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Roggeveld Snow Cleretum booysenii

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alanhorstmann

Date

September 11, 2018 03:49 PM SAST

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Southern Rock Agama Agama atra

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tjeerddw

Date

September 9, 2014 10:37 AM CET

Description

Southern Rock Agama / Agama atra

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lemoncul

Date

November 7, 2018 08:10 AM HST

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Christmas Butterfly Papilio demodocus ssp. demodocus

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magrietb

Date

January 13, 2019 11:47 AM SAST

Description

Feeding on Prismatocarpus diffusus.

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colin25

Date

September 14, 2014 05:24 PM SAST

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Violet-eared Waxbill Granatina granatina

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tjeerddw

Date

May 16, 2017 08:52 AM CET

Description

male and female violet-eared waxbill/uraeginthus granatinus

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What

Spotted Bush Snake Philothamnus semivariegatus

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bushboy

Date

January 4, 2019 08:12 AM SAST

Description

Potted Bushsnake?


Some strange green shoots in the potted Tree Aloe on the balcony

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What

Red-capped Robin-Chat Cossypha natalensis ssp. natalensis

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bushboy

Date

January 4, 2019 08:03 AM SAST

Description

Ouch!


Immature Rob at the bone-meal. Has become very confiding, but also very aggressive with other garden birds. Nasty open wound on neck. Presumably male, rumbling with his dad the dominant territorial male?

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White-ring Wine-Cups Geissorhiza radians

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felix_riegel

Date

October 6, 2018 10:46 AM CEST

Description

Duckitt Farm

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Grassveld Hibiscus Weevil Nerthops sticticus

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nicky

Date

December 16, 2018 07:25 AM SAST

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colin25

Date

July 13, 2014 02:09 PM SAST

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Picasso Bug Sphaerocoris annulus

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alandmanson

Date

December 16, 2018 11:33 AM CET

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What

Armadillo Girdled Lizard Ouroborus cataphractus

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kevinatbrakputs

Date

December 15, 2018 11:17 AM SAST

Description

Three individuals seen. Concealed themselves in 1-2 cm wide deep almost vertical crack in rock when alarmed. Droppings on and at base of same rock on which they were basking in the midday sun. Contents: insect remains

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Bottletail Olpogastra lugubris

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georgewilson

Date

December 14, 2018 05:56 PM CET

Description

Slender bottletail

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colin25

Date

December 19, 2018 02:26 PM SAST

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What

Bushveld White-crest Helmetshrike Prionops plumatus ssp. talacoma

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happyasacupcake

Date

December 27, 2018 10:46 AM SAST

Description

Two juveniles, one adult.

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Cape Elephant Shrew Elephantulus edwardii

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rbeunen

Date

September 30, 2014 06:45 PM CEST

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What

Assassin Bugs Family Reduviidae

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magrietb

Date

December 20, 2018 12:33 AM SAST

Description

Eggs on bietou


18 December 2018:

I collected some eggs on Osteospermum moniliferum (same as https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/19116869).

21 December 2018:

The eggs hatched, adorable!

22 December 2018:

I learnt that assassin buglets need "a varied diet – roaches, caterpillars, moths, grasshoppers, waxworms and many other insects are readily accepted..." Thanks vynbos. They're wasting no time with the first few humble offerings I provided.

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aspiestog

Date

December 16, 2018 12:02 PM SAST

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What

Berg Adder Bitis atropos

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vynbos

Date

December 22, 2018 03:22 PM SAST

Description

Found on the path, it kindly let me know it was there by huffing loudly from behind a bush. Struck in my direction when I walked toward it, then huffed its way off the path.
Last image is a gif of it striking (in slow-mo), it gets itself right off the ground.
Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wUplay3UyM

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botswanabugs

Date

November 27, 2018

Description

under rock. I understand it feeds on ants. I have over the years found three, resting under rocks in this locality. Not yet seen at light. I estimate its length is about 8 mm.

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What

Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees Genus Megachile

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ricky_taylor

Date

September 26, 2018 11:09 AM SAST

Description

Collecting damp mud from margin of a pan.

Also on the margin of the pan were 'look-alike' flies. See: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/19066439

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felix_riegel

Date

October 25, 2018 05:03 PM CEST

Description

Cederberg, Stadsaal Caves Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve

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Southern Rock Agama Agama atra

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tjeerddw

Date

September 16, 2014 11:33 AM CET

Description

southern rock agama

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What

Small Scabious Scabiosa columbaria

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lennartn

Date

December 15, 2018 12:45 PM SAST

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Metallic Flea Beetles Genus Altica

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jane_trembath

Date

December 15, 2018 02:02 PM SAST

Description

Being predated by Dorycoris pavoninus, a similarly coloured, slightly bigger predatory stink bug.

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Peppermint Shrimp Rhynchocinetes durbanensis

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carmelo_lopez

Date

November 3, 2018 09:18 AM HST

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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What

Cape Cobra Naja nivea

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karoopixie

Date

November 16, 2015 05:16 PM SAST

Description

Cobra dinged by Fiscal. Cobra had had a bit of a rough day, and was trying to get to cover to avoid further harasment.

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Bicoloured Quill-snouted Snake Xenocalamus bicolor ssp. bicolor

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kfinn

Date

March 7, 2015 10:00 PM SAST

Description

Individual was observed at night (time estimated) just after a heavy rain crawling around buildings at the research station. It was still raining lightly when found. It was removed and photographed the next day and released in the same area. Time is estimated, it was well after dinner but not before midnight.

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What

Graceful Crag Lizard Hemicordylus capensis

Date

December 5, 2018 12:41 PM SAST

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magdastlucia

Date

November 3, 2018 05:39 PM SAST

Place

St Lucia 1 (Google, OSM)

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tjeerddw

Date

November 2, 2018 12:35 PM CET

Description

found in the house...

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Cup Coral Balanophyllia bonaespei

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diveinn_capetown

Date

September 2, 2018 09:50 AM HST

Description

First pink one for me in Falsebay

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What

Monkey Beetles Tribe Hopliini

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vynbos

Date

November 7, 2018 10:32 AM SAST

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What

African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus

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sallyslak

Date

November 10, 2018 03:44 PM SAST

Place

Garden (Google, OSM)

Description

One or other AH-H visits the colony of approx 50 Cape Weaver nests daily. The weavers are resigned and apathetic but the drongos give the birds a good bollocking.

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What

Cape Mountain Sugar Ant Camponotus emarginatus

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muonmo

Date

October 6, 2018 10:15 AM SAST

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bgwright

Date

November 5, 2015 09:10 PM SAST

Description

Marleyimyia xylocopae.
Id confirmed by both Steve Marshall and Neal Evenhuis who described the species.
No, I did not collect this individual (unfortunately)

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Longhead Sugar Ant Camponotus angusticeps

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richardadcock

Date

November 16, 2018 01:30 PM SAST

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tjeerddw

Date

May 11, 2015 03:12 PM CET

Description

the first shot is of a dead one I found in the house, the second one a live specimen on the window..

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tjeerddw

Date

March 9, 2014 07:42 AM CET

Description

salticidae thyene ogdeni with prey

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bgwright

Date

January 19, 2017

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Common Pagoda Mimetes cucullatus

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ockertvs

Date

November 30, 2018 07:02 PM SAST

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What

Southern Ostrich Struthio camelus ssp. australis

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quiteaquail

Date

November 10, 2018

Description

we counted 13 babies

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What

Cape Cobra Naja nivea

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willemvzyl

Date

December 3, 2018 04:50 PM SAST

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qgrobler

Date

December 6, 2018 04:39 PM SAST

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kevinjolliffe

Date

September 30, 2014 07:39 AM HST

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Small Pugnacious Ant Anoplolepis steingroeveri

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muonmo

Date

October 6, 2018 03:28 PM SAST

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klauswehrlin

Date

November 29, 2018 10:16 AM SAST

Description

2018 11 29 Jonkershoek
3 petaled Erica fastigiata

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Natal Red Duiker Cephalophus natalensis

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deliao

Date

October 25, 2018 09:43 AM SAST

Description

Reds, small male antelope, riverine forest margin.

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Cape Rockjumper Chaetops frenatus

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steve9062

Date

April 30, 2018 11:09 AM SAST

Description

Observed on top of Swartboskloof, Jonkershoek as you level out.

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Green-face Gum Hopper Platybrachys decemmacula

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russ87

Date

August 10, 2015

Description

Clearly some kind of nymph though I'm not sure what of. Raises those appendages at the back when approached, though not sure about the tapping on the ground thing.

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bgwright

Date

September 15, 2018 10:32 AM SAST

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Common Sand Frog Tomopterna cryptotis

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jouberth

Date

November 17, 2018 08:05 PM SAST

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Human Homo sapiens

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jane_trembath

Date

November 16, 2018 08:40 PM SAST

Description

Couldn't resist ;-)
This observation may be marked as 'Casual' but the event was Black Tie.

Korsman Conservancy - winner of SANParks Kudu Award in category “Community Contribution – Non Profit Institutions” in recognition of our environmental stewardship of Korsman Bird Sanctuary by removal of invasive vegetation, ecological burning programmes and elimination of sewerage spills into the Pan.

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muisvoel

Date

November 18, 2018 11:18 AM SAST

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What

Boas Rhinoceros Beetle Oryctes boas

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sallyslak

Date

November 15, 2018 08:50 AM SAST

Description

Being charged by a rhino (beetle) with a particularly large horn.

https://youtu.be/rv2bf4W1uvU

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Edible Bullfrog Pyxicephalus edulis

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happyasacupcake

Date

November 6, 2018 08:23 AM SAST

Description

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Empusid Mantises Family Empusidae

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jwicht

Date

November 15, 2018 11:57 AM SAST

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happyasacupcake

Date

November 3, 2018 03:35 PM SAST

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Western Natal Green Snake Philothamnus natalensis ssp. occidentalis

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donchelu

Date

October 10, 2018 01:14 PM EAT

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mdevill

Date

October 13, 2018 10:32 AM EEST

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What

Tipu Psyllid Platycorypha nigrivirga

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botswanabugs

Date

November 7, 2018

Description

several attracted to uv before rains start. About 3mm long.

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tjeerddw

Date

November 7, 2018 10:27 AM CET

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What

Baboon Root Genus Babiana

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tonyrebelo

Date

August 7, 2016

Description

Bobbejaantjie


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Natal River Crab Potamonautes sidneyi

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bushboy

Date

November 1, 2018 09:43 AM SAST

Description

Hold my hands I'm drowning


A tender, but complex, moment in the romantic shallows of a tucked-away estuary.
She can, of course, breathe happily under water

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Ladybeetle Spiders Genus Paraplectana

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william6

Date

April 17, 2017 10:11 PM BST

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What

Violet Dropwing Trithemis annulata

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jacaldous

Date

October 11, 2018 07:49 AM SAST

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Wandering Glider Pantala flavescens

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happyasacupcake

Date

October 21, 2018 10:17 AM SAST

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Southern Vine Snake Thelotornis capensis ssp. capensis

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wynand_uys

Date

October 28, 2018 01:11 PM SAST

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Goodhope Satin Geissorhiza bonaspei

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vynbos

Date

October 28, 2018 07:29 AM SAST

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Van Dam's Round-headed Worm Lizard Zygaspis vandami

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nick_schaller

Date

October 28, 2018 05:52 AM SAST

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Cape Dune Mole Rat Bathyergus suillus

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paoloc

Date

October 28, 2018 03:29 PM SAST

Description

Eating plant stalks, fully in the open, over at least 30 minutes, with a lot of people on the dune very close to it. Completely unafraid of people, or anything else, seemingly.

See also: video at: https://vimeo.com/297926275

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Black-headed Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion melanocephalum

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suncana

Date

October 28, 2018 08:25 AM SAST

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Spotted Harlequin Snake Homoroselaps lacteus

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martli

Date

October 22, 2018

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Proliferous Pink Petrorhagia prolifera

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petrabroddle

Date

October 22, 2018 09:05 AM SAST

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chris_whitehouse

Date

October 17, 2018 04:48 PM SAST

Description

Erica aristata

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magdastlucia

Date

October 21, 2015

Place

St Lucia 1 (Google, OSM)

Description

Hairy flyer with brylcreem comes and white knee highs


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Egg-eating Snake Dasypeltis scabra

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willemvzyl

Date

October 14, 2018 07:18 AM SAST

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Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus

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bastiaan

Date

August 3, 2018 11:31 AM CEST

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Knysna Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion damaranum

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colin25

Date

October 15, 2018 09:59 AM SAST

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happyasacupcake

Date

September 29, 2018 09:17 AM SAST

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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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linkie

Date

October 18, 2018 09:56 AM SAST

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Spotted Eagle-Owl Bubo africanus

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halfmens

Date

October 15, 2018 03:47 PM SAST

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william6

Date

September 27, 2018 07:38 PM BST

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Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus

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muisvoel

Date

July 18, 2018 03:00 PM SAST

Description

Juvenile?

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Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus

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muisvoel

Date

July 19, 2018 04:33 PM SAST

Description

Juvenile?

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Scented Orchid Satyrium odorum

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lizegreenieza

Date

October 14, 2018 10:05 AM SAST

Description

Next to the Kastaiingskloof river, in deep sandy soils.

It was originally fynbos (or renosterveld), then for a very long period of time grazing pastures. Now, the adjacent land is ploughed for rooibos tea plantations. These grow in the fence. So they should be able to persist in the corridor adjacent the river.

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Chilean Fire Bush Embothrium coccineum

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hoaryherper

Date

November 29, 2013 02:19 PM EST

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riaanvanderwalt

Date

October 10, 2018 08:56 AM SAST

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riaanvanderwalt

Date

October 10, 2018 08:27 AM SAST

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sandraf

Date

October 9, 2018 01:44 PM SAST

Description

If W aletroides, it is red listed as Near Threatened.

I am not sure of this ID. Only one plant was seen here. Watsonia laccata occurs, but was not seen in the immediate vicinity. Could it be a hybrid or different looking W laccata? Some years ago similar looking plants were seen on the road verges in Aalwyndal, was told they are not W aletroides. Both pink and orange W laccata being present there and we thought that regular mowing could be an explanation for the appearance of possible different looking W laccata.

The area is earmarked for development

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Cape Rockjumper Chaetops frenatus

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muisvoel

Date

October 5, 2018 02:49 PM SAST

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Red-headed Centipede Scolopendra morsitans

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peter_erb

Date

October 6, 2018 02:49 PM SAST

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Northern Dewstick Roridula dentata

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magrietb

Date

September 24, 2018 12:02 PM SAST

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Panafrican Pied Wagtail Motacilla aguimp ssp. vidua

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happyasacupcake

Date

September 9, 2018 12:28 PM SAST

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vynbos

Date

September 23, 2018 05:53 PM SAST

Description

Moth pollinating an aandblom, the flowers open in the late afternoon/early evening while it is still light. They are closed by sunrise, though I didn't find out when. I've looked for moth pollinators before by torchlight and never had any luck. At 5.50 with sunset at 6.40 it was still very light. About 10 moths were visiting a small population of flowers. So it would seem the action happens before sunset.
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flower here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16928125
full video here:
https://youtu.be/bXwQFGk_1Hw

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Double-coned Grass Mantis Episcopomantis chalybea

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flyredbird

Date

September 27, 2018 12:13 PM EDT

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Bokkeveld Monkshood Pterygodium ingeanum

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campbellfleming

Date

September 15, 2018 01:51 PM SAST

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Small Pugnacious Ant Anoplolepis steingroeveri

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vynbos

Date

September 22, 2018 05:47 PM SAST

Description

minor ants approx 5mm.
Never seen this before, ants raiding antlion traps and stealing their prey, removing the dead/dying termites. Didn't see any antlions being attacked, but the ants were in the bottom of two different traps wrestling food from the antlions.

Antlion here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16928137

Prey here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16928134