Saturday Quiz – Pond Life – The Answers!

Dear Readers, I always make it tough for myself when I don’t do a multiple-choice quiz! For this week’s quiz, I’ve given a full mark where the animal was identified to species level where this was possible – so for Question  5, ‘dragonfly’ got a half-mark, ‘Broad-bodied Chaser’ got a full mark. The results are in, and this week Mike from Alittlebitoutoffocus triumphed with 15/15, with Fran and Bobby Freelove with 12.5/15 and Clare with 11/15, a sterling effort from everybody! Well done, and let’s see what pops up on Saturday….

What animal is shown in each of these photos?

Photo One from https://biodynamicgardening.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/toad-spawn.jpg

1) Toadspawn from Common Toad (Bufo bufo)

Photo Two by AnemoneProjectors, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

2) Water hog louse (Asellus aquaticus)

Photo Three by Аимаина хикари, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

3) Great Ramshorn Snail (Planobarius corneus)

Photo Four by I, Anevrisme, CC BY-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>, via Wikimedia Commons

4.Smooth newt (Triturus vulgaris)

Photo Five by By Charles J. Sharp - Own work, from Sharp Photography, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38292525

5. Broad-bodied chaser (Libellula depressa) – Male

Photo Six by Bj.schoenmakers, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

6) Pond Olive Mayfly (Cloeon dipterum)

Photo Seven by © Copyright Mike Pennington and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

7. Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)

Photo Eight by By Charles J. Sharp - Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42069905

8. Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)

Photo Nine by Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

9.Great Diving Beetle (Dytiscus marginalis)

Photo Ten by James Lindsey at Ecology of Commanster, CC BY-SA 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons

10.Whirligig Beetle (Gyrinus substriatus)

Photo Eleven by James Lindsey at Ecology of Commanster, CC BY-SA 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons

11.Common pondskater (Notonecta glauca)

Photo Twelve by AnemoneProjectors, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

12. Lesser Water Boatman (Corixa punctata)

Photo Thirteen by (Image: James Gathany, CDC), CC BY 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons

13. Mosquito larvae (Culex pipiens)

Photo Fourteen by Donald Hobern from Copenhagen, Denmark, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

14.Red Water Mite (Eylais sp.)

Photo Fifteen by Dieter Ebert, Basel, Switzerland, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

15.Water Flea (Daphnia sp.)

Photo Credits

Photo One from https://biodynamicgardening.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/toad-spawn.jpg

Photo Two by AnemoneProjectors, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Three by Аимаина хикари, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Four by I, Anevrisme, CC BY-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Five by By Charles J. Sharp – Own work, from Sharp Photography, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38292525

Photo Six by Bj.schoenmakers, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Seven by  © Copyright Mike Pennington and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Photo Eight by By Charles J. Sharp – Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42069905

Photo Nine by Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Ten by James Lindsey at Ecology of Commanster, CC BY-SA 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Eleven by James Lindsey at Ecology of Commanster, CC BY-SA 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Twelve by AnemoneProjectors, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Thirteen by (Image: James Gathany, CDC), CC BY 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Fourteen by Donald Hobern from Copenhagen, Denmark, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Fifteen by Dieter Ebert, Basel, Switzerland, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

3 thoughts on “Saturday Quiz – Pond Life – The Answers!

  1. Fran & Bobby Freelove

    Yes we must admit we found one or two of those difficult so we’re quite pleased with that score. Well Done Mike that’s an amazing result!

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  2. Alittlebitoutoffocus

    Another fabulous quiz, which I enjoyed very much! Obviously I’m delighted to have ‘won’ though everyone who takes part is a winner in my book. Many thanks to Fran and Bobby for their comment. I’m sure they will regain their crown very soon. In the meantime, I’ll go for a long walk to celebrate. 😊

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  3. Claire

    As usual, I have learnt a lot from this quizz, especially about insects( being more spontaneously interested in plants and birds).I don’t have an easy everyday access to a pond nowadays, but when I did, as a teenager, I thought « swimming » insects were divided in two categories: the big legs skating type and the round ones with oars – and did not look further! I just discovered a new, rich, thrilling world!
    I also rediscovered a word …in French… we city people tend to use the word «  libellule » for both dragonflies and damselflies. But we do have the word « demoiselle »( damsel fly). So, new knowledge, both about nature and linguistic…( https://www.anvl.fr/petit-monde-libellules/ ) Thank you and well done, everybody!

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