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by Haas
Tue May 11, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 4
Views: 10467

You are right - they vary A LOT -

see for instance www.leps.it look for jurtina in latin index or meadow in common index.

Haas
by Haas
Mon May 10, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 4
Views: 10467

Hi,
both pictures are Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina

Based on the shapes of the forewing #1 is probably a female and #2 is probably a male

And yes, open wings would have determined the sex, but there is no question of the species

Haas
by Haas
Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Hyles sp.
Replies: 1
Views: 7540

Based on the white-colored ribs/weines on the wings, I would say Spurge Hawk Moth (Hyles livornica)

Haas
by Haas
Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: A common species of Butterfly
Replies: 4
Views: 10762

The two last uploads are Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus) and I am pretty sure, that are way smaller than then others.
Aprox. the size of Long-tailed Blue.

Haas
by Haas
Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Another moth in our house
Replies: 2
Views: 8166

Mediteranian moths are not my speciality

BUT I can inform you, that the "interesting" brown look at the thorax is due to the fact that it has bumped into many things so that it has worn off all the hairs on the thorax, so in fact it is now bald.

Haas
by Haas
Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: A common species of Butterfly
Replies: 4
Views: 10762

A and B are the same, Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)
C is a Red Admiral (Vanessa atlanta)
Haas
by Haas
Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: White butterfly
Replies: 3
Views: 9139

Yes, you are right, a photo of the upperside would have been nice. I am pretty sure that it is a Small White (Pieris rapae). The only other possibility on Malta is Large White (Pieris brassicae) which is roughly the size of Painted Lady. Judged in comparison to the flower it does not look that big. ...
by Haas
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Painted lady
Replies: 6
Views: 12586

I agree with Stephen - very good photos.

But actually the last one is not a Geranium Bronze.

It is an excelent photo of a Long-tailed blue (Lampides boeticus).

Bjarne Haas
by Haas
Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Butterfly
Replies: 7
Views: 16194

I also have seen one skipper recorded from Malta. BUT I found this link, which shows a skipper, that is NOT a Gegenes: http://www.searchmalta.com/cgi-local/photos/main.cgi?id=14334&type=3&brand=0 In fact, I am pretty sure that the picture shows a Large Skipper Ochlodes faunus. Of Course, I have no i...
by Haas
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Butterfly
Replies: 7
Views: 16194

It is a Pygmy Skipper - Gegenes pumilio or a Mediterranean Skipper - Genenes nostradamus (very difficult to see on a picture).

Probably a Pygmy based on this: http://www.mepa.org.mt/environment/inde ... base.asp&1 (choose 'insects' and then find 'pygmy')

haas
by Haas
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Butterfly
Replies: 7
Views: 16194

It is a Pygmy Skipper - Gegenes pumilio or a Mediterranean Skipper - Genenes nostradamus (very difficult to see on a picture).

Probably a Pygmy based on this: http://www.mepa.org.mt/environment/inde ... base.asp&1 (choose 'insects' and then find 'pygmy')

haas
by Haas
Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: A moth on Mentha spicata
Replies: 5
Views: 11215

by Haas
Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Geranium Bronze butterfly in Sliema
Replies: 5
Views: 12364

Oh yes - it is the same

Bjarne Haas
by Haas
Tue May 27, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Another Butterfly
Replies: 2
Views: 7338

No, this one is a Pararge aegeria, Speckled Wood

And yes, Gozo was fun and interesting

Bjarne Haas
by Haas
Mon May 26, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Geranium Bronze butterfly in Sliema
Replies: 5
Views: 12364

Geranium Bronze butterfly in Sliema

I spent the past week on vacation in Sliema, and on the last day (saturday May 24th), after I had packed and stored my luggage, I had 2 hours to spend before going to the airport. So I vent for a walk down to the harbor. And there – right by the central busstops and ferries, I discovered a small col...
by Haas
Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: A rather alert mustard butterfly
Replies: 8
Views: 14145

To me it looks rather like a Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus . Usually the size is good indicator, pamphilus is aprox the size of a Common Blue, while jurtina is rather the size of o Small White. Plus, once you have seen both of them together, they do not look that much alike. As far as I can see ...