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Bushveld Sengi Elephantulus intufi

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peter_erb

Date

April 19, 2019 09:58 AM SAST

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Cape Green Proteachafer Trichostetha fascicularis ssp. fascicularis

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ryanderoo

Date

April 19, 2019 12:08 PM SAST

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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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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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Moringa Tree Moringa ovalifolia

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martin_weigand

Date

April 14, 2019 09:16 AM HST

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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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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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Violet-backed Starling Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

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violettederozier

Date

January 25, 2019 06:45 AM CET

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Shepherd's Tree Boscia albitrunca

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martin_weigand

Date

April 9, 2019 09:56 AM HST

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tjeerddw

Date

March 6, 2016 05:41 PM CET

Description

bloukuifloerie/purple-crested turaco/tauraco porphyreolophus

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Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius

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peter_erb

Date

April 5, 2019 01:34 PM SAST

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Tailwagger Snails Genus Sheldonia

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bushboy

Date

April 2, 2019 10:10 PM SAST

Description

The poor puppy didn't stand a chance


See the predatory snail HERE: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21936208.
Interestingly, the neatly emptied shell, although delicate, was intact - and obviously contained too little calcium for the predator to worry about carrying or caching.

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csquared

Date

April 3, 2019 09:29 AM SAST

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Vestal Rhodometra sacraria

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magrietb

Date

April 3, 2019 10:50 AM SAST

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Australian Red Claw Crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus

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rob_palmer

Date

March 20, 2019 04:13 PM SAST

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Lesser Striped Swallow Cecropis abyssinica

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tjeerddw

Date

January 7, 2019 08:45 AM CET

Description

klein streep swael/lesser striped swallow/Cecropis abyssinica

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Common Mother-of-Pearl Protogoniomorpha parhassus

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berthapi2

Date

February 25, 2019 12:16 PM SAST

Description

Feeding on Phaulopsis imbricata.
See
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21981558 for pupa

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Woollylegs Genus Lachnocnema

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suncana

Date

April 4, 2019 08:28 PM SAST

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Horned Softscales Genus Aspidoproctus

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wynand_uys

Date

November 13, 2012

Description

Scale: Thorn mimic.


Adult female has a hardened, thorn shaped test. Up to 17mm tall. Footprint radius 10mm. Crawlers about 0.8mm. Found on Acacia schweinfurthii. Tended to by ants, probably Pheidole (Correction: They are Lepisiota. Thanks, Peter Slingsby) The ants stimulate the scale and she produces a drop of honeydew through a long tube. Ants collect the drops much like like picking a berry, then move off to imbibe it. Crawlers are now emerging from the dead and dried test, presumably having overwintered as eggs? Crawlers (1st instars?) ar quite mobile, but are also distributed nt the ants. Second instars appear to be sessile and have started secreting a test and are already producing honeydew.

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Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis

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bushboy

Date

March 31, 2019 07:46 AM SAST

Description

Not much to eat on them dry sticks, fella

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Cottony Cushion Scale Icerya purchasi

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tjeerddw

Date

June 3, 2013 01:03 PM CET

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ropro

Date

August 4, 2018 07:45 AM MSK

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Cape Chacma Baboon Papio ursinus ssp. ursinus

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sallyslak

Date

March 16, 2019 04:27 PM SAST

Description

Baboon selfy.

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Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis ssp. ibis

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bushboy

Date

October 8, 2016

Description

Not just one of the common herd


Courting male

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

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sallyslak

Date

March 23, 2019 05:49 PM SAST

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Strawberry-Guava Psidium cattleyanum

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sallyslak

Date

March 23, 2019 02:47 PM SAST

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Bagworm Moths Family Psychidae

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magdastlucia

Date

October 14, 2018 05:23 PM SAST

Description

Oeps!!! The Baggy that lost it's Bag and how it got back inside...
See the plant https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/17504826

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White-tailed Shrike Lanioturdus torquatus

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rogerioferreira

Date

March 2, 2019 11:59 PM CET

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joescience1

Date

February 14, 1996

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ymberf

Date

September 26, 2013

Description

White cockroach.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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tjeerddw

Date

March 7, 2019 03:28 PM CET

Description

size about 20mm

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antshrike69

Date

March 6, 2019 12:02 PM SAST

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peterwebb

Date

March 17, 2019 10:23 PM SAST

Description

As in photo , caught while sweeping grasslands

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Bearded Weevil Rhinostomus barbirostris

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mcclarinj

Date

January 5, 2019

Description

This is Rhinostomus barbirostris, which has to be the most sensational weevil I have encountered. I had two fly to my UV light on seperate nights at the Otongachi Reserve, Toachi, Santo Domongo de los Tsachilas province, Ecuador, about 800 meters elevation. The first one that showed up exhibited behavior that made a live dorsal shot impossible. I should have shot it anyway. It became convinced I was a predator and played dead like I had never seen before, flopping quickly onto its back with legs spread out like this. I tried to right it several times but it immediately flopped over onto its back again. It was quite comical really.

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Black Cocktail Ant Crematogaster peringueyi

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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!

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jcabbott

Date

April 30, 2017 07:12 PM CDT

Description

Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida)
United States: Alabama: Tuscaloosa Co.
Tulip Tree Springs off Echola Rd.; Elrod
28-Apr-2017
J.C. Abbott #2941

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Dugong Dugong dugon

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cheryl162

Date

February 24, 2019 02:38 PM SAST

Place

Mozambique (Google, OSM)

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Beetles Order Coleoptera

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mdevill

Date

February 3, 2019 01:28 PM EET

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Katydids Family Tettigoniidae

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karenpagel67

Date

February 12, 2019 07:27 PM SAST

Description

Not my photo. ID pse.

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Southern Serval Leptailurus serval ssp. serval

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felix_riegel

Date

October 5, 2018 12:56 PM CEST

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Domestic Dog Canis familiaris

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jurga_li

Date

January 14, 2016 03:46 PM EET

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African Swamphen Porphyrio madagascariensis

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tjeerddw

Date

January 10, 2019 09:53 AM CET

Description

african purple swamphen/porphyrio madagascariensis

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Clubtails Family Gomphidae

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scleroptila

Date

December 24, 2018 10:16 AM SAST

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fubr

Date

February 16, 2019 01:18 PM SAST

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simonvannoort

Date

January 31, 2019 06:17 AM SAST

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mcclarinj

Date

December 24, 2018

Description

Euplatamus (family Silvanidae, subfamily Brontinae, tribe Telephanini) from dead, hanging leaves of plantain, Las Pampas, Cotopaxi, Ecuador, about 1500 meters elevation.

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colin25

Date

January 21, 2016 07:28 PM SAST

Description

Found of table. Observed for 12 hours, frog died and was extensively eaten.

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rogerioferreira

Date

February 3, 2019 11:48 AM CET

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mcclarinj

Date

January 29, 2019

Description

Sceloenopla sp. (subfamily Cassidinae, family Chrysomelidae), caught in flight by hand on my cloud forest property, Cosanga, Napo, Ecuador, 2100 meters altitude. It is obviously a member of the huge black & orange mimicry ring I have found in this locale. (It contains ten beetle families that I know of.)

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Leaproaches Genus Saltoblattella

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sallyslak

Date

February 15, 2019 09:15 AM SAST

Description

It has a phenomenal jump:
https://youtu.be/gl936NAy8vA

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Leaproaches Genus Saltoblattella

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sallyslak

Date

February 14, 2019 07:35 AM SAST

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Pluvia

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peterslingsby

Date

June 2, 2015 07:19 AM SAST

Description

RAIN BULL

First rain in the Tankwa since 2014?
This obs spawned a largely irrelevant debate over whether Pluvia or Ignis were part of Nature and which was the most important for life. I could not find any good reason to include the inconclusive debate here, as most of it was actually about the endless problems we were having with iSpot at the time..

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South African Coral Tree Erythrina caffra

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tonyrebelo

Date

September 23, 2017

Description

Coral Tree


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karenpagel67

Date

February 6, 2019 03:05 PM SAST

Description

Found under some wood.

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suncana

Date

February 7, 2019 08:11 PM SAST

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Nycteribiid Bat Flies Family Nycteribiidae

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ttdrury

Date

February 8, 2011 10:36 AM PST

Description

Bat fly removed from bat. I have forgotten which species.

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martin_weigand

Date

February 9, 2019 12:03 PM HST

Description

GREEN - BLUE individual together with many brown i.

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Blue Monarch Tirumala petiverana

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rogerioferreira

Date

February 2, 2019 03:46 AM CET

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lucanus

Date

September 2, 2006

Description

Haroldius sp.


Body size 2,3mm

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Green-banded Urania Urania leilus

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tonyrebelo

Date

October 1, 2014

Description

Butterfly narrow black (whoops a Moth!)


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alexanderr

Date

January 22, 2017

Description

stag beauty


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markheystek

Date

January 16, 2019 10:14 AM SAST

Description

Beetle Larvae feeding on Painted Reed Frog. Uncle Collin helped me with the ID.

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Mealybug Destroyer Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

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magdastlucia

Date

January 7, 2018 09:23 AM SAST

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Milkwood Sideroxylon inerme ssp. inerme

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alastairpotts

Date

February 1, 2019 05:03 PM SAST

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European White Stork Ciconia ciconia ssp. ciconia

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sallyslak

Date

January 9, 2018 05:40 AM CET

Place

Slakplaas (Google, OSM)

Description

Approx 100 storks flew in at 05:30 - watching them from the kitchen window is not a bad way to start the day. Video:
https://youtu.be/QnX_Nzh6aAU

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Clanwilliam Cypress Widdringtonia wallichii

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muonmo

Date

January 26, 2019 03:19 PM SAST

Description

Survivors, for now...

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Tortoise Shieldbug Hotea subfasciata

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suncana

Date

January 26, 2019 01:59 PM SAST

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Apollo Moth Pseudaphelia apollinaris

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bushboy

Date

January 22, 2019 05:27 PM SAST

Description

Apollo rising


I cheated and kept 2 final instar larvae (c. 40mm) - of a hoard that crawled over the drive under their Turraea floribunda food tree searching for a pupation spot - and had to be saved from squashing.
Pupation: 08/01/2019
Eclosion: 22/01/2019
(The other fella has just crawled out his pupation soil as I'm typing this - see: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/19855437)

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Karoo Balbyter Sugar Ant Camponotus fulvopilosus

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detlef

Date

November 11, 2014

Description

Balbyter (Camponotus fulvopilosus)


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martin_weigand

Date

January 19, 2019 10:24 AM HST

Description

cof

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Typical Cicadas Family Cicadidae

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joanfaiola

Date

December 25, 2012 06:31 PM SAST

Description

Exuvia.

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wynand_uys

Date

January 16, 2019 03:30 PM SAST

Description

1.6mm
Quite common on riverine forest understory.
Not a pest, I'd say, but if you knock some leafy branches over a net there's always a good chance of catching two or three of 'em.
Just difficult to photograph because they scurry around incessantly once dislodged.

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Corn Cricket Acanthoplus discoidalis

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martin_weigand

Date

March 23, 2006 05:23 PM HST

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Inland Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis ssp. plumbeiceps

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joanfaiola

Date

December 26, 2012 03:25 PM SAST

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Little Egret Egretta garzetta

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tjeerddw

Date

January 29, 2016 02:27 PM CET

Description

little egret/egretta garzetta

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jaheymans

Date

January 14, 2019 08:09 PM SAST

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Southern Serval Leptailurus serval ssp. serval

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tjeerddw

Date

April 9, 2009 05:32 PM CET

Description

Old shot,taken 10 years ago, but despite many visits to Rietvlei Nature Reserve since then, we never saw there a serval again...

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Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus

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tjeerddw

Date

December 27, 2017 03:57 PM CET

Description

little bittern/ixobrychus minutus

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Indian Lionfish Pterois miles

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brentch

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

firefish


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wolfachim

Date

August 9, 2009 08:46 AM CEST

Description

in our garden; Photo and ID by Hanna Roland

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Darker Commodore Precis antilope

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nicovr

Date

January 11, 2019 08:30 AM CET

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Red Dewfig Drosanthemum speciosum

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karoopixie

Date

October 7, 2015 11:29 AM SAST

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wynand_uys

Date

January 11, 2019 07:42 AM SAST

Description

6.0mm
6.0 eyes
8.0 legs
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Silky Matchflower Erianthemum dregei

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ricky_taylor

Date

January 12, 2019 06:16 PM SAST

Description

Attached to a lemon tree

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Red-headed Finch Amadina erythrocephala

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tjeerddw

Date

February 5, 2018 10:16 AM CET

Description

read-headed finch/amadina erythrocephala

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davidbygott

Date

January 10, 2019 08:56 AM CET

Description

Emau Hill, Amani, Tanzania

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Southern Crested Barbet Trachyphonus vaillantii ssp. vaillantii

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tonyrebelo

Date

January 11, 2019 09:15 PM SAST

Description

iNaturalist in the making!


Found on the lawn -presumably fell out of the nest ... (the bird)

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wynand_uys

Date

January 12, 2019 05:05 PM SAST

Description

10.1mm

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Violet-eared Waxbill Granatina granatina

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tjeerddw

Date

May 16, 2017 08:52 AM CET

Description

male and female violet-eared waxbill/uraeginthus granatinus

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magdastlucia

Date

January 11, 2019 09:24 PM SAST

Place

St Lucia 1 (Google, OSM)

Description

Came to the light in the house.

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Convergent Lady Beetle Hippodamia convergens

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pmmcnaturalist1

Date

May 31, 2012 12:20 PM PDT

Description

Lady Beetle on the nose of a northern elephant seal

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Grassveld Hibiscus Weevil Nerthops sticticus

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nicky

Date

December 16, 2018 07:25 AM SAST

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martin_weigand

Date

January 2, 2012 08:44 AM HST

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Typical Silverfishes Family Lepismatidae

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tuli

Date

August 23, 2015

Description

exciting little find


tiny, black bullet zipping about on a brick paving area which had ant activity forming small mounds of course sand grains (owners away so yard not being swept as it might be). First observed on an ant mound but was soon investigating the brick crevices, fast and continuously active. The appendages were pale brown while the dorsal surface of the fish was shiny black with a red-purple metallic tinge in the sunshine.

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Monkey Beetles Tribe Hopliini

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csquared

Date

December 17, 2018 02:08 PM SAST

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shawnodonnell

Date

February 19, 2017 07:27 PM PST

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Striated Heron Butorides striata

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martin_weigand

Date

December 25, 2013 04:29 PM HST

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qgrobler

Date

December 30, 2018 09:50 PM SAST