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Observer

henkkruger

Date

March 21, 2019 07:56 AM SAST
Phymateus baccatus - Photo (c) Bernard DUPONT, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
vynbos's ID: Phymateus baccatus, a member of Gaudy Grasshoppers (Family Pyrgomorphidae)
Added on March 21, 2019.

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What

Knot-horn Moths Subfamily Phycitinae

Observer

magrietb

Date

January 13, 2019 11:05 AM SAST

Description

Lourensford Erica shelter reared

13 January 2019:

I noticed some evidence of caterpillar activity on a twig of Erica hirta we were photographing. When I looked more closely I could see the caterpillar in its loosely spun silk shelter among the flowers. The caterpillar preferred to eat the flowers of its host plant, and later ate flowers of Erica pulchella as well.

5 February 2019:

I noticed that there was less evidence of activity in the caterpillar's tub, so I teased apart its shelter and found a dense cocoon covered in frass and leftovers.

12 February 2019:

I wasn't able to check for a couple of days and this morning I discovered that the moth must have emerged around the 9th or 10th. It was already dead.

Knot-horn Moths - Photo (c) treichard, all rights reserved, uploaded by Timothy Reichard
vynbos's ID: Knot-horn Moths (Subfamily Phycitinae)
Added on March 21, 2019. 1 Person agrees, 1 disagrees

Photos / Sounds

Observer

magrietb

Date

January 13, 2019 09:55 AM SAST

Description

Lourensford sweety worm reared

13 January 2019:

I was very pleased to spot this never-before-reared jellybaby of a caterpillar in spite of its quite effective camouflage - I often struggle to find it now in its tub. It is eating very well and can move surprisingly fast when I softely prod it with my little caterpillar-brush. Gathering more food plant might be a small challenge, but we'll see what I can rustle up on our local slopes this afternoon.

20 January 2019:

The caterpillar cocooned between a few leaves of its food plant. When I later tried to sneak a peek it turned out that the cocoon was far too tough for my rusty old blade and I soon gave up and left it in peace.

5 February 2019:

A beautiful, tiny moth emerged. It is my favourite moth so far.

Neurosymploca caffra - Photo (c) magriet b, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
vynbos's ID: Neurosymploca caffra, a member of Burnet Moths (Family Zygaenidae)
Added on March 21, 2019. 2 People agree, 3 disagree

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Observer

magrietb

Date

January 13, 2019 02:03 PM SAST

Description

Lourensford fabby tussock currently being reared


13 January 2019:

Collected this very familiar little caterpillar on Aspalathus along Lourensford jeep track. I've reared them many times before, but when I started looking for its name I realised that I've never submitted a full rearing to the Caterpillar Rearing Group project. I couldn't even find any other records with enough data to identify the species. Another reminder of how little we know about even our very familiar characters, and how important it is to collect, rear and submit everything!

20 January 2019:

The caterpillar spun a cocoon and pupated.

31 January 2019:

Adult moth emerged, a winged male.

Bracharoa dregei - Photo (c) magriet b, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
vynbos's ID: Bracharoa dregei, a member of Tussock Moths (Subfamily Lymantriinae)
Added on March 21, 2019. 2 People agree, 1 disagrees

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What

Blood Lilies Genus Haemanthus

Observer

tonyrebelo

Date

September 20, 2015

Description

Bloodbrush


April-Fool - Photo Abu Shawka, no known copyright restrictions (public domain)
vynbos's ID: April-Fool (Haemanthus sanguineus)
Added on March 19, 2019. 1 Person agrees, 1 disagrees

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What

Western Grey Heron Ardea cinerea ssp. cinerea

Observer

callumevans

Date

January 15, 2015

Place

Sedgefield (Google, OSM)

Description

Anatomy of a Heron Hunt


This ob. shows a grey heron stalking, striking, carrying and swallowing (with difficulty) its prey.

Western Grey Heron - Photo (c) Colin Ralston, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
vynbos's ID: Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea ssp. cinerea)
Added on March 19, 2019. 9 People agree, 0 disagree

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What

Rameron Pigeon Columba arquatrix

Observer

gigilaidler

Date

April 26, 2014

Description

African Olivepigeon


Tags

Rameron Pigeon - Photo (c) carmelo_lopez, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Carmelo López Abad
vynbos's ID: Rameron Pigeon (Columba arquatrix)
Added on March 19, 2019. 10 People agree, 0 disagree

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What

Usual Fountainbush Psoralea usitata

Observer

tonyrebelo

Date

January 12, 2013

Description

Leafless Fountainbush


Usual Fountainbush - Photo (c) carinalochner, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
vynbos's ID: Usual Fountainbush (Psoralea usitata)
Added on March 19, 2019. 1 Person agrees, 1 disagrees

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Observer

jillblignaut

Date

April 18, 2014

Description

Psoralea azuroides


Psoralea azuroides - Photo (c) Evie Bowen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
vynbos's ID: Psoralea azuroides, a member of Fountainbushes (Genus Psoralea)
Added on March 19, 2019. 1 Person agrees, 0 disagree

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What

Black Cocktail Ant Crematogaster peringueyi

Observer

magrietb

Date

March 2, 2019 10:54 AM SAST

Description

I'm guessing that these guys are cleaning out and revamping a nest that was damaged by the fire 2 months ago. Lots and lots of dead bodies!

Black Cocktail Ant - Photo (c) Peter Slingsby, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
vynbos's ID: Black Cocktail Ant (Crematogaster peringueyi)
Added on March 14, 2019. 6 People agree, 1 disagrees

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What

Slime Molds Phylum Mycetozoa

Observer

mavourneen

Date

November 26, 2006

Description

fungus #9


Tags

Slime Molds - Photo (c) kim fleming, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
vynbos's ID: Slime Molds (Phylum Mycetozoa)
Added on March 13, 2019. 1 Person agrees, 0 disagree

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Observer

tonyrebelo

Date

March 7, 2015

Description

Bare Heath


Erica ericoides - Photo (c) magriet b, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
vynbos's ID: Erica ericoides, a member of Fourmale Heaths (Section Blaeria)
Added on March 13, 2019. 1 Person agrees, 1 disagrees

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Observer

magrietb

Date

December 14, 2018 04:03 PM SAST
Brunia noduliflora - Photo (c) copepodo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
vynbos's ID: Brunia noduliflora, a member of Stumps (Genus Brunia)
Added on March 12, 2019. 1 Person agrees, 0 disagree

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What

Poison Squills Genus Drimia

Observer

nanofishology

Date

November 8, 2017 10:20 AM CST
Poison Squills - Photo (c) Stefano Doglio, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
vynbos's ID: Poison Squills (Genus Drimia)
Added on March 12, 2019. 2 People agree, 2 disagree

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What

Common Burnleaf Knowltonia vesicatoria

Observer

cpvoget

Date

October 26, 2018 12:03 PM SAST
Common Burnleaf - Photo (c) Gigi Laidler, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
vynbos's ID: Common Burnleaf (Knowltonia vesicatoria)
Added on March 11, 2019. 1 Person agrees, 1 disagrees
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

Observer

johanbaard

Date

July 31, 2012

Description

Anemone sp


20 cm tall, flowers 33mm dia. recently burned.

Tags

Knowltonia vesicatoria humilis - Photo (c) Nicola van Berkel, all rights reserved
vynbos's ID: Knowltonia vesicatoria ssp. humilis, a member of Common Burnleaf (Knowltonia vesicatoria)
Added on March 11, 2019. 3 People agree, 5 disagree
Added as part of a taxon swap

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Observer

mickyorrey

Date

August 9, 2015

Description

green flowering plant


Knowltonia vesicatoria vesicatoria - Photo (c) tom2gates, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
vynbos's ID: Knowltonia vesicatoria ssp. vesicatoria, a member of Common Burnleaf (Knowltonia vesicatoria)
Added on March 11, 2019. 2 People agree, 3 disagree
Added as part of a taxon swap

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Observer

mkriek

Date

December 26, 2014

Description

Kransvaring


Ongelukkig geen ondersy afgeneem

Asplenium cordatum - Photo (c) Casper van Zyl, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
vynbos's ID: Asplenium cordatum, a member of Spleenwort (Genus Asplenium)
Added on March 09, 2019. 1 Person agrees, 0 disagree

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What

Everlasting-Flowers Genus Helichrysum

Observer

llewellyn

Date

November 7, 2018 12:01 PM SAST
Helichrysum pandurifolium - Photo (c) Nicola van Berkel, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
vynbos's ID: Helichrysum pandurifolium, a member of Everlasting-Flowers (Genus Helichrysum)
Added on March 08, 2019. 1 Person agrees, 2 disagree

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What

Quartz Capegorse Aspalathus quartzicola

Observer

charles_stirton

Date

September 30, 2012

Description

Aspalathus quartzicola


Quartz Capegorse - Photo (c) charles_stirton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Charles Stirton
vynbos's ID: Quartz Capegorse (Aspalathus quartzicola)
Added on March 08, 2019. 3 People agree, 1 disagrees

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What

South African Ground Squirrel Geosciurus inauris

Observer

gigilaidler

Date

February 21, 2017

Description

Ground Squirrel


South African Ground Squirrel - Photo (c) Joachim S. Müller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
vynbos's ID: South African Ground Squirrel (Geosciurus inauris)
Added on March 06, 2019. 5 People agree, 5 disagree
Added as part of a taxon swap

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What

Geraniums Genus Pelargonium

Observer

tonyrebelo

Date

October 24, 2017 02:45 PM SAST

Description

Lichtensteinia Capecarrot

Geraniums - Photo (c) murray_dawson, all rights reserved, uploaded by Murray Dawson
vynbos's ID: Geraniums (Genus Pelargonium)
Added on March 05, 2019. 2 People agree, 1 disagrees

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Observer

gigilaidler

Date

September 15, 2018 12:53 PM SAST
Triglochin bulbosa tenuifolia - Photo (c) Chris Whitehouse, all rights reserved
vynbos's ID: Triglochin bulbosa ssp. tenuifolia, a member of Bulb Arrowgrass (Triglochin bulbosa)
Added on March 05, 2019. 1 Person agrees, 2 disagree

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Observer

gigilaidler

Date

September 19, 2018 04:04 PM SAST
Cliffortia ruscifolia ruscifolia - Photo (c) Tony Rebelo, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
vynbos's ID: Cliffortia ruscifolia var. ruscifolia, a member of Climbers Friend (Cliffortia ruscifolia)
Added on March 05, 2019. 1 Person agrees, 4 disagree

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Observer

igmar

Date

April 16, 2017

Description

Wasp


Delta - Photo (c) sterling, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Sterling Sheehy
vynbos's ID: Genus Delta, a member of Potter and Mason Wasps (Subfamily Eumeninae)
Added on March 05, 2019. 1 Person agrees, 0 disagree

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What

Hispid Wind Heath Erica hispidula var. hispidula

Observer

gigilaidler

Date

August 31, 2018 11:24 AM SAST
Hispid Wind Heath - Photo (c) Ron Sabelo Luvo Memani, all rights reserved
vynbos's ID: Hispid Wind Heath (Erica hispidula var. hispidula)
Added on March 05, 2019. 1 Person agrees, 2 disagree

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Observer

linkie

Date

March 2, 2019 09:26 AM SAST

Description

These were tiny plants. Saw much bigger ones later

Erica conferta - Photo (c) Nick Helme, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
vynbos's ID: Erica conferta, a member of Triplet Heaths (Section Desmia)
Added on March 05, 2019. 1 Person agrees, 0 disagree

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What

Red Lipstick Endonema retzioides

Observer

linkie

Date

March 1, 2019 04:29 PM SAST

Description

Some over but most budding up in a variety of stages. Multi stemmed so resprouter? Listed as VU

Red Lipstick - Photo (c) Nick Helme, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
vynbos's ID: Red Lipstick (Endonema retzioides)
Added on March 05, 2019. 2 People agree, 0 disagree

Photos / Sounds

Observer

linkie

Date

March 2, 2019 12:27 PM SAST

Description

Listed as VU

Erica alfredii - Photo (c) linkie, some rights reserved (CC BY)
vynbos's ID: Erica alfredii, a member of Shiny Heaths (Section Lamprotis)
Added on March 05, 2019. 3 People agree, 0 disagree

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What

Broadsepal Heath Erica viscaria ssp. macrosepala

Observer

magrietb

Date

February 24, 2019 08:58 AM SAST
Longleaf Heath - Photo (c) Gawie Malan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
vynbos's ID: Longleaf Heath (Erica viscaria ssp. longifolia)
Added on March 05, 2019. 0 People agree, 3 disagree

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