I saw this guy out in the bushes by my house one day. He (or she? I can't tell) was beautiful, so I snapped a photo.
This looks like it could maybe be a widow spider, but I'm not really sure.
Saw these bee-eaters at Chobe, but I don't know the species!
This plant doesn't look very interesting, but it's a living fossil!
Did some more research and found the genus. I could be wrong about the species, though.
Most likely a Trombidium holosericeum near Windhoek. I love these guys!
I found this yellow flower crab spider when I was hiking Fish River Canyon. I believe it's a Thomisus genus but I could be wrong. Don't know the species.
Some tadpoles I saw swimming right near Epupa Falls.
I don't even know what Order this thing belongs too, it's one of the most bizarre insects I've ever seen. There were a buttload of what looked like silk threads sprouting from its butt. Any help identifying it would be appreciated.
Caught this one outside my house one night. If someone knows what those weird white things coming out of its abdomen and hind legs are in the last photo, please tell me!
A trapdoor spider chillin' in one of the teacher's huts.
This dude was huge! He was crawling around my yard one day.
I saw this guy on a leaf of a spice plantation in Zanzibar. There were swarms of them everywhere, but I'm not an ant specialist so I have no idea what they are.
Another large emperor moth I saw at my school one day.
Beautiful hornbill right on our campsite near Brandberg Mountain.
A green sphinx moth outside my house.
Some kind of skink near Epupa Falls.
Some macro shots of a wallspider outside my house and its molt.
At first I thought this was a violin spider, but the speckled pattern on the abdomen makes me second-guess myself, since usually violin spiders have plain colored abdomens. It was also just slightly larger than violin spiders usually are. Any help would be nice!
I'm not a beetle specialist, so I don't know if the ID here is totally accurate, I just took a guess. I believe this is a female.
Another little crabby guy I saw in Stone Town, Zanzibar.
I believe this is some type of sand wasp, not sure of the genus.
I only saw this guy because he kept jumping around, but he looks exactly like the rocks. He had beautiful pink wings but I couldn't get a shot of them! Possibly a Sphingonotus sp.?
I believe this is some species of cotton bug, but another verification would be nice!
I saw this tiny purple crab near Henties Bay. Not sure what family or anything else.
I thought this was the Predatory Bush Cricket (Saga pedo) at first, but that is a wingless species, so I'm not sure what this is now.