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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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What

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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What

Powerpuffs Genus Sorocephalus

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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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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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What

Double-coned Grass Mantis Episcopomantis chalybea

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flyredbird

Date

September 27, 2018 12:13 PM EDT

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campbellfleming

Date

September 15, 2018 01:51 PM SAST

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What

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

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brendancole

Date

September 27, 2018 06:14 PM SAST

Description

Usual flowerng time regarded as between February to April in summer rainfall area. This one following winter rainfall flowering pattern of G. p.ssp permeabilis …? Very odd.

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What

South African Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum ssp. regulorum

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bushboy

Date

July 22, 2017 10:46 AM SAST

Description

Royal family graces the Mpambanyoni with a restful winter visit

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christa13

Date

September 21, 2018 09:58 AM SAST

Description

Disa racemosa?

Other Animals

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What

Animals Kingdom Animalia

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magdastlucia

Date

August 26, 2018 03:44 PM SAST

Place

St Lucia 1 (Google, OSM)

Description

Parasites on larva.

Poor puppet was still moving around yesterday, but did not move around today. It seems to be alive, as the body makes movements, but it does not move around, not even when inspected under the microscope.

See the larva https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/15911798

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What

Spiny Flower Mantis Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi

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bushboy

Date

September 12, 2018 09:25 AM SAST

Description

She's STILL not forgiven me for once stroking her nymphal antennae!


I think Spike's a girl - fat tum & foul temper. All bluff, unlike her bigger cousins, Polyspilota aeruginosa, she never tried to stab me with her fearsome forelimbs and certainly didn't draw blood. Released quickly back in her thicket where she gradually calmed (last pic).

See her development from final nymphal instar. Here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16163662
And here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16442575

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georgewilson

Date

September 16, 2018 07:41 AM CET

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What

Common Ground Sugarbush Protea acaulos

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muonmo

Date

September 9, 2018 11:51 AM SAST

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What

Southern Fiscal (Ssp. Collaris) Lanius collaris ssp. collaris

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colin25

Date

September 16, 2018 03:56 PM SAST

Place

Bergville (Google, OSM)

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What

Cape Dassie Procavia capensis ssp. capensis

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jmdr

Date

September 14, 2018 03:35 PM SAST

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What

Marbled Leaf-toed Gecko Afrogecko porphyreus ssp. porphyreus

Date

August 7, 2017 03:47 PM SAST

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richardadcock

Date

September 3, 2018 11:39 AM SAST

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What

Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees Genus Megachile

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cheekychew

Date

September 1, 2018 12:06 PM SAST

Description

Building a nest inside the pipe of a windchime

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henrydelange

Date

August 24, 2018 10:57 AM SAST

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What

Ngami Owlet Glaucidium capense ssp. ngamiense

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muisvoel

Date

July 16, 2018 05:19 PM SAST

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Four-striped Grass Mouse Rhabdomys pumilio

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chris_whitehouse

Date

August 17, 2018 09:46 PM SAST

Description

Screenshot from video: https://youtu.be/kr9QLlM0Aj0
Pollinating Protea scabra: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11086102

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robert_taylor

Date

August 10, 2018 01:46 PM CET

Description

In partial shade. Water 10cm deep. Last images show habitat

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Southern African Dwarf Chameleons Genus Bradypodion

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tyroneping

Date

July 20, 2018 08:21 PM SAST

Description

An undescribed species of Bradypodion sp. "Grootvaderbos"

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Peringuey's Adder Bitis peringueyi

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robert_taylor

Date

August 30, 2018 10:30 AM SAST

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What

Dung-loving Bird's-Nest Cyathus stercoreus

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onion

Date

August 18, 2018 11:48 AM AWST

Description

隆紋黑蛋巢菌

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Cape Platanna Xenopus gilli

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alison63

Date

the past

Description

Misidentified as a leopard toad at first. Lake Michelle Noordhoek

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kay25

Date

September 7, 2018 10:52 AM SAST

Description

widespread

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What

Pied Kalkoentjie Gladiolus speciosus

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peterrwarren

Date

September 8, 2018 11:56 AM SAST

Description

Between Ouberg and Gifberg passes. 50 specimens in patches.Sandy soil.

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muonmo

Date

July 19, 2018 12:09 PM SAST

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magrietb

Date

January 10, 2016

Place

Kleinmond (Google, OSM)

Description

Kleinmond wasper of wasps


Our yellowwood paper wasp nest was visited by a stranger. She inserted her ovipositor into each cell and then flew off... No sign of our resident wasps while the attack took place. Today they were back on their nest as usual... There is an interaction on its way.

After I eventually collected the nest I was surprised to observe two completely different wasp species appear, I've loaded them here:

- larger species
- smaller species

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What

Cape Beach Daisy Arctotheca populifolia

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foster_sa

Date

February 19, 2018 12:57 PM SAST

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What

Hares and Jackrabbits Genus Lepus

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wonga

Date

June 28, 2018 04:42 PM HST

Description

M2E77L132-133R398B36

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craigpeter

Date

January 22, 2017 01:30 PM SAST

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petercourtney2

Date

July 20, 2018 07:36 PM SAST

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botswanabugs

Date

December 4, 2009

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What

Silverspotted Ghost Leto venus

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colin25

Date

July 11, 2018 10:52 AM SAST

Description

First two recovered long dead in very wet holes. Rest recovered alive from lower section of felled tree.Thanks to Shauns for the professional demonstration of the use of a chiansaw!

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What

Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis

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magdastlucia

Date

July 7, 2018 12:03 PM SAST

Description

"What are u looking at? Fine.. want to count my teeth? Or the ticks on my wing? Or my toes? Want to see what I had for breakfast?"

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Northern Julia Skimmer Orthetrum julia ssp. falsum

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gareth_preiss

Date

July 19, 2018 11:35 AM HST

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Cryptic Mantis Sibylla pretiosa

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albertus

Date

July 10, 2018 06:10 PM SAST

Description

This Ghost Mantis was resting in the oak tree while I as busy watering the garden.

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Scarborough Lily Cyrtanthus elatus

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davidcollett

Date

February 14, 2018 09:05 AM SAST

Description

Any idea?

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What

Blaasop Breviceps adspersus ssp. adspersus

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jouberth

Date

July 27, 2018 11:26 AM SAST

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What

Black-breasted Snake-Eagle Circaetus pectoralis

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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

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peterwebb

Date

July 21, 2018 11:44 PM SAST

Description

About 2-3mm long, found under a rock on the soil surface, in grassland, weird.

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Orange-spotted Fruit Chafer Mecynorhina passerinii

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suncana

Date

November 16, 2016

Description

Orange-spotted Fruit Chafer


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What

Berg Adder Bitis atropos

Date

July 19, 2018 09:19 AM SAST

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nicky001

Date

March 9, 2013 12:09 PM SAST

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What

Musk Stork's-Bill Erodium moschatum

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lucstrydom

Date

July 16, 2018 12:34 PM SAST

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What

Silverspotted Ghost Leto venus

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colin25

Date

June 13, 2018 08:10 AM SAST

Description

Pupae cases seen at the base of a Keurboom. With permission, the tree was removed, roots and all, taken in for a MIR scan, first image. Guided by the scan, section cut through the stem to confirm scan interpretation. The holes made by Leto venus larvae are confined to a 40cm section of the main stem, do not enter the roots and are parallel to the stem, near vertical.No larvae were seen, thinking the 5 holes were made by a single brood, all of which pupated within a short period of time.

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What

Namib Sand Snake Psammophis namibensis

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laurent_h

Date

November 4, 2011 11:24 AM SAST

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Southern Lion Panthera leo ssp. melanochaita

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alpha_centauri

Date

May 13, 2018

Place

Namibia (Google, OSM)

Description

playing young lions

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What

Aardvark Orycteropus afer

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botaneek

Date

May 11, 2011 05:27 PM SAST

Description

out and about early, on a warmish late afternoon

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judygva

Date

May 19, 2018 10:08 AM EDT

Description

This picture is for the prey. The predator is Hyllus treleaveni per @wynand_uys

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What

Cape Lappet Eutricha capensis

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magrietb

Date

March 4, 2017 02:11 PM SAST

Description

Meerenvlei eggs, full life cycle


23 February 2017:

I collected a small Cliffortia twig with a cluster of eggs at Meerenvlei next to Kleinmond lagoon.

8 March 2017:

The eggs started hatching.

28 September 2017:

The first of my many caterpillars started cocooning. I released some of the caterpillars into my garden as they had become too much to cope with.

11 November 2017:

The first moth emerged. After a while there were several new moths each day, and many of them mated. I released the hundreds of eggs as well.

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sallyslak

Date

June 12, 2018 04:58 PM SAST

Place

Stoep (Google, OSM)

Description

Found on stoep in late afternoon sun - both parties rather dead and dry.

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Common Octopus Octopus vulgaris

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below_the_blue

Date

July 14, 2018 12:00 PM SAST

Description

This big boy has been spotted in the St.James Tidal Pool. Left hand side wall to the corner in a hole.

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henrydelange

Date

December 28, 2012 08:02 AM SAST

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What

Toadtree Tabernaemontana elegans

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craigpeter

Date

July 5, 2018 10:33 AM SAST

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riaanvanderwalt

Date

July 4, 2018 11:41 AM SAST

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magdastlucia

Date

July 1, 2018 05:08 PM SAST

Place

St Lucia 1 (Google, OSM)

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What

Carpetflower Aptosimum procumbens

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craigpeter

Date

September 25, 2016 10:47 AM SAST

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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wynand_uys

Date

January 5, 2013

Description

Like, totally hairy caterpillar


About 60mm total length, hair and all.

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Stonecrops and Allies Family Crassulaceae

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stephnivdm

Date

November 1, 2017 10:03 AM SAST

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tjclarke

Date

March 4, 2018 05:01 PM SAST

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What

Wire Orchids Section Schizodium

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hikingisfun

Date

August 11, 2016

Description

kapotjie


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alexanderr

Date

April 16, 2018 11:34 AM SAST

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leslie_flint

Date

June 3, 2018 09:59 AM -05

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tonyrebelo

Date

January 7, 2017

Description

Dung Beetle


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What

Amethyst Sunbird Chalcomitra amethystina

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colin25

Date

May 29, 2018 09:52 AM SAST

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What

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Crotalus oreganus ssp. oreganus

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phaneritic

Date

May 27, 2018 12:04 PM PDT

Description

(Note written by Dr David Steen) On 27 May 2018 I was trolling at approximately 13 m depth and 70 meters from the nearest shoreline in New Melones Reservoir, California when he captured the A. nebulosus a non-native species in the state. Upon removing the hook, a dead juvenile C. oreganos was revealed in the mouth and stomach of the catfish. Both the catfish and the rattlesnake were approximately 36 cm in length.

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christeen

Date

May 11, 2018 01:22 PM SAST

Description

A stunning slug-like caterpillar eating a Protea roupelliae leaf on a mountain slope

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happyasacupcake

Date

May 9, 2018 11:44 AM SAST

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wynand_uys

Date

November 26, 2014

Description

2.6mm bugs emerge from 1.6mm eggs !


A pillaging horde hatches all at once and moves off into the undergrowth.
Must have been a tight fit.

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nicky

Date

April 20, 2018 09:13 AM SAST

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botaneek

Date

November 21, 2004

Description

Delo dyeri - the porno mesem


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Karoo-Snow Cleretum maughanii

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alanhorstmann

Date

September 20, 2005

Description

Dorotheanthus maughanii


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Marsh Mongoose Atilax paludinosus

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tonyrebelo

Date

April 7, 2018 03:52 PM SAST

Description

Piles of mussels seen around Ficus trees.
Had us wondering which bird flew the molluscs from the sea to the these trees and why?

Turns out no one knew until Sharon Louw (KZN-Parks Board) put up some camera traps and discovered the Water Mongeese using the buttress roots on the trees to break open the mussels (from deep in the estuary), just like mongeese elsewhere open eggs: by shooting them between their hind legs onto the roots.

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Flap-necked Chameleon Chamaeleo dilepis

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ricky_taylor

Date

April 4, 2018 02:57 PM SAST

Description

Digging hole to lay eggs

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shellhath

Date

February 12, 2017 02:00 PM SAST

Description

Bird outing pic to the Maitlands Nature Reserve near PE
Not sure what this plant is or if it's an IAP

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What

Spirited Puss Notocerura spiritalis

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wolfachim

Date

January 2, 2008 10:24 AM HST

Description

ID suggested by Hanna Roland; this is the photo on which the CRG-logo is based; the caterpillars are Hannas darlings! We always look for them intensely - and also find many. Unfortunately we can't rear them. But we contribute by posting the pictures - and Hanna can ID quite a lot of them.

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What

Black Rugged Ringbum Ant Bothroponera cariosa

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nicky

Date

April 3, 2018 02:07 PM SAST

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Lead Pearl Leucinodes vagans

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fubr

Date

February 17, 2018 10:24 PM CET

Place

Glosam (Google, OSM)

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What

Tussock Moths Subfamily Lymantriinae

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bushboy

Date

December 29, 2017 09:16 AM SAST

Description

Feather duster


Photos kind courtesy of Mary McKenzie.
Approx body-length, excluding hair 3,5cm

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magdastlucia

Date

April 1, 2018 02:45 PM SAST

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What

Knysna Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion damaranum

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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

Cape Snake Lizard Chamaesaura anguina

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vynbos

Date

March 30, 2018 01:51 PM SAST

Description

The lizard was so intent on keeping its prey it didn't skedaddle, giving us a chance to take pictures.
I assume it wasn't scavenging and actually caught it, but you've got to be fast to catch these insects!
Prey here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10597608

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Square

Date

April 26, 2010 12:30 PM SAST

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wolfachim

Date

November 10, 2015 12:00 AM CET

Description

male species; Photos and ID by Hanna Roland

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What

Namib Round-eared Sengi Macroscelides flavicaudatus

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peter_erb

Date

April 1, 2018 01:24 PM SAST

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What

Common Pagoda Mimetes cucullatus

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flower_girl

Date

March 19, 2018 09:44 AM SAST