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Post by Conchiolin » Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:35 am

What do you think about this one folks.
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Post by RB » Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:47 am

Ah yes, forgot the name but I think something to do with "skipper"

Not uncommon - at the right time of year of course.

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Post by Haas » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:28 pm

It is a Pygmy Skipper - Gegenes pumilio or a Mediterranean Skipper - Genenes nostradamus (very difficult to see on a picture).

Probably a Pygmy based on this: http://www.mepa.org.mt/environment/inde ... base.asp&1 (choose 'insects' and then find 'pygmy')

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Post by Haas » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:32 pm

It is a Pygmy Skipper - Gegenes pumilio or a Mediterranean Skipper - Genenes nostradamus (very difficult to see on a picture).

Probably a Pygmy based on this: http://www.mepa.org.mt/environment/inde ... base.asp&1 (choose 'insects' and then find 'pygmy')

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Post by Conchiolin » Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:28 am

Thanks a lot Haas. Yes the one on mepa database is not really clear.
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Gegenes pumilio

Post by jonagius » Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:22 am

Hi,
Definitely it's a male Gegenes pumilio. This is the only recorded skipper in Malta till now. The markings of G. nostrodamus are different.
Well done for the photo. I really like it :-)
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Post by Haas » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:27 pm

I also have seen one skipper recorded from Malta.

BUT I found this link, which shows a skipper, that is NOT a Gegenes:

http://www.searchmalta.com/cgi-local/ph ... =3&brand=0

In fact, I am pretty sure that the picture shows a Large Skipper Ochlodes faunus.

Of Course, I have no idea of the quality of this observation, but the the fact that the observer thought that she was photografing a pretty flower makes it interesting.

I spend my summer holliday, may 17 - 24 2008, in Malta, and I was looking especially for this species since I know it very well from Denmark where it is very common.

Any comments Jonathan??

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Post by Conchiolin » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:31 pm

Hey thanks jonagius! hmmm things are getting interesting.......
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