NEWT ID PLEASE jamieharrop2014-04-07T22:41:00+01:00April 7th, 2014|0 Comments Newt on the path at Ogden tonight Palmate or Smooth ? No Comments AndyC April 8, 2014 at 6:46 am - Reply Female Palmate….. Dave Franz April 8, 2014 at 7:21 am - Reply Thanks Andy. AndyC April 8, 2014 at 6:12 pm - Reply The diagnostic feature of female palmate is the yellow/white tubical spot on the back hind leg, you can just see it in this photo. When you see males in the water there back feet look like little clubs as there feet are webbed. Steve Blacksmith April 9, 2014 at 11:41 am - Reply That's useful info I wasn't aware of Andy, thanks.I've previously used the presence of spots on the throat to id Smooth, and the lack of spots to id Palmate, though I have a mental note that this is not infallible. Males I have always relied on to become obvious only in the water and in breeding condition.HSS records Smooth only in the Eastern Calderdale area, then again at Todmorden, but further info is welcome. Palmates appear to be everywhere. Steve Blacksmith April 9, 2014 at 11:43 am - Reply p.s. Great picture Fran44. (Dave ?) AndyC April 9, 2014 at 4:43 pm - Reply Yes I have seen female Smooth and Palmate newts have spots on the throat but it usualy works , the yellow tubical spot is rarely visabe unless you have them in the hand or a great photo like this one….. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.