I have been studying butterfies and moths from the 1970's to this day. My interests is mostly in the local species but I have also insects from all families and from all over the world.
Have collected in many countries such as Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, France, Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Turkey, Morocco and recently in French Guiana (South America).
Published articles about Lepidoptera in various international and local scientific entomological journals.
Sometimes I also try to breed butterflies and moths in order to study thier life cycles.
Some information about Malta.
Malta became a Republic in 1974 and from May 2004 joined the European Union.
The Maltese Islands have a pleasantly sunny climate with a daily average of around 12 hours sunshine in summer going down to 5 to 6 hours in mid-winter.
Annual rainfall is low, averaging 568mm a year. Bathing in the sea is quite possible well into the ‘winter' months, and the peak beach season can last until mid- to late October.