Introduction to the Wild Life of Malta:|
This is an additional page showing some of the non-floral species that makes an essential part of the wild life of the Maltese Islands. There are about 7,000-8,000 species from the Kingdom of Animalia and Funghi on our islands, most of them being insects (5000 c.) Molluscs (1000 c.) and Funghi (400 spp. c.). In this webpage, you can find a very small selection of the fauna and Funghi found on the Maltese islands.
This page was created in 2005 to celebrate the 3rd year of this website (MaltaWildplants.com), which was launched back on 31st October 2002. One can click on the photo images below to view a larger photo and read some information (not always esxtensive due to limited sources of information). The page was later enhanced in 2007 where it incorporated functions to select certain classes of Animals and funghi to be displayed from over 100 species.
Credits for this page:
Most photos are taken by Stephen Mifsud © (author of this website). Few other photos are kindly given by other contributos as indicated on the photo itself and text under the thumbnail image. These external authors gave me permission to publish their photos here. Please observe their copyright rights. Publishing photos without permission of the authors is a crime. All thumbnails images by Stephen Mifsud can be used for non-profit use such as educatinal purposes.
Additional information is mostly taken from the book:
"Wildlife of the Maltese Islands" by various authors (E. Lanfranco, A. E. Baldacchino, D. Dandria, G. Lanfranco, S. Lanfranco, C. Mifsud, P.J. Schembri, S. Schembri, J. Sultana, V.Falzon, A. Micallef), BirdLife and Nature Trust, Malta 2002. ISBN 9 9909-66-02-1 .
A special thanks goes to :
- Prof. Patrick J. Schembri, Biology Department, University of Malta : for useful information and identification of some species mostly reptiles and marine organisms.
- Daniel Farrugia : contributor of some photos and active member of the forum of Maltawildplants.com.
- Aldo Catania and Bjarne Haas: For several identification of Butterflies and Moths.
- Owen Mifsud for identification of and contribution to molluscs specoes
- Albert G. Florida for identification of and contribution to damselflies and dragonflies (Odonata)
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Eitschberger, Danner & Surholt, 1998
[syn: Hyles tithymali sammuti Eitschberger, Danner & Surholt, 1998]
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