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Post by MWP admin » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:33 pm

Is this the endemic hawk moth. I was told that there are two species in Malta - can it be identified from the photo, or the differences are minimal?


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PS - I have not tampered with the wing of the insect - it was found like that on Euphorbia melitensiscovered by Cascuta spp. Probably today's strong wind has caused this
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Post by robcar » Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:42 pm

There are six species of hawk moth in Malta (excluding another one which has only been recorded a couple of times) - two of these are somewhat similar to the one in your photo (Hyles sp.)

Your photo is not the endemic H. sammuti (H.tithymali sammuti) - it is in fact Hyles livornica (Striped hawk moth) - considered to be common (as is H. sammuti)

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Post by MWP admin » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:14 pm

Thanks pine - very informative :wink:
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Post by robcar » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:50 pm

Thanks robcar not pine :lol: :lol:

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Post by MWP admin » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:11 am

Ooopppsss !!! I was sleepy last night - sorry.
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Post by IL-PINE » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:41 am

:lol:

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