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Post by xilpa » Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:16 am

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 get a photo of it, even though it's too late in the year and I shall have to wait for next spring.

Many thanks to anyone who can help.

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Post by IL-PINE » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:07 am

no idea!

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Post by Sigra » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:45 pm

I dont really know, maybe this will help you…

Spring water was provided from the water-table under the Main street "Strada Reale", pass through the Grotto of Our Lady of Mellieha "Strada Nona" and kept running until reaches the valley spring at "Wied tal-Madonna".
http://sites.google.com/site/maltesetra ... l-mellieha


...if not have a look at following links.


http://www.showcaves.com/english/mt/caves/Mellieha.html


http://majjistral.com/documents/TA%206% ... 0final.pdf
Manikata Reservoir. page 48


http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/vi ... jn-zejtuna


I do hope you find your dragonfly, good luck!

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Post by xilpa » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:34 pm

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.

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Post by MWP admin » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:27 pm

And also check with the local council, they sometimes know such places. Then show us the dragonfly.

Speaking about dragonflies, the one on my website Anax imperator is mislabelled, it is another rarer species of Anax - A. parthenope.

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Post by xilpa » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:51 pm

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 Emperor.
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