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Spinner Shark Carcharhinus brevipinna

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veld_mens

Date

January 2021

Place

Missing Location
Fungi

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What

Hongos Kingdom Fungi

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magdastlucia

Date

July 20, 2021 12:36 PM SAST

Place

St Lucia 1 (Google, OSM)

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What

African Cuckoo-Hawk Aviceda cuculoides

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magdastlucia

Date

July 31, 2021 12:19 PM SAST

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Candycane Woodsorrel Oxalis versicolor

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tim_kirsten

Date

July 31, 2021 12:12 PM CET

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toshimasaiida

Date

July 10, 2021 08:30 PM JST

Description

I assuming that this individual is showing a Dry Season's Form of Sevenia rosa (male).

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What

Southern Black-backed Jackal Lupulella mesomelas ssp. mesomelas

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fdoucet

Date

March 13, 2021 09:29 AM SAST

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What

Grasshoppers, Locusts, and Allies Suborder Caelifera

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zawalker

Date

July 29, 2021 12:34 PM EET

Description

Spitskop: Orthoptera 02

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hazfw

Date

June 21, 2021 10:03 PM +03

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The Geometrician Grammodes stolida

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alexdreyer

Date

March 2, 2021 11:03 PM SAST

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Cuckoo Wasps Family Chrysididae

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abugmanslife

Date

July 29, 2021 04:58 PM SAST

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Riverine Rabbit Bunolagus monticularis

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andrewj05

Date

July 2021

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aileenpypers

Date

August 8, 2019 12:36 PM SAST

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What

Peters' Finfoot Podica senegalensis ssp. petersii

Date

July 25, 2021 10:33 AM SAST

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dherbert

Date

June 24, 2013

Description

Micromelo guamensis


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rogerioferreira

Date

July 2021

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Southern White-faced Owl Ptilopsis granti

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lynnecorreia

Date

June 8, 2021 04:55 PM SAST

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What

Blue Cascader Zygonyx natalensis

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rob_palmer

Date

June 15, 2010 03:48 PM SAST

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What

Karoo Long-billed Lark Certhilauda subcoronata

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zawalker

Date

July 25, 2021 11:33 AM EET

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colin25

Date

July 25, 2021 09:11 AM SAST

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marinusdejager

Date

July 23, 2021 03:09 PM SAST

Place

Helskloof (Google, OSM)

Description

Quartz patch in Helskloof pass

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What

Blackmound Termite Amitermes hastatus

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dryfveer

Date

July 24, 2021 12:35 PM SAST

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magdastlucia

Date

February 7, 2021 08:18 PM SAST

Place

St Lucia 1 (Google, OSM)

Description

I can confirm: only hairs on the middle leg. I could not check the eyes. (How do you do that? I suspect my little microscope is inadequate...)

Came to the light in the house.

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warrenmcc

Date

January 23, 2021 01:47 PM SAST

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Namaqua Rain Frog Breviceps namaquensis

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olvr_a

Date

July 24, 2021 12:19 PM SAST

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What

Cramp Balls Daldinia grandis

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adventurelisa

Date

July 23, 2021

Description

Finally, an opportunity to identify this fungus.

I first saw this fungus three weeks ago but I had no idea what it was. I saw small changes in it but nothing defining. This evening I went past and saw that it had 'burst' open. It looked like it had been burnt but there has been no fire anywhere near it. The concentric rings were key. I recalled having seen something in the fungus book. And there I found it! I can totally see why it is called 'charcoal ball' or 'coal fungus'. I'm delighted to have identified it.

Please see observations from 30 June 2021 and 13 July 2021.

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Greater Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris afer

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paolocandotti

Date

July 24, 2021 01:02 PM SAST

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What

Common Ghost Mantis Phyllocrania paradoxa

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bushboy

Date

July 24, 2021 03:01 PM SAST

Description

Take me to your ruler...

Immature male disturbed from his (winter?) habitat of alien Indian Shot

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Woodland Shimmer Sugarbush Protea micans ssp. trichophylla

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warrenmcc

Date

January 22, 2021 09:14 AM SAST

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What

Rock Bristletails Family Meinertellidae

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sallyslak

Date

December 5, 2020 03:55 PM SAST

Place

House (Google, OSM)

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What

Cramp Balls Daldinia grandis

Observer

adventurelisa

Date

June 30, 2021 04:45 PM SAST

Description

The brown-coloured outer surface is hard - like a beetle's shell.

Observations logged:
1st: 30 June 2021
2nd: 13 July 2021
3rd: 23 July 2021

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What

Cramp Balls Daldinia grandis

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adventurelisa

Date

July 13, 2021 04:45 PM SAST

Description

I went past again. It looks much the same but with more defined 'cracks' in the hard shell.

See other observations of this fungi from:
30 June 2021 and 23 July 2021

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What

Bot River Sugarbush Protea compacta

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andrieb

Date

July 23, 2021 12:49 PM SAST

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What

Western Cape Bunting Emberiza capensis ssp. capensis

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nickleggatt

Date

July 23, 2021 04:30 PM SAST

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What

Lead Pearl Syllepte vagans

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dhfischer

Date

November 12, 2014

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What

Bloodred Acraea Acraea petraea

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suncana

Date

July 20, 2021 02:06 PM SAST

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dhfischer

Date

November 12, 2014

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warrenmcc

Date

November 2017

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What

Emperor Butterflies Genus Charaxes

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callumevans

Date

July 22, 2021 02:54 PM SAST

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anthonywalton

Date

May 17, 2017

Description

Family Acroceridae


Resting on grass inflorescence

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mariedelport

Date

January 3, 2021 03:50 PM SAST

Description

Gorgeous Small Headed Fly (Psilodera sp. ) nectaring on alien Stachys in my garden. This is a photo compilation (composite) of the same fly indicating its flight pattern, circling the flower,

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What

Variegated Lady Beetle Hippodamia variegata

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amywilliams14

Date

July 15, 2021 02:35 PM SAST

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What

Muroids Superfamily Muroidea

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jinnyandnick

Date

July 19, 2021 09:24 AM CEST

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What

Wild Peach Kiggelaria africana

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biankefouche

Date

July 17, 2021 01:37 PM SAST

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cecileroux

Date

July 18, 2021 11:47 AM SAST

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What

Rock Corkwood Commiphora saxicola

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zawalker

Date

July 17, 2021 10:08 AM EET

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william6

Date

March 5, 2021 10:52 PM SAST

Description

Very pleased to see that these must be breeding locally!

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What

Undertaker Carpet Beetle Reesa vespulae

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sdjbrown

Date

November 11, 2014 06:41 PM NZDT

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What

Fan Aloe Kumara plicatilis

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dryfveer

Date

July 17, 2021 01:17 PM SAST

Description

several here

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What

Cape White Pear Apodytes geldenhuysii

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jeannerawden

Date

July 16, 2021 09:48 AM SAST

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Tiny Grass Blue Zizula hylax

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nicovr

Date

May 25, 2021 12:23 PM CET

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louws

Date

January 16, 2018 08:33 AM SAST

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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botswanabugs

Date

July 11, 2021

Description

attracted to light

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What

Pet Redhead Roach Oxyhaloa deusta

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bushboy

Date

July 14, 2021 10:23 AM SAST

Description

Roach revival

"Drowned" overnight in dogs' waterbowl. Scooped out, placed upside-down on bin lid. Came out with cam to find her legs a-kicking. Released in garden

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What

Forest Queen Charaxes wakefieldi

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bushboy

Date

July 15, 2021 12:15 PM SAST

Description

Bitch slappers?

Males in epic aerial battle which brought them down almost to the ground. Not too concerned about my presence - nor the dog's who got bored and slept (last pic). After about 10 minutes (and hundreds of missed shots) they soared over the roof, still fighting. Amazing energy

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nicovr

Date

May 25, 2021 11:50 AM CET

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dherbert

Date

April 23, 2012 12:31 PM BST

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What

Stanley's Bustard Neotis denhami ssp. stanleyi

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jrush1980

Date

July 2021

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Southern Crested-Flycatcher Trochocercus cyanomelas ssp. cyanomelas

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jrush1980

Date

July 10, 2021

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Webspinners Order Embiidina

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razorspider

Date

July 10, 2021

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What

Heelwalkers Family Mantophasmatidae

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razorspider

Date

July 5, 2021

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What

Crimson-breasted Gonolek Laniarius atrococcineus

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charadrius

Date

April 25, 2016 10:13 AM PDT

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What

Common Climbersfriend Caperose Cliffortia ruscifolia var. ruscifolia

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jeremygilmore

Date

July 6, 2021 10:28 AM SAST

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jeremygilmore

Date

March 30, 2021 04:11 PM SAST

Description

Planting cutting material for my grade 12 project. To be replanted along the greenbelt. Collected by Dr Caitlin von Witt from FynbosLife and myself on 29 March 2021 on the Grootboskloof Greenbelt. This species will be planted as a companion species to Psoralea fascicularis (Endangered).

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Southern Carmine Bee-Eater Merops nubicoides

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jinnyandnick

Date

September 14, 2018 07:44 AM CEST

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White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata

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jinnyandnick

Date

August 14, 2016 06:30 PM CEST

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What

Spotted Hyena Crocuta crocuta

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jinnyandnick

Date

August 7, 2016 05:40 PM CEST

Description

Spotted hyena chased off by African wild dogs, captured using thermal imaging.

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brandonwoo

Date

July 25, 2015 10:20 AM EDT

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What

Kalahari Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia capicola ssp. damarensis

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gigilaidler

Date

March 30, 2013 03:07 PM SAST

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Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius

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jinnyandnick

Date

February 2015

Place

Missing Location

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What

Fynbos Southern Double-Collared Sunbird Cinnyris chalybeus ssp. chalybeus

Observer

hendriks

Date

April 2020

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What

Fish Poison Tree Barringtonia asiatica

Date

July 10, 2021 05:08 PM SAST

Place

WC, ZA (Google, OSM)

Description

Driftseed

Fungi

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What

Hongos Kingdom Fungi

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botaneek

Date

July 6, 2021 10:34 AM SAST

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Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumenifer

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zawalker

Date

January 2, 2013 05:10 AM EET

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What

Hluhluwe Creeper Dalbergia armata

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andrewdeacon

Date

May 10, 2021 05:01 PM SAST

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Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba ssp. melba

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markuslilje

Date

July 6, 2010 11:59 AM CEST

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What

Southern Greater Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris afer ssp. afer

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colin25

Date

July 7, 2021 09:25 AM SAST

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Violet-eared Waxbill Granatina granatina

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ewan15

Date

July 7, 2021 09:40 AM UTC

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What

Checkered Sengi Rhynchocyon cirnei

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butati

Date

February 10, 2016 01:43 PM +03

Description

Chequered Sengi

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butati

Date

June 12, 2016 03:34 AM +03

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What

Common Fairy Hairstreak Hypolycaena hatita

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butati

Date

October 28, 2016 07:38 AM +03

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botswanabugs

Date

November 6, 1989

Description

length 2.5mm caught during day.

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What

Common Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra ssp. caffra

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antoniavdb

Date

July 4, 2021 01:59 PM SAST

Description

Gewone Jan Frederik

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Blue Sailer Pseudoneptis bugandensis

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dotun55

Date

June 10, 2021 08:27 AM CET

Description

Obueis camp, Mbe mountains community forest, Boki

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Trumpeter Hornbill Bycanistes bucinator

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magdastlucia

Date

June 13, 2021 04:18 PM SAST

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Black-footed Cat Felis nigripes

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niallp

Date

August 2018

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What

Serowe Lashes Blepharis petalidioides

Observer

botswanabugs

Date

July 1, 2021

Description

My neighbour called RraScientist digging up roots of dead Blepharis petalidioides plants for use as cooking fuel at home. The roots are used as there is an acute shortage of firewood from trees near the village.He told me that this was a common practice in the 70's and the work was carried out by women then. Now gas and electricity is preferred for cooking. He informed me that the plant is called setoto in Sengwato which means 'dead person'. I wonder if that name refers to the living or dead plants. The dead roots are easy to dig up with a sharpened iron rod.

Where else in Botswana is this plant used as a cooking fuel ?

My wife was brought up in Serowe and collected the top parts of these dead plants as fuel but not the roots in the late 70s.

I was also told that the roots of the living plants are soaked in water and the resulting liquid is slightly bitter and used for treating high blood pressure, though most people now prefer to go to a clinic.

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What

Pencil Bush Arthraerua leubnitziae

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zawalker

Date

July 2, 2021 03:35 PM EET

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What

Blyde Sugarbush Protea laetans

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tonyrebelo

Date

June 10, 2021 02:45 PM SAST

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What

Slender Entrophs Family Campodeidae

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spiderwhisperer

Date

June 17, 2021 06:10 PM UTC
Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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tonyrebelo

Date

June 11, 2021 08:09 AM SAST

Description

the bright orange trees below

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What

Giant Water Scavenger Beetles Genus Hydrophilus

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rob_palmer

Date

May 5, 2010

Description

Collected by Gerhard Diedericks

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What

Bush Asparagus Asparagus africanus

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rolandmorisse

Date

June 30, 2019 04:18 PM SAST

Description

This is the asparagus which grows so tall it easily clears the canopy

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Namaqua Chameleon Chamaeleo namaquensis

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dougmacsafaris

Date

June 28, 2021 04:02 PM SAST

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Human Homo sapiens

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tonyrebelo

Date

June 9, 2021 12:12 PM SAST

Description

monitoring Polyphagous Shothole Borer Beetle.

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Stierling's Wren-Warbler Calamonastes stierlingi

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riaan6

Date

June 28, 2021 01:57 PM SAST

Description

Feeding on the ground

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What

Wonderboom Fig Ficus salicifolia

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tjeerddw

Date

June 28, 2021 10:03 AM CET

Description

ficus salicifolia
Pretoria's Wonderboom

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What

Sesbania Leaf Beetle Mesoplatys ochroptera

Observer

botswanabugs

Date

January 31, 2021

Description

With egg being ejected !

There were very similar eggs already laid on a leaf midrib of a sesbania species.( pic 2)

Pic 3 shows the egg removed from the beetle at the top compared with 3 eggs removed from the 'nest' on the plant. They look identical

The were larvae on the same plant and other adults mating.

I think there is a close association between this beetle species and the sesbania species here, Other similar sesbania plants about 1 km away had similar beetles and larvae.

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Southern Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps ssp. rubriceps

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andrewdeacon

Date

November 15, 2018 10:57 AM SAST

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