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What

Figwort Family (Family Scrophulariaceae)

Observer

joeysantore

Date

September 12, 2021 05:00 PM SAST

Description

Possibly Manulea

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What

Gemsbok (Oryx gazella ssp. gazella)

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markuslilje

Date

September 5, 2016 12:23 PM HST

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What

Karoo Balbyter Sugar Ant (Camponotus fulvopilosus)

Observer

flippie1971

Date

May 26, 2017

Description

Karoo balbyter major


Found in the veld patrolling this rock.

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Observer

richardadcock

Date

August 9, 2014

Description

Long tongue - sweet tooth


Very meticulously visits each flower and remembers each so not to waste valuable energy. That long proboscis is inserted all the way and only takes about one second to get at the nectar and then move on.
Pic 4 shows how the fly's face comes into contact with the anthers and pic 5-7 shows the purple pollen adhering.

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Sundews (Genus Drosera)

Observer

charles_stirton

Description

New species of Drosera (2011)


Large mats of Droseras in a seepage area in 5-10 cm deep sand overlying rock sheets. Population of hundreds of plants and 3 times as many as seen in 2011 than in 2012 (see 2012 previous post http://www.ispot.org.za/node/214440 ) which was a drier year locally.

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What

Brown Sugar Ant (Camponotus bertolonii)

Observer

flippie1971

Date

August 6, 2016

Description

Camponotus dicksoni Majors


After recently posting on the Minors of this species which were collected by Peter Slingsby I managed to find some Majors yesterday. They were nesting in an old rotten piece of wood. They measure somewhere in the 7-7.5mm range. There are some naked pupae visible in the second image. I added a post on the Minors of this nest here: http://www.ispotnature.org/node/824318. The first post I did on the minors is what I base this ID on. See here: http://www.ispotnature.org/node/819779.

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What

Angolan Reed Frog (Hyperolius parallelus)

Observer

juddpatterson

Date

March 20, 2015 08:32 AM EDT

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What

Match Sambreeltjie (Hessea breviflora)

Observer

alanhorstmann

Date

May 25, 2016

Description

Hessea breviflora


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Cinnamon Sambreeltjie (Hessea cinnamomea)

Observer

alexlansdowne

Date

July 2, 2016

Description

Hessea cinnamomea


This area burnt last year (2015), where a few hundred of these phyrophytes flowered.
Followed up this year - two flowering observed. Could be very few more. Thick vegetation for bugs to navigate - don't seem well pollinated.
All inflorescences face north.

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What

Bianconi's Brown Sugar Ant (Camponotus bianconii)

Observer

flippie1971

Date

July 4, 2016

Description

Camponotus


These ants were collected by Peter Slingsby at Silvermine. We thought it might be C bertolonii but there is more yellow present than I expected from Peter's drawings. I will therefore leave the ID up to him. The majors measured just over 8mm and the minors in the 6.5 - 7mm range. There were some inbetweeners also. A couple of the minors were found dead in the sample bottle. I mounted one of these for a portrait or two.

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Observer

riana60

Date

August 20, 2016

Description

Glitter beetle


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What

Southern and Eastern African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus ssp. jubatus)

Observer

carolyneaton

Date

July 2015

Description

These cheetah cubs are about 5 months old and a complete handful for their mother but she seemed expert at keeping them healthy and safe.
Explore #6
More on Facebook www.facebook.com/CarolynEatonPhotography

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What

Sweet Yellow Eveninglily (Hesperantha flava)

Observer

botaneek

Date

May 17, 2016

Description

Hesperantha flava


very poorly known species, with only 3 or 4 records, from Steinkopf to Matjiesfontein; fairly common, but very local, on thin shale rock sheets; plants to 5cm tall; fls only open half and hour before sunset and remain open all night; extremely sweetly scented; no evident threats, although a large wind farm is proposed for this property

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What

Mountain-Rose Sugarbush (Protea nana)

Observer

muonmo

Date

May 29, 2016

Description

Mountain Rose


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What

Shuttlecock Egg Cowrie (Volva volva)

Observer

fabri

Date

February 22, 2017

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Observer

jaunnemarelize

Date

October 17, 2019 10:18 AM SAST

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Observer

bushboy

Date

October 20, 2019 12:21 PM SAST

Description

Finally! Got the enterprising artiste

Nest construction in dark passage leading to my study on plaque on cloakroom door. Interrupted her carrying mud ball at 12:19. Happily she came back to smooth the hastily-placed ball after I'd turned on the passage light to get better shots.
By 15:59 she'd completed the nest, leaving the top unsealed to insert her caterpillar host.
Last pic shows an old nest (summer 2018) with sealed top on a wall-hanging on the opposite side of the same passage. The hatched wasp has obviously chewed its way out the side.

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What

Woolly Sugarfountain (Seetzenia lanata)

Observer

botaneek

Date

September 6, 2019 02:46 PM SAST

Description

recently burnt clay gravels, common; nectar drops visited by ants

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What

Common Spiny Flower Mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi)

Observer

kfinn

Date

August 17, 2019 11:14 AM SAST

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What

Namib Sand Gecko (Pachydactylus rangei)

Observer

laurent_h

Date

June 9, 2019 09:10 PM SAST

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What

African Leopard (Panthera pardus ssp. pardus)

Observer

evan81

Date

April 2019

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What

Egg-eating Snake (Dasypeltis scabra)

Observer

willemvzyl

Date

October 14, 2018 07:18 AM SAST

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What

Southern Vine Snake (Thelotornis capensis ssp. capensis)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

October 28, 2018 01:11 PM SAST

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What

Shuttlecock Egg Cowrie (Volva volva)

Observer

seastung

Date

February 4, 2018 05:43 AM SAST

Description

seen at Stables in 35m of water

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What

Chalcidoid Wasps (Superfamily Chalcidoidea)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

February 5, 2018

Place

Hut path (Google, OSM)

Description

See previous observation https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9715149

The larvae spun themselves some sparse cocoons yesterday and are now sitting quietly. The caterpillar succumbed sometime yesterday.

Update: 17 Feb 2018
Adults :
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9904574