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Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus

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bastiaan

Date

August 3, 2018 11:31 AM CEST

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Egg-eating Snake Dasypeltis scabra

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willemvzyl

Date

October 14, 2018 07:18 AM SAST

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sandraf

Date

October 9, 2018 12:14 PM SAST

Description

Redlisted as Vulnerable
Site earmarked for development.
Renosterveld/thicket mix.
Only seen this plant once before in Mossel Bay about 20 years ago as the Dias Beach development went ahead. That day I sat down next to it and cried. Not much has changed since then. Let's hope this special patch, with several unusual plants, can retain its spot in the sun despite impending development.

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wynand_uys

Date

October 16, 2018 12:27 PM SAST

Description

Inside dwelling.
Note the spiderlings are almost completely formed in the eggs.

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Climbing Mantella Mantella laevigata

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botaneek

Date

September 23, 2018 11:55 AM SAST

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What

Hover Flies Family Syrphidae

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georgewilson

Date

October 11, 2018 12:24 PM CET

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botaneek

Date

November 2, 2012

Description

Lonchostoma purpureum


Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos

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Rhombic Skaapsteker Psammophylax rhombeatus

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carinalochner

Date

October 11, 2018 11:45 AM SAST

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happyasacupcake

Date

September 29, 2018 09:17 AM SAST

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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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Ant-like Longhorn Beetle Cyrtophorus verrucosus

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bouteloua

Date

June 11, 2016 11:10 AM CDT

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Boomslang (Typus) Dispholidus typus ssp. typus

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karoopixie

Date

October 24, 2014

Description

Rosa showing off her mighty strength - Montagu WCape


An oft-used pathway to Home Tree is from the guarri near it. If there's wind, then the branch of Home Tree is further away from the guarri.

These are stills from a little video I took of Rosa coming home.

Pic 1 is first attempt to reach Home Tree. Unable to reach, she decided to go to the ground and come up from the bottom, but she came across the birdbath on the way, and must have smelt the puffadder who'd been there just a couple of days before coz she did the waving thing where she ripples just the first third of her body.

Pic 2 Rosa goes back up the guarri and tries again.

Pic 3 Not being able to reach the branch, she collapses back down into the guarri (collapse is perhaps not the best word, as it suggests that she has no control over the movement which is completely false).

Pic 4 Rosa's third attempt at a slightly different angle.

Pic 5 Collapse from 3rd attempt.

Pic 6 Success! Rosa gets into Home Tree and snuggles up in a sparrow nest for the night :-)

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vynbos

Date

November 27, 2011

Description

Gladiolus carneus


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Frill Heaths Section Oxyloma

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tonyrebelo

Date

August 17, 2014

Description

Redthread Heath


Another lithophyte.

How these species get their seeds into these minute cracks amazes me more than how they manage to survive in cracks that are almost invisible all through summer.

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Cederberg Cave Katydid Cedarbergeniana imperfecta

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vynbos

Date

May 2, 2016

Description

Cederberg Cave Katydid


Someone in our party had stumbled upon these huge 'cave crickets' on an earlier trip, and took us to see them. I was expecting a cricket, and was delighted to instead see huge katydids. This female was 60mm with her ovipositor. With her long legs spread out, was 150mm, her antennae as long again. They move quietly in the dark chambers made by a water course passing through boulders.
Getting home and looking it up I was happy to see that they were described by Piotr Naskrecki. He says they aren't predatory but move out of the caves at night and eat plants. These are the only known cave-dwelling katydids, from his blog:
"they are highly gregarious, often found in clusters of 20-30 individuals of various ages. The caves they prefer are cold, maintaining the chilly temperature of 12°C (54°F) throughout the year. Their habitat cannot be occupied by bats or hyraxes, which probably quickly do away with the tasty, surprisingly very slow-moving insects, thus limiting the number of available caves (interestingly, when exposed to higher temperatures they become phenomenal jumpers)."

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Northern Dewstick Roridula dentata

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magrietb

Date

September 24, 2018 12:02 PM SAST

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Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii

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brendancole

Date

February 5, 2018 11:28 AM SAST

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Small Pugnacious Ant Anoplolepis steingroeveri

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vynbos

Date

September 22, 2018 05:47 PM SAST

Description

minor ants approx 5mm.
Never seen this before, ants raiding antlion traps and stealing their prey, removing the dead/dying termites. Didn't see any antlions being attacked, but the ants were in the bottom of two different traps wrestling food from the antlions.

Antlion here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16928137

Prey here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16928134

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Disa minor

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vynbos

Date

November 19, 2017 06:33 AM SAST

Description

~20mm across. growing 40mm off the ground in sandy well drained soil with the flower facing the sky, two more flowers in bud behind it. None of the other plants were in bud. Veld very young, 12-18months

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vynbos

Date

September 23, 2018 05:53 PM SAST

Description

Moth pollinating an aandblom, the flowers open in the late afternoon/early evening while it is still light. They are closed by sunrise, though I didn't find out when. I've looked for moth pollinators before by torchlight and never had any luck. At 5.50 with sunset at 6.40 it was still very light. About 10 moths were visiting a small population of flowers. So it would seem the action happens before sunset.
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flower here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16928125
full video here:
https://youtu.be/bXwQFGk_1Hw

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Micro Bee Flies Family Mythicomyiidae

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richardadcock

Date

September 22, 2018 06:25 PM SAST

Place

Oorlgkloof (Google, OSM)

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

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colin25

Date

December 15, 2017 07:10 PM SAST

Description

Bird seen coming out of bushes, landed on path with prey, pecked at it, flew another few metres, again landed and pecked a couple of times. Not recorded. Flew in a low bush and..... Left twice a feed chicks in nearby known nest. Total recorded time: 4 minutes. Ended when another shrike appeared and the killer flew off with the remainder of the kill.

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alexanderr

Date

June 26, 2018 10:06 AM SAST

Description

with Operation Wallacea
www.opwall.com

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alexanderr

Date

July 19, 2018 04:30 PM SAST

Place

Honduras (Google, OSM)

Description

with Operation Wallaceae
www.opwall.com

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Guatemala Neckband Snake Scaphiodontophis annulatus

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alexanderr

Date

July 22, 2018 03:46 PM SAST

Description

Same individual as https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16145966, but some different angles

with Operation Wallaceae
www.opwall.com

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gerhardmalan

Date

September 20, 2017 01:27 PM SAST

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Klaas's Cuckoo Chrysococcyx klaas

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bushboy

Date

September 18, 2018 07:21 AM SAST

Description

Peachy boy poser


Finally a visual. Calling in our Wild Peach, their favourite Acraea caterpillar tree. Been hearing them for 2 weeks. No sign of Didericks here yet. And is an Emerald too much to hope for?

See the tree: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16679514

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Orange Flappie Moraea tulbaghensis

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linkie

Date

September 15, 2018 03:01 PM SAST

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Drone Flies Subfamily Eristalinae

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vynbos

Date

September 15, 2018 11:17 AM SAST

Description

cutest fly I've seen in a while. torpid cos of the cold I guess.
~10mm

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linkie

Date

August 31, 2018 03:37 PM SAST

Description

Stunning flowers.

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richardadcock

Date

September 3, 2018 11:39 AM SAST

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Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees Genus Megachile

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cheekychew

Date

September 1, 2018 12:06 PM SAST

Description

Building a nest inside the pipe of a windchime

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muonmo

Date

July 19, 2018 12:09 PM SAST

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muisvoel

Date

September 1, 2018 08:40 AM SAST

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Scoliid Wasps Family Scoliidae

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leejones

Date

December 28, 2014 02:14 PM SAST

Description

On Lasiospermum bipinnatum

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petrabroddle

Date

February 24, 2017

Description

Friends of flowers


Was also observed feeding on Asteraceae Metalasia schlechteri which is redlisted as Critical

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Four-striped Grass Mouse Rhabdomys pumilio

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chris_whitehouse

Date

August 17, 2018 09:46 PM SAST

Description

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

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Fireflies Family Lampyridae

Date

July 30, 2018 04:31 PM SAST

Description

insect feeding on a ground protea

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henrydelange

Date

August 24, 2018 10:57 AM SAST

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Southern African Dwarf Chameleons Genus Bradypodion

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tyroneping

Date

July 20, 2018 08:21 PM SAST

Description

An undescribed species of Bradypodion sp. "Grootvaderbos"

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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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Painted Kalkoentjie Gladiolus watermeyeri

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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White-capped Albatross Thalassarche cauta

Date

April 7, 2018 10:17 AM SAST

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(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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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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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_tutor

Date

July 22, 2017 02:05 PM HST

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francisco3_tutor

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"

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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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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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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?