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Insects Class Insecta

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mehitabel20

Date

May 28, 2020 10:06 AM SAST

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Blue-striped Leafhopper Poecilocarda cosmopolita

Observer

mehitabel20

Date

May 28, 2020 11:40 AM SAST

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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mehitabel20

Date

May 17, 2020 09:50 AM SAST

Description

Found a number of species when pruning and removing a border of Baleria obtusa

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What

Common Blue Complex Complex Leptotes pirithous-complex

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mehitabel20

Date

May 12, 2020 12:52 PM SAST

Description

Unsure of species. Settled with wings opening and closing for a short period. Unable to observe details of the underside. Not the smallest of Blues. Did not seem to fly with such a quick fluttering flight of smaller Blues which usually settle with wings closed.

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Dusky Acraea Acraea esebria

Observer

mehitabel20

Date

May 12, 2020 12:45 PM SAST

Description

MALE

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Flies Order Diptera

Observer

mehitabel20

Date

May 15, 2020 01:38 PM SAST

Description

Was settled on Baleria

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mehitabel20

Date

May 4, 2020 04:16 PM SAST

Description

These identified as Second Instar of leave of Blood Red Acraea. Seen on Kiggelaria africana, a tree which is laval food for Garden Acaea ... and other butterflies. Photograph in Steve Woodall's book What's that Butterfly? p 34 matches observation.

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mehitabel20

Date

May 4, 2020 10:00 AM SAST

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Showy Blue Ear Cyanotis speciosa

Observer

mehitabel20

Date

April 9, 2020 01:02 PM SAST

Description

MONOCOTYLEDON udabulamafu one of five names in isiZulu means cloud breaker >> this plant used to ward off lightning

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mehitabel20

Date

April 9, 2020 01:02 PM SAST

Description

ASTERACEAE This bloom was one of only two seen in late April. This species do not ususlly flower throughout the year in my garden. New plants and then later blooms seen in September. About six specimens planted in an specific area over twelve years ago. Area is not disturbed during winter months.

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mehitabel20

Date

April 14, 2020 06:57 AM SAST

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mehitabel20

Date

April 22, 2020 09:37 AM SAST

Description

HYACINTHACEAE Deciduous: plant dies back and new growth appears in September including new plants from new small bulbs formed in previous year(s)

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mehitabel20

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April 22, 2020 09:51 AM SAST

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mehitabel20

Date

April 22, 2020 09:54 AM SAST

Description

Unlike Dietes grandiflora will flower in deep shade

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Climbing Aloe Aloiampelos ciliaris

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mehitabel20

Date

April 22, 2020 09:55 AM SAST

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Swamplilies Genus Crinum

Observer

mehitabel20

Date

April 26, 2020 03:31 PM SAST

Description

Have photos of these two plants in flower and in fruit taken Nov >> Jan. Will add later to confirm ID. My detailed ID was not displayed. Can't seem to register Crinum macowanii.

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mehitabel20

Date

April 26, 2020 03:31 PM SAST

Description

This deciduous shrub is very persistent. Roots regenerated after attempt made to take out this non indigenous shrub from terraced border aiming to keep with only indigenous plants. However now enjoyed. Attracts bees, flies other insects.

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What

Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

mehitabel20

Date

April 24, 2020 01:30 PM SAST

Description

Note the narrow triangular bluey green grey leaves arranged in tuffs or whirls on stem ; older stems narrow brown and dry & tough. Definitely Vygie Delosperma unsure species possibly cultivar. I do Not know how to delete incorrect ID offered by two other observers.

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Clinging Aneilema Aneilema aequinoctiale

Observer

mehitabel20

Date

April 24, 2020 01:41 PM SAST

Description

Not planted developed in many damp areas of garden. Extra photo added. Confirm is Aneilema aequinoctiale not Commelina Africa. Sticky sheath is diagnostic and leaves. Note isiZulu: idangabane used for both

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Fig-leaved Morning Glory Ipomoea ficifolia

Observer

mehitabel20

Date

April 26, 2020 03:04 PM SAST

Description

Now agree Not Ipomoea pes-caprae. Possibly Ipomoea cairica. Was not planted. Seeds introduced by birds? Need to entangle stem and leaves from other plants to ID species. It is a vigorous climber ... But with equally vigorous Thunbergia alata and Barleria reopens.

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mehitabel20

Date

April 27, 2020 01:22 PM SAST

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mehitabel20

Date

April 27, 2020 01:21 PM SAST

Description

Have seen but not photographed Orange Barred Playboy the butterfly that breeds on the pods.

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Elkhorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum

Observer

mehitabel20

Date

April 27, 2020 01:22 PM SAST

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mehitabel20

Date

April 29, 2020 01:32 PM SAST

Description

ID as B obtuse on appearance and form of leaves and growth habit. Vigorous scrambling shrub. These are first few flowers; only April is not yet in full bloom.

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mehitabel20

Date

April 27, 2020 01:10 PM SAST

Description

Identical specimen illustrated in Flowers of the World ... Frances Perry published 1972 is identified as Kalanchoe " Brillant Star ". Definitely not sold as such when purchased from a local nursery

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mehitabel20

Date

April 27, 2020 01:18 PM SAST

Description

Photo of leaves replaced an incorrect photo that had been uploaded. The leaves photographed are low down where a branch had been removed. Included is observation of 2nd instar of Blood Red Acraea. Wild Peach is laval food of Acraeas.

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Blue Plumbago Plumbago auriculata

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mehitabel20

Date

April 27, 2020 01:32 PM SAST

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mehitabel20

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April 30, 2020 11:48 AM SAST
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