|Thymelicus hamza 2426 male, 2427 male, 2428 female, 2429 female. Figures in Charles Oberthür's Faune des Lepidopteres de la Barbarie. Etudes de Lepidopterologie comparee.|
Thymelicus hamza, the Moroccan small skipper, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found in North Africa and from Anatolia to Turkestan.
Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. The group comprises the large superfamily Papilionoidea, which contains at least one former group, the skippers, and the most recent analyses suggest it also contains the moth-butterflies. Butterfly fossils date to the Paleocene, which was about 56 million years ago.
North Africa is a region encompassing the northern portion of the African continent. There is no singularly accepted scope for the region, and it is sometimes defined as stretching from the Atlantic shores of Morocco in the west, to Egypt's Suez Canal and the Red Sea in the east. Others have limited it to top North-Western countries like Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia, a region that was known by the French during colonial times as “Afrique du Nord” and is known by all Arabs as the Maghreb. The most commonly accepted definition includes Algeria, Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, the 6 countries that shape the top North of the African continent. Meanwhile, “North Africa”, particularly when used in the term North Africa and the Middle East, often refers only to the countries of the Maghreb and Libya. Egypt, being also part of the Middle East, is often considered separately, due to being both North African and Middle Eastern at the same time. North Africa includes a number of Spanish and Portuguese possessions, Plazas de soberanía, Ceuta and Melilla and the Canary Islands and Madeira. The countries of North Africa share a common ethnic, cultural and linguistic identity that is unique to this region. Northwest Africa has been inhabited by Berbers since the beginning of recorded history, while the eastern part of North Africa has been home to the Egyptians. Between the A.D. 600s and 1000s, Arabs from the Middle East swept across the region in a wave of Muslim conquest. These peoples, physically quite similar, formed a single population in many areas, as Berbers and Egyptians merged into Arabic and Muslim culture. This process of Arabization and Islamization has defined the cultural landscape of North Africa ever since.
Anatolia, also known as Asia Minor, Asian Turkey, the Anatolian peninsula, or the Anatolian plateau, is the westernmost protrusion of Asia, which makes up the majority of modern-day Turkey. The region is bounded by the Black Sea to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, the Armenian Highlands to the east, and the Aegean Sea to the west. The Sea of Marmara forms a connection between the Black and Aegean Seas through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits and separates Anatolia from Thrace on the European mainland.
The length of the forewings is 11–13 mm. Adults are on wing from May to June in one generation.
Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country located in the Maghreb region of North West Africa with an area of 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi). Its capital is Rabat, the largest city Casablanca. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Morocco claims the areas of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, all of them under Spanish jurisdiction.
Algeria, officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. The capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the far north of the country on the Mediterranean coast. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest in Africa. Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the west by Morocco, to the southwest by the Western Saharan territory, Mauritania, and Mali, to the southeast by Niger, and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The country is a semi-presidential republic consisting of 48 provinces and 1,541 communes (counties). It has the highest Human development index of all non-island African countries.
Tunisia (officially the Republic of Tunisia) is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, covering 165,000 square kilometres. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is the northernmost point on the African continent. It is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Tunisia's population was 11.435 million in 2017. Tunisia's name is derived from its capital city, Tunis, which is located on its northeast coast.
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Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri, the Hook Hand or simply Abu Hamza, is an Egyptian cleric who was the imam of Finsbury Park Mosque in London, England, where he preached Islamic fundamentalism and militant Islamism.
Thymelicus is a Palearctic genus in the skipper butterfly family, Hesperiidae. It is the only member of the tribe Thymelini, but many skipper butterflies are yet to be assigned to tribes, so this might change eventually.
Hamza (ء) is a letter in the Arabic alphabet, representing the glottal stop although it is not one of the 28 "full" letters of Arabic.
La Dépêche marocaine was a daily francophone Moroccan newspaper published in Tangier.
Hamza Koudri is an Algerian footballer who plays as a midfielder for USM Alger in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.
Mohamed Rouicha was a Moroccan folk singer. His songs often contain themes such as love and life in Morocco. His most famous songs are "Ya lehbiba", "bini w'binek darou lehdouden" and "Inas inas".
Hamza is a masculine given name in the Muslim world, derived from the Arabic word ḥamuza, meaning strong or steadfast. It was borne by one of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad's uncles, Hamza ibn Abd al-Muttalib, an early Islamic convert renowned for his strength and bravery in battle.
Hamza Abourazzouk is a Moroccan footballer. He currently plays as a striker for JS Massira. He played for Morocco in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification round, scoring against Ivory Coast in the first match.
Hamza Driouch is a Qatari track and field athlete. He was born in Guelmim, Morocco.
Hamza Sakhi is a Moroccan footballer who plays for FC Sochaux-Montbéliard on loan from Auxerre as an attacking midfielder.
The Voice Kids: Ahla Sawt is an Arabic TV Series airing on MBC 1. It premiered on January 2, 2016. The three judges for the inaugural season were Tamer Hosny, Nancy Ajram and Kathem Al-Saher. There are four stages starting with the Blind Auditions. Contestants sing without being seen by the judges. If a coach likes the contestant's performance, they turn their chair. Each coach is allowed to have 15 contestants on their team.
Hamza Sanhaji is a Qatari footballer. He currently plays for Al-Markhiya on loan from Al-Sadd.
The 2016 UNAF U-17 Tournament was the thirteenth edition of the UNAF U-17 Tournament. The tournament took place in Rabat, Morocco, from May 28 to June 4, 2016.
Hamza Mendyl is a Moroccan footballer who currently plays as a left-back for Schalke 04.
Events in the year 2017 in Morocco.
Hamza El Kaouakibi is an Italy-born Moroccan football player. He plays for Pistoiese on loan from Bologna. He also holds Italian citizenship.