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Lace Monitor (Varanus varius) Varanus varius

Observer

galanite665

Date

November 27, 2014 05:38 PM CET

Place

8.85207..., 7.88806... (Google, OSM)

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fish-hooks (Uncinia clavata) Uncinia clavata

Observer

galanite665

Date

November 27, 2014 05:36 PM CET

Place

8.85208..., 7.88806... (Google, OSM)

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Family Coccinellidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

September 4, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Housefly-Black ladybird relationship. On citrus tree.

The presence of the aphids on the tree is what actually attracted the ladybird to this habitat. Their larvae are known to check aphid population.

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Arctiidae Subfamily Arctiinae

Observer

dotun55

Date

October 24, 2014

Place

Imota, Lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

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African weaver ant Oecophylla longinoda

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 28, 2014

Place

Imota, Lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Big ants with large, segmented abdomen hurdled on the under side of a leaf.

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Cockroach Order Blattodea

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 23, 2014

Place

Imota, Lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

It is peculiar for a cockroach to be coloured green. The normal colour is brown.

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Leaf beetle Family Chrysomelidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 11, 2014

Place

Imota, Lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

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Ladybird Beetles Family Coccinellidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

September 4, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Newly moulted

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Blowflies Family Calliphoridae

Observer

dotun55

Date

September 4, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Housefly-Black ladybird relationship. On citrus tree.

The presence of the aphids on the tree is what actually attracted the ladybird to this habitat. Their larvae are known to check aphid population.

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Skinks Family Scincidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 18, 2014

Place

Imota, Lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Seen gliding down the tarmac at evening.

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Subfamily Brachininae

Observer

dotun55

Date

May 21, 2014

Place

Woji, Port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Pointing the flash light on them disrupted their dinner of cockroach carcass. This is one of the two that fled in opposite directions. They often return when the coast is clear again to hunt for food.

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Mantidflies Family Mantispidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

September 18, 2014

Place

Woji, port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

On a leaf on citrus tree. Appeared to be having breakfast when spotted.

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 3, 2014

Place

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

On the foliage of swamp vegetation. Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos.

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 3, 2014

Place

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

On the foliage of the swampy vegetation.

Lekki Concervation Centre.

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Family Drilidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 14, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

The larva that has snails for lunch.

It is definitely amazing that a creature as 'trivial' as a caterpillar ‎could pose a huge threat to a creature larger than itself. This is a case similar to the proverbial ant that spooked the elephant.

Danger signals with a variety of colours; red, black and yellow are more familiar, and a combination of any two colours, or all‎, may well equate to being lethal. Creatures with these colours are often avoided like a plague. A tiny lesion-causing insect popularly known as 'papa' in this part, coloured exactly like this caterpillar is hard to forget. It must not be swatted against bare skin else... The coral snake is another classic example, with those ominous array of showy colours.‎

The terror inflicted on a snail on seeing the flesh-consuming larva approach is not hard to imagine. First, it may try to speed up (poor thing with no legs), or twirl its shell around an obstacle in order to dislodge a larva already onto it. Last resort is for the snail to retreat into its shell when it finds it impossible to outdo the relentless larva. But it often is a very bad idea that ends the long battle for survival if the snail does not withdraw leaving the face of its shell wedged against the ground. The larva would have the snail cornered, eat all of it and may even inhabit the shell for a while before going on subsequent hunts. The snail may however be toppled over depending on the size of its shell. Any snail that lives to see another is one that may have fallen off a height that had the larva removed on impact, or lost the caterpillar in the heat of the fight after rolling over an inclination.

This larva species, with black ants are largely responsible for snail mortality. They are the bane of snail farming.

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Rainbow Agama Agama agama

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 2, 2013

Place

Imota, Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

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Lappet Moths Family Lasiocampidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

August 4, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Eggs of a lasiocampidae moth metamorphose to larvae stage on citrus tree.

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Band-eyed drone fly Eristalinus taeniops

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 21, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Chilling, probably after having a good amount of pollen.

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Sand Wasps Genus Bembix

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 23, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

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Dappled Monarch Tirumala petiverana

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 20, 2013

Place

Imota, Lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Puddling on a cobbled car park

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Family Lasiocampidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

August 8, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

On the citrus tree at sunset.

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Family Asilidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 24, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Robberfly with prey on its perch under a palm tree.

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Gaudy commodore Precis octavia

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 21, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Found basking in the evening sun before moving to stay on this violet-flowered small hedge.

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Cucumber moth Diaphania indica

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 15, 2014

Place

Woji, port harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

On a flower shortly after a shower.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 20, 2014

Place

woji, port harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Tiny, oddly postured moth. Couldn't tell the head from the tail until I got a photograph.

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Gaudy commodore Precis octavia

Observer

dotun55

Date

December 5, 2013

Place

imota, lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Winter form.

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Common Fig-tree Blue Myrina silenus

Observer

dotun55

Date

September 12, 2013

Place

woji, port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Common Fig-tree Blue. Basking on frond of a young palm.

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Tiger Beetles Subfamily Cicindelinae

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 12, 2014

Place

Imota, Lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

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Fashion Commodore Precis pelarga

Observer

dotun55

Date

October 11, 2012

Place

Imota, Lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

dotun55

Date

March 22, 2014

Place

Imota, Lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

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moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

dotun55

Date

February 13, 2014

Place

Imota, Lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

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African Migrant Catopsilia florella

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 13, 2014

Place

port harcourt, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Yellow form. Female.

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Genus Chlidonoptera

Observer

dotun55

Date

May 11, 2014

Place

Imota, Lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

African flower mantis

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Similar Yellow Citrinophila similis

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 3, 2014

Place

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

In the cool of the forest.

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki, Lagos.

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Genus Tetrathemis

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 3, 2014

Place

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki, Lagos.

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Inspector Chalcostephia flavifrons

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 3, 2014

Place

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki.

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Genus Lophyra

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 11, 2014

Place

Woji, Port Harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Individuals in a grassy, sandy-soiled habitat with teeming population

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Mona monkey Cercopithecus mona

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 3, 2014

Place

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Mona monkeys.

Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.

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Flat-backed Millipedes Order Polydesmida

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 3, 2014

Place

Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

On the bark of a tree.

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Twister Tholymis tillarga

Observer

dotun55

Date

July 6, 2014

Place

port harcourt (Google, OSM)

Description

Passes for a Red Rock Dweller except for the black and white spots on its hind wings.

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Purple-brown Hairstreak Hypolycaena philippus

Observer

pward

Date

June 30, 2014

Place

Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

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Spotted Hairtail Anthene larydas

Observer

dotun55

Date

June 17, 2014

Place

Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Puddling

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Genus Coeliades

Observer

dotun55

Date

June 6, 2014

Place

port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Three Pip Policeman (Coeliades hanos)

Sleeping on citrus.

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Western Dotted Border Mylothris chloris

Observer

dotun55

Date

June 7, 2014

Place

port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Black, white and yellow winged pierid butterfly.

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Ensign Wasps Family Evaniidae

Observer

dotun55

Date

June 1, 2014

Place

port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Small black fly with elongated abdomen. Always found indoor.

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True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies Order Hemiptera

Observer

dotun55

Date

June 1, 2014

Place

Lagos, Nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Came to the light at night.

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Citrus Swallowtail Papilio demodocus

Observer

dotun55

Date

June 1, 2014

Place

port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Asleep on the part of the hedge under the umbrella tree. It was a rainy night.

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Citrus Swallowtail Papilio demodocus

Observer

dotun55

Date

May 30, 2014

Place

Woji, port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Larva of Citrus swallowtail butterfly on citrus tree.
A strange fly, possibly a mosquito was seen biting its neck. A similar fly was found on a branch not very far from the scene.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

dotun55

Date

May 31, 2014

Place

port harcourt, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Larva of sphinx moth on a plant in the garden. The light green and white colors, and subtle lines on its body facilitates its camouflage in this environment. It often mimics a leaf on a branch when it perceives trouble. This is a common tactic employed by hornworms to remain undetected by possible prey.
This hornworm is a voracious feeder. Found foraging on leaves almost all afternoon.

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Genus Hyperolius

Observer

dotun55

Date

April 12, 2014

Place

lagos, nigeria (Google, OSM)

Description

Basking, clung to a leaf.

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