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by IL-PINE
Tue May 15, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Food and Fodder Plants of Malta
Replies: 4
Views: 11631

the problems is time! sorting time for plants between, work, family, and commitments is problematic!

Once again a big thanks for Profs Weber's time and investment in our flora!
by IL-PINE
Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Ophrys
Replies: 6
Views: 13366

10x xilpa and MWP
by IL-PINE
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: An aquatic plant (never seen one alike)
Replies: 5
Views: 12602

did you by any chance identify this plant MWP?
by IL-PINE
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Ophrys
Replies: 6
Views: 13366

I add mine from Dingli
by IL-PINE
Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Orchis conica
Replies: 2
Views: 8756

yep, I have seen also all white.
by IL-PINE
Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Ophrys
Replies: 6
Views: 13366

For me a type of Ophrys fusca.
I'll leave it for MWP for which type :-D
by IL-PINE
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62453

Gibbula philberti (Recluz, 1843)

Another rare species which is however quite frequent at Gnejna Bay. My specimens were found beached there. This species has 3-4 rather strong concentric cords on the last whorl that are characteristic. Reaches up to 11mm in size.
by IL-PINE
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Black wasp with white wooly hair
Replies: 3
Views: 12117

or busufus melitensis :o
by IL-PINE
Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62453

Gibbula guttadauri (Philippi, 1836)

A rare species around our shores reaching mostly up to 6mm in size. Has characteristic structure with 4 strong concentric cords with fine oblique lamellae between cords. My only specimen of around 3mm was found beached at Pretty Bay.
by IL-PINE
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Two more for il-Pine
Replies: 6
Views: 15922

ifhem you could have split them, but sometimes you might not realise that they are different species :lol:
by IL-PINE
Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62453

quite a complex and common family :-D
by IL-PINE
Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62453

Gibbula umbilicaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Another common species found beached on many coasts. Differs from Gibbula ardens, by having a narrow aperture and being more flattened in aspect.
by IL-PINE
Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Two more for il-Pine
Replies: 6
Views: 15922

1st one is the very common Cochlicella acuta. 2nd mollusc is a juvenile, probably of the edible Cantaerus asperus.
by IL-PINE
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: Hymenochaetaceae sp. ????
Replies: 5
Views: 15461

interesting, with a more interesting family name!
by IL-PINE
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: News + Announcements
Topic: Input data and pics for fauna species
Replies: 1
Views: 7224

no problem king! :-D
by IL-PINE
Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Small snails from Magun, Qala
Replies: 2
Views: 9522

seems to be our endemic Trochoidea spratti, which is found in various forms from flat to that shape and in various colours! It is so variable that in the past, around 20 different species were described!
by IL-PINE
Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62453

Gibbula ardens (von Salis, 1793)

Another common and widespread species, the larger Gibbula ardens which can reach up to 15mm in size.
Differs from Gibbula umbilicaris in having a large aperture and a columellar fold. From other Gibbula species in having a deep channelled suture and the columellar fold.
by IL-PINE
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Tropical looking ornamental tree (Xewkija)
Replies: 7
Views: 18280

hehe how is our dear Jackpot!

regards the tree, never saw anything like it in Malta :shock:
by IL-PINE
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62453

Gibbula varia

Just started the genus Gibbula.
The first species is the very common Gibbula varia. As it's name implies it is very variable in colouration which vaires from dirty white to reddish-brown. It is a flattish species with a deep and wide umbilicus. Sculpture is limited to concentric (circular) cords.
by IL-PINE
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62453

just bought a microscope, should be able to take photographs of tiny shells now. :-D
by IL-PINE
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62453

sent an sms today. cheers
by IL-PINE
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62453

the bluish is normal, the artefact is the brownish around (its soil!)
by IL-PINE
Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62453

Clanculus cruciatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Another frequent species found in shallow waters under stones and often found beached.
by IL-PINE
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Another for Il-Pine
Replies: 10
Views: 20911

not certain 100%, but probably Pleurodiscus balmei (Potiez & Michaud, 1838). A common and widespread species.
by IL-PINE
Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Another for Il-Pine
Replies: 10
Views: 20911

we should have asked the snail itself, he would have given us his name :-D
beautiful photographs as always, will check tomorrow and reply.
by IL-PINE
Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Family Trochidae
Replies: 24
Views: 62453

Clanculus jussieui (Payraudeau, 1826)

another common species from shallow bays - Clanculus jussieui . It is a small species reaching a maximum of 13mm in size. The genus Clanculus is distinguished by the fact that they have a toothed columella. Clanculus jussieui is distinguished from other members of the genus as it has a smooth shell ...
by IL-PINE
Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Another for Il-Pine
Replies: 10
Views: 20911

can't really understand the shell. can you tell me the size?
will need further research. will reply in a couple of days.
by IL-PINE
Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: No Comments Corner
Topic: No Comments - MWP 08 (What came from d sea goes back to sea)
Replies: 2
Views: 8576

wow!
well Qormi valley was flowing with water of the same colour.
by IL-PINE
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: ID
Replies: 5
Views: 13123

beautiful photographs, as always!
by IL-PINE
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Centipede
Replies: 7
Views: 16165

ahh