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by IL-PINE
Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: ID
Replies: 5
Views: 13152

The first is the common Ferrusacia folliculus (Gmelin, 1791) which is sometimes even found in gardens but is more common in garigues. The second is Tudorella sulcata melitense (Sowerby, 1843) which is now recognised as an endemic very common garigue species. Another similar species is found in Malta...
by IL-PINE
Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Centipede
Replies: 7
Views: 16204

I recall a friend of mine who tried to catch one of those as Stephens' and he started shouting as it bit him. Apparently it seems to have a painful bite!
by IL-PINE
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: tree id pls
Replies: 7
Views: 14098

prosit! never saw such plants
by IL-PINE
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Cremnophyton lanfrancoi
Replies: 7
Views: 21348

It is legally protected yes. Besides being endemic also the genus is endemic. I believe it was once brought on a website as one of the 50 rarest Mediterranean species.
by IL-PINE
Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Explorations, excursions and walks in the countryside
Topic: The peril of tac-'Cawl' - 12 Nov 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 21163

Our MWP impresses us with his finds, with his scientific eagerness and sometimes also with his madness!
:)
x'ma nhobbukx :lol:
by IL-PINE
Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: A trifolium that applies make-up on the leaves
Replies: 4
Views: 10816

never really saw this!
by IL-PINE
Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62621

ok gbin
usually we do not use neither english nor maltese names - just scientific. cheers
by IL-PINE
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62621

There are other Jujubinus species around the Maltese Islands, but I still have not encountered with any of them.
by IL-PINE
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Plant Identification?
Replies: 8
Views: 15185

I think it is Stephanotis. Then it will break up and release seeds ala Periploca.
by IL-PINE
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: tree id pls
Replies: 7
Views: 14098

It is definitely an ornamental. I cannot figure it out. Will try using Profs book.
by IL-PINE
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Water Lilies in Malta
Replies: 6
Views: 15608

I remember seeing them in a park somewhere along with the yellow water iris.
by IL-PINE
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62621

Jujubinus exasperatus

Another common species around the Maltese Islands found in shallow waters among Posidonia and often found beached in large numbers on shores after storms. This is Jujubinus exasperatus (Pennant, 1777). Specimen below were found beached at Gnejna in February 2002. Size 11mm Sometimes it is difficult ...
by IL-PINE
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62621

Jujubinus striatus

Some better photographs of Jujubinus striatus (Linnaeus, 1758), of a specimen found beached at Gnejna bay in February 2002. Size of around 5mm, these are the best photographs I could take![/i]
by IL-PINE
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62621

yes they are. slowly slowly will post more and more species of the family.
cheers
by IL-PINE
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62621

Jujubinus striatus

A common species found around our coasts in shallow waters, commonly found beached after bad weather. Size usually less than 10mm in size.
Below were found beached at Birzebbugia in March 2010.
by IL-PINE
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62621

Family Trochidae

This is a large family of some quite familiar species of shells around our islands.
Some photographs below.
by IL-PINE
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62621

Family Trochidae

Family Trochidae
by IL-PINE
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: A large Rock flower from Malta
Replies: 1
Views: 13615

how sweet!
by IL-PINE
Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Weird fruit-not apple or lemon...
Replies: 26
Views: 39848

obviously I agree with MWP's advice :-D
by IL-PINE
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: MaltaWildPlants.com Bulletins
Topic: A FLORISTIC SURVEY ON TAC-CAWL AND TAL-HALFA ROCKS
Replies: 3
Views: 18936

wow prosit!
so you swam to the islets? with the camera and notebook :P

keep it up!
at least a detailed survey of the flora of these rocks was finally written !
by IL-PINE
Thu May 05, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: The impossible one!
Replies: 5
Views: 10700

heh
sherlock holmes you are :P
by IL-PINE
Thu May 05, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Ononis biflora ?
Replies: 5
Views: 11922

x'taghmel!
by IL-PINE
Thu May 05, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: What kind of insect is this ?
Replies: 3
Views: 10142

it is called an earwig. which species it is no idea!
by IL-PINE
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Is this Centaurea nicaeensis?
Replies: 2
Views: 8067

C. melitensis was described from specimens brought from Malta if i recall.
by IL-PINE
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Ballota or Marrubium(!) ?
Replies: 3
Views: 8996

seems a hairy ballota :P
by IL-PINE
Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: An aquatic plant (never seen one alike)
Replies: 5
Views: 12642

no idea whatsoever!
by IL-PINE
Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: A big Ranunculus ...
Replies: 2
Views: 7997

not to disappoint you but I think it is a big Ranunculus muricatus....[/i]
by IL-PINE
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Spergularia and bracts
Replies: 16
Views: 33851

we need seeds :P that's what we need!
however triangular stipule = nicaaensis or bocconei
by IL-PINE
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Spergularia and bracts
Replies: 16
Views: 33851

Spergularia salina = Spergularia marina.
by IL-PINE
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Spergularia and bracts
Replies: 16
Views: 33851

will visit the area again next few weeks. cheers :)