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kevinatbrakputs

Date

November 20, 2017 09:08 AM SAST

Description

Height 90 mm; flower diam up to 24 mm; Petals split

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carinalochner

Date

August 5, 2018 04:45 PM SAST

Description

About 12 cm tall. Only two plants seen over a weekend. I smelled it first and on looking around found it just a step ahead of me. Easily missed if not for the strong sweet smell.

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What

Stalk-eyed Flies Family Diopsidae

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bushboy

Date

August 5, 2018 01:49 PM SAST

Description

Here's lookin' at ya, kid


Temporarily trapped behind window. Not killed - freed.

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Hammer-headed Fruit Bat Hypsignathus monstrosus

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jakob

Date

March 24, 2000

Description

male (left) and female (right)

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Hammer-headed Fruit Bat Hypsignathus monstrosus

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kristian

Date

December 4, 2013

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touroult

Date

February 22, 2018 10:32 PM EET

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Cape Cobra Naja nivea

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happyasacupcake

Date

May 30, 2018 02:21 PM SAST

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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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Stalk-eyed Fly Plagiocephalus latifrons

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stephane_degreef

Date

June 16, 2017

Place

Panama (Google, OSM)

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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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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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What

Velvet Spiders Family Eresidae

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sallyslak

Date

June 12, 2018 05:00 PM SAST

Place

Stoep (Google, OSM)

Description

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

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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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laurent_h

Date

January 8, 2010 03:50 PM SAST

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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

Forest Queen Charaxes wakefieldi

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bushboy

Date

April 17, 2018 05:31 AM SAST

Description

Bottle Buddy


Hoping for a blue boy - we'll see. c 35mm long, eating (and pooping) like a horse!

See foodplant: Dune Soap-berry (Deinbollia oblongifolia) https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11198546

See moulted skin & head-case: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/12028106

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jaunnemarelize

Date

May 3, 2018 05:04 PM SAST

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Long-tailed Weasel Mustela frenata

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hollyg

Date

May 7, 2018 06:55 PM PDT

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What

Lesser Honeyguide Indicator minor

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carlbodenstaff

Date

November 6, 2016 01:46 PM SAST

Description

This is a series of pic's relating to a Crested Barbets nest with the Lesser Honeyguide intruding to lay its eggs in the Barbets nest, in so doing parasitising on the Barbet.
Two of the three chic's that where hatched were Honeyguides.

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wynand_uys

Date

May 14, 2018 10:21 AM SAST

Description

4.6mm female

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What

Spoonbill Planthoppers Genus Aluntia

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wynand_uys

Date

May 12, 2018 01:07 PM SAST

Description

12mm nymph

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margaretmoore

Date

April 14, 2018 12:31 PM SAST

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What

White-capped Albatross Thalassarche cauta

Date

April 7, 2018 10:17 AM SAST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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wynand_uys

Date

December 24, 2017 09:53 AM SAST

Description

4.8mm

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happyasacupcake

Date

May 4, 2018 12:02 PM SAST

Description

Pics 1 - 4 taken 4 May, four hours apart. Pics 5 and 6, taken 5 and 8 May. Sometimes there is something else in the nest, sometimes not.
Newly added, best shot I could get of the insect in the nest.
Pic 7 14 May, caterpillar appears to be mostly eaten.
Pic 8 15 May

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steve_cousins

Date

October 19, 2016

Description

Wahlenbergia?


One of the species that has emerged from soil samples taken from a south-facing slope for a renosterveld soil seed bank study

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Armadillo Girdled Lizard Ouroborus cataphractus

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alexanderr

Date

April 10, 2009

Description

Armadillo Girdled Lizard


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momoto-erick

Date

April 15, 2018 01:46 PM CDT

Place

Oaxaca, MX (Google, OSM)

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wynand_uys

Date

July 2, 2014

Description

Striped pyjama jumper


Body length 4.9mm. Found in leafy forest understory.

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wynand_uys

Date

May 2, 2018 03:15 PM SAST

Description

Still small
2.9mm

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Tailed Net-winged Beetle Lycus trabeatus

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peter_erb

Date

April 28, 2018 12:14 PM SAST

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happyasacupcake

Date

April 22, 2018 03:45 PM SAST

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What

Knysna Dwarf Chameleon Bradypodion damaranum

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colin25

Date

April 29, 2018 10:52 AM SAST

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wynand_uys

Date

April 28, 2018 01:30 PM SAST

Description

3mm
Fast mover.
Didn't jump, as jumpers do.

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peter_erb

Date

April 28, 2018 11:34 AM SAST

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Tropical House Cricket Gryllodes sigillatus

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peter_erb

Date

April 28, 2018 11:34 AM SAST

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happyasacupcake

Date

April 20, 2018 10:38 AM SAST

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suncana

Date

June 4, 2017 03:53 PM SAST

Description

An ant mimic nymph

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Trilobite Cockroaches Genus Hyposphaeria

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scbc

Date

September 1, 2015

Place

Mashovela (Google, OSM)

Description

long roach


About 1.8cm. I have never seen this type. Very elongated.

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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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francisco3

Date

July 22, 2017 02:05 PM HST

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francisco3

Date

July 26, 2015 12:09 PM HST

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Drakensberg Rockjumper Chaetops aurantius

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janet_taylor

Date

March 25, 2018 10:01 AM SAST

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juddkirkel

Date

May 3, 2010

Description

Apocynaceae


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Karoo Thrush Turdus smithi

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beetledude

Date

February 1, 2014

Description

Half-bird


What^s the saying? Half a bird in the bush is better than an egg in your hand? Or was that an egg on your face?

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True Velvet Mites Family Trombidiidae

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jane_trembath

Date

December 2, 2017 12:45 PM SAST

Description

Microscopic mites attached to Altica by mouth only "Look Ma, no hands"

Insects

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Insects Class Insecta

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andrew_hankey

Date

December 12, 2017 01:20 PM SAST

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Cape Dune Mole Rat Bathyergus suillus

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vynbos

Date

September 24, 2015

Description

Cape Dune Mole-rat


I didn't realise how large they were, or at least this one was big, the size of a dassie. I saw it strolling along and followed it. It turned and came right at me. Although they have eyes, this one seemed blind, and couldn't see me. He then took a leisurely dig into an existing sand heap, and sped up a bit when I made some noises.
You can see the full video here.

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What

Bagworm Moths Family Psychidae

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peterwebb

Date

June 8, 2017

Description

unknown - wafer caterpillar


wafer thin stone type cocoons, the caterpillar inside can appear from any end, queezed gently from the side the ends open up ,looking like a barbels mouth. they are totally covered in these fine stones, incredible work. At their thickest they are 3.5mm and length wise appear to be 2.8 cms, Only a small portion of the caterpillar appears and drags itself around with the casing .Found both of them on the ground under different rocks.

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South African Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis ssp. giraffa

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wynand_uys

Date

November 6, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Stare at this image long and hard and you^ll see a Giraffe


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jouberth

Date

November 22, 2016

Description

Baboon spider


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Serrated Hinged Terrapin Pelusios sinuatus

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robertarcher397

Date

June 10, 2015

Description

Terrapins


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peterrwarren

Date

April 18, 2018 10:45 AM SAST

Description

(Cineraria glandulosa) Boschberg CREW MIDLANDS found it; has not been seen for 71 years.

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Mantises Order Mantodea

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tonyrebelo

Date

February 16, 2014

Description

Mantoflage


Could not resist: sorry about being snappy happy ...

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Square

Date

April 26, 2010 12:30 PM SAST

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cheekychew

Date

April 6, 2018 02:07 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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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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Mantidflies Family Mantispidae

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robert_taylor

Date

March 9, 2018 08:39 PM 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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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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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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Namaqua Chameleon Chamaeleo namaquensis

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peter_erb

Date

March 21, 2018 10:47 AM SAST

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Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus

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happyasacupcake

Date

March 18, 2018 01:58 PM SAST

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Crown Wasps Family Stephanidae

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alexanderr

Date

March 12, 2018 01:46 PM SAST

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Giant Dung Beetle Heliocopris andersoni

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lucanus

Date

January 20, 2007 12:00 AM CET

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Fruit Flies Family Tephritidae

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karenpagel67

Date

March 13, 2018 04:07 PM SAST

Description

Second sighting - only found on Dicoma zeyheri plant.

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Typical Cicadas Family Cicadidae

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magrietb

Date

March 4, 2018 12:37 PM SAST

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Cape River Frog Amietia fuscigula

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richardadcock

Date

March 4, 2018 12:09 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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suncana

Date

February 24, 2018 08:27 AM SAST

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Flap-necked Chameleon Chamaeleo dilepis

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andrew_hankey

Date

February 8, 2018 02:08 PM SAST

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Small-headed Flies Family Acroceridae

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vynbos

Date

December 18, 2015 10:54 AM SAST

Description

Been looking for one of these for ages. Cutest fly.

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Scarlet Seaspider Nymphon signatum

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henrydelange

Date

April 29, 2017 11:21 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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Small Brown Paper Wasps Genus Ropalidia

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botswanabugs

Date

April 4, 2010

Description

no size recorded with nest

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lucanus

Date

November 27, 2017 12:18 PM CET

Description

Mallodon downesii larvae development to adult.
Adult size 5 cm

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What

Chalcidoid Wasps Superfamily Chalcidoidea

Observer

sallyslak

Date

February 5, 2018

Place

Hut path (Google, OSM)

Description

See previous observation https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9715149

The larvae spun themselves some sparse cocoons yesterday and are now sitting quietly. The caterpillar succumbed sometime yesterday.

Update: 17 Feb 2018
Adults :
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9904574

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What

Chalcidoid Wasps Superfamily Chalcidoidea

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sallyslak

Date

February 3, 2018 01:40 PM CET

Place

Hut path (Google, OSM)

Description

Wasp? Eggs or larvae? Distinctive blue/green colour - I initially thought the pillar was carrying some lichen.

Update:
Pupae:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9738855

Update: 17 Feb 2018
Adults :
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9904574

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Hippo Fly Tabanus biguttatus

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ricky_taylor

Date

February 2, 2018 03:32 PM SAST

Description

Slow-moving

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Mimic Filefish Paraluteres prionurus

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maractwin

Date

November 12, 2017 01:13 PM EST

Description

Above, with Blacksaddle Toby below. This is an opportunity to compare the two, which many people mix up. Note the different fin shapes.

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brendancole

Date

January 24, 2018 11:42 AM SAST

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Southern African Dwarf Chameleons Genus Bradypodion

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vynbos

Date

December 22, 2015 12:54 PM SAST

Description

Found him in the dense foliage of a stream. I'd never have noticed him if it weren't for his colours which lit him up like a Christmas tree. Was he courting?

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togbui

Date

August 3, 2010 05:00 PM CEST

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Dusky Sunbird Cinnyris fuscus

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peter_erb

Date

May 27, 2017 09:08 AM SAST

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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jane_trembath

Date

January 7, 2018 05:35 PM SAST

Description

Probably a moth? has spun this cocoon which a Braconid wasp is testing to lay its eggs in the unfortunate occupant.

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Ichneumonid Wasps Family Ichneumonidae

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wynand_uys

Date

December 31, 2017 07:46 AM SAST

Description

Wasp caught in a community spider web https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9319352
Note the very long ovipositor, unsheathed.

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Celtis Leaf Beetles Genus Megaleruca

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alexanderr

Date

October 23, 2017 06:10 PM SAST

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What

Anchieta's Agama Agama anchietae

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richardadcock

Date

December 26, 2017 04:18 PM SAST

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Superb Fairywren Malurus cyaneus

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d_kurek

Date

December 17, 2017 12:16 PM AEDT

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Northern Black Korhaan Eupodotis afraoides

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luisquerido

Date

January 1, 2018 08:00 AM CET

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Swallow-tailed Bee-Eater Merops hirundineus

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richardadcock

Date

December 20, 2017 07:33 AM SAST

Place

Kgalagadi (Google, OSM)

Description

Agama tries to steal the Bee-eater's dinner

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What

Flap-necked Chameleon Chamaeleo dilepis

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vynbos

Date

December 28, 2017 07:31 AM SAST

Description

Tiny and super cute (less than 30mm, the finger it is on belong to a 9yo). Forgot to get a record of its tracks, so just a blurry pic added cropped from a larger pic.

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Four-striped Grass Mouse Rhabdomys pumilio

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waterkloof

Date

April 25, 2014 05:45 PM SAST

Description

Mouse figthing a young snake next to the road. This fight lasted about 10 minutes and the snake got of worse for wear.

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Delphacid Planthoppers Family Delphacidae

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suncana

Date

March 10, 2017 07:38 AM SAST

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Spotted Snout-Burrower Hemisus guttatus

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nickevanskzn

Date

November 18, 2017 06:38 PM CET

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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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alexanderr

Date

July 23, 2017 11:07 AM SAST

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Pagoda Mini-Jade Crassula pyramidalis

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sallyslak

Date

September 24, 2017 04:21 PM CET

Place

Keurkloof (Google, OSM)