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Swift Moths (Family Hepialidae)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

October 25, 2021 06:28 AM SAST

Description

25 Oct: Long, tidily constructed tube sticking up from a hole in the ground. No inhabitant activity seen.
The tube was removed and left next to the hole.

26 Oct: A new small tube had been started overnight. There had been some fiddling with the original tube.

27 Oct: A portion of the original tube had been cut off and attached to the short new tube.

29 Oct: Three more burrows and grass tunnels found in a 2x2m area around the original burrow.
The tube was removed from burrow 2. On re-inspection 4hrs later the burrow entrance had been concealed by cut grass pieces.
The tube was removed from burrow 4 - on re-inspection the entrance had been sealed with a very strong lattice of transparent threads.

30 Oct: Five more tubes found, total now 9 in an area of 4x4m.

20 Nov: Attempted excavation of larva resulted in the lower half of a larva being recovered.

21 Nov: Larva seen (and photographed) moving bits of vegetation in the early morning (04:53)

22 Nov: tubes continue to be repaired or replaced.

23 Nov: larva excavated in the early morning and housed, with its host plant, in a bucket covered with shadecloth.

28 Nov: a thorough search of the thick grass was done and 5 more tubes were discovered in the 4x4m area. Interestingly, one tube is considerably narrower than the regular sized tubes and another was found of an intermediate size.

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suncana

Date

October 10, 2021 12:14 PM SAST

Description

A tiny little thing, ridiculously cute.

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De Beer's Bolas Spider (Cladomelea debeeri)

Observer

suncana

Date

October 8, 2021 08:33 PM SAST

Description

See her swinging her bolas: https://youtu.be/DKMrKwTNV5k

Some more wonderful photos of this lady by photographers much better then moi. She is quite a celebrity!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/101951926508391/permalink/4394361263934081/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/101951926508391/permalink/4397220953648112/

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Heelwalkers (Family Mantophasmatidae)

Observer

razorspider

Date

July 5, 2021

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What

Cape Cobra (Naja nivea)

Observer

sitszasadam

Date

January 17, 2020 09:29 AM GMT

Description

with black-chested snake-eagle

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Damara Molerat (Fukomys damarensis)

Observer

kfinn

Date

October 30, 2014 05:47 PM SAST

Description

Captured during mark-recapture research at the Kalahari Research Centre.

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What

Red-chested Cuckoo (Cuculus solitarius)

Observer

ianrijsdijk

Date

December 17, 2017 04:16 AM HST

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What

Giant Robber Flies (Genus Promachus)

Observer

wonderwalker

Date

January 8, 2019

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What

Decken's Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus deckenii)

Observer

naskrecki

Date

July 2015

Place

Sofala, MZ (Google, OSM)

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What

Cape Grysbok (Raphicerus melanotis)

Observer

sandraf

Date

September 23, 2021 10:08 AM SAST

Description

Bokkie rocking the daisies.... after some intense bokkie chases. This is the chasee

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What

Cockroach Wasps (Genus Ampulex)

Observer

alexanderr

Date

February 28, 2021 10:19 AM SAST

Description

The wasp was walking the cockroach. It would grab the head and then the cockroach would follow the wasp, as if it was pulling a sensitive body part.

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What

White Toktokkie (Onymacris candidipennis)

Observer

lutondokivete

Date

November 5, 2020 09:58 AM CET

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What

Golden Manyplume Moth (Alucita phanerarcha)

Observer

suncana

Date

March 15, 2020 12:03 PM SAST

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What

Pennant-winged Nightjar (Caprimulgus vexillarius)

Observer

justinponder2505

Date

November 23, 2019

Description

Location not exact! Seen on Punda sunset drive

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Observer

jane_trembath

Date

February 7, 2021 11:57 AM SAST

Description

About 5mm. Dropped out of a Karee tree (Searsia pendulina), bounced off my head onto the ground.

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What

Dhlinza Forest Pinwheel (Trachycystis clifdeni)

Observer

louws

Date

February 2021

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What

Southern Springhare (Pedetes capensis)

Observer

alexfrood

Date

August 6, 2019 05:53 PM CEST

Description

First known wild observations and discovery of natural fluorescent in an old world mammal or any mammal outside of North and Central America, images of the Springhare taken in August 2019. Incredible to see it’s orange and pink glow firsthand, especially when it wasn’t expected! Accidental discovery whilst out photographing scorpions under UV light

Shot using a Nikon D850 Handheld with a Nitecore Chameleon C6 ( 365nm ) torch.

For anyone interested in February 2020 a Scientific journal was released by a American research group ( no relation to me ) about this UV trait and science behind it from research in museum & zoo specimens in the US.

There are a few more images, but you might be able to imagine photographing a rather skittish nocturnal creature on foot with a UV torch in one hand and a large DSLR in the other during a unexpected encounter whilst also trying to expose a camera correctly for UV light isn’t the easiest thing to do the split second.

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What

Garden Snail (Cornu aspersum)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

September 7, 2021

Description

My young friend Ethan Griffin found this beast in his garden and would love to get any insights on this warped snail. Photos by Ethan.

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What

Spinner Shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna)

Observer

veld_mens

Date

January 2021

Place

Missing Location

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Observer

terrinorris

Date

July 3, 2020 09:39 AM EDT

Description

Note: I have photographed this Hexatomini at Cedar Bog in Champaign County, Ohio for at least 17 years. Always in the same area.
I've added two other observations; one from back in 2004.
Links to those observations:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/88273567
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/84762884

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What

Hat Thrower (Pilobolus kleinii)

Observer

lizziepop

Date

November 5, 2009

Description

^Hat Thrower^


Like a drop of water, black nipple, yellow stem. Bend in direction of light, drop explode to shoot spores away. Animals must eat it to propagate.

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Observer

juddkirkel

Date

January 2010

Description

Apocynaceae


The mettalic green hairs of the flower are so tightly packed, it takes on a black colour look

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What

Planthoppers (Superfamily Fulgoroidea)

Observer

peterwebb

Date

February 1, 2012

Description

Leaf Hopper


As in Photo,amazing,long fibre optic type strands out the rear.About 6mm long.

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What

Elegant Silklily (Sparaxis elegans)

Observer

juddkirkel

Date

September 10, 2011

Description

Iridaceae


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What

Pearl Afrikaaner (Gladiolus recurvus)

Observer

ish_crew

Date

July 28, 2010

Description

Gladiolus recurvus


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Observer

olie

Date

January 26, 2012

Description

No idea what this little guy is!

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What

Small Dolomite Crown (Brachystelma minor)

Observer

andrew_hankey

Date

October 2013

Description

Brachystelma minor


Growing in crevices in dolomite Voucher HKNN 3207

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What

Bigjaw Colophon Stag Beetle (Colophon primosi)

Observer

botaneek

Date

January 2005

Description

Colophon


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What

Webspinners (Order Embiidina)

Observer

peterwebb

Date

September 15, 2013

Description

oligotomidae?


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Observer

tonyrebelo

Date

February 16, 2013

Description

Gold crustose lichen on sandstone


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What

Monarch Looper (Cartaletis libyssa)

Observer

leejones

Date

March 23, 2011

Description

looper caterpillar


cream with 6 dark / black stripes or rings around the body at roughly equal intervals. Deep / bright yellow posterior around claspers. On Psychotria leaf but not sure whether this was a food plant or not.

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What

Redthread Heath (Erica recurvata)

Observer

tonyrebelo

Date

August 2014

Description

Redthread Heath


Another lithophyte.

How these species get their seeds into these minute cracks amazes me more than how they manage to survive in cracks that are almost invisible all through summer.

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Observer

richardadcock

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

Greedy


This beetle battled to move about it was so laden with pollen. Does not look like the usual Monkeys often seen around here.

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What

Toothleaf Capegorse (Aspalathus crenata)

Observer

carinalochner

Date

May 25, 2014

Description

Aspalathus - Gordon^s Bay


It's from the same location as this one (I didn't see flowers) http://www.ispot.org.za/node/260003 but I just had to post these fascinating leaves. I love the name stekeltee which I saw in another post. Does anyone know if it can be used for tea or is it called tea just because it is aspalathus?

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What

Common Green Mantis (Sphodromantis gastrica)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

February 24, 2014

Description

Common Green


Body length about 70mm.
Can^t think why I haven^t posted one of these before.

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What

Boxing Mantis (Genus Oxypilus)

Observer

tjeerddw

Date

November 27, 2014

Place

pretoria (Google, OSM)

Description

Bark Mantis?
But was not on a tree, at ground level in veg garden.

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Observer

joachim

Date

June 3, 2016 03:27 PM CEST

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Observer

wolfachim

Date

January 11, 2012

Description

Amyops ingens - Caprivi


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What

Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus)

Observer

juddpatterson

Date

March 29, 2015 12:11 PM EDT

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What

Sweet Yellow Eveninglily (Hesperantha flava)

Observer

botaneek

Date

May 17, 2016

Description

Hesperantha flava


very poorly known species, with only 3 or 4 records, from Steinkopf to Matjiesfontein; fairly common, but very local, on thin shale rock sheets; plants to 5cm tall; fls only open half and hour before sunset and remain open all night; extremely sweetly scented; no evident threats, although a large wind farm is proposed for this property

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Showy Blue Ear (Cyanotis speciosa)

Observer

gigilaidler

Date

February 21, 2017

Description

Feathery Blue


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What

Wheel Spider (Carparachne aureoflava)

Observer

jocoy

Date

April 18, 2017 06:57 PM PDT

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What

Common Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta ssp. umbretta)

Observer

markuslilje

Date

October 23, 2010 03:58 PM SAST

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Observer

jaheymans

Date

December 31, 2013

Description

Jewel beetle


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What

Brown Hyaena (Parahyaena brunnea)

Observer

jadonald

Date

July 2015

Description

We had just returned from the coast and stopped to watch a brown hyena high on the hillside. It made its way down to the 2 cars, inspected them and then decided that under a car was a good place for a nap. Quite a memorable encounter. The guides thought it might be a young animal.

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What

Southern Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus ssp. cristatus)

Observer

callumevans

Date

May 20, 2017

Description

Malachite Kingfisher


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What

Common Slender Mongoose (Herpestes sanguineus)

Observer

joachim

Date

May 9, 2017 04:05 PM CEST

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What

Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus ssp. pictus)

Observer

norcaldon

Date

March 2017

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What

Golden Pagoda (Mimetes chrysanthus)

Date

April 10, 2021 12:30 PM SAST

Description

This is the Outramps CREW 100,000 obs and we celebrated it with Tilla who is the Head of the Threatened Plants Programme and the CREW Programme. It represents our involvement with plant monitoring from 1992 to 2021. It has been a joyous ride. So thank you all for so many years of fun, laughs and learning. Keep going!

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Date

November 28, 2018 08:16 AM SAST

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Observer

leejones

Date

November 5, 2012

Description

Scyrotis - Jumping Bean Moth


Little "jumping-bean" - about 5mm long by 3mm wide - jumping really high and far. Under Searsia lucida (although did not realise the significance of that at the time). Remember seeing these as children and knowing that they contained larvae but did not know the whole story till today - while looking for galls on Searsia for a different observation entirely. Have a look at the Biodiversity Explorer information: http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/lepidoptera/cecidosidae/scyrotis_athleta.htm

Am now going to keep a really keen lookout for "green" galls and monitor the full cycle if possible :D

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Observer

fionahellmann

Date

October 26, 2019 08:32 AM SAST

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What

Cape Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus ssp. oreotragus)

Observer

zmanta

Date

June 14, 2019 07:31 AM SAST

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What

Namib Sand Gecko (Pachydactylus rangei)

Observer

laurent_h

Date

June 9, 2019 09:10 PM SAST

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What

Black Cocktail Ant (Crematogaster peringueyi)

Observer

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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What

Grassveld Hibiscus Weevil (Nerthops sticticus)

Observer

nicky

Date

December 16, 2018 07:25 AM SAST

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What

Knysna Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion damaranum)

Observer

colin25

Date

April 5, 2018 09:53 AM SAST

Description

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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wolfachim

Date

January 8, 2014 09:16 AM HST

Description

Foto by Hanna Roland ; @marcepstein do you know this species?

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What

Shuttlecock Egg Cowrie (Volva volva)

Observer

seastung

Date

February 4, 2018 05:43 AM SAST

Description

seen at Stables in 35m of water

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What

Hose-nosed Weevil (Antliarhis zamiae)

Observer

colin25

Date

January 26, 2018 07:15 AM SAST

Description

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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What

Typical Cicadas (Family Cicadidae)

Observer

linkie

Date

November 30, 2017 09:20 AM SAST

Description

This caught my eye as it was as bright as a cooked lobster and had just emerged from its 'skin'. Wings were only tiny blobs to start with. Quite magical to watch and trust he flew off after I left him on a Watsonia stem. Magriet took pics of the 'skin" and should add an obs.

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