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linkie

Date

October 15, 2019 11:26 AM SAST

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King Protea Protea cynaroides

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ronald_flipphi

Date

August 30, 2017 11:29 AM HST

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Southern Carmine Bee-Eater Merops nubicoides

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didi_ct

Date

October 2, 2017 04:46 PM HST

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Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus

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didi_ct

Date

September 11, 2015 02:27 PM HST

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Grandfather's Wood Ant Axinidris lignicola

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gekewoudstra

Date

October 7, 2019 03:05 PM SAST

Description

From leaf litter in the Milkwood forest, extracted with Berlese funnel.

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What

Ant-mimic Spiders Genus Myrmarachne

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flippie1971

Date

October 5, 2019 04:25 PM SAST

Description

This Myrmarachne jumping spider does an excellent ant impression of Tetraponera natalensis and T emeryi, I suppose. Put a big smile on my face!
@peterslingsby FYI

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Pore Lichens Genus Pertusaria

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david_rosenthal

Date

October 12, 2019 04:31 PM SAST

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Humpback Largemouth Serranochromis altus

Date

August 13, 2019 09:22 AM CET

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Rose's Ghost Frog Heleophryne rosei

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cr_hundermark

Date

June 17, 2019 12:15 PM SAST

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lizd08

Date

October 8, 2019 10:17 AM SAST

Description

Tiny white flowers.

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Silver Spiny Sugar Ant Polyrhachis schlueteri

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flippie1971

Date

September 21, 2019 03:23 PM SAST

Description

Ants of SA p96. These ants look like quicksilver. Quite amazing to see.

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Smooth Rugged Ringbum Ant Bothroponera crassa

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flippie1971

Date

October 3, 2019 07:15 AM SAST

Description

This small slender, ringbum ant was found crawling through the leaf litter. I have edited my original size estimation which was too low. After relocating and re-measuring the ant it measures 7mm or just over. I got a few shots off before it disappeared. Will have another look for it tomorrow morning. Interesting one - cannot find it in the book.

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Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus

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lbarlas

Date

August 31, 2019 01:09 PM UTC

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Southern Carmine Bee-Eater Merops nubicoides

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didi_ct

Date

September 26, 2017 05:20 PM HST

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robert_taylor

Date

August 28, 2018 03:38 PM SAST

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Namib Day Gecko Rhoptropus afer

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robert_taylor

Date

August 28, 2018 03:37 PM SAST

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What

Woolly Sugarfountain Seetzenia lanata

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botaneek

Date

September 6, 2019 04:46 PM SAST

Description

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

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Jacket Plum Pappea capensis

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kareneichholz

Date

May 13, 2010 12:02 PM SAST

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Scarlet Acraea Acraea atolmis

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georgewilson

Date

September 9, 2019 02:16 PM CET

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steveball

Date

September 1, 2019 04:14 PM SAST

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flippie1971

Date

September 24, 2019 01:25 PM SAST

Description

Photographed this small fly (no more than 3mm in length) with pictured wings yesterday, eating bird poop from a leaf. Quite colourful.

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Spiderheads Genus Serruria

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linkie

Date

September 28, 2019 10:06 AM SAST

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nicky

Date

September 25, 2019 12:27 PM SAST

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What

Black Goshawk Accipiter melanoleucus

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leejones

Date

February 17, 2017 08:17 AM SAST

Description

I think

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nicky

Date

September 25, 2019 01:16 PM SAST

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fionahellmann

Date

September 17, 2019 02:26 PM SAST

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daverichardson

Date

September 29, 2019 04:06 PM SAST

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richardgill

Date

February 28, 2018 11:26 AM SAST

Description

Crab spider with bee prey, being heckled by jackal flies (?) :)

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Grey Sunbird Cyanomitra veroxii

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ludwig_muller

Date

August 18, 2019 12:28 PM SAST

Description

might be cinnyris afer female

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Tulps Genus Moraea

Date

September 17, 2011 12:16 PM SAST
Plants

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What

Plants Kingdom Plantae

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gregnicolson

Date

September 18, 2019 01:46 PM SAST

Place

EC, ZA (Google, OSM)

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Blombushes Genus Metalasia

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jeremygilmore

Date

September 14, 2019 12:21 PM SAST

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What

Giant Rain Frog Breviceps gibbosus

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ockertvs

Date

September 2, 2019 01:26 PM SAST

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suncana

Date

August 6, 2019 07:59 PM SAST

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Spiny Flower Mantis Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi

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kfinn

Date

August 17, 2019 11:14 AM SAST

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laurent_h

Date

August 25, 2019 01:16 PM SAST

Place

NW, ZA (Google, OSM)

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Potter and Mason Wasps Subfamily Eumeninae

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alandmanson

Date

August 25, 2019 11:55 AM CET

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Burchell's Starling Lamprotornis australis

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sdrovetski

Date

July 28, 2014 01:11 PM EDT

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steveball

Date

August 24, 2019 02:02 PM SAST

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What

Speckled Mousebird [Minor] Colius striatus ssp. minor

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tuli

Date

July 5, 2019 07:37 AM SAST

Description

taking in the early morning sun after a chilly night. They all disappeared if someone approached and then silently reappeared when the coast was clear. Maximum number seen at one time was 24 birds

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What

African Mask Spider Synema imitator

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flippie1971

Date

August 10, 2019 01:57 PM SAST

Description

~5mm Crab spider. Male. Garden.

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Brown-hooded Kingfisher Halcyon albiventris ssp. vociferans

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magdastlucia

Date

August 11, 2019 07:58 AM SAST

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Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

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pavp78

Date

September 6, 2019

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naspeer

Date

September 1, 2019 10:54 AM SAST

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Silky Heath Erica holosericea

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carolametcalf

Date

September 8, 2019 02:35 PM SAST

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What

Southern Black Rhinoceros Diceros bicornis ssp. bicornis

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colin25

Date

May 14, 2015

Description

Too dark to be sure


Photo Credit: Christine Ridge-Schnaufer

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Savannah Elephant Loxodonta africana

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colin25

Date

May 14, 2015

Description

Stars of the Night


Photo Credit: Christine Ridge-Schnaufer

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Namibian Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis ssp. angolensis

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colin25

Date

May 14, 2015

Description

Sunset Reflections


Photo Credit: Christine Ridge-Schnaufer

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anibotani

Date

August 25, 2019 02:00 PM SAST

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Heaths Genus Erica

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marisa07

Date

August 21, 2019 09:23 AM SAST

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Sand Toad Vandijkophrynus angusticeps

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hof59

Date

August 18, 2019 12:31 PM SAST

Description

Toad 4.5cm to 5cm long with legs folded, dark brown above, thin white stripe on centreline of the back, yellow rimmed eyelids

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Grevilleas Genus Grevillea

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shuetrim

Date

August 24, 2019 07:32 AM AEST

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What

Lambstail Lanaria lanata

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felix_riegel

Date

November 28, 2017 01:03 PM CET

Description

R44 no.Pringle Bay Hangklip afer fire

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magrietb

Date

August 11, 2019 10:37 AM SAST

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What

False Widow Spiders Genus Steatoda

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anibotani

Date

August 16, 2019 10:54 AM SAST

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sue293

Date

December 1, 2017 11:20 AM SAST

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Furred Sponge Crab Pseudodromia rotunda

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seastung

Date

August 14, 2019 10:08 AM SAST

Description

very interesting observation for me, showing a baby emerging from beneath the parent's cloak, and making its way over the cloak to a crevice, apologies for image quality, the viz was truly atrocious, images shown in camera order as taken

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Sloggett's Vlei Rat Otomys sloggetti

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ryansteiner

Date

November 22, 2018 01:06 AM HST

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Jackal Buzzard Buteo rufofuscus

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callum8

Date

May 12, 2019 07:07 PM SAST

Description

Curiously this juvenile jackal buzzard stole Ratel the jack russel's stuffed dinosaur toy and proceeded to fly around with it for 15 minutes or so.

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African Social Spider Stegodyphus dumicola

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wynand_uys

Date

December 31, 2017 07:46 AM SAST

Description

A scrappy expanse of silky refuges and capture webs littered with body parts of previous victims. When preferred prey is entangled, the female spiders emerge from their 'nests' and overpower it by grabbing its extremities. In this case, a wasp https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9319446.
Presumably they inject venom because after a minute or so the prey stops struggling. Then they snip it out of the web and carry it into one of several 'nests' or refuges.
Unwanted prey, often beetles (see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9319435 ) are also killed but sometimes left in the web, uneaten. Ants, in this case, Maranoplus ( https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9319390 )scavenge around the periphery of the webs, feasting on unwanted beetles or other left-overs.

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Southern Rock Agama Agama atra

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ockertvs

Date

August 10, 2019 12:15 PM SAST

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ricky_taylor

Date

July 9, 2019 02:49 PM SAST

Description

Giant pods (up to 1.4 m long). Creeper that extends for >50 m.

Plants

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What

Plants Kingdom Plantae

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henrydelange

Date

July 27, 2019 10:31 AM SAST

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What

Trembling Heath Erica vestita

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karoopixie

Date

March 23, 2016 11:21 AM SAST

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Tree Lomatia Lomatia fraseri

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tepapa

Date

July 29, 2019 03:50 PM NZST

Description

Widespread on ridge track north-east of Wainuiomata.
Photos copyright to Michele D of Wellington Botanical Society.
Specimen with @leonperrie of Te Papa.

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Namaqua Plumefoot Mite Eatoniana namaquensis

Date

July 21, 2019 03:52 PM CET

Description

In sand was disturbed by digging.

Birds

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What

Birds Class Aves

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sallyslak

Date

October 23, 2015

Place

Spioenkop (Google, OSM)

Description

Solitary egg


Small hard-shelled egg found lying on a tiny ledge on a sand embankment. It is assumed that, as clearing was taking place in the plantation, the egg had fallen from a tree that was removed.

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Woodsorrels Genus Oxalis

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flo_rent

Date

August 12, 2015 11:23 AM HST

Description

Nuclear hazard Oxalis!

Remote Richtersveld.

Sorry I don't have other pics....

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Box Kite Spiders Genus Isoxya

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chris_whitehouse

Date

March 16, 2019 03:00 PM SAST

Description

Very small spider, just a few millimetres across

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Overberg Velvetworm Peripatopsis overbergiensis

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vynbos

Date

July 14, 2019 10:47 AM SAST

Description

Lifer
20mm
two of them found in the same gully, 5metres apart.
Better pics here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28822353
Gif of it shooting its slime in the typical spiral. normal speed and then slowed down

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What

Common Puff Adder Bitis arietans ssp. arietans

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muonmo

Date

September 6, 2015

Description

Puffie Power Play


An incredible encounter with two male Puffies in combat on the beach at the Cape of Grope (say "Good Hope" really fast with a local accent). I watched them for an hour, during which time they had a couple of dunkings which didn't seem to bother them. Don't know how long they'd been at it before I got there, but there was no sign of any letting up when I left. Video of some of the action here: https://vimeo.com/138773900.

Originally I had assumed this was a Puffie pair mating, but in light of some of the comments made here about sexual dimorphism (not apparent in these two individuals), and in view of the fact that I couldn't see anything going on that looked like copulation, I'm persuaded that this was a pre-mating dominance ritual. Although I must say it mostly seemed like rather gentle and serene combat. I wonder if there was a lady in waiting anywhere in the vicinity...

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Namib Sand Gecko Pachydactylus rangei

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laurent_h

Date

June 9, 2019 11:10 PM SAST

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Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus

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leejones

Date

June 12, 2016 05:32 PM SAST

Description

Just 'cos the lighting was so jolly, very pretty. A flamingo duet in gee major! Aloe arborescens (planted) reflecting in the still waters of the Kom.

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Cape Chacma Baboon Papio ursinus ssp. ursinus

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sandraf

Date

June 28, 2019 01:31 PM SAST

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karoopixie

Date

September 28, 2016 12:08 PM SAST

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seastung

Date

June 26, 2019 01:25 PM SAST

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What

Strawberry Spiderhead Serruria aemula

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alexlansdowne

Date

June 27, 2019 11:41 AM SAST

Description

Introduced from Epping CA/Bofors Circle ca. 2010, planted by Maya Beukes. Also Erica subdivaricata here.

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Klug's Sugar Ant Camponotus klugii

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flippie1971

Date

June 9, 2019 11:30 AM SAST

Description

Black sugar ant found foraging on a rotten log.

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Cape Klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus ssp. oreotragus

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zmanta

Date

June 14, 2019 09:31 AM SAST

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Mutable Sun Squirrel Heliosciurus mutabilis

Date

March 23, 2019 08:29 AM CET

Description

we heard a strange screeching noise and followed it to this sun squirrel that was attacking something. It stopped with the noises but as we were taking pictures we realised it was eating a frog. I couldnt get a front shot but my husband might have so will try to upload these later. These are mine and you can see the frogs legs clearly in and out of frame
Prey obs interaction link:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/26208215

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Boxing Mantises Genus Oxypilus

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tjeerddw

Date

November 26, 2014 08:34 PM CET

Description

leaf mantid/phyllocrania paradoxa m

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Thyreus Cuckoo Bees Genus Thyreus

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flippie1971

Date

June 15, 2019

Description

Thyreus bee sleeping in lavender.

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Twiglets Genus Tubaria

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colin25

Date

June 7, 2019 12:41 PM SAST

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What

Brown Sugar Ant Camponotus bertolonii

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flippie1971

Date

June 2, 2019 10:16 AM SAST

Description

Major of C bertolonii. Nesting in rotten wood. For comparison with C dicksonii. I think the eye of C bertolonii is comparatively smaller and the head and alitrunk are broader and more robust but otherwise they look pretty similar.

Edit1: I have added a face to face collage of the 2 ant majors in question: C dicksonii (L) and C bertolonii (R)

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Polyclad Flatworms Order Polycladida

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seastung

Date

May 26, 2019 06:27 AM SAST

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Southern and Eastern African Caracal Caracal caracal ssp. caracal

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shauns

Date

July 10, 2019 12:22 PM SAST

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Featherhead Hardleaf Phylica pubescens

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lmuller

Date

July 11, 2019 12:39 PM SAST

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Indian Sedge Ficinia indica

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megan_smith213

Date

June 25, 2019 02:12 PM SAST

Description

hdr

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Ivory Veldrush Schoenus compar

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megan_smith213

Date

June 25, 2019 02:05 PM SAST

Description

Sedge tall, two spikelets

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Pampas Grass Cortaderia selloana

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megan_smith213

Date

June 25, 2019 02:34 PM SAST

Description

hdr

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alexanderr

Date

July 6, 2019 10:56 AM SAST

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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magrietb

Date

May 22, 2019 10:59 PM SAST

Description

Kleinmond gwarrie nest #2 currently being reared

20 May 2019:

Collected large silken caterpillar shelter on Kleinmond coastal path in Cassine peragua barbara. It is heaving with caterpillars!

25 May 2019:

I noticed the first cocoon at the bottom of the tub, a rather hard construction made of silk and frass and attached to the floor.

4 July 2019:

My first two little moths emerged! They seem quite small compared with the size of the caterpillars I photographed, but perhaps these are males. Or perhaps they come from smaller individuals. Or maybe this just is how it is...

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What

Planthoppers Superfamily Fulgoroidea

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ricky_taylor

Date

July 1, 2019 04:36 PM SAST

Description

Found on the underside of a rotting log in dune forest. Colour is silver-grey (only a little washed out by the flash).
Length about 3 mm. I suspect they were being tended by ants.

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What

Sprangletop Leptochloa fusca

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botaneek

Date

June 29, 2019 03:14 PM SAST

Description

new name for Diplachne fusca, a very common a variable wetland grass; common around the vlei, to 60cm; hairy ligule rather more typical of the old D eleusine, but range and habitat wrong for that, so not sure of id

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callumevans

Date

June 1, 2019 05:42 PM SAST

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Lanceleaves Subgenus Lonchostoma

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muisvoel

Date

June 15, 2019 01:15 PM SAST

Description

Best guess? Found by Werner.

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Southern Black Rhinoceros Diceros bicornis ssp. bicornis

Observer

jerrythornton

Date

September 24, 2014