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cabintom

Date

March 29, 2016

Description

Eurema (Eurema) mandarinula (Holland, 1892)
Mandarin Grass Yellow

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What

Heelwalkers Family Mantophasmatidae

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karoopixie

Date

September 26, 2016 11:35 AM SAST

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What

Black-breasted Snake-Eagle Circaetus pectoralis

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martin_weigand

Date

June 23, 2019 09:28 AM HST

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What

Quiver Tree Aloidendron dichotomum

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atypus

Date

July 16, 1999 11:06 AM CEST

Place

Namibie (Google, OSM)

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What

Bee Flies Family Bombyliidae

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karoopixie

Date

September 23, 2016 12:20 PM SAST

Description

Zebra bee fly on Prenia. The bestest bee fly yet!

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What

Pearl Spangled Antiophlebia bracteata

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karoopixie

Date

September 22, 2016 09:57 AM SAST

Description

Tricheratops chalk moth.

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cabintom

Date

November 11, 2017

Description

Papilio (Princeps) phorcas congoanus Rothschild, 1896
Apple-green Swallowtail

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What

Moustached Tiger Beetle Ellipsoptera hirtilabris

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stevecollins

Date

June 9, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

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morten

Date

February 12, 2015 06:29 AM CET

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jaheymans

Date

December 31, 2013

Description

Jewel beetle


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mothlady

Date

January 1, 2006 06:15 AM HST

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dougbell

Date

May 16, 2019 12:30 PM +03

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flippie1971

Date

April 9, 2016

Description

Ant like flower beetle


I spotted this very shiny black (with a blue-green hue) ant-like beetle on the garden wall. I initially thought it was an ant but it is actually a beetle. Size around 4-5mm.

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What

Malachite Beetles Subfamily Malachiinae

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karoopixie

Date

September 15, 2016 02:11 PM SAST

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leejones

Date

February 7, 2016 02:12 PM SAST

Description

Body length is roughly 14-15 mm. Possibly Glomeremus?

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What

Mountain White-Spot Mesocelis monticola

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karoopixie

Date

September 8, 2016 01:01 PM SAST

Description

MM068

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What

Leafy Filefish Chaetodermis penicilligerus

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glen_whisson

Date

June 15, 2019 04:59 AM AWST

Description

small juvenile

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What

Cicada Parasite Beetles Family Rhipiceridae

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karoopixie

Date

May 3, 2016 08:15 PM SAST

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Observer

kevinatbrakputs

Date

June 14, 2019 03:31 PM SAST

Description

Plant height up to 800 mm; leaf length to 40 mm, width about 8 mm; flower diameter from 30-60 mm; locularity=5; data from three plants. On S-facing slope. They have just started flowering. Always like this time of year – it’s one of the first vygies to flower and they can cover a whole hillside though not densely.

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What

Scentless Plant Bugs Family Rhopalidae

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nicky

Date

April 26, 2019 05:59 PM SAST

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bushboy

Date

June 9, 2019 05:42 AM SAST

Description

Nightfighter?


Thought I'd spotted a Bushie's head amidst the palm fronds (you see what you want to). Took him home on his leaf, let's see what emerges. Gotta be better than Bagworms ...

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bushboy

Date

June 13, 2019 12:35 PM SAST

Description

A Nymph, not a Nightfighter, born with an Emerald drop


She emerged unexpectedly quickly on a cold day with rain threatening. Transferred her to larger box for a day to harden. Next afternoon when it was fine and warm, she bravely climbed on a finger - and then to a flowering Barleria in the sunshine to warm and feed ...

See the pupa here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/26663742

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Observer

jakob

Date

November 28, 2014

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What

African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro

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magrietb

Date

June 8, 2019 08:17 AM SAST

Description

Found peering down into our back door when I opened for the dogs' first morning pee.

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What

Gnashing Crickets Genus Henicus

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magrietb

Date

June 11, 2019 12:09 PM SAST

Description

Upside down when we lifted its rock, only stood up when prodded. It must have been quite cold.

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Observer

peterwebb

Date

October 20, 2012

Description

mantidfly


2cm long. Dark wings,two yellow rings on abdomen.

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What

Trumpeter Hornbill Bycanistes bucinator

Observer

bushboy

Date

May 22, 2019 05:24 PM SAST

Description

Awww ...


After 2 months rehab Beaky's still not quite right. She does rule the roost though.
See younger version: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21482109

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What

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus

Date

April 19, 2019 10:18 AM CET

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What

Ants, Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies Order Hymenoptera

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alandmanson

Date

May 12, 2019 11:47 AM CET

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What

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes brevis

Date

May 26, 2019 09:38 AM CET

Description

Beautiful, but always making a racket!

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marcoschmidtffm

Date

May 2, 2019 11:33 AM CEST

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What

Zebra Mantis Shrimp Lysiosquillina maculata

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rcoliveira84

Date

May 28, 2016 03:49 PM SAST

Description

I know it's a Mantis Shrimp, just not sure which one.

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Observer

easleybirding

Date

July 2, 2017

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What

Common Mother-of-Pearl Protogoniomorpha parhassus

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bushboy

Date

May 20, 2019 06:23 AM SAST

Description

Night 'n day

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What

Ansorge's Leaf Butterfly Junonia ansorgei

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cabintom

Date

April 8, 2017

Description

Junonia ansorgei (Rothschild, 1899)
Ansorge’s Leaf Pansy

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Observer

tjeerddw

Date

March 4, 2014 02:51 PM CET

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What

Curly Waterweed Lagarosiphon major

Observer

ricky_taylor

Date

April 11, 2016

Place

Cedara (Google, OSM)

Description

Amazing floating male flowers


Growing in a stagnant pond - possibly nutrient enriched. Plant grows in a completely submerged dense mass. Male flowers form underwater then are released while still a bud. This floats to the surface before opening on the water surface. The flowers float so that the three fertile stamens are held a little bit above the water. Each fertile stamen produces pollen at its tip (According to Cook there are 16 pollen grains per anther). Above the fertile stamens is a 'sail' of three infertile stamens joined at the apex (which looks like an egg-beater). These tiny flowers (maximum height of about 5 mm) are blown by the wind and cluster together to form grey fuzzy masses.

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Observer

vynbos

Date

December 22, 2013

Description

Drakensberg Bejewelled Fly


8mm very delicate. It landed on a tarp next to me and didn't seem fazed by my camera. It kept dipping its head down to touch the tarp holding it there for some time (pic 3), perhaps looking for moisture or to catch the sun (this was 6am). When disturbed it ran across the tarp rather than flying away.

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thierrycordenos

Date

December 31, 2016

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magdastlucia

Date

June 5, 2018 05:14 PM SAST

Place

St Lucia 1 (Google, OSM)

Description

Defoliated my tiny Cladostemon kirkii.

See the butterfly (bottom larva)
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13583703
See the pupa (bottom larva)
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13589492
See the butterfly (top larva) https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13646311
See the pupa (top larva) https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13646103
See larval food https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13590264

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Observer

magdastlucia

Date

June 5, 2018 05:14 PM SAST

Place

St Lucia 1 (Google, OSM)

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Observer

muonmo

Date

May 12, 2019 03:10 PM SAST

Description

Disease on Waboom leaves.

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What

Drakensberg Rockjumper Chaetops aurantius

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hmbbirder

Date

November 3, 2017 01:47 AM PDT

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What

Forest Queen Charaxes wakefieldi

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bushboy

Date

May 17, 2019 11:46 AM SAST

Description

Her Royal Goose


Finding a different Deinbollia on which to lay

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What

Chestnut-banded Plover Charadrius pallidus

Date

April 6, 2019 08:31 AM SAST

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cabintom

Date

March 6, 2017

Description

Pseudacraea kuenowii kuenowii Dewitz, 1879
Kuenow’s False Acraea

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What

Slug Caterpillar Moths Family Limacodidae

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cloudyrza

Date

April 20, 2019 05:50 PM SAST

Description

Slug moth caterpillar on Kiggelaria

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What

Pellucid Hawkmoth Cephonodes hylas

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sallyslak

Date

April 9, 2019 03:00 PM SAST

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What

Modest Gypsy Morasa modesta

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timvn

Date

January 17, 2014

Description

Couple of hairy brown moths


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What

Cream-streaked Ladybird Beetle Harmonia quadripunctata

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rjpretor

Date

July 14, 2018 04:04 PM SAST

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fubr

Date

February 16, 2019 12:59 PM SAST

Description

Length 12 mm

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alettmarie

Date

May 11, 2019 02:12 PM SAST

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cabintom

Date

June 29, 2014

Description

Cymothoe confusa Aurivillius, 1887

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What

Brown Lacewings Family Hemerobiidae

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sallyslak

Date

May 10, 2019 02:54 PM SAST

Description

Another trapped insect - after I dissected the flower it was able to release itself and fly off. It was trapped by the left front leg.

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What

Nose Flies Family Rhiniidae

Observer

sallyslak

Date

May 10, 2019 09:50 AM SAST

Description

Another trapped insect - it managed to pull free after it was photographed.

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What

Fly Death Fungus Entomophthora muscae

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sallyslak

Date

May 10, 2019 09:30 AM SAST

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alandmanson

Date

May 9, 2019 02:26 PM CET

Description

Length 5-6 mm

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cabintom

Date

February 15, 2014

Description

Ypthima albida albida Butler, 1888

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tonyg

Date

July 24, 2017 12:30 AM CDT

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tjeerddw

Date

July 22, 2013 04:06 PM CET

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What

Southern Gaudy Commodore Precis octavia ssp. sesamus

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berthapi2

Date

April 19, 2019 10:38 AM SAST

Description

Butterfly photographed in glass bottle, then released and it flew about 10 meters and gave me opportunity to photograph the drying of wings before it shot off to the top of the tree, free!
See https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24197482 for pupa

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What

Southern Gaudy Commodore Precis octavia ssp. sesamus

Observer

berthapi2

Date

April 6, 2019 11:17 AM SAST

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What

Parrot-beaked Tortoise Homopus areolatus

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christo9

Date

April 27, 2019 10:24 AM SAST

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Observer

rob_palmer

Date

February 26, 2015 11:15 AM SAST

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tonyrebelo

Date

November 3, 2018 11:49 AM SAST

Description

Its twisting time

It is not often that one finds visitors to Pa brac - normally the bushes just sit there unvisited.
But on days like today with a stiff warm breeze, and Berg Winds conditions with temperatures in the almost-30s things can start humming ...

Catch while you can!

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What

Southern Fiscal Lanius collaris ssp. collaris

Observer

christo9

Date

April 27, 2019 10:24 AM SAST

Description

Evidence of a Fiscal shrike that put the baby tortoise on a thorn in Bracken Nature reserve

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What

Monster Gnashing Cricket Henicus monstrosus

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frankgaude

Date

April 28, 2019 10:35 AM SAST

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cabintom

Date

March 26, 2017

Description

Bicyclus sebetus (Hewitson, [1877])

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cabintom

Date

September 9, 2017

Description

Bicyclus mollitia (Karsch, 1895)

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pdfuenteb

Date

May 3, 2019 02:47 PM CEST

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alandmanson

Date

April 27, 2019 09:57 AM CET

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What

African Jacana Actophilornis africanus

Observer

happyasacupcake

Date

March 13, 2019 07:14 AM SAST

Description

We were told that an African Jacana had been seen at the waterhole at Nossob camp three days before this ob. It may have been the same one.

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tonyrebelo

Date

February 11, 2014

Description

Red foliose lichen on sandstone


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What

Fairy Moths Family Adelidae

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sallyslak

Date

April 24, 2019 02:46 PM SAST

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klauswehrlin

Date

April 21, 2019 08:00 AM SAST

Description

2019 04 21 Bakenskop
Aspidoglossum heterophyllum

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What

Cape Silvertip Nudibranch Janolus capensis

Date

April 19, 2019 11:00 AM SAST

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What

Collared Palm-Thrush Cichladusa arquata

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rguinness

Date

January 18, 2019 11:39 AM SAST

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Observer

sofiekjeldgaard

Date

February 7, 2019 09:36 PM CET

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What

Copper-bellied Ant Ochetellus glaber

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flippie1971

Date

April 22, 2019 10:32 PM SAST

Description

Collected in Lakeside, Cape Town by @peterslingsby and myself. Although they look black to the naked eye, the copper belly certainly comes out under diffused flash.

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flippie1971

Date

April 22, 2019 08:46 AM SAST

Description

Some sort of segmented woodlouse found with S punctaticeps. Identified by @peterslingsby as a parasite of the ants.

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tjeerddw

Date

August 18, 2013 06:04 PM CET

Description

Springtails (Collembola)

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What

Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus

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noaboa

Date

April 19, 2019 07:29 PM EDT

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magrietb

Date

September 30, 2018 12:10 PM SAST

Description

Louis's hawk worm reared

29 September 2018:

Caterpillar was collected for me by a friend on Anthospermum aethiopicum.

8 October 2018:

Started cocooning.

11 October 2018:

Pupated.

2 November 2018:

Moth emerged.

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What

Ringbum Millipede Muncher Ants Plectroctena mandibularis

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flippie1971

Date

April 20, 2019 10:04 AM SAST

Description

Found 4 or 5 of these beautiful ants on a recent trip to the Eastern Cape. This one was collected amongst garden refuse and photographed back at base.

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What

Cape Dune Molerat Bathyergus suillus

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fionahellmann

Date

April 18, 2019 09:14 AM SAST

Description

The molerat was out in the open and was surrounded by curious Capped Wheatears. A common Fiscal kept dive-bombing the molerat and pecking it's head.

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What

Solifuges Order Solifugae

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trail-blazer

Date

January 2, 2019 03:27 PM SAST

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What

Bushveld Sengi Elephantulus intufi

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peter_erb

Date

April 19, 2019 09:58 AM SAST

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What

Cape Green Protea Chafer Trichostetha fascicularis ssp. fascicularis

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ryanderoo

Date

April 19, 2019 12:08 PM SAST

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What

Penelope Acraea Acraea penelope

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cabintom

Date

May 24, 2014

Description

Telchinia (Alacria) penelope penelope (Staudinger, 1896)
Penelope Acraea

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What

Scarce Tree-top Acraea Acraea pentapolis

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cabintom

Date

March 19, 2016

Description

Telchinia (Telchinia) pentapolis pentapolis (Ward, 1871)
Scarce Tree-top Acraea

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What

Moringa Tree Moringa ovalifolia

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martin_weigand

Date

April 14, 2019 09:16 AM HST

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What

Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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jackandshirley

Date

April 13, 2019 12:31 PM CDT

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martin_weigand

Date

April 14, 2019 12:00 PM HST

Description

on Cardiospermum cornidum

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What

Regal Fruit Chafer Taurhina splendens

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rguinness

Date

March 4, 2019 08:44 AM SAST

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andrasz

Date

June 17, 2018 11:27 PM CEST

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What

Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

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violettederozier

Date

January 25, 2019 06:45 AM CET

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What

Shepherd's Tree Boscia albitrunca

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martin_weigand

Date

April 9, 2019 09:56 AM HST