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by xilpa
Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: ID
Replies: 5
Views: 13866

Many thanks Owen, very kind of you.
by xilpa
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Centipede
Replies: 7
Views: 17099

Then it must be the same as mine. I just managed one image and it suddenly disappeared into the soil. Could not beleive how fast it was.
by xilpa
Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Centipede
Replies: 7
Views: 17099

I have it from a good source that mine is Scolopendra oraniensis, while yours Stephen is Scutigera coleoptrata.
Hope someone can confirm or correct.
by xilpa
Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Centipede
Replies: 7
Views: 17099

Centipede

Would anyone please know the scientific name for this black centipede ?
by xilpa
Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: ID
Replies: 5
Views: 13866

ID

Maybe Owen will be kind enought to ID these two shells.
Many thanks
Albert
by xilpa
Sun May 15, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Maltese Nemesia sp. (Trapdoor)
Replies: 2
Views: 11731

May I suggest that you try this website ? They have always been very helpful whenever I needed identification.
http://www.naturamediterraneo.com/forum ... ORUM_ID=60
by xilpa
Wed May 11, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Wasps
Replies: 5
Views: 14531

Thanks Vladimir
by xilpa
Tue May 10, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Wasps
Replies: 5
Views: 14531

Sorry Vladimir but cannot understand "rider".
Have since been told that:
1st is Leucospidae sp.
3rd is Eumenidae
by xilpa
Mon May 09, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Wasps
Replies: 5
Views: 14531

Wasps

Can anyone help to identify any of these wasps ?
Thanks
by xilpa
Sun May 08, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: What kind of insect is this ?
Replies: 3
Views: 10699

Thanks to both
by xilpa
Wed May 04, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Another unknown insect
Replies: 1
Views: 7798

Another unknown insect

Seems to me as if this insect is in the larvae stage.
by xilpa
Wed May 04, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Spider ID
Replies: 0
Views: 8503

Spider ID

I beleive that the 1st is Aelurillus schembrii. Can anyone confirm ?
Help with the 2nd would be appreciated.
by xilpa
Wed May 04, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: What kind of insect is this ?
Replies: 3
Views: 10699

What kind of insect is this ?

Thanks to anyone who can help.
by xilpa
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: DNA
Replies: 0
Views: 8563

DNA

Hope this is the right place to post this. Came across this on an Italian nature sit and thought that it might be of interest to the experts amongst you. Barcoding è un metodo di fissare la DNA degli specie di animali. In Bavaria c'è un progetto www.faunabavarica.de che puo essere usato anche da noi...
by xilpa
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: blue flower
Replies: 4
Views: 10650

Thanks Stephen. Never come across these varieties but will keep an eye out for them.
Regards.
Albert
by xilpa
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: 'Grren H' beetle
Replies: 3
Views: 11121

Hi Stephen I think you are right it does look like Cassid vittata, but I am only a self-taught amateur, so take that with a pinch of salt, My favourites are draonflies and butterflies. I do have images of insects which are not represented on your fauna page, and since you are going to update this yo...
by xilpa
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: 'Grren H' beetle
Replies: 3
Views: 11121

Hi Stephen
Have been told it is a Chrysomelidae and from the Cassida species.Never came across one myself.
Have look here http://www.biopix.com/family.asp?catego ... ysomelidae
by xilpa
Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: The Valentine Orchid
Replies: 5
Views: 15537

Lovely orchid. Found a couple last week at Pembroke.
by xilpa
Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: blue flower
Replies: 4
Views: 10650

Thanks Pine. Never saw it flat on the ground like that, always hanging like this. That's why I did not recognise it.
by xilpa
Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: blue flower
Replies: 4
Views: 10650

blue flower

ID please ?
by xilpa
Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: News + Announcements
Topic: New Orchid from Malta - so far endemic
Replies: 5
Views: 11585

Well done. Read the article, very interesting. Will we be getting more details ? Looking forward to the dawra, would love to meet you.
by xilpa
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mellieha
Replies: 5
Views: 16886

I will if I manage to photograph it. Yes yours is not the Emperor (anax imperator - the thorax would be apple green and not a dark brown). It is the Lesser Emperor (male) anax parthenope .The difference can be seen in these photos, the first is a female emperor and the other is a pair of lLesser Emp...
by xilpa
Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mellieha
Replies: 5
Views: 16886

Many thanks for your help, very kind of you. I'll go through the links and I am quite sure that I shall identify the spot, and hopefully I shall come across the dragonfly next spring.

Regards

Albert
by xilpa
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Has anyone time at the end of the year for a quiz?
Replies: 9
Views: 24036

Some kind of fruit ? Peach? On the other hand they are not in season.
by xilpa
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: another quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 12713

Well done. Fantastic. Correct on all three (3rd is tortuasum).
by xilpa
Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: another quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 12713

another quiz

Can you identify these flowers? Should not be too difficult as they are all very common.
by xilpa
Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Has anyone time at the end of the year for a quiz?
Replies: 9
Views: 24036

IL-PINE wrote::-D Was it of Father Christmas?
If it is don't let the vice squad get to know, at least not until after Christmas, or a lot of children will be disappointed.
by xilpa
Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians
Topic: chameleon
Replies: 12
Views: 43205

Fine with me Stephen. Will phone you on my return early January.
by xilpa
Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians
Topic: chameleon
Replies: 12
Views: 43205

If I can help in any way, I have lots of time on my hands Stephen.
Albert
by xilpa
Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mellieha
Replies: 5
Views: 16886

Mellieha

Hope this the right place to post this. Does anyone know where the L-Ghain tal-Mellieha water reservoir is ? Cannot find any reference to it on the internet. I ask because I have been told that a new dragonfly for Malta, Orthetrum nitidinerve, has been spotted there, and I would very much like to ge...