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by D. Cilia
Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Marine biology
Topic: help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 17730

JP: I perfectly agree, its a bit more fun, social and 'easy' to ask on the forum - I just wanted to advertise the fauna page :P (well to be serious, just wanted to let you know about that page) That page is very good especially for the commoner species needed to be identified, though as you said in...
by D. Cilia
Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Beautiful big bee
Replies: 6
Views: 11870

MWP admin wrote:Give it a brush :-)
hahaha :-D
by D. Cilia
Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 13699

1 - unclear, could be Tetralonia berlandi
2 - Cerambyx? the hair is puzzling though. look at the thread started by RB for more info
3 - Megascolia flavifrons
4 - probably Oxythyrea funesta
5 - Scarabeus variolosus
by D. Cilia
Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: another one
Replies: 13
Views: 30689

I've read recently that many of the smaller bats actually use their front wings as stilts to run on... perhaps this was caught in the act?
by D. Cilia
Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: a special one
Replies: 8
Views: 21361

Ouch that was an efficient trap :) But I do not think it's canariensis or pinea either...
by D. Cilia
Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: a special one
Replies: 8
Views: 21361

Re: a special one

jackpot wrote::D
Pinus halepensis? Or is there something I'm not seeing?
by D. Cilia
Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Beautiful big bee
Replies: 6
Views: 11870

Xylocopa violacea, the poor thing has a damaged left wing...
by D. Cilia
Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: 4 quizzies
Replies: 22
Views: 49775

beżqa ta’ daqquqa kaħla? :lol:
by D. Cilia
Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: A nest of rare primitives was found
Replies: 25
Views: 59237

The variegated Aspidistra is beautiful, never seen any like it!
by D. Cilia
Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: For D Cilia - Q about Longhorned beetles in Malta
Replies: 7
Views: 26159

Agreed, both carinatus and nodulosus seem very likely. but at least you got it narrowed down to a genus :) I've seen some of these on Prunus at Rabat, but that was quite some time ago and I do not recall if they had the same metallic tinge as these, furthermore they were covered in sawdust making it...
by D. Cilia
Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: News + Announcements
Topic: Major update of MaltaWildPlants with 1000+ species listed!
Replies: 6
Views: 19812

WOW! So that's why you were absent from this forum on the past few days. Congratulations, and I want to let you know I'd volunteer for co-operation if needed (unfortunately not for programming though!).

Prosit once again.
by D. Cilia
Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: quiz
Replies: 14
Views: 33369

Btw il-Pine: I carried some dried german sausages with me because I know a Maltese lady who likes them, but finally I had to eat them by myself- may be next time another try or I put those much smaller ones next year at the tree! :D Those sausages are truly delicious stuff, maybe we should try spli...
by D. Cilia
Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: For D Cilia - Q about Longhorned beetles in Malta
Replies: 7
Views: 26159

If it is indeed Cerambyx , you should eventually find specimens with antennae longer or equal to its body; these are the males. They look pretty identical to the females excepting the 'longhorns'. Adult population will increase in early summer so perhaps that's the best time to remove as many as you...
by D. Cilia
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: For D Cilia - Q about Longhorned beetles in Malta
Replies: 7
Views: 26159

Hey! I assume the larva is a wood-eating grub, sounds like a species from the Cerambycidae family. There are some 38 species in Malta so perhaps identification is not so easy. You might try sending pictures in an email to specialists (check PM) or browse http://www.cerambycoidea.com/gallery.asp whic...
by D. Cilia
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: common ornamentals for ID
Replies: 4
Views: 15036

Wow, thanks! Never even heard of that palm species. I figured the yucca would be a little more confusing to identify and indeed you echo my thoughts :-D
by D. Cilia
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: A nest of rare primitives was found
Replies: 25
Views: 59237

Here is a couple of Cyrtomium falcatum young plants which I managed to grow from spores. This was my first venture in trying out ferns and the future looks promising! :-D
by D. Cilia
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: common ornamentals for ID
Replies: 4
Views: 15036

Thank you! I will post pictures if my seeds eventually germinate.
by D. Cilia
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: cute little creature
Replies: 3
Views: 10239

Image

This is Nabis capsiformis, which is frequent in Malta and seems to be similar to your specimen.
by D. Cilia
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: cute little creature
Replies: 3
Views: 10239

Looks like Heteroptera, family Nabidae, but otherwise it's hard to recognise for an amateur.

The substrate looks like the termination of the anterior limb of a Homo sapiens :lol:
by D. Cilia
Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: common ornamentals for ID
Replies: 4
Views: 15036

common ornamentals for ID

As the title says, these are ornamentals not wild, but I'd appreciate any help in determining the exact species, especially of the yucca and the palm. Does the first plant grow easily from seeds? It looks beautiful and I've collected some of the olive-like seeds with the intent of propagating them. ...
by D. Cilia
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: New Book about Maltese flora - 500 plants listed!
Replies: 28
Views: 63579

Is the companion volume to this out yet?
by D. Cilia
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: some maltese typicals!
Replies: 6
Views: 20292

Here it is... encrusting rhodophytes on a marine gastropod :-D
by D. Cilia
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Wied Blandun re-afforestation
Replies: 1
Views: 9871

Good news, I hope your last sentence is actualised. Some spots are literally choked with the used plastic syringes. That place would be a truly beautiful valley if people just leave it alone.

Did the afforestation project include extermination of the Arundo? It clogs up far too much of the place.
by D. Cilia
Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: some maltese typicals!
Replies: 6
Views: 20292

Not snail eggs, but a snail is involved indirectly :)
by D. Cilia
Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: some maltese typicals!
Replies: 6
Views: 20292

awesome haha, i guess that was a bit on the easier side wasn't it? two are inaccurate (convulvulus hawkmoth not death's head, and octopus is correct)

we'll see if anyone knows what the blobs are!
by D. Cilia
Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: some maltese typicals!
Replies: 6
Views: 20292

some maltese typicals!

Following jp's quiz I've decided to try my hand at asking a couple of questions. Note that this is my first quiz so I don't know whether it will be easy or difficult (though I suppose the former is more likely!). Hints: all the creatures are very typical of Malta and the first picture is not the vil...
by D. Cilia
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: 4 quizzies
Replies: 22
Views: 49775

are these all 'native' Maltese organisms? (the chameleon is not native but still...). I'd also like to know the name of that lepidoptera please.
by D. Cilia
Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: 4 quizzies
Replies: 22
Views: 49775

Didn't know animals were possible as well!

#1 looks like reptile skin (gecko tail??)
#2 is some bony appendage like a cassowary's crest
#4: Cladonia sp.? no idea otherwise
by D. Cilia
Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Dark Green Leaves
Replies: 34
Views: 91281

Ficus alii looks interesting, never saw an actual 'live' one. But I'd have to say my favourite species is carica 8)
by D. Cilia
Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 50
Replies: 28
Views: 62163

MWP admin wrote:"The Maglio Gardens is a long and narrow strip where novices of the order were expected to exercise." Is it that near the Graneries (il-Gnien ta' Hdejn il-Fossos) ?
That's it, 'Il-Mall' in Maltese.