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Villa spec?
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Posted on 05-10-2022 06:32

Location: Bexbach/Germany
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I photographed this woolly hawk on ivy at the end of May 2022. Is it possible to determine the species? Unfortunately I do not have a size reference

Thank you and greetings Volker
Volker attached the following image:

Edited by Volker on 05-10-2022 08:17
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Posted on 05-10-2022 07:41

Location: east China (Zhejiang)
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Possibly a Villa hottentotta. Looks strikingly similar to this iNat image: https://www.inatu.../137320405
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Posted on 05-10-2022 08:20

Location: Bexbach/Germany
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Hi guplox,

that could fit, a male. Maybe someone else has an opinion?

Greetings, Volker
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Posted on 05-10-2022 11:47

Location: Franconia, Germany
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Male Villa hottentotta is correct.
Greetings, Eric Kloeckner
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Posted on 05-10-2022 12:07

Location: Bexbach/Germany
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Hi Eric,

thanks for the confirmation

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