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Square

Observ.

flamelily

Fecha

Abril 27, 2020 02:01 PM SAST

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

magrietb

Fecha

Febrero 8, 2015

Descripción

Kleinmond Charaxes egg to adult


We were sitting on the lawn when suddenly a white barred Charaxes butterfly fluttered noisily into the garden, visited a dog poo, deposited an egg on our tiny red alder tree, and disappeared. On closer inspection I discovered many eggs on the alder, which also is home to one of our million or so newly hatched rain spiderlings. I noticed that the little caterpillars quickly disappear so now there are five in a tub on my desk. Not sure if the spider is responsible for the disappearances; it's a tough world out there.

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I eventually ended up with only two of the original lot, Wormie the smaller and Worm the larger of the two. Please see notes in the photo titles (hover over the photos) for details of their progress.

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bushboy

Fecha

Febrero 6, 2019 09:19 AM SAST

Descripción

Jack, the Gripper


Huge striking fellow (c. 50 mm long). Feared his schnozzle was a rostrum (giant Assassin!) so kept off fingers. Really hard to pry him off dog-leash - broke several twigs before he agreed to climb onto one for release at base of nearby tree.

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Observ.

wynand_uys

Fecha

Febrero 4, 2017

Descripción

A black Boxkite Spider from Blyde River


Body length 7.2mm (excluding spines)
Abdomen: 6.0mm long x 9.2mm wide
Spotted by Maritza whose memory card was full. Called me for backup.

Fotos / Sonidos

Square

Observ.

wynand_uys

Fecha

Diciembre 12, 2017 05:18 PM SAST

Descripción

Body length about 9mm

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Observ.

wynand_uys

Fecha

Noviembre 18, 2017 01:10 PM SAST

Descripción

Body length about 8mm