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Cape Beech Rapanea melanophloeos

Observer

chopin

Date

August 3, 2016

Description

Ringbarking in Silvermine for muthi?


About five trees were extensively damaged through bark removal. This must have happened since I last walked to the waterfall two weeks ago, but it looked very recent. Clear knife marks on the trunks.

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chopin

Date

December 23, 2016

Description

Jewelbeetle home


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Observer

chopin

Date

December 14, 2016

Description

Leopard Weevil


<5mm, on a buchu.

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Mossel Bay Pincushion Leucospermum praecox

Observer

chopin

Date

June 26, 2016

Description

L. praecox?


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Tree Pagoda-Bush Mimetes fimbriifolius

Observer

chopin

Date

December 10, 2016

Description

Mimetes


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Tortoise Scales Family Coccidae

Observer

chopin

Date

December 10, 2016

Description

Scale bugs on Mimetes


The plant leaves are covered in a black substance.

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Observer

chopin

Date

June 26, 2016

Description

Cullumia


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Observer

chopin

Date

November 12, 2016

Description

Erica triflora: close up


Flowers in threes at the end of branches (thus triflora). Sepals and bracts are enlarged and cover corolla. Corolla size ~5mm. Pedicel and young branches have plumose hairs. Anthers are extremely hairy and very cool.

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chopin

Date

November 12, 2016

Description

Erica thimifolia: close up


Low-growing, matted shublet. Leaves, unusually for an erica, are open-backed. 3-nate. Sepal, pedicel and stem covered in long, glandular hairs; corolla with fine hairs. Anthers exserted with small appendages. Ovary hairy.

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chopin

Date

November 12, 2016

Description

Erica brevifolia: close up


Sticky flowers in umbels of three at the tips of side branches. Bracts and sepals enlarged and colourful. Anther appendages fused to filament. Stem hairy. Leaves 3-nate.

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Wild Cotton Gomphocarpus cancellatus

Observer

chopin

Date

May 26, 2016

Description

Gompho


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African Monarch Danaus chrysippus ssp. orientis

Observer

chopin

Date

May 26, 2016

Description

Royalty


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Leeches Subclass Hirudinea

Observer

chopin

Date

February 6, 2016

Description

Tiny leeches


I would just like to clarify that that isn^t my fingernail...

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Observer

chopin

Date

February 6, 2016

Description

Argyrolobium harmsianum?


5 month old veld

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Asian Lady Beetle Harmonia axyridis

Observer

chopin

Date

October 7, 2016

Description

Harlequin


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Lunate Lady Beetle Cheilomenes lunata

Observer

chopin

Date

October 7, 2016

Description

Lunate Ladybeetle


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Observer

chopin

Date

October 7, 2016

Description

Erica margaritacea: close up


Leaves 4-nate, hairless. Corolla white, hairless. Anthers with white appendages. Flowers in groups of four.

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Observer

chopin

Date

October 6, 2016

Description

Disa bivalvata


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Snout and Bark Beetles Superfamily Curculionoidea

Observer

chopin

Date

October 6, 2016

Description

Armoured Weevil


~1cm

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Observer

chopin

Date

October 6, 2016

Description

Disa obtusa


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Observer

chopin

Date

March 20, 2016

Description

Dungbeetle


~3-4cm

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Observer

chopin

Date

February 5, 2016

Description

Glad


In 6 month old veld

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What

Searobins Family Triglidae

Observer

chopin

Date

January 11, 2016

Place

Arniston (Google, OSM)

Description

Red Gurnard?


Found in a rockpool, but didn^t appear to be happy to be there. Around 12cm

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Observer

chopin

Date

January 30, 2016

Description

Euchaetis


Limestone fynbos

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Observer

chopin

Date

January 30, 2016

Description

Vygie


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Cockroaches and Termites Order Blattodea

Observer

chopin

Date

December 15, 2015

Description

Forest Cockroach


Quite large, ~5cm

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

chopin

Date

February 6, 2016

Description

Bananapillar


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Raucous Toad Sclerophrys capensis

Observer

chopin

Date

February 3, 2016

Description

Toad


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Observer

chopin

Date

September 10, 2016

Description

Tricky pink erica


8 anthers with appendages, corolla 4mm, hairless, pink. Ovary hairless, peduncle hairy. Reseeder

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Scarabs Family Scarabaeidae

Observer

chopin

Date

January 25, 2015

Description

Chafer


~1cm
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