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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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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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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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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

Observer

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 Dorotheanthus 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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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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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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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

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wolfachim

Date

January 8, 2014 09:16 AM HST

Description

Foto by Hanna Roland ; @marcepstein do you know this species?

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What

Eucalyptus Genus Eucalyptus

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klauswehrlin

Date

March 29, 2018 10:25 AM SAST

Description

2018 03 29 Wonderklippe
Bluegum rings, Allelopathy?

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Cluster Spiderhead Serruria glomerata

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ronsabelo

Date

October 24, 2017

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Ironwood Olea capensis ssp. macrocarpa

Date

March 19, 2018 03:36 PM SAST

Description

No idea why the forest canopy has gone yellow. It;s the first time that we;ve seen that in 48 years. Could it be regrowth after above average rains?

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Issid Planthoppers Family Issidae

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sallyslak

Date

March 14, 2018 06:24 PM SAST

Description

I was photographing the adult and couldn't believe it when the nymph came charging in from stage left - the adult ignored it completely.

I have only found these on Anginon difforme (in two separate locations so far).

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Pink Water-Lily Nymphaea pubescens

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bushboy

Date

March 13, 2018 08:54 AM SAST

Description

Pretty alien?


The dominant lily on this little pond with scalloped leaves, some green, some bronze. Pond also contains indigenous lilies, Blue (N. nouchali) and Small Yellow (Nymphoides thunbergiana).

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Shuttlecock Egg Cowrie Volva volva

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seastung

Date

February 4, 2018 07:43 AM SAST

Description

seen at Stables in 35m of water

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Red Hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus ssp. caama

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happyasacupcake

Date

April 16, 2015 07:30 AM SAST

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What

Mantidflies Family Mantispidae

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robert_taylor

Date

March 9, 2018 08:39 PM SAST

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Southern African Crocodile Crocodylus niloticus ssp. cowiei

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happyasacupcake

Date

April 1, 2015 10:03 AM SAST

Description

There was a thick layer on algae on the water. Most of the animals had a coating of the algae on their legs or entire bodies.

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European Bee-Eater Merops apiaster

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happyasacupcake

Date

April 1, 2015 08:38 AM SAST

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Cape Coral Snake Aspidelaps lubricus ssp. lubricus

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alexanderr

Date

February 7, 2018 09:14 AM SAST

Description

PEM voucher

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Melittid Bees Family Melittidae

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brendancole

Date

February 25, 2018 07:30 AM SAST

Description

For species of flower see: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9933527

Unusual to see more than one of these bees sheltering in the Walhlenbergia - usually only one per flower.

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Eastern Hamerkop Scopus umbretta ssp. umbretta

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happyasacupcake

Date

March 18, 2015 01:57 PM SAST

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magrietb

Date

March 4, 2018 02:02 PM SAST

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Antlions Family Myrmeleontidae

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jouberth

Date

February 17, 2018 10:26 PM SAST

Description

Antlion preying on Opistophthalmus concinnus

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bushboy

Date

February 24, 2018 08:16 AM SAST

Description

Whole family under recycle bin

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White- Throated Monitor Varanus albigularis ssp. albigularis

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alexanderr

Date

February 9, 2018 07:43 AM SAST

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Four-toed Elephant Shrew Petrodromus tetradactylus

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markusgmeiner

Date

February 3, 2018 07:04 AM SAST

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Southern Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri

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happyasacupcake

Date

November 28, 2016 06:05 AM SAST

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Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegalus

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happyasacupcake

Date

August 25, 2017 12:43 PM SAST

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Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori

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happyasacupcake

Date

April 10, 2016 01:24 PM SAST

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fossilplants

Date

December 12, 2017 05:25 AM UTC

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African Leopard Panthera pardus ssp. pardus

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chris_whitehouse

Date

January 15, 2018 07:45 PM SAST

Description

First sighting at Phillipskop on camera trap set up by Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy: https://www.facebook.com/phillipskop/posts/1346106542161442/

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African Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer

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happyasacupcake

Date

January 16, 2016 09:37 AM SAST

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vireolanius

Date

January 31, 2018 05:06 PM -05

Description

#blackmetal

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What

Common Puff Adder Bitis arietans ssp. arietans

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nikola_s

Date

April 22, 2017 12:02 PM SAST

Place

Wedderwill (Google, OSM)

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linkie

Date

December 19, 2017 06:45 AM SAST

Description

Found this guy dead on our path. Photographed it back at the hut.

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What

Cederberg Ghost Frog Heleophryne depressa

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alexanderr

Date

December 2, 2017 02:24 PM SAST

Description

The second and thrid pics are in situ, sitting in top of vertical crack.

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Cape Rockjumper Chaetops frenatus

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callumevans

Date

December 16, 2017 11:18 AM SAST

Description

This family consisted pf 4 birds, the parents and two juveniles (both of which were ringed). Male was feeding this juvenile small beetles.

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What

Greater Painted-Snipe Rostratula benghalensis

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richardadcock

Date

December 28, 2017 05:11 PM SAST

Place

Kgalagadi (Google, OSM)

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Eastern Rock Elephant Shrew Elephantulus myurus

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wynand_uys

Date

July 22, 2017 05:33 AM SAST

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wynand_uys

Date

December 12, 2017 05:18 PM SAST

Description

Body length about 9mm

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Slime Molds Phylum Mycetozoa

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scbc

Date

December 9, 2015

Place

Lajuma (Google, OSM)

Description

Photo Ian Giagher

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klauswehrlin

Date

December 18, 2017 10:33 AM SAST

Description

2017 12 18 Knietjieshoogte
Macledium spinosum
... For your Christmas Greeting ... :-)

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What

Leafhoppers Family Cicadellidae

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wynand_uys

Date

December 21, 2017 01:42 PM SAST

Description

3.6mm
Nymph
At first glance, without magnification, one would think a ladybeetle.
Then it extends its legs, sways from side to side, presumably as it gauges distance and takes a giant leap.
Note the spiny hind legs.
False eye spots on rear end.

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Sickleleaf Dewplant Lampranthus falciformis

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gigilaidler

Date

December 18, 2017 11:41 AM SAST

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Elephant Mosquito Toxorhynchites brevipalpis

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magdastlucia

Date

November 26, 2017 02:46 PM SAST

Place

St Lucia 1 (Google, OSM)

Description

Stage 1: Saw the larva in the rain water bucket and placed it in a container.
See Stage 2: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9178581
See Stage 3: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9178582

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magdastlucia

Date

December 10, 2017 01:06 PM SAST

Description

Signs of Parasitoid wasp (Brachymeria)

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klauswehrlin

Date

September 24, 2017 07:53 AM SAST

Description

2017 09 24 Loerkloof
Protea restionifolia

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henrydelange

Date

November 4, 2016 11:10 AM SAST

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linkie

Date

November 9, 2017 11:14 AM SAST

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What

Boas Rhinoceros Beetle Oryctes boas

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sallyslak

Date

December 3, 2017 05:58 PM SAST

Description

Sadly, the Small Five are not safe from poachers either. A hidden camera has caught the very moment one of the little people begins the gory task of removing the horn from the rhinoceros beetle.

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Common Rain Spider Palystes superciliosus

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sallyslak

Date

December 5, 2017 10:00 PM CET

Description

Mystery thing


For all the clever clogs out there, what's this then? I'll zoom out gradually if necessary.

UPDATE: As per Jakob's guess, mating rain spiders, conveniently positioned between two glass doors and impervious to my prying lens.

This was not a speedy process. Some sperm was passed, followed by an intercourse pause (a phrase we usually reserve for the dinner table) and then more sperm was passed, perhaps from the other pedipalp?

The last four photos are from the morning after.

The video isn't great
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0rnsEmFpBs&feature=youtu.be

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colin25

Date

November 9, 2017 10:48 AM SAST

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What

Lilac Mother-of-Pearl Salamis cacta

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martingrimm

Date

October 23, 2017 07:38 AM CEST

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Spotted Harlequin Snake Homoroselaps lacteus

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alexanderr

Date

July 23, 2017 12:13 PM SAST

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Sunda Frogmouth Batrachostomus cornutus

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jann_borneo

Date

August 12, 2017 02:24 PM AWST

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tonyg

Date

July 24, 2017 12:30 AM CDT

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Owlflies Family Ascalaphidae

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portioid

Date

September 3, 2017 01:18 PM HKT

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Spectacled Eider Somateria fischeri

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terathopius

Date

June 12, 2015 12:52 PM HST

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Sea Swallow Glaucus atlanticus

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tangatawhenua

Date

February 11, 2016

Description

Is it a fish? Is it a slug? Is it a fishy anemone? I do not have a clue what this is!

It is about 30mm long and there were a few of them in the sand - outgoing tide nearly on the turn. Most were buried and only the "fan fin" was showing.

Resting on the wet sand, when the sand collapsed it arched it's face upwards (2nd and third photos) and seem to spawn capsule from somewhere - there are 2 floating in the 4th pic.

Totally hypnotic, by the time my sister-in-law and I carried on the brother had walked 2kms away from us!

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Clubbed Treehopper Cyphonia clavata

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treegrow

Date

December 4, 2016 01:44 PM EST

Description

Cyphonia clavata. La Fortuna de San Carlos, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica.

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Giraffe Weevil Trachelophorus giraffa

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nlblock

Date

November 14, 2009

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Robust Clubhook Squid Onykia robusta

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zooillogix

Date

July 7, 2017 04:27 PM PDT