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sallyslak

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Noviembre 6, 2019 01:29 PM SAST

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Reared from a Searsia gall.

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Square

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dhfischer

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Julio 6, 2019 10:47 AM HST

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goggaman

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Diciembre 17, 2001 02:17 PM SAST

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Gynandromorph

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botaneek

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Septiembre 6, 2019 04:46 PM SAST

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recently burnt clay gravels, common; nectar drops visited by ants

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vynbos

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Agosto 24, 2019 11:51 AM SAST

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Lifer
15 flowering plants. Growing on a very steep south facing seasonally wet slope. seem to be multi-stemmed.

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nicky

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Enero 18, 2018 12:34 PM SAST

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Vegetation: South Outeniqua Sandstone Fynbos

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Square

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elmarvrooyen

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Agosto 6, 2019 11:04 AM SAST

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Square

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botaneek

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Agosto 17, 2019 05:02 PM SAST

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occasional in deep sands

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lizhutton

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Septiembre 4, 2016 01:59 PM SAST

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This beautiful showy plant is the "Pride of Hermanus." Erect, semi-spreading shrublet up to 60cm. Leaves stiff, down-curved in 4's. Flowers in umbels, purplish-pink, corolla long with white frilly bib. Very sticky corolla, however the the bib is not sticky. This I am told is to allow the pollinator to enter.

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Agosto 7, 2019 11:31 AM SAST

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Most likely ID based on Manning 2019. Area and ovary almost obscured by stamens. But hairless and flowers deep pink.

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Julio 21, 2019 03:52 PM CET

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In sand was disturbed by digging.

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cloudyrza

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Abril 20, 2019 05:50 PM SAST

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Slug moth caterpillar on Kiggelaria

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ish_crew

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Julio 18, 2019 11:12 AM SAST

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vynbos

Fecha

Julio 14, 2019 10:47 AM SAST

Descripción

Lifer
20mm
two of them found in the same gully, 5metres apart.
Better pics here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28822353
Gif of it shooting its slime in the typical spiral. normal speed and then slowed down

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Square

Qué

Águila Coronada Stephanoaetus coronatus

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bushboy

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Julio 15, 2019 09:39 AM SAST

Descripción

Brutally efficient


Assume it's "L5's" father - adult bird, no apparent rings (both L5 and her huge mother are ringed).
See the unfortunate Bushbuck here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28981153
Picture credit: Stanley, via Mary McKenzie

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vynbos

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Septiembre 9, 2018 01:56 PM SAST

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laurent_h

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Junio 9, 2019 11:10 PM SAST

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d_b

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Agosto 6, 2017

Lugar

Coatepec (Google, OSM)

Descripción

Video tomado por Olivia Servín.

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sallyslak

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Noviembre 15, 2018 10:06 AM SAST

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lemoncul

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Abril 12, 2019 06:39 AM SAST

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magrietb

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Septiembre 12, 2015

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Porseleinberg kitten


I must have seen a hundred or more burrows in three small sites on this day. We finally managed to entice one inhabitant out by tickling her tonsils with a blade of grass, it felt just like playing with a kitten as she grabbed hold of the grass and pawed in our direction. I've never been patient enough to get a burrowing spider out in the open but not even vynbos's terrified squeals could perturb this one.

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magrietb

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Abril 26, 2019 10:31 AM SAST

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leejones

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Abril 28, 2019 02:30 PM SAST

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nests

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Qué

Dragón Marino Azul Glaucus atlanticus

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tangatawhenua

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Febrero 11, 2016

Descripción

Is it a fish? Is it a slug? Is it a fishy anemone? I do not have a clue what this is!

It is about 30mm long and there were a few of them in the sand - outgoing tide nearly on the turn. Most were buried and only the "fan fin" was showing.

Resting on the wet sand, when the sand collapsed it arched it's face upwards (2nd and third photos) and seem to spawn capsule from somewhere - there are 2 floating in the 4th pic.

Totally hypnotic, by the time my sister-in-law and I carried on the brother had walked 2kms away from us!

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rcoliveira84

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Mayo 28, 2016 03:49 PM SAST

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

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gigilaidler

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Abril 28, 2019 06:32 PM SAST

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A couple of otters feeding in a little inlet at Olifantsbos provided a rich reward for iNatting actvities during the City Nature Challenge 2019
Video here: https://youtu.be/0BmSevhiQQk

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Square

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evan81

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Abril 29, 2019 08:42 PM SAST

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suncana

Fecha

Abril 22, 2019 10:53 AM SAST

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CRG 186

Food plant: Dalbergia obovata

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wynand_uys

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Diciembre 31, 2017 07:46 AM SAST

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A scrappy expanse of silky refuges and capture webs littered with body parts of previous victims. When preferred prey is entangled, the female spiders emerge from their 'nests' and overpower it by grabbing its extremities. In this case, a wasp https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9319446.
Presumably they inject venom because after a minute or so the prey stops struggling. Then they snip it out of the web and carry it into one of several 'nests' or refuges.
Unwanted prey, often beetles (see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9319435 ) are also killed but sometimes left in the web, uneaten. Ants, in this case, Maranoplus ( https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9319390 )scavenge around the periphery of the webs, feasting on unwanted beetles or other left-overs.

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suncana

Fecha

Marzo 29, 2019 07:58 PM SAST

Descripción

CRG: 150

A very rare and a very special sight. I will give rearing it a bash.

Chrysalis: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21991269

Butterfly: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22649191

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suncana

Fecha

Marzo 29, 2019 04:33 PM SAST

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linkie

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Marzo 24, 2019 12:24 PM SAST

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Perhaps? Listed as VU

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magrietb

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Noviembre 25, 2011

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Kleinmond (Google, OSM)

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Kleinmond hawk pillar


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magrietb

Fecha

Julio 30, 2016

Descripción

Kleinmond swamp monster shows its true colour at last


Creepy succulent appears to favour the more puddly parts of sandy, peaty, marshy reserve on the rocks between Palmiet neighbourhood and its beach. First noticed on 2013's great Erepsia Quest with Prix and Stevo, but I could never find more than a few clusters of densely creepy leaves until now. The same creepy leaves have also been spotted further inland next to a sandy footpath that often gets briefly flooded in winter, I'm curious to see if they are flowering too.

Redlisted as Vulnerable, Data Deficient. Part of Kleinmond's protected coastal reserve.

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Square

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suncana

Fecha

Febrero 7, 2019 08:11 PM SAST

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magrietb

Fecha

Noviembre 20, 2016

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Kleinmond yellow pea


Fields of these came up thick and fast after 2015's controlled fire. 100's of plants, maybe 1000's, flowered and seeded extremely well. If my ID is correct then it is Vulnerable, and this is a range extension judging by the Red List's distribution. Threats might include alien invasives, although these guys outgrew everything else after the fire. In protected municipal reserve area so hopefully urban expansion not a threat here.

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Escarabajos Familia Scarabaeidae

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vynbos

Fecha

Octubre 18, 2018 09:33 AM SAST

Descripción

Pic 1&2: Day 0 (18th Oct 2018): found crawling across the sand. approx 4cm

Pic 3 Day 24 (12th Nov 2018)

Pic 4 Day 46 (4th Dec 2018)

Pic 5 Day 69 (27th Dec 2018) looking a bit yellow and thin

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Square

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briangooding

Fecha

Julio 28, 2018 09:33 AM CDT

Descripción

Two sets of what I believe are eggs. I think the top are hemipterans but unsure of what the bottom group are.

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linkie

Fecha

Marzo 4, 2018 12:03 PM SAST

Descripción

Erica with tubular flowers that are slightly restricted below the mouth. Ovary hairy and broadly round. Anthers with appendages.Just one plant on the path growing near E.pillansi.

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Square

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peter_erb

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Abril 28, 2018 12:14 PM SAST

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tjeerddw

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Marzo 9, 2014 07:42 AM CET

Descripción

salticidae thyene ogdeni with prey

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Square

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Libélulas Suborden Anisoptera

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tjeerddw

Fecha

Octubre 19, 2013 12:01 PM CET

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dragon fly eyes friendly hawker/Zosteraeschna minuscula

It was a cold morning, so I could quietly do some stacking on a tripod of this dragon fly against the wall.

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suncana

Fecha

Diciembre 8, 2018 08:06 PM SAST

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Rata Topo Desnuda Heterocephalus glaber

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muir

Fecha

Septiembre 4, 2011 12:52 PM EDT

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!!!

Washed out naked mole rat. Heavy rains/flooding the night before, and found in a seasonal river. May be bloated.

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vynbos

Fecha

Septiembre 24, 2015

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Cape Dune Mole-rat


I didn't realise how large they were, or at least this one was big, the size of a dassie. I saw it strolling along and followed it. It turned and came right at me. Although they have eyes, this one seemed blind, and couldn't see me. He then took a leisurely dig into an existing sand heap, and sped up a bit when I made some noises.
You can see the full video here.

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Square

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Rata Topo Desnuda Heterocephalus glaber

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zarek

Fecha

Septiembre 4, 2016

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Kenya (Google, OSM)

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Perritos de Agua Género Utricularia

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linkie

Fecha

Noviembre 29, 2018 04:18 PM SAST

Descripción

The whole population were fairly large flowered and completely violet/mauve in colour.

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Square

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richardadcock

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Noviembre 19, 2018 07:21 AM SAST

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muonmo

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Octubre 6, 2018 10:15 AM SAST
Plants

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Plantas Reino Plantae

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tonyrebelo

Fecha

Diciembre 29, 2012

Descripción

April Quiz: ID the flowers


Almost 40 species went into the Bridal Bouquet.
What were they?

Almost all have featured on iSpot, specifically in the two sequences of collecting the flowers ...

Bouquet and boutonnieres made by Fiona Powrie of Dragonstones

The Bridesmaid Spiderheads ended up in the boutonnieres and the table flowers were spartan but effective.

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gernotkunz

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Marzo 31, 2016

Descripción

© Carlos de la Rosa (with permission)

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vynbos

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Mayo 2, 2016

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Cederberg Cave Katydid


Someone in our party had stumbled upon these huge 'cave crickets' on an earlier trip, and took us to see them. I was expecting a cricket, and was delighted to instead see huge katydids. This female was 60mm with her ovipositor. With her long legs spread out, was 150mm, her antennae as long again. They move quietly in the dark chambers made by a water course passing through boulders.
Getting home and looking it up I was happy to see that they were described by Piotr Naskrecki. He says they aren't predatory but move out of the caves at night and eat plants. These are the only known cave-dwelling katydids, from his blog:
"they are highly gregarious, often found in clusters of 20-30 individuals of various ages. The caves they prefer are cold, maintaining the chilly temperature of 12°C (54°F) throughout the year. Their habitat cannot be occupied by bats or hyraxes, which probably quickly do away with the tasty, surprisingly very slow-moving insects, thus limiting the number of available caves (interestingly, when exposed to higher temperatures they become phenomenal jumpers)."

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vynbos

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Septiembre 8, 2018 09:47 AM SAST

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muonmo

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Julio 19, 2018 12:09 PM SAST

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Square

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suncana

Fecha

Septiembre 10, 2018 08:22 PM SAST

Descripción

Help?! What do I eat?

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Abeja Angelita Tetragonisca angustula

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alexanderr

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Julio 3, 2018 01:14 PM SAST

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tonyrebelo

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Abril 17, 2012

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Silk Purser


At last: found the critter creating the silk purses. Quite a large caterpillar - over 50mm long.

Now the million dollar question: what is it?

I presume the big black head is to block the hole from anyone trying to get down it!

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frasergear

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Febrero 17, 2016

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Bajás Género Charaxes

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happyasacupcake

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Mayo 9, 2018 11:44 AM SAST

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happyasacupcake

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Mayo 4, 2018 12:02 PM SAST

Descripción

Pics 1 - 4 taken 4 May, four hours apart. Pics 5 and 6, taken 5 and 8 May. Sometimes there is something else in the nest, sometimes not.
Newly added, best shot I could get of the insect in the nest.
Pic 7 14 May, caterpillar appears to be mostly eaten.
Pic 8 15 May

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christeen

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Mayo 11, 2018 01:22 PM SAST

Descripción

A stunning slug-like caterpillar eating a Protea roupelliae leaf on a mountain slope

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Square

Fecha

Abril 10, 2017 11:13 AM SAST

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Square

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suncana

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Abril 15, 2018 09:47 AM SAST

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colin25

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Abril 5, 2018 11:53 AM SAST

Descripción

A movement on the road caught my eye and on approaching was thinking of either something had caught a chameleon or it was injured and thrashing about in death throes. They were absolutely still after this flurry of movement, just eyes moving. One brief flurry again, followed by another long period of almost absolute motionless, another brief flurry and they parted. Never seen one as pitch black as the female, marking around the eyes standing out almost as clearly as under UV light. Both returned to more normal colours rapidly after parting, both removed by hand to the relative safety of near by shrubs. Total time actually witnessed 1 hour and 5 minutes, but I believe from others that they started mating some time before that.
Comments of selling price of a breeding pair shocking at R12 000 or there abouts!

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dhobern

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Marzo 11, 2018

Descripción

Dicyrtomina ornata (Nicolet, 1842), extracted from oak litter using Berlese funnel, Utterslev Mose, Søborg, Denmark, 11-14 March 2018

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Square

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Mariposas Y Polillas Orden Lepidoptera

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suncana

Fecha

Febrero 24, 2018 08:32 AM SAST

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Square

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vireolanius

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Enero 31, 2018 05:06 PM -05

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#blackmetal

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jouberth

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Enero 31, 2018 05:54 PM SAST

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26cm total length. Found inside farm house.

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colin25

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Enero 26, 2018 09:15 AM SAST

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Just for interest, added cycad seeds being sorted . Nobody seems to know who brought them in or where they came from, but many of the seeds have similar holes, similarly empty. None of our cycads have cones now, so thinking this beastie came in with the seeds.

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wynand_uys

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Enero 29, 2018 11:15 AM SAST

Descripción

Body length 5.7mm

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Square

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Polilla Emperador del Pino Nudaurelia cytherea

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jaheymans

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Diciembre 2, 2017 01:16 PM SAST