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by xilpa
Sat May 29, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Unknown flower
Replies: 11
Views: 14782

Hi Stephen I found this on the verge of a pathway in the valley below the Halland Hotel at L'Ibrag. I often go for a walk there as I live very close by. High up on the side of the valley there are a few villas, and I suspect that this plant was being grown there, and that some seed might have been c...
by xilpa
Wed May 26, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Unknown flower
Replies: 11
Views: 14782

Don't have it, but will get one.
by xilpa
Tue May 18, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Unknown flower
Replies: 11
Views: 14782

Thought so. Thank anyway.
by xilpa
Sat May 15, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Unknown flower
Replies: 11
Views: 14782

Unknown flower

Found this flower growing on the side of a pathway in a valley and as I couldn't trace it on this website, I am thinking that it is a cultivated flower. Any ideas ?
by xilpa
Wed May 12, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 4
Views: 14556

Thank Haas. What a wonderful site!
by xilpa
Tue May 11, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 4
Views: 14556

Hi Hass

Many thanks for your help. After having a look at Bonnet's book I did suspect that one of them was a Meadow brown, but they differed so much in markings and colour that I believed they were different spieces.

Best regards.
by xilpa
Sat May 08, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Iris sicula
Replies: 7
Views: 11561

Thanks Pine. They were on long stems, they came up to my waist.
by xilpa
Fri May 07, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Iris sicula
Replies: 7
Views: 11561

Iris sicula

Am I right in assuming that this is Iris sicula ?
by xilpa
Thu May 06, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 4
Views: 14556

Butterflies

Could someone please help ID these 2 butterlies ? I could not manage to photograph them with wings spread open, which would have made it easier.
by xilpa
Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Insect ID
Replies: 5
Views: 15256

Thanks Pine, in the meantime I will keep on searching the web. Maybe I will strike it lucky.
by xilpa
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Insect ID
Replies: 5
Views: 15256

Seems as if I am wrong. I have since found out that in Arge pagana both sexes have a yellow abdomen. Must be some other type of Arge I guess.
by xilpa
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Insect ID
Replies: 5
Views: 15256

Hi Stephen I have been through a very good website on insects http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/pictures/showgallery.php/cat/2 (they also have one on moths and another on butterflies) and the only one I could identify was the first. It is listed as Arge pagana - Rose Sawfly. Hope someone will confir...
by xilpa
Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Insect ID
Replies: 5
Views: 15256

Insect ID

Could anyone please help me oput by identifying any of these insects ?
Many thanks.
by xilpa
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Serapis
Replies: 4
Views: 7983

Thanks for your help, will keep that in mind.
by xilpa
Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Serapis
Replies: 4
Views: 7983

Many thanks Pine. Very nice of you to reply. May I ask how you can tell the difference ?
by xilpa
Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Papillifera papillaris
Replies: 8
Views: 22999

Thanks.
by xilpa
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Serapis
Replies: 4
Views: 7983

Serapis

I guess it is impossible to tell whether this is Serapis parviflora or Serapis vomeracea just by looking at these images, but as the later is listed as RR on this website, I presume that it is the former.

Could the experts please let me have their opinion ?

Many thanks.
by xilpa
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Papillifera papillaris
Replies: 8
Views: 22999

Managed to spot a couple which were moving about since my last post. Picture is not very good as the snails kept moving and therefore I could not stack images.
by xilpa
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Pomatias Sulcatus
Replies: 12
Views: 29574

Thank Stephen, I understand.
by xilpa
Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Pomatias Sulcatus
Replies: 12
Views: 29574

Hi Stephen
I would very much like to join if you do organise a walk, if I am invited that is. Will you be announcing it on this forum ?
Best regards.
by xilpa
Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Papillifera papillaris
Replies: 8
Views: 22999

Loads of them stuck to the wall in my garden but I have never seen one move, they all look dead. I used to supply the Natural History Museum with books ( Joe Gaffiero was then the curator) and I am sure that they ordered books on molluscs. Perhaps you can go and have a look at their library.
by xilpa
Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Orchids
Replies: 5
Views: 9955

Many thanks Pine, much appreciated
by xilpa
Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Orchids
Replies: 5
Views: 9955

Many thanks Stephen. May I please say that in my opinion it is the lens that makes the difference, not the camera, a dedicated macro lens is imperative when photographing small flowers. I also use a technique called "image stacking" to get the necessary DOF.
by xilpa
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Orchids
Replies: 5
Views: 9955

Orchids

These are a few of the photos of orchids I took this year. I believe that 1 & 2 are Ophrys melitensis and 5 is Orchis collina, but I stand to be corrected. What about 3 & 4 ? The white stuff on the tip of 4 is the remnants of a spider's web. Ophrys pectus perhaps ?
Hope you enjoy them.
by xilpa
Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: caterpillar
Replies: 2
Views: 11223

caterpillar

I came across this caterpillar at Manikata last week. Does anyone know what species it is ?
by xilpa
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Insect
Replies: 0
Views: 9458

Insect

I took these photos in Dubai, and would be grateful if anyone could tell me what this insect is, and whether it is also found here in Malta, as I have never come across one here.
by xilpa
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: unknown food plant
Replies: 2
Views: 10798

Never seen these either. Imported perhaps ?
by xilpa
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Orchis lactea
Replies: 2
Views: 7154

Many thanks for your help. My main interest is in photographing wild flowers (and insects) but I also like to have them identified,and as I do not know much about flowers, your help is much appreciated.
by xilpa
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Orchis lactea
Replies: 2
Views: 7154

Orchis lactea

Is it possible to tell, just by looking at the photos, whether this is orchis lactea or a light coloured example of orchis conica ?
by xilpa
Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 7617

Hi Jackpot

Many thanks. It is listed on this website but I missed it as I looked under WHITE and it is listed under Pink.

Regards

Albert