more confident, though they do get it wrong sometimes (did I write that?).
Also, if doubt creeps in later, you can remove agreements easily.
You have quite a few posts that make for simpler agreements, say like http://www.ispotnature.org/node/389742 - this one, though, isn't!
What I am saying is that it's all a learning process, so you should learn from the IDs given and support them when you can. Amen.
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