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erikvdl

Date

September 23, 2013 11:08 PM SAST

Place

Tierkop (Google, OSM)

Description

Feeding on Hodotermes mossambicus

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bushboy

Date

October 20, 2019 12:21 PM SAST

Description

Finally! Got the enterprising artiste


Nest construction in dark passage leading to my study on plaque on cloakroom door. Interrupted her carrying mud ball at 12:19. Happily she came back to smooth the hastily-placed ball after I'd turned on the passage light to get better shots.
By 15:59 she'd completed the nest, leaving the top unsealed to insert her caterpillar host.
Last pic shows an old nest (summer 2018) with sealed top on a wall-hanging on the opposite side of the same passage. The hatched wasp has obviously chewed its way out the side.

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Planthoppers Superfamily Fulgoroidea

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suncana

Date

October 19, 2019 04:05 PM SAST

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ricky_taylor

Date

October 16, 2019 03:52 PM SAST

Description

A gathering of fig wasps on a Ficus tremula leaf. See obs of the tree: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34453684

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Hover Flies Family Syrphidae

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goggaman

Date

September 1, 2019 03:05 PM SAST

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Southern Lesser Galago Galago moholi

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martesamericana

Date

August 6, 2019

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Large Cycad Stem Borer Phacecorynes sommeri

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david_taylor

Date

October 12, 2019 11:05 AM SAST

Description

Found in the stem of a Cycad

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Large Pugnacious Ant Anoplolepis custodiens

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rjpretor

Date

October 12, 2019 04:07 PM SAST

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Sawedge Sugarbush Protea holosericea

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muisvoel

Date

October 6, 2019 07:58 AM SAST

Description

We've never had to work this hard for a Protea! Brutal ascent to Rabiesberg, only one plant and no flowers in their prime! Next time it will have to be Saw-Edge, @wernert95 and @muonmo :)

We would have explored and looked for more, but time and water was limited. A handful of dead plants in the general vicinity of this one, which I'll post as a separate obs .A couple of flowerheads and seeds strewn around (guessing baboons).

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botaneek

Date

October 10, 2019 01:25 PM SAST

Description

first ever photos of this very local endemic, previously only known from Oct 2000 Type collection nearby.

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What

Lunch Clockflower Moraea fugacissima

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vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 01:29 PM SAST

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vynbos

Date

October 6, 2019 02:00 PM SAST

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What

Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

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vynbos

Date

October 6, 2019 11:11 AM SAST

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What

Blue Stripper Lachnaea filamentosa

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vynbos

Date

October 6, 2019 11:47 AM SAST

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Southern Rock Agama Agama atra

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vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 11:41 AM SAST

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Stink Uintjie Moraea lurida

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jeffreymichaelg

Date

October 4, 2019 09:43 AM CET

Description

One of multiple individuals of this species (I'm fairly confident of my ID) flowering in the area burnt in Jan 2019, but displaying an unusual number of petals. A bit of a genetic anomaly I suppose?

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King Kalkoentjie Gladiolus alatus

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vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 11:47 AM SAST

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vynbos

Date

October 6, 2019 07:31 AM SAST

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Skin Beetles Family Dermestidae

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vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 11:40 AM SAST

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Knox's Ocellated Sand Lizard Meroles knoxii

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vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 12:47 PM SAST

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Sword Paintpetal Codonorhiza falcata

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vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 11:45 AM SAST

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vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 11:24 AM SAST

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Trilobite Cockroaches Genus Hyposphaeria

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vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 03:32 PM SAST

Description

found under a rock

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Donkeyface Weevils Genus Bronchus

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vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 01:50 PM SAST

Description

found under a rock

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Shieldback Locusts Family Pamphagidae

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vynbos

Date

October 6, 2019 08:34 AM SAST

Description

only noticed it because it twitched. Pic 4 shows how good its camo is.

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What

Swan Sugarbush Protea witzenbergiana

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vynbos

Date

October 6, 2019 09:25 AM SAST

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What

Blue Stripper Lachnaea filamentosa

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vynbos

Date

October 6, 2019 09:38 AM SAST

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vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 03:10 PM SAST

Description

Young veld (1st season). Fire survivor growing on sandstone on a high altitude ridge in the Koue Bokkeveld

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Ceres Kalkoentjie Gladiolus ceresianus

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vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 02:12 PM SAST

Description

winking Glad.
approx 12cm high.
growing in clay on steep rocky Southern slope.
No other plants found in the area.

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Ant-mimic Spiders Genus Myrmarachne

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flippie1971

Date

October 5, 2019 04:25 PM SAST

Description

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

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linkie

Date

October 1, 2019 12:14 PM SAST

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vynbos

Date

September 24, 2019 10:49 AM SAST

Description

Redlist Rare: saw 10plants in the riverbed. Area unfortunately has severe Hakea invasion.

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What

Smooth Rugged Ringbum Ant Bothroponera crassa

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flippie1971

Date

October 3, 2019 07:15 AM SAST

Description

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

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Southern Carmine Bee-Eater Merops nubicoides

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didi_ct

Date

September 26, 2017 05:20 PM HST

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Swallow-tailed Bee-Eater Merops hirundineus

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didi_ct

Date

September 12, 2015 12:45 PM HST

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Woolly Sugarfountain Seetzenia lanata

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botaneek

Date

September 6, 2019 04:46 PM SAST

Description

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

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vynbos

Date

September 23, 2019 10:43 AM SAST

Description

~2cm
found on the ground near a seep.
Southern Haweqwa

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What

Alpine Tittman Audouinia laevis

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botaneek

Date

November 3, 2018 12:30 PM SAST

Description

prev Tittmannia; prob A laxa, but all 4 spp occur here and need to check material in herb; occ in fire refuges amongst rocks

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flippie1971

Date

September 26, 2019 06:18 AM SAST

Description

@peterslingsby
Ant mimic Katydid
Caught out the iNat AI also - thought it was a spiny sugar ant :-)

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joankleynhans

Date

September 11, 2019 07:07 PM SAST

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ish_crew

Date

September 19, 2019 07:57 AM SAST

Description

About 12 plants in rocky ridge

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dewald2

Date

February 24, 2018 08:33 AM HST

Description

Makgadikgadi Saline Grassland (Hyphaene petersiana bush clumps)

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botaneek

Date

August 27, 2019 05:08 PM SAST

Description

funky Knersvlakte limestone endemic

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What

Potter and Mason Wasps Subfamily Eumeninae

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alandmanson

Date

August 25, 2019 11:55 AM CET

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Giant Rain Frog Breviceps gibbosus

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ockertvs

Date

September 2, 2019 01:26 PM SAST

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Bearded Reedling Panurus biarmicus

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martingrimm

Date

July 13, 2019 12:01 PM CEST

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Little Egret Egretta garzetta

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tjeerddw

Date

January 29, 2016 02:27 PM CET

Description

little egret/egretta garzetta

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tjeerddw

Date

July 22, 2013 04:06 PM CET

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What

Cape Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion pumilum

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magrietb

Date

August 14, 2019 12:27 PM SAST

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Granular Capeslug Oopelta granulosa

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muisvoel

Date

August 10, 2019 03:03 PM SAST

Place

Waterval (Google, OSM)

Description

Nom nom nom. Seen by @wernert95 :)

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African Mask Spider Synema imitator

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flippie1971

Date

August 10, 2019 01:57 PM SAST

Description

~5mm Crab spider. Male. Garden.

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Flask Heath Erica ampullacea

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tonyrebelo

Date

July 27, 2019 10:53 AM SAST

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laurent_h

Date

July 19, 2019 04:55 PM SAST

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What

Knysna Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion damaranum

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colin25

Date

August 7, 2019 11:39 AM SAST

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What

Southern Rock Agama Agama atra

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hhodgson

Date

January 2, 2017 09:05 AM SAST

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vynbos

Date

August 3, 2019 01:05 PM SAST

Description

Lifer
Been looking for this for ages. seen lots of var elegans but never this one. Lots of plants in flower on and around Bertsberg.

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alandmanson

Date

August 4, 2019 02:18 PM CET

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zmanta

Date

August 4, 2019 01:55 PM SAST

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Namaqua Chameleon Chamaeleo namaquensis

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suzieandjim

Date

June 15, 2016 01:30 PM AEST

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Namaqua Plumefoot Mite Eatoniana namaquensis

Date

July 21, 2019 03:52 PM CET

Description

In sand was disturbed by digging.

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gerryvantonder

Date

July 31, 2019 06:10 AM BST

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Spiders Order Araneae

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linkie

Date

June 11, 2019 11:02 AM SAST

Description

found under a rock if I remember correctly.

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Huntsman Spiders Family Sparassidae

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nickypegg

Date

May 1, 2017

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Eastern Rock Sengi Elephantulus myurus

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jouberth

Date

July 20, 2019 10:38 AM SAST

Description

Not 100% sure on species ID.

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African Blackshouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus ssp. caeruleus

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karoopixie

Date

May 11, 2017 10:42 AM SAST

Description

The evil brood slowed down by a cold day.

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What

Overberg Velvetworm Peripatopsis overbergiensis

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vynbos

Date

July 14, 2019 10:47 AM SAST

Description

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

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patricklane

Date

November 4, 2013

Description

Disa (Large)


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Cave Velvetworm Peripatopsis alba

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alexanderr

Date

March 30, 2013

Description

White Velvet Worm


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alandmanson

Date

June 30, 2019 12:19 PM CET

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What

Overberg Velvetworm Peripatopsis overbergiensis

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magrietb

Date

July 14, 2019 10:43 AM SAST

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Southern and Eastern African Caracal Caracal caracal ssp. caracal

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shauns

Date

July 10, 2019 12:22 PM SAST

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Namib Sand Gecko Pachydactylus rangei

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laurent_h

Date

June 9, 2019 11:10 PM SAST

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Cape Klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus ssp. oreotragus

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zmanta

Date

June 14, 2019 09:31 AM SAST

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Twiglets Genus Tubaria

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colin25

Date

June 7, 2019 12:41 PM SAST

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Red Groundling Brachythemis lacustris

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violettederozier

Date

March 16, 2019 01:19 PM CET

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Polyclad Flatworms Order Polycladida

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seastung

Date

May 26, 2019 06:27 AM SAST

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Thyreus Cuckoo Bees Genus Thyreus

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flippie1971

Date

June 15, 2019

Description

Thyreus bee sleeping in lavender.

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Boxing Mantises Genus Oxypilus

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tjeerddw

Date

November 26, 2014 08:34 PM CET

Description

leaf mantid/phyllocrania paradoxa m

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linkie

Date

December 18, 2017 03:00 PM SAST

Description

Leucadendron with huge cones. Larger than what I have seen on L.platyspermum at Howhoek. Possibly planted here?

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Cape Clawless Otter Aonyx capensis ssp. capensis

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cathkuhn

Date

July 6, 2017 01:42 PM SAST

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cathkuhn

Date

November 12, 2016

Description

Photos by Belinda Green

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What

African Weaver Ant Oecophylla longinoda

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magdastlucia

Date

February 11, 2018 02:51 PM SAST

Description

Tailor Ants' nest in a Dune Thorn? There must be a good reason...
See the Hoppers https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9825749
& the tree https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9825750

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Locust Longhorn Borer Megacyllene robiniae

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rileywalsh

Date

August 20, 2018 10:59 AM EDT

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Tigertail Ictinogomphus ferox

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robert_taylor

Date

November 24, 2015

Description

Exuvia


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troos

Date

July 8, 2019 12:06 PM SAST

Description

An unexpected find about 3 weeks ago but had to wait for the flowers to open. These small patches of swamp-like forest is under pressure in town due to massive alien infestation and development. These grew under Syzigium cordatum and Bridelia micrantha trees. Anthocleista grandiflora also common.

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campbellfleming

Date

May 29, 2019 03:17 PM SAST

Place

Bloukop (Google, OSM)

Description

High altitude ~1500m at summit of Bloukop.

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What

Scale Insects Superfamily Coccoidea

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karoopixie

Date

October 23, 2016 12:16 PM SAST

Description

Further to https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/27746222

After 16 days of complete immobility, this beastie decided to take a walk, which is when I discovered that it had legs and antennae! I thought it was a limacodid pillar when I found it, but no, it's a bug!

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Cape Grysbok Raphicerus melanotis

Date

June 27, 2019 12:52 PM SAST

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Southern Giant Pill Millipedes Genus Sphaerotherium

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henrydelange

Date

May 16, 2019 09:43 AM SAST

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d_b

Date

August 6, 2017

Place

Coatepec (Google, OSM)

Description

Video tomado por Olivia Servín.

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African Social Spider Stegodyphus dumicola

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wynand_uys

Date

December 31, 2017 07:46 AM SAST

Description

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

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chrislukhaup

Date

July 2, 2018 08:16 AM CEST

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Nose Flies Family Rhiniidae

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hanlie2

Date

June 29, 2019 01:43 PM SAST

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karoopixie

Date

October 11, 2016 04:37 PM SAST

Description

Found this caterpillar with attachment. The attachment got bigger and the pillar got smaller.

A bit gruesome for those of a sensitive disposition.

Tried to rear the beetle, but I never got an adult :-( It fed on the pillar for 2 days and then burrowed to pupate. After a year I sifted the soil and found an empty soil chamber, which suggests it did emerge, but no beetle.

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seastung

Date

June 26, 2019 01:25 PM SAST

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Gutweed Ulva intestinalis

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dejaym

Date

May 1, 2019 02:29 PM BST

Description

The Genus Ulva are not easy to get to species. One must present either strong evidence, via microscopy or properly researched evidence.
One picture of a green narrow strand or mess will not stand up. It needs proper photo-evidence. Ideally some close ups are required to SHOW the distinguishing features.
However, perhaps the easiest Ulva is this one. When located it should look like green intestines and ideally will have floating expanded tubes, contorted, twisted and showing some nearly transparent sections. It should be sampled in and out of water. Out of water it may appear flat but must be hollow. In water will inflate and often float.

Whilst microscopy may be necessary to ID beyond doubt, few people can ID it from the cell structure. And so we are left with the need to illustrate it thoroughly. I hope I have.
Here, where I live it grows in luxuriously clean seas, fairly high on shorelines. It tolerates low salinity but not excessive drying
See https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/greatlakes/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=1714&Potential=N&Type=0&HUCNumber=DGreatLakes
and
http://www.seaweed.ie/descriptions/ulva_intestinalis.php

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Fruit, Signal, and Picture-winged Flies Superfamily Tephritoidea

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alandmanson

Date

June 5, 2019 02:10 PM CET

Description

Small flies (c. 8 mm) attracted to fungus growing on Napier grass

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laurent_h

Date

May 26, 2019 06:17 PM SAST