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by MWP admin
Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:03 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Round Yellow Spotted beetle
Replies: 3
Views: 8201

More images of Nezara virduna nymphs

http://www.extento.hawaii.edu/kbase/view/files/Pictures/N_virid2.jpg http://www.extento.hawaii.edu/kbase/view/heteropt.htm http://www.koleopterologie.de/heteroptera/6pent3/pentatomidae-nezara-viridula-juv-cf-foto-grubenmann.html http://www.afleurdepau.com/Faune/Insectes/Autres/heteroptera/nezara_vir...
by MWP admin
Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:58 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Round Yellow Spotted beetle
Replies: 3
Views: 8201

Other Nezara bugs, but not 100% similar

Click on the large link below for more pics quite similar to the bug posted above (nezara genus), but not perfectely similar. The link comes from a website which has pics of many insects and a very good site to identify insects. Still need research to conclude if the bug is actually Nezara virduna h...
by MWP admin
Sat Oct 15, 2005 8:42 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Round Yellow Spotted beetle
Replies: 3
Views: 8201

Round Yellow Spotted beetle

I have photographed this beetle in a swamp (Chadwick lakes) in end of September and would like to identify it (species name / Maltese name). If someone reckognise this beetle please kindly post a message here. http://www.maltawildplants.com/forum/pic/roundspotbeetle.jpg The beetle was always on the ...
by MWP admin
Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: News + Announcements
Topic: My Wedidng
Replies: 0
Views: 7303

My Wedidng

This week I am very busy with my wedding (reception) next Saturday 9th October at Villa Oriana. Hence I cannot dedicate any time for the website, forum, emails and comments. However, the forum will be running as always and anyone can post as much messages as he wants. Wedding details: http://www.mar...
by MWP admin
Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: News + Announcements
Topic: Outgrowing Projections of stems
Replies: 0
Views: 7163

Outgrowing Projections of stems

The parameter "Outgrowing Projections" in the Stem part of the botanical data has been thouroughly revised and now there is a general descriptive image for almost all profiles. The parameter name will be also soon changed to Stem Surface instead of outgrowing projections. For these 1 or 2 weeks, the...
by MWP admin
Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:30 am
Forum: News + Announcements
Topic: Scilla autumnalis photos
Replies: 0
Views: 7085

Scilla autumnalis photos

29 Sep 2005 About 15 photos / images has been added for the low growing monocot plant - Scilla autumnalis which previously had only a few (about 9). This Liliaceae plant is found in garigue or steppe such as Dingli cliffs and since of its smallness it is quite difficult to spot. To see the plant pro...
by MWP admin
Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Golf Course project
Replies: 1
Views: 5114

Golf Course project

I am sure that no one of us agrees about the plans of the government to convert large area of wild land near Ghajn Tuffieha (Xaghra l-Hmara) to a private golf course (probably with connections to the new nearby Radisson SAS Hotel) Instead of why we do not agree with this project, I would like to dis...
by MWP admin
Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Honey Drops
Replies: 1
Views: 5493

Honey Drops

I have came accross these honey coloured eggs placed neatly on leaves of a plant at Dingli/Buskett region. Could anyone reckognize them. In the woody shrub, there was a green praying mantis and I wonder if it is its laid eggs ?! These eggs where shining in the sun as if made of bronze. About 2mm lon...
by MWP admin
Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Electric Blue Butterfly
Replies: 2
Views: 9072

Electric Blue Butterfly

I photographed this blue butterfly at chadwik lakes in beg of September. Can anyone tell me the species name.

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by MWP admin
Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: A new (Sub)Species or just an anomaly
Replies: 1
Views: 5323

A new (Sub)Species or just an anomaly

http://www.maltawildplants.com/forum/pic/LateNarcissus8petal.jpg I have encountered this Narcissus flower which should be the Narcisus serotinus (Late Narcisus) but there is one strange thing about it ! Usually these flowers have 6 tepals (or petals to keep it simple), but this one have 8 !!! My qu...
by MWP admin
Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: News + Announcements
Topic: GREAT NEWS
Replies: 0
Views: 6994

GREAT NEWS

Short and sweet :

I have received an email from the ministery of agriculture for an appointment to discuss the maltawildplants.com project and its future!

Wish me all luck and finger crossed

:D
by MWP admin
Sun Sep 18, 2005 7:59 am
Forum: News + Announcements
Topic: 18 September 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 6529

18 September 2005

Latest News and updates to the project from the previous one are: Creation of this maltawildplants forum. Please tell your nature-loving friends to register and partecipate in this forum 3 new plant profiles 3 wild plants has been added in the database now making a total of 53 plants. The species ad...
by MWP admin
Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: New information
Topic: Kickxia spuria
Replies: 0
Views: 7279

Kickxia spuria

I have just made the profile for Kickxia spuria - Maltese: Xetbet l-art safra, - English: Round leaved fluellen Unfortunately I have not found much info about this plants and so if someone have new info please send it to me (via email or this post) to add it up in the profile. Credits would be grant...
by MWP admin
Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Maltese names of these plants
Replies: 3
Views: 6109

So anyone knows the Maltese name of Xanthium strumarium (Common or Rough Cocklebur)
Thanks
by MWP admin
Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:14 am
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: Poala playing fields green distruction
Replies: 1
Views: 7234

Its really a shame !

In fact this is a typical example of some old-fashioned sellfish Maltese mentality. Thanks to modern means of comunication, like this forum amongst others, we can now put such activities at the light and attention of many internet users so as to stop such stupidity. Shame on the local council of Pao...
by MWP admin
Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: For insect lovers
Replies: 2
Views: 6473

TNX Keith

Thank you for your interesting information, I will mention it in the according plant profile. (Xanthium strumarium). Yes i can confirm that I seen this in a valley bottom - Chadwick lakes - in early September.
by MWP admin
Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: A curious leaf bug - needs ID please
Replies: 1
Views: 5064

A curious leaf bug - needs ID please

I would like to identify the 'cute' bug that I photographed on the Dyer's Litmus plant found at chadwick lakes. I would like to know its English/Latin name (and Maltese also if possible) to include this info on the site. TNX http://www.maltawildplants.com/forum/pic/CRZTN-Insect2.jpg http://www.malta...
by MWP admin
Tue Sep 13, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Maltese names of these plants
Replies: 3
Views: 6109

Could be turnasol

Yes it makes sense becasue in general it is also known as turnsole. However turnsole also refers to Heliotropium europaeum. Also I found out that in Arabic this plant is called Faqqus il-Hmir (If the doc was correct), wheras in Malta this refers to the echballium elaterii, The english name Dyer's Li...
by MWP admin
Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Anyone would reckognise this!
Replies: 4
Views: 7099

Anyone would reckognise this!

This is a photo of the next plant I am working on. Quite strange shape for the general flower! Let see who will guess what species it is.



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by MWP admin
Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: For insect lovers
Replies: 2
Views: 6473

For insect lovers

Can anyone tell me what is this insect with really long anthers. Was about 2cm long and moved quite slowly. Species name would be mostly appreciated. Never seen one in my life before!



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by MWP admin
Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Maltese names of these plants
Replies: 3
Views: 6109

Maltese names of these plants

I would like to know the Maltese names of the following 2 species found in Malta since there where no names mentioned mentioned in the book by S.M. Haslam (A fora of the maltese islands) 1) Chrozophora tinctoria (Southern chrozophora) 2) Xanthium strumarium (Rough Cocklebur / Common Cocklebur) :?: :...
by MWP admin
Mon Sep 05, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Angel Trumpet ID
Replies: 3
Views: 7416

Angel Trumpet ID

I would like to identify this plant for a japanese tourist/friend who snapshot this photo in Malta. In my opinion, originally this plant is a garden ornamental but I have seen it as an escape in some places by now. (Eg zabbar/m'scala near the traffic lights, 50m towards M'scala (left side). http://w...
by MWP admin
Mon Sep 05, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: Sponsorships anf fundings.
Topic: Sponsorships, advertisments and funds
Replies: 0
Views: 8550

Sponsorships, advertisments and funds

This vast website needs some funds to keep running up and cover expenses and time dedication. I am open handed to any kind of sponsorship, financial aids, and commercial advertisment deals so that I can keep improving and working on the the site (always in my free time!) and so put butter on my brea...