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What

Common Octopus (Octopus vulgaris)

Observer

mariskadw

Date

January 19, 2023 06:41 PM SAST

Description

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What

Flowering Plants (Subphylum Angiospermae)

Observer

troos

Date

January 8, 2023 09:54 AM SAST

Description

Difficult…

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lucanus

Date

November 17, 2022 06:18 PM SAST

Description

Body length 3,5 cm

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Common Partridge Aloe (Gonialoe variegata)

Observer

athol_ferguson

Date

December 30, 2022 08:01 AM SAST

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What

Yawning Harlequin (Eulophia hians)

Observer

athol_ferguson

Date

December 2022

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wynand_uys

Date

December 16, 2022 02:23 PM SAST

Description

Leaf margins rolled under. Stamens about 20.

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lezanne_rossouw

Date

December 19, 2022 07:10 PM SAST

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What

Cowpea Witchweed (Alectra vogelii)

Observer

themeda2

Date

December 9, 2022 06:20 PM SAST

Description

Alectra vogelli

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What

African Leopard (Panthera pardus ssp. pardus)

Observer

john3329

Date

April 2019

Description

Adult female relocated and established home-range

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What

Bushpig (Potamochoerus larvatus)

Observer

john3329

Date

May 1, 2019 08:33 AM SAST

Description

Foraging on carcass leftovers

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Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros ssp. strepsiceros)

Observer

john3329

Date

January 12, 2019 07:34 PM SAST

Description

Juvenile killed by adult female leopard

Plants

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What

Plants (Kingdom Plantae)

Observer

carina225

Date

October 29, 2022 08:43 AM SAST

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What

Scarabs (Family Scarabaeidae)

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andrew_hankey

Date

October 2, 2022 12:19 PM SAST

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What

Barberries (Genus Berberis)

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athol_ferguson

Date

September 18, 2022 04:12 PM SAST

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What

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

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nelson_wisnik

Date

February 15, 2019

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What

Flowering Plants (Subphylum Angiospermae)

Observer

allanweideman10

Date

September 8, 2022 04:50 PM SAST

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nikiescott

Date

September 4, 2022 04:00 PM SAST

Description

Adults 12 to 15 mm in length.

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What

Flowering Plants (Subphylum Angiospermae)

Observer

richardgill

Date

August 27, 2022 10:47 AM SAST

Description

Looks like Tradescantia perhaps, but no idea.

Fungi

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What

Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

August 11, 2022 03:11 PM SAST

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What

Eye Lashes (Blepharis subvolubilis)

Observer

richardgill

Date

June 22, 2022 09:12 AM SAST

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reubenheydenrych

Date

July 31, 2022 02:35 PM SAST

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reubenheydenrych

Date

July 3, 2022 08:45 AM SAST

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fayneconnelly

Date

June 29, 2022 10:50 AM SAST

Description

1273 these plant hoppers are far more numerous this year... like the loose bark of the heteromorpha arboresens (parsley trees)...find them in one specific grassveld area

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What

Curly Tamarak (Albuca spiralis)

Observer

mariskadw

Date

June 30, 2022 04:51 AM SAST

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What

Stonecrops (Genus Crassula)

Observer

athol_ferguson

Date

June 26, 2022 11:29 AM SAST

Place

NW, ZA (Google, OSM)

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sallyslak

Date

June 15, 2022 07:09 AM SAST

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shobie

Date

May 6, 2022 08:28 AM SAST

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What

Flowering Bluets (Genus Houstonia)

Observer

alexanderr

Date

June 4, 2022 01:28 PM SAST

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jane_trembath

Date

January 1, 2022 11:49 AM SAST

Description

Whirling colony of rotifers connected by the feet. About 2-3mm. Every now and then, they would all retract in unison.

Description of Sinantherina semibullata is that it has two dark warts behind the corona. Viewed under transmitted light these are not dark but simply denser tissue.

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White Ringed Atlas (Epiphora mythimnia)

Observer

kellyabram

Date

October 19, 2009 01:43 AM SAST

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What

Flag Mantis (Polyspilota aeruginosa)

Observer

ricky_taylor

Date

November 21, 2021 05:27 PM SAST

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What

Common Spiny Flower Mantis (Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi)

Date

November 5, 2021 08:46 AM SAST

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suretha_dorse

Date

October 22, 2021 02:08 PM SAST

Description

Nitella praeclara

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What

Partridge Pypie (Gladiolus permeabilis)

Observer

mariedelport

Date

October 4, 2021 09:02 PM SAST

Description

Three different variations seen in Colchester

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What

Striped Sandveld Lizard (Nucras tessellata)

Observer

alexanderr

Date

October 14, 2021 11:10 AM SAST

Description

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What

Lesser Moorhen (Paragallinula angulata)

Observer

niallp

Date

April 1, 2022 09:50 AM SAST

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What

Southern Little Bee-Eater (Merops pusillus ssp. meridionalis)

Observer

siegwalt

Date

May 10, 2022 05:41 PM SAST

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What

Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus ssp. cowiei)

Observer

siegwalt

Date

May 10, 2022 05:38 PM SAST

Description

Nile Crocodile taking buffalo calf

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marceloamores

Date

October 24, 2021 08:45 AM -05

Description

BIDENS ANDICOLA H.B.K., Nov. Gen. et Sp. 4:237 (186). 1820; B. andicola H.B.K. vars. normalis and heterophylla O. Kuntze, Rev. Gen. PI. 3^II^: I36. 1898; B. fruticulosa Mey. and Walp., Nov. Act. Nat. Cur. 19 Supplem. I. 271. 1843.

Descript. amplific.- Herba perennis, semi-procumbens vel etiam erecta, valde hispido-pubescens vel fere glabra, ramosa, 2-8 dm. alta, caulibus parce angulatis. Folia 1-7 cm. longa, valde polymorpha; nunc indivisa, ovata, serrata, sessilia vel alato-petiolata, ad apicem obtusa vel subacuta; nunc tripartite vel 1-3-pinnata foliolis ovatis vel lanceolatis vel linearibus et ad apicem sensim vel abrupte apiculatis. Capitula ramos terminantia, longe pedunculata, radiata; pansa ad anthesin 2-4 vel rarius etiam usque ad 5.5 cm. lata, 0.7-1.4 cm. alta. Involucrum perspicue hispidum, bracteis ex-terioribus 8-10, lanceolatis vel lineari-oblongis, ciliatis, supra saepe glabratis, apice plerumque obtusis, quam interioribus lanceolatis dense hispidis plerumque multo brevioribus. Flores ligulati saepius 8, lutei, ligula elliptico-oblanceolati, apice plerumque minute 3-denticulati, 1.2-2.5 cm. longi. Achaenia tenuiter linearia, inferne sensim attenuate, obcompresso-quadrangularia, sulcata, supra plus minusve erecto-hispida, fusco-nigra, corpore 0.7-1.4 cm. longa et 0.4-1 mm. lata et paleas demum superantia, apice bi- (vel pauca tri-) aristata, aristis tenuibus, brunneo-stramineis vel rubescentibus, re-trorsum hamosis, 1.7-3 mm. longis.

BIDENS ANDICOLA var. DECOMPOSITA O. Kuntze, I.c.; B. macrantha Griseb., Abhandl. Goett. I9:I38 I874; B. grandiflora Balb. var. breviloba 0. Kuntze, I.c.-Folia 2-3-pinnatisecta, usque ad I dm. longa, achaeniis superne valde attenuato-elongata.

For many years the identity of the South American Bidens andicola has been obscured for herbarium workers by the great multiplicity of foliage forms encountered. WEDDELL, as early as 1856 (Chloris And. 1870) described it as a polymorphous plant ("Plante polymorphe et très repande dans la chaine, mais presque exclusivement alpestre"). Later, OTTO KUNTZE, who like WEDDELL had collected in South America, commented upon the variability of the leaves ("Eine robuste Art mit einfach oder mehrfach ternatisecten Blättern, mittelgrossen gelben Strahlblüthen, ziemlich grossen Blüthenköpfen, äusseren zottig behaarten Involucralbracteen etc., aber in Bezug auf Blatttheilung wie manche andere Bidens-Art sehr variabel"; Rev. Gen. Pl. 3^II^: 136. 1898). In herbaria the numerous foliage forms are seen to simulate corresponding forms of B. triplinervia H.B.K. (B. humilis H.B.K., B. crithmifoliac H.B.K., etc.), and this has led often to confusion between the two species. Recently I was enabled, through the courtesy of OTTO BUCHTIEN (cf. SHEREFF, BOT. GAZ. 76: 151. 1923), to study a great number of specimens collected by him and displaying a wide range of variation. From these (all in Herb. Field. Mus.) and many others, totalling more than two hundred specimens, the preceding descriptions are drawn. It was found that sometimes, in poorly developed material, distinction from B. triplinervia is apparently impossible. In well developed material, however, the distinctions are usually very definite, B. andicola being coarser, its thicker heads having commonly about eight instead of commonly about five rays[4], etc. B. andicola has the paleae shorter than the mature achenes and this character separates it from the surprisingly similar aggregation of Mexican forms (Purpus 1547, 1548, 2637, 4135, 5089, 5620; Rose and Painter 6666, 7949; Pringle 4915; E. W. Nelson 3220, etc.) that in late years have passed erroneously under the name B. daucifolia DC. In the latter[5] the paleae are usually very blackish above and commonly surpass the mature achenes.

Occasionally a form of B. andicola is found with the leaves highly compound and the achenes strongly narrowed above, somewhat like those of Cosmos. If it were not for various connecting forms this would seem to be specifically distinct. KUNTZE, who himself collected specimens of it, referred at least one of them, a plant from Cochabamba, Bolivia (Herb. N.Y. Bot. Gard.) to B. andicola, naming it var. decomposita. In a careless moment he named a precisely identical form from between Cochabamba and Rio Juntas, Bolivia (Herb. N.Y. Bot. Gard.) B. grandiflora Balb. var. breviloba, although B. grandifjora is a Mexican species and is not known to occur in South America.

[4] Unfortunately, B. triplinervia produces at times an 8-rayed form. Discussion of this form must be deferred until a later date.

Sherff, E. E. (1926). Studies in the Genus Bidens. VII. Botanical Gazette, 81(1), 25-54.>>

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What

Sickle Grass (Ctenium concinnum)

Observer

rob_palmer

Date

May 18, 2022 10:36 AM SAST

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What

Legumes (Family Fabaceae)

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sp_bester

Date

May 20, 2022 10:58 AM SAST

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What

Grassveld Bitterbush (Selago densiflora)

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richardgill

Date

May 17, 2022 11:57 AM SAST

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What

Common Pajamaflower (Colchicum melanthoides)

Observer

naledi

Date

May 9, 2022 11:08 AM SAST

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What

Brown Jaybee (Jamesbrittenia burkeana)

Observer

athol_ferguson

Date

May 14, 2022 01:05 PM SAST

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What

Winged and Once-winged Insects (Subclass Pterygota)

Observer

ronelb

Date

November 29, 2021 12:14 PM SAST

Description

Some kind of bee nest with worms inside..while plowing this nest came out of the ground

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magrietb

Date

May 2022

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m_ellis

Date

April 24, 2022 10:43 PM -05

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jane_trembath

Date

May 28, 2021 08:14 PM SAST

Description

In freshwater with high conductivity, high pH and borderline eutrophic

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athol_ferguson

Date

September 24, 2021 05:40 PM SAST

Place

LP, ZA (Google, OSM)

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What

Nentakalanchoe (Kalanchoe rotundifolia)

Observer

keanumrc

Date

April 19, 2022 11:35 AM SAST

Description

Succulent growing in shade and to around 90cm tall. The opposite, decussate leaves are shiny green, glabrous and almost round, with a crenate margin and a petiole.

Inflorescence flat-topped and many-flowered. Flowers 4-merous, the corolla orange-red, with a green base and orange-yellow throat. The corolla becomes notably twisted when old. Flower with 8 stamens contained in the corolla tube and arranged in two ranks, and 4 free carpels.

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nwatinyoka

Date

September 7, 2018 02:34 PM SAST

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What

Maria's Cowry (Annepona mariae)

Observer

uwkwaj

Date

February 7, 2016

Description

Observed at night in a small cave in a reef channel, depth approximately 15m

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What

Donkeyface Weevils (Genus Bronchus)

Observer

bradwin1

Date

April 6, 2022 03:15 PM SAST

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What

Legumes (Family Fabaceae)

Observer

andrew_hankey

Date

March 25, 2022 12:08 PM SAST

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What

Gastropods (Class Gastropoda)

Observer

roanfourie

Date

April 3, 2022 03:44 PM SAST

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What

Issid Planthoppers (Family Issidae)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

February 11, 2022 07:05 AM SAST

Description

On Anginon difforme.

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onanymous

Date

February 2022

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What

Tree Climacium Moss (Climacium dendroides)

Observer

stelute

Date

January 1, 2022 03:59 PM EET

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What

Sand Lily (Schizocarphus nervosus)

Observer

paolocandotti

Date

January 16, 2022 04:04 PM SAST

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What

Echo Moth (Achaea echo)

Observer

lezanne_rossouw

Date

December 28, 2021 11:36 PM EET

Description

My 9 year old niece Veruschka is visiting me she noticed the moth in the kitchen.

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What

Horned Softscales (Genus Aspidoproctus)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

November 13, 2012

Description

Scale: Thorn mimic.


Adult female has a hardened, thorn shaped test. Up to 17mm tall. Footprint radius 10mm. Crawlers about 0.8mm. Found on Acacia schweinfurthii. Tended to by ants, probably Pheidole (Correction: They are Lepisiota. Thanks, Peter Slingsby) The ants stimulate the scale and she produces a drop of honeydew through a long tube. Ants collect the drops much like like picking a berry, then move off to imbibe it. Crawlers are now emerging from the dead and dried test, presumably having overwintered as eggs? Crawlers (1st instars?) ar quite mobile, but are also distributed nt the ants. Second instars appear to be sessile and have started secreting a test and are already producing honeydew.

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mattprinsloo

Date

December 2021

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What

Painted Reed Frog (Hyperolius marmoratus)

Observer

loodijlst

Date

September 30, 2021 09:05 AM SAST

Description

In the ablution block of the St Lucia camping

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What

White Quaker (Mentaxya albifrons)

Observer

appledanish23

Date

July 16, 2021 03:21 PM SAST

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What

Grassveld Sylph (Metisella malgacha)

Date

April 14, 2021 03:53 PM SAST

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What

Stink Bugs (Family Pentatomidae)

Observer

cheekychew

Date

December 3, 2020 10:04 PM SAST

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sp_bester

Date

October 9, 2020 05:46 PM SAST

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What

Cactus Scattered Cochineal (Dactylopius opuntiae)

Observer

hildegard3

Date

August 7, 2014 01:10 PM SAST

Description

Male cochineal, and its cocoon (with 'tail filaments' and part of the wings emerging from the cocoon).

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wynand_uys

Date

May 6, 2020 02:16 PM SAST

Description

4mm

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cheekychew

Date

April 5, 2020 04:47 PM SAST

Description

Reference to previous observation :https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20317009

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Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana)

Observer

cheekychew

Date

March 31, 2020 02:41 PM SAST

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What

Eastern Dotted Border (Mylothris agathina)

Observer

steveball

Date

March 12, 2020 01:09 PM SAST

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What

Tortricid Leafroller Moths (Family Tortricidae)

Observer

magrietb

Date

December 9, 2019 08:40 AM SAST

Description

Brunia shelter reared

8 December 2019:

Collected caterpillar shelter on Brunia lanuginosa along jeep track to old dams, Kleinmond. The caterpillar stays hidden in a small silken tunnel in spun-together leaves.

4 January 2020:

After a few days of no evidence of activity (no frass under the shelter, new foodplant untouched) I investigated and found that the caterpillar had pupated.

16 January 2020:

Moth emerged.

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sallyslak

Date

January 8, 2020 01:18 PM SAST

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What

Common Daddy Long-legs Spiders (Genus Smeringopus)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

October 16, 2018 10:27 AM SAST

Description

Inside dwelling.
Note the spiderlings are almost completely formed in the eggs.

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wynand_uys

Date

December 23, 2019 10:43 AM SAST

Description

4.9mm

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wynand_uys

Date

December 21, 2019 11:11 AM SAST

Description

Body length 4.6mm
Seen hopping across hot, barren, coarse sand to a vantage point where it appeared to be scanning the surrounds for prey.

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What

Silver Stompie (Brunia laevis)

Observer

magrietb

Date

November 20, 2019 09:44 AM SAST

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sallyslak

Date

November 18, 2019 09:48 AM SAST

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What

Knysna Spiny Reed Frog (Afrixalus knysnae)

Observer

colin25

Date

November 9, 2019 09:55 AM SAST

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What

Pine Emperor (Nudaurelia cytherea)

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magrietb

Date

September 11, 2019 06:20 AM SAST

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What

Tussock Moths (Subfamily Lymantriinae)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

August 20, 2019 02:55 PM SAST

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What

Green Cape White-Eye (Zosterops virens ssp. virens)

Observer

ronelb

Date

January 4, 2019 04:16 PM SAST

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What

Heady Maiden (Amata cerbera)

Observer

magrietb

Date

October 14, 2017 05:31 PM SAST

Description

Kleinmond haindmaidens reared

14 October 2017:

Collected mating moths on Vicia benghalensis.

15 October 2017:

The female readily laid some eggs on the host plant and the sides of their container.

25-26 October 2017:

The eggs hatched.

5-9 December 2017:

Caterpillars started pupating in loose cocoons constructed among the food plants and in corners of the container.

18-31 December 2017:

Moths emerged. Many of the adults mated and laid eggs again.

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Southern Bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus ssp. zeylonus)

Observer

leejones

Date

April 12, 2019 05:21 PM SAST

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What

Geometer Moths (Family Geometridae)

Observer

magrietb

Date

September 26, 2018 01:29 PM SAST

Description

Krakadouw looper reared

22 September 2018:

Inchworm found dangling on a sedge-ish leaf right over the steep path we were battling to conquer. I'm afraid I did not have enough hands to take pictures at this stage, which is just as well as the caterpillar did not feed.

30 September 2018:

The caterpillar pupated without a cocoon at the bottom of its tub.

5 April 2019

I was astonished to find that a wingless moth had emerged. This is a new one for me: a few Geometrids do come with wingless females! Live and learn.

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sallyslak

Date

March 30, 2019 11:15 AM SAST

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What

Caribbean Christmas Tree Worm (Spirobranchus giganteus)

Observer

zahnerphoto

Date

August 29, 2014 12:43 PM EDT

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What

Arnold's Rafflesia (Rafflesia arnoldii)

Observer

dwarmitage

Date

October 2013

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What

Arnold's Rafflesia (Rafflesia arnoldii)

Observer

zanskar

Date

July 2004

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What

Knysna Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion damaranum)

Observer

colin25

Date

April 5, 2018 09:53 AM SAST

Description

A movement on the road caught my eye and on approaching was thinking of either something had caught a chameleon or it was injured and thrashing about in death throes. They were absolutely still after this flurry of movement, just eyes moving. One brief flurry again, followed by another long period of almost absolute motionless, another brief flurry and they parted. Never seen one as pitch black as the female, marking around the eyes standing out almost as clearly as under UV light. Both returned to more normal colours rapidly after parting, both removed by hand to the relative safety of near by shrubs. Total time actually witnessed 1 hour and 5 minutes, but I believe from others that they started mating some time before that.
Comments of selling price of a breeding pair shocking at R12 000 or there abouts!

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Black-chested Snake-Eagle (Circaetus pectoralis)

Observer

happyasacupcake

Date

May 30, 2018 12:20 PM SAST

Description

We saw the snake eagle as it flew up from the ground. It flew in slow circles while it controlled and started to eat the snake. One minute from pic 1 to pic 8 where it started to eat the snake. Total time for this series, three minutes.

Snake at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/14774517