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