Sardegna naturalist trip

Sardegna naturalist trip

Postby Robin Duborget » Thu May 18, 2017 7:41 pm

Hello guys,

I was in Sardegna with my wife during two weeks in April, looking for Speleomantes, turtles, but also endemic flowers and insects (Pamphagus sardeus !).
With the profusion of bibliography in english and italian about herpetofauna in Sardegna it was quite easy to see most species (apart Speleomantes sarrabusensis).

Here the species we saw :
Testudo marginata :
IMG_9873(forum).jpg
IMG_9873(forum).jpg (161.87 KiB) Viewed 2884 times

IMG_9916(forum).jpg
IMG_9916(forum).jpg (168.62 KiB) Viewed 2882 times


The biggest (near 40 cm !) :
IMG_6635 (1280x853)forum.jpg
IMG_6635 (1280x853)forum.jpg (219.77 KiB) Viewed 2882 times


Testudo graeca (very common, in "sandy" places around Oristano) :
IMG_1266 (1280x853)forum.jpg
IMG_1266 (1280x853)forum.jpg (164.59 KiB) Viewed 2882 times


Speleomantes supramontis :
IMG_0425(forum).jpg
IMG_0425(forum).jpg (115.1 KiB) Viewed 2882 times

IMG_0460(forum).jpg
IMG_0460(forum).jpg (170.81 KiB) Viewed 2882 times


Speleomantes flavus :
IMG_1324(forum).jpg
IMG_1324(forum).jpg (133.71 KiB) Viewed 2670 times


Speleomantes imperialis :
IMG_0757(forum).jpg
IMG_0757(forum).jpg (204.77 KiB) Viewed 2670 times


Speleomantes genei (or Atylodes genei ?) :
ssp A :
IMG_4691(forum).jpg
IMG_4691(forum).jpg (161.32 KiB) Viewed 2716 times


ssp B :
IMG_5341(forum).jpg
IMG_5341(forum).jpg (222.56 KiB) Viewed 2716 times


genei is my favourite, looking very different from the others and the continental species (and with a distinct evolutive history).

Euproctus platycephalus :
IMG_6176(forum).jpg
IMG_6176(forum).jpg (209.85 KiB) Viewed 2716 times

IMG_5988(forum).jpg
IMG_5988(forum).jpg (210.88 KiB) Viewed 2670 times

IMG_6049(forum).jpg
IMG_6049(forum).jpg (226.07 KiB) Viewed 2670 times


Brooks are very rare in Sardegna, so is the brook newt ...

On our "wish list" we have missed only sarrabusensis (hard to find outside winter), and Hemorrhois seems very hard to find.

And the Pamphagus sardeus, biggest grasshopper in Europe :
IMG_2475(forum).jpg
IMG_2475(forum).jpg (146.49 KiB) Viewed 2743 times


us :
IMG_0614(forum).jpg
IMG_0614(forum).jpg (134.81 KiB) Viewed 2743 times
with the Pamphagus (big !)
IMG_1908(forum).jpg
IMG_1908(forum).jpg (183.95 KiB) Viewed 2743 times


For the snake lovers :
IMG_4801(forum).jpg
IMG_4801(forum).jpg (225.18 KiB) Viewed 2670 times

IMG_4853(forum).jpg
IMG_4853(forum).jpg (192.6 KiB) Viewed 2670 times

IMG_4812(forum).jpg
IMG_4812(forum).jpg (155.98 KiB) Viewed 2670 times


For the naturalists, here the full report on flickr :
https://www.flickr.com/gp/141135600@N04/1T56N7

Robin
User avatar
Robin Duborget
 
Posts: 122
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:14 am
Hometown: Corte - Corsica
country: France

Re: Sardegna naturalist trip

Postby Robin Duborget » Thu May 18, 2017 8:02 pm

And again, bug ! Can't connect to the forum apart from my phone...
User avatar
Robin Duborget
 
Posts: 122
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:14 am
Hometown: Corte - Corsica
country: France

Re: Sardegna naturalist trip

Postby Bobby Bok » Fri May 19, 2017 7:10 pm

Hope the bug can be fixed, your images already look great and can't wait to see more!
User avatar
Bobby Bok
 
Posts: 952
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:11 pm
Hometown: Heemskerk
country: Netherlands

Re: Sardegna naturalist trip

Postby Robin Duborget » Fri May 19, 2017 8:30 pm

Not tonight ! I tried to upload the rest but the website has deconnected me (the pictures weight less than 200 ko so I don't understand why !).

You have the Flickr link for the pictures.
User avatar
Robin Duborget
 
Posts: 122
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:14 am
Hometown: Corte - Corsica
country: France

Re: Sardegna naturalist trip

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Fri May 19, 2017 8:58 pm

hah unlike You I had no luck with Chalcides chalcides when on sardegna, i was finding only Chalcides occeatus under stones
User avatar
Michal Szkudlarek
 
Posts: 1080
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:09 pm
Location: Poland
Hometown: ...
country: Poland

Re: Sardegna naturalist trip

Postby Andre Schmid » Fri May 19, 2017 9:12 pm

Very nice and beautiful cettis in your flickr link!
User avatar
Andre Schmid
 
Posts: 649
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:38 pm
Hometown: Rottweil
country: Germany

Re: Sardegna naturalist trip

Postby Ilian Velikov » Fri May 19, 2017 9:25 pm

Also great tortoise photos. Thanks for those! Not enough of them here.
Ilian Velikov
 
Posts: 1211
Joined: Thu May 21, 2009 12:19 pm
Hometown: Pravets
country: Bulgaria

Re: Sardegna naturalist trip

Postby Robin Duborget » Sun May 21, 2017 4:34 pm

Thanks !

I tried to upload some pictures, did it for some of them but the site deconnected me after editing.

So the full report will be only on flickr :)

Robin
User avatar
Robin Duborget
 
Posts: 122
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:14 am
Hometown: Corte - Corsica
country: France


Return to Italy and Malta

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest