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leejones

Date

November 11, 2019 09:18 AM SAST

Description

Tiny, about the same size as a fungus-eating ladybeetle (Psyllobora). Roughly 3 mm in length. Thought it was a ladybeetle, but now think it might be a chafer?

Not a chafer but a leaf beetle. Rescued from a rainwater trap, it appeared to be dead. I took a couple of photos, then popped it in a flower pot (thinking I'd get some more photos) and it disappeared within less than five minutes :-)

The resemblance to a ladybeetle at first glance is high. I did take a few photos with a different camera (these first two were taken with my phone so not great) and the others might be a little better, although none of its undercarriage (which was what I had hoped to photograph later).

Fly free (and dry) little leaf beetle ...

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leejones

Date

November 6, 2019 04:25 PM SAST

Description

Close up photos will follow soon. Under a thicket of Searsia crenata, S. glauca and S. pendulina. Drab looking from a metre or two away, gorgeous colours up close.

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leejones

Date

October 11, 2019 04:43 PM SAST

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Pink Satyre Satyrium carneum

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leejones

Date

October 11, 2019 04:38 PM SAST

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leejones

Date

October 11, 2019 02:42 PM SAST

Description

Roughly 20mm in length. Note the wacky ability to collapse and expand the wings. Very fast mover. I suspect that this is the same species of Platydracus (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/11126548) as observed at Good Hope Gardens Nursery previously, but have no idea whether it might be another genus of this group altogether?

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Plant-eating Lady Beetles Subfamily Epilachninae

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leejones

Date

November 1, 2019 12:27 PM SAST

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Lesser Eucalyptus Longhorn Beetle Phoracantha recurva

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leejones

Date

October 22, 2019 01:59 PM SAST

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leejones

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October 19, 2019 01:59 PM SAST

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Soldier Beetles Family Cantharidae

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leejones

Date

September 15, 2019 04:59 PM SAST

Description

I think

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Common Dotted Fruit Chafer Cyrtothyrea marginalis

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leejones

Date

September 30, 2019 01:04 PM SAST

Description

On Leonotus cream variety (planted)

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Cutworm Moths and Allies Family Noctuidae

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leejones

Date

October 2, 2019 04:31 PM SAST

Description

I think it is noctuidae - could be wrong

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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

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leejones

Date

March 26, 2017 03:49 PM SAST

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 01:36 PM SAST

Description

Maybe one of the Delta species?

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Common Blues Genus Leptotes

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 01:33 PM SAST

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Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees Genus Megachile

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 01:24 PM SAST

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Doubleband Carpenter Bee Xylocopa caffra

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 01:28 PM SAST

Description

Heading for a lavender rush

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 01:11 PM SAST

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Doubleband Carpenter Bee Xylocopa caffra

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 01:10 PM SAST

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Western Cape White-Eye Zosterops virens ssp. capensis

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 01:15 PM SAST

Description

On Nymania - likely eating insects

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Common Blues Genus Leptotes

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 01:06 PM SAST

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Fiscal Flycatcher Melaenornis silens

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 12:41 PM SAST

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Crossberry Grewia occidentalis

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 01:07 PM SAST

Description

Odd growth form - planted in a garden at the spa.

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Cape Bulbul Pycnonotus capensis

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 11:27 AM SAST

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Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 11:26 AM SAST

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 11:20 AM SAST

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Southern Masked-Weaver Ploceus velatus

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 11:17 AM SAST

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Common Lantana Lantana camara

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 11:14 AM SAST

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus ssp. domesticus

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 11:10 AM SAST

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Cape Olive Thrush Turdus olivaceus ssp. olivaceus

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 11:08 AM SAST

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Coastal Forktail Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis ssp. adsimilis

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leejones

Date

March 12, 2017 09:26 AM SAST
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