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Brownbeard Sugarbush (Protea speciosa)

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isolly

Date

April 30, 2021 11:02 AM SAST

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Common Sugarbush (Protea repens)

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jeremygilmore

Date

June 22, 2022 01:19 PM SAST

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Strapleaf Sugarbush (Protea lorifolia)

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bluehillescape

Date

May 1, 2021 11:47 AM SAST

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King Protea (Protea cynaroides)

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magdaleen

Date

June 20, 2022 09:21 AM SAST

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Black Rain Frog (Breviceps fuscus)

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markgrtdixon

Date

November 15, 2017 08:43 AM UTC

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peter_erb

Date

July 5, 2020 12:39 PM SAST

Description

HB length less than 1 cm.

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Supermega Toktokkie (Stridulomus sulcicollis)

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ryanvanhuyssteen

Date

March 9, 2021 06:34 AM SAST

Place

Tswalu (Google, OSM)

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philippa5000

Date

October 10, 2020 03:27 PM SAST

Description

Two insects fighting over - a bee carcass? I have video too.

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jukkajantunen

Date

December 4, 2018 06:46 PM PST

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Humbug Toktokkie (Onymacris marginipennis)

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peter_erb

Date

January 1, 2020 10:39 AM SAST

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Southern Greater Double-collared Sunbird (Cinnyris afer ssp. afer)

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gigilaidler

Date

June 16, 2022 01:43 PM SAST

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Saddleback Sugarbush (Protea comptonii)

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ronald_olivier

Date

September 9, 2021 05:29 PM SAST

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African Carder Bee (Pseudoanthidium repetitum)

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mariedelport

Date

February 22, 2022 08:12 PM SAST

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Goldreeds (Genus Elegia)

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tonyrebelo

Date

February 10, 2020 01:15 PM SAST

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Salter (Saltera sarcocolla)

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tonyrebelo

Date

December 16, 2020 11:26 AM SAST

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False Heath (Audouinia capitata)

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tonyrebelo

Date

August 23, 2015

Description

False Heath


6 plants - since well visited.

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False Heath (Audouinia capitata)

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vynbos

Date

August 29, 2015

Description

Impressive post-fire display


2years after a controlled burn, the plants have put on a great show. Expect something similar next year from the Olifantsbos plants.
6 plants all within a few steps from each other.
Threats: the small size of the population, but are protected by being within TMNP.

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False Heath (Audouinia capitata)

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muonmo

Date

April 30, 2022 11:39 AM SAST

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False Heath (Audouinia capitata)

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cmerry

Date

June 18, 2018 10:26 AM SAST

Description

One large plant. I have not seen this in Silvermine before!

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False Heath (Audouinia capitata)

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richardadcock

Date

July 21, 2013

Description

False Heath


Part of a group of about one dozen plants in rocky area

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False Heath (Audouinia capitata)

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muonmo

Date

July 21, 2013

Description

False Heath


An arrestingly beautiful member of the Bruniaceae trying to look like an Erica.

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False Heath (Audouinia capitata)

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gigilaidler

Date

May 24, 2019 12:31 PM SAST

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False Heath (Audouinia capitata)

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muonmo

Date

June 30, 2019 02:59 PM SAST

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False Heath (Audouinia capitata)

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danielleharcourt

Date

June 12, 2021 12:30 PM SAST

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False Heath (Audouinia capitata)

Date

September 27, 2021 05:25 PM PDT

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Target Longhorn Beetle (Hypsideroides junodi)

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wynand_uys

Date

October 20, 2012

Description

Longhorn


25mm without antennae.

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Red-edge Conebush (Leucadendron arcuatum)

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dryfveer

Date

October 8, 2021 05:28 PM SAST

Description

m n f respr

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Red-edge Conebush (Leucadendron arcuatum)

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dryfveer

Date

October 8, 2021 05:53 PM SAST

Description

plenty respr

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Scale Insects (Superfamily Coccoidea)

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dryfveer

Date

October 13, 2021 07:48 AM SAST

Description

still to add int

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Eastern Whipspider (Damon annulatipes)

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bionerds

Date

November 3, 2021 04:32 PM SAST

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Eastern Whipspider (Damon annulatipes)

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suncana

Date

January 30, 2021 08:42 PM SAST

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Eastern Whipspider (Damon annulatipes)

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bushboy

Date

November 5, 2017 11:04 AM SAST

Description

No demon this damon

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Eastern Whipspider (Damon annulatipes)

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dherbert

Date

October 30, 2011

Description

moulting amblypygid


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Ruff (Calidris pugnax)

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mariedelport

Date

December 26, 2021 11:45 AM SAST

Description

The light was bad, early evening with mist covering most or the pans. Quite a collection of waders in the man made salt pans: Pied Avocet, Black-winged Stilt, Sandpipers (Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff, Little Stint and those are only the ones I could see), Kittlitz's, Common Ringed and Three-banded Plovers. Chestnut-banded also occur here but I dipped on them. Black-necked Grebe are almost always in the first pan near the old Uitenhage road. Lesser and Greater Flamingo often visit these pans. Cape Shoveler, Cape Teal, Red-billed Teal and Yellow-billed Duck have been recorded at Tankatara.

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Protea Family (Family Proteaceae)

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miriam_98

Date

June 7, 2022 03:32 PM AWST

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House Centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata)

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cecileroux

Date

November 22, 2019 04:03 PM SAST

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Hair Lichens (Genus Teloschistes)

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flamelily

Date

June 7, 2022 01:09 PM SAST

Description

On shade under overhanging rocks

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House Centipedes (Order Scutigeromorpha)

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tonyrebelo

Date

December 14, 2010

Description

Scooty Centipede / Cleopatras Centipede


Ecology Base: Senior Scout Adventure 2010
A sample of goggas that were captured in the herpetogical traps over 10 days.

These guys move like quicksilver: just a blur of legs - getting them to pose is nigh impossible.

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Pistol Bush (Justicia adhatodoides)

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suncana

Date

January 17, 2020 07:05 PM SAST

Description

For food plant interaction

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Yellowheart Shield Bug (Solenosthedium liligerum)

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nikiescott

Date

February 3, 2019 09:57 AM SAST

Description

I have seen a few images identified on iNat as Calidea nymphs that I think may be Solenosthedium liligerum nymphs. I therefore decided to post this series of images from one of my rearing programs to shed some light on the colourful nymphs and their ids. I maintained several rearing programs of Solenosthedium liligerum over the years. Their nymphs do indeed resemble the adults (and nymphs) of Calidea. The nymphs of these two bugs appear similar, but the most obvious difference is the shape of the abdomen - in Calidea it is more elongated. The best example of the latter can be found here - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10973011. I only identified instars 1 to 3 here, from instar 4 to 5 (and even in some 3rd instars), dramatic colour and pattern differences may be observed between individuals (maybe because of engorging). I therefore did not include them here. My objective with this post is just to raise awareness that the nymphs of the two species may easily be confused with each other. When I get my hands on a population of Calidea, I will then be able to do proper comparisons side by side. Ps. In some nymphs there are three upper lines on the abdomen, and in some there are only two and in some no lines at all. I stand ready to be corrected if I have any taxonomic aspects wrong above. I am not a trained taxonomist, but a generalist Zoologist/Entomologist.

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Chinese-Lantern Lily (Sandersonia aurantiaca)

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peterrwarren

Date

December 12, 2017 11:09 AM SAST

Description

Christmas Bells(Sandersonia aurantiaca) Umngeni Nature Reserve

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Kzn Stag Beetle (Prosopocoilus natalensis)

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alexanderr

Date

February 11, 2019 11:47 AM SAST

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Button Heath (Erica lateralis)

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fredbont

Date

May 28, 2022 01:14 PM SAST

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Fringe Sorrel (Oxalis ciliaris)

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daniepalm

Date

June 2, 2022 03:27 PM SAST

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jason-

Date

June 2, 2022 11:57 AM SAST

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razorspider

Date

October 26, 2021 07:13 PM SAST

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Pseudoscorpions (Order Pseudoscorpiones)

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botswanabugs

Date

October 22, 2021

Description

Adult with eggs. Under rock

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hrodulf

Date

March 10, 2022 11:19 AM EET

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Pseudoscorpions (Order Pseudoscorpiones)

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laurent_h

Date

October 26, 2019 05:25 PM SAST

Place

Hardap, NA (Google, OSM)

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sallyslak

Date

January 8, 2022 06:00 AM SAST

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Eastern Rose Rain Frog (Breviceps rosei ssp. vansoni)

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pg_coetzee

Date

July 29, 2019 12:54 PM SAST

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Shiny Burrow Scorpion (Opistophthalmus glabrifrons)

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jkn

Date

January 3, 2022 08:16 AM EET

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Maluti River Frog (Amietia vertebralis)

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botaneek

Date

January 1, 2022 10:17 AM SAST

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botswanabugs

Date

January 31, 2022

Description

In garden, Found on grass. First time i have seen this sp.

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White Ringed Atlas (Epiphora mythimnia)

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kellyabram

Date

October 19, 2009 01:43 AM SAST

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Plaintive Rain Frog (Breviceps verrucosus)

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botaneek

Date

January 1, 2022 08:34 AM SAST

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Sand Toad (Vandijkophrynus angusticeps)

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johnyeld

Date

January 6, 2022 08:41 AM SAST

Description

Prey of a European Roller

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jane_trembath

Date

December 27, 2021 04:29 PM SAST

Description

Fine cilia on its body set up a powerful vortex drawing food to its mouth. It regularly contracted its front end, maybe swallowing food.

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Damara Molerat (Fukomys damarensis)

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robert_taylor

Date

January 12, 2022 06:30 PM SAST

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Zebra Agate Snail (Cochlitoma zebra)

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gareth_bain

Date

January 27, 2022 09:13 AM SAST

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mariedelport

Date

January 14, 2022 11:22 PM SAST

Description

A surprise lifer for me early this morning. I've been looking for this bird for ages and it came right to my front door. Poor thing was slightly dazed after it flew into my sliding door but it quickly started getting feisty with that needle sharp beak. Placed it on my husband's hand for a photo. Only managed to get one before it disappeared into my Plum tree.

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Pigtail Firelily (Cyrtanthus helictus)

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mariedelport

Date

January 4, 2022 09:30 PM SAST

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Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)

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cincykid

Date

December 2021

Description

Botswana Photo Safari

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seanjames

Date

January 26, 2022 05:37 PM SAST

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Aardvark (Orycteropus afer)

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kellyabram

Date

June 25, 2010 05:21 PM SAST

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Dusky Dolphin (Sagmatias obscurus)

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richardgill

Date

December 29, 2021 11:41 AM SAST

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Western Leopard Toad (Sclerophrys pantherina)

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m_burger

Date

January 13, 2022 10:15 PM SAST

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Southern Ostrich (Struthio camelus ssp. australis)

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mariedelport

Date

December 16, 2020 07:45 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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Acraeas (Genus Acraea)

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jkn

Date

January 17, 2022 05:57 PM EET

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Orange Rock Hair (Trentepohlia aurea)

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tessabrunette

Date

January 2, 2022 01:19 PM SAST

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Longbody Thyene Jumping Spider (Thyene thyenioides)

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hrodulf

Date

October 21, 2021 12:01 PM EET

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andre_harmse

Date

December 26, 2021 09:02 AM SAST

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Namaqua African Hyacinth (Ledebouria undulata)

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wendy_mcfarlane

Date

January 9, 2022 08:42 AM SAST

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hrodulf

Date

October 22, 2021 08:27 PM EET

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ludwig_muller

Date

January 2022

Description

Note the pale green/yellow coloration behind the lip in the 3rd photo. Also note the 4th pic- it closely matches the illustration by Bolus of the plant he presumed was forficaria.

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Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus)

Date

December 10, 2021 07:19 PM UTC

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Power's Reed Frog (Hyperolius poweri)

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magdastlucia

Date

December 27, 2021 02:06 PM SAST

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Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus ssp. taurinus)

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niallp

Date

October 21, 2016 08:17 AM SAST

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What

Garden Orbweavers (Genus Argiope)

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suncana

Date

December 18, 2021 08:33 PM SAST

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Southern Sable Antelope (Hippotragus niger ssp. niger)

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niallp

Date

October 28, 2016 02:56 PM SAST

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lennartn

Date

December 2021

Description

Photos from 3 different plants

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Predatory Stink Bugs (Subfamily Asopinae)

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jacob_dirsuwei

Date

December 19, 2021 12:12 PM EET

Place

EC, ZA (Google, OSM)

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Southern Porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis ssp. africaeaustralis)

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linkie

Date

December 6, 2021 10:57 AM SAST

Description

About 16cm in length. Possibly drowned. No visible injury.

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Southern Marsh Mongoose (Atilax paludinosus ssp. paludinosus)

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jacob_dirsuwei

Date

December 26, 2021 03:36 PM EET

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Lawrence's Girdled Lizard (Namazonurus lawrenci)

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tyroneping

Date

December 13, 2021 09:45 AM SAST

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African Carder Bee (Pseudoanthidium repetitum)

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mariedelport

Date

November 10, 2021 07:21 PM SAST

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Prionine Beetles (Subfamily Prioninae)

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peteras

Date

November 2, 2020 10:29 AM EET

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Mountain Cypress (Widdringtonia nodiflora)

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dryfveer

Date

December 2, 2021 06:26 PM SAST

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Thread-winged Antlions (Family Nemopteridae)

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heineken

Date

December 22, 2018 01:01 PM EET

Place

WC, ZA (Google, OSM)

Description

Invertebrate

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Tessaratomid Bugs (Family Tessaratomidae)

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jaunnemarelize

Date

November 24, 2021 12:47 PM SAST

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Cinnamon Sambreeltjie (Hessea cinnamomea)

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mattprinsloo

Date

June 2018

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suncana

Date

December 3, 2021 12:56 PM SAST

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Hat Thrower (Pilobolus kleinii)

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tjeerddw

Date

December 31, 2021 06:07 AM CET

Description

on horse dung
Amazing things going on here. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p007vz26

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Lily Weevils (Genus Brachycerus)

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uwe49

Date

November 20, 2021 08:11 AM CET

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Cave Squeaker (Arthroleptis troglodytes)

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alfredo_gotine

Date

December 2021

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Chapman's Zebra (Equus quagga ssp. chapmani)

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readyfreddy123

Date

December 19, 2021 04:57 PM SAST

Description

Botlierskop game reserve

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richardgill

Date

December 8, 2021 11:38 AM SAST

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Southern and Eastern African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus ssp. jubatus)

Observer

gerhards

Date

October 2021

Description

The female cheeta had let the gemsbok get away. Maybe too large in any event for a single cheetah to bring down.