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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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Observer

wynand_uys

Date

May 6, 2020 02:16 PM SAST

Description

4mm

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Square

Observer

cheekychew

Date

April 5, 2020 04:47 PM SAST

Description

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

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What

Cape Gooseberry Physalis peruviana

Observer

cheekychew

Date

March 31, 2020 04:41 PM SAST

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Square

What

Common 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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Observer

sallyslak

Date

January 8, 2020 01:18 PM SAST

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Observer

wynand_uys

Date

October 16, 2018 12:27 PM SAST

Description

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

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Observer

wynand_uys

Date

December 23, 2019 10:43 AM SAST

Description

4.9mm

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Observer

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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Observer

sallyslak

Date

November 18, 2019 11:48 AM SAST

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What

Knysna Spiny Reed Frog Afrixalus knysnae

Observer

colin25

Date

November 9, 2019 11:55 AM SAST

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What

Pine Emperor Nudaurelia cytherea

Observer

magrietb

Date

September 11, 2019 08:20 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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Square

What

Cape White-Eye Zosterops 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 07:31 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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Square

What

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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What

Earthstars Family Geastraceae

Observer

sallyslak

Date

March 30, 2019 11:15 AM SAST

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Square

What

Caribbean Christmas Tree Worm Spirobranchus giganteus

Observer

zahnerphoto

Date

August 29, 2014 12:43 PM EDT

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Square

Observer

dwarmitage

Date

October 14, 2013 04:51 PM HST

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Square

Observer

zanskar

Date

July 31, 2004

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What

Knysna Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion damaranum

Observer

colin25

Date

April 5, 2018 11:53 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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What

Black-chested Snake-Eagle Circaetus pectoralis

Observer

happyasacupcake

Date

May 30, 2018 02:20 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