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phytojoe

Date

October 1, 2022 08:31 AM SAST

Description

Male

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Stars (Pauridia capensis)

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vanrensk

Date

August 2021

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tinusodendaal

Date

July 2, 2022 09:55 PM WAT

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stefaneakame

Date

March 3, 2021 05:52 PM CET

Place

Centre, CM (Google, OSM)

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Maid Alice (Amata alicia)

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oebenin

Date

July 1, 2020 09:52 AM SAST

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nikiescott

Date

January 9, 2022 05:08 AM SAST

Description

8 mm in length.

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Heaviside's Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii)

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pacapix

Date

December 14, 2020 09:07 AM SAST

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Bark Mantises (Genus Tarachodes)

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hrodulf

Date

October 5, 2021 07:41 PM EET

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Longbody Thyene Jumping Spider (Thyene thyenioides)

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hrodulf

Date

October 21, 2021 12:01 PM EET

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sallyslak

Date

October 10, 2021 05:43 PM SAST

Description

For the piggy-backing larva.

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hrodulf

Date

October 22, 2021 08:27 PM EET

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Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus)

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nigelforshaw

Date

August 7, 2021 07:37 AM SAST

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Longtail Whip Lizard (Tetradactylus tetradactylus)

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kobus_visser-49

Date

August 18, 2021 02:49 PM SAST

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Observer

ricky_taylor

Date

August 2, 2014

Description

Marsilea fern


Floating leaves. Photos of sporocarps included

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botaneek

Date

August 2014

Description

Bulbine bruynsii


locally common on quartz and associated loamy soils; total known range about 17km by 6km; fls seem to open mainly in pm

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Giant Burrowing Crickets (Genus Brachytrupes)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

August 18, 2014

Description

Noisy thing with burrow


Seen just after dark making a loud cicada-like sound outside its burrow - its wings were vibrating very fast. Hard to judge size but around 7-10mm. QUITE exquisite!!

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Tugela Bush Milkwood (Vitellariopsis dispar)

Observer

andrew_hankey

Date

January 30, 2014

Description

Vitelariopsis


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Barred Mudskipper (Periophthalmus argentilineatus)

Observer

carlbodenstaff

Date

January 16, 2013

Description

Mudskipper


About 50 mm long spotted at Mtunzini on the Northern Natal coast.

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Purple Pinwheel (Marasmius haematocephalus)

Observer

lizziepop

Date

February 10, 2014

Description

Pink Pinwheels


Small, bright pink coloured caps, dark tough stipes, cap diameter 5-10mm, distant whitish lamellae.

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Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica)

Observer

i_c_riddell

Date

February 4, 2014 11:35 AM CAT

Description

juvenile on path near river, spread hood while backing away into leaf litter

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Termite Inkcaps (Genus Podaxis)

Observer

pietermier

Date

February 5, 2014

Description

Vandersterberg 241


Almost 40cm long and black in the inside.

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Common Flesh Flies (Genus Sarcophaga)

Observer

graham_g

Date

February 4, 2014

Description

Carrion fly


This fly was clearly attracted to this Huernia zebrina flower despite it only having a very faint (to the human nose) unpleasant small. It also seemed to be lurking in the vicinity in order to mate with others of its kind which might also be attracted to the flower.

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Cape Ghost Frog (Heleophryne purcelli)

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alexanderr

Date

February 21, 2014

Description

Cape Ghost tadpole


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Funnel Woodcap (Lentinus sajor-caju)

Observer

gawie

Date

January 23, 2014

Description

Lentinus sajor-caju9


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Brown Snake-Eagle (Circaetus cinereus)

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ernestporter

Date

February 20, 2014

Description

WSNBG Raptor


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rjpretor

Date

December 25, 2009

Description

Carabidae


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magrietb

Date

February 19, 2015

Place

Kleinmond (Google, OSM)

Description

Kleinmond featherwing


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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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Psychedelic Forbhopper (Thericles obtusifrons)

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leach

Date

December 18, 2019 04:20 PM SAST

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Spotted Barking Gecko (Ptenopus garrulus ssp. maculatus)

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laurent_h

Date

December 7, 2019 09:09 PM SAST

Place

Hardap, NA (Google, OSM)

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Western Rock Sengi (Elephantulus rupestris)

Observer

kevinatbrakputs

Date

December 10, 2019 05:53 PM SAST

Description

Same pair in each pic

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Southern and Eastern African Caracal (Caracal caracal ssp. caracal)

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pma

Date

July 8, 2019 02:16 PM BST

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Featherleg Bugs (Subfamily Holoptilinae)

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jolandie3

Date

August 24, 2021 03:37 PM SAST

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Red Adder (Bitis rubida)

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tonyrebelo

Date

April 1, 2021 09:23 AM SAST

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Spinner Shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna)

Observer

veld_mens

Date

January 2021

Place

Missing Location

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Spinner Shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna)

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niallp

Date

July 2017

Place

Missing Location

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Southern Lion (Panthera leo ssp. melanochaita)

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datadan

Date

March 2020

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bartwursten

Date

November 19, 2004 07:19 AM CET

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Red-chested Flufftail (Sarothrura rufa)

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dougmacsafaris

Date

April 8, 2020

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African Clawless Otter (Aonyx capensis)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

July 31, 2020 01:06 PM SAST

Description

I went down to my swimming spot with the aim of removing some branches from a tree which had fallen across the river. As I arrived I disturbed a young Fish Eagle who was sitting on this tree. Rustling in the undergrowth on the opposite bank alerted Dog and me that we were not alone and soon an otter popped up its head, sending the dog into a fit (she probably thought it was a swimming honey badger). Another otter also started popping up and down and doing a sort of long moan-growl. To my surprise the closer otter started making a bee-line for us and was probably only 3m away from the dog when I called her back. After a while they settled down so I entered the water to commence my pruning task, keeping a close eye on the nearest otter. Dog was sensibly sticking to the bank. After a few minutes I noticed the otter had moved closer, was staring at me intently and again moan-growling. Being waist-deep in water with nothing for protection but a swimming costume and a folding saw, I decided to calmly retreat and the otter immediately snaked over and claimed the territory I had just vacated. Video here:

https://youtu.be/GHbui1YX31k

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Southern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus rufirostris)

Observer

k_mcqualter

Date

August 18, 2020 01:01 PM SAST

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Southern Kori (Ardeotis kori ssp. kori)

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mrkortegamahindi

Description

Kori basterd

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Southern Springhare (Pedetes capensis)

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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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Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae)

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i_c_riddell

Date

November 20, 2013 09:47 PM CAT

Description

In house; carrying 'babies' on back.
Family Lycosidae, possibly genus Pardosa

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Observer

lemon8

Date

December 23, 2020 09:35 AM SAST

Place

KZN, ZA (Google, OSM)

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Field and Button Mushrooms (Genus Agaricus)

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doug263

Date

January 30, 2021 10:50 AM SAST

Description

Appearing now after seven days of rain. Mostly singly but here in a group of three.

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Date

November 28, 2018 08:16 AM SAST

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Jumping Spiders (Family Salticidae)

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michael_pelham

Date

June 10, 2020

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Dark Fisheating Spider (Nilus margaritatus)

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hannoprinsloo

Date

February 11, 2020 07:27 AM SAST

Description

Found between rocks in a drainage line

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Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi)

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gerhardmalan

Date

August 31, 2006 10:57 AM SAST

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Spiders (Order Araneae)

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suncana

Date

December 12, 2018 07:22 AM SAST

Description

Our resident pond Tadpole herd thinner.

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Cape Rockjumper (Chaetops frenatus)

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hamishrobertson

Date

November 29, 2018 03:46 PM SAST

Description

Photographs include: male, female with caterpillar prey, view of rocks under which nest was situated (nest can be seen in the shade), nest with two young, and nestsite on hillside (indicated by blue arrow). Mainly stills from videos.

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Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae)

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laurent_h

Date

February 2, 2020 12:21 PM SAST

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Large Pugnacious Ant (Anoplolepis custodiens)

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rjpretor

Date

January 1, 2020 04:46 PM SAST

Description

This obs. is for the larger pugnacious ants which were harassing the smaller Tetramorium. The red fierce ants can be viewed at: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37296694

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Wall Crab Spiders (Family Selenopidae)

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richardadcock

Date

September 18, 2016

Description

Spider! What? where?


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Huntsman Spiders (Family Sparassidae)

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martingrimm

Date

October 17, 2016 10:00 PM CEST

Description

They would be perfectly camouflaged - without light-reflecting eyes....

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Typical Orbweavers (Subfamily Araneinae)

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tjeerddw

Date

December 5, 2014 11:22 AM CET

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sallyslak

Date

December 8, 2019 01:40 PM SAST

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Hump Back Araneid Spider (Eriovixia excelsa)

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suncana

Date

November 6, 2019 02:49 PM SAST

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Grass Lynx Spiders (Genus Oxyopes)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

January 9, 2020 02:19 PM SAST

Description

This male sure gets around - see also
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34688080

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Grass Lynx Spiders (Genus Oxyopes)

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sallyslak

Date

October 2, 2019 03:30 PM SAST

Description

Is the other spider the male of the species? He certainly seemed to be fiddling underneath the larger spider while it was distracted with a mouthful of fly.

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Jumping Spiders (Family Salticidae)

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cecileroux

Date

December 27, 2019 04:22 PM SAST

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cecileroux

Date

December 27, 2019 04:18 PM SAST

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Cocoon Weevils (Subfamily Hyperinae)

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magdastlucia

Date

December 18, 2019 04:33 PM SAST

Description

See pupa found on Searsia chirindensis https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36757706

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happyasacupcake

Date

November 18, 2019 11:37 AM SAST

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Humpback Largemouth (Serranochromis altus)

Date

August 13, 2019 09:22 AM CET

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Flower Crab Spiders (Genus Thomisus)

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alandmanson

Date

November 13, 2019 11:23 AM CET

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laurent_h

Date

December 3, 2019 07:29 PM SAST

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Red-crested Bustard (Eupodotis ruficrista)

Observer

albertbeccu

Date

November 2, 2019 10:33 AM CET

Description

Korhaan doing his thing to impress the ladies

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wildchroma

Date

November 19, 2015 09:59 AM CET

Description

Dancing White Lady Spider
(Leucorchestris arenicola)
Dorob National Park,
Swakopmund,
Namibia

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hydaticus

Date

January 6, 2017 10:12 AM CST

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Black-chested Snake-Eagle (Circaetus pectoralis)

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happyasacupcake

Date

May 30, 2018 12:20 PM SAST

Description

We saw the snake eagle as it flew up from the ground. It flew in slow circles while it controlled and started to eat the snake. One minute from pic 1 to pic 8 where it started to eat the snake. Total time for this series, three minutes.

Snake at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/14774517

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aunty

Date

March 29, 2016

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Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

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happyasacupcake

Date

November 21, 2018 09:52 AM SAST

Description

Not laughing. Panting from the heat and the exertion of pulling its prize across the road. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/19079800

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Cape Cobra (Naja nivea)

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karoopixie

Date

November 16, 2015 03:16 PM SAST

Description

Cobra dinged by Fiscal. Cobra had had a bit of a rough day, and was trying to get to cover to avoid further harasment.

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Golden Huntsman Spiders (Genus Olios)

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tjeerddw

Date

June 8, 2013 08:53 AM CET

Description

this spider seemed to be intrigued by the camera, as long as I was busy in front of him/her it would stay put and watch what was going on...

width of first photo about 3-4 cm..

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African Harrier-Hawk (Polyboroides typus)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

November 10, 2018 03:44 PM SAST

Place

Garden (Google, OSM)

Description

One or other AH-H visits the colony of approx 50 Cape Weaver nests daily. The weavers are resigned and apathetic but the drongos give the birds a good bollocking.

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tjeerddw

Date

May 11, 2015 03:12 PM CET

Description

the first shot is of a dead one I found in the house, the second one a live specimen on the window..

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Monkey Beetles (Tribe Hopliini)

Observer

vynbos

Date

November 7, 2018 10:32 AM SAST

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tjeerddw

Date

March 9, 2014 07:42 AM CET

Description

salticidae thyene ogdeni with prey

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sandromeda

Date

October 24, 2018

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tjeerddw

Date

November 2, 2018 12:35 PM CET

Description

found in the house...

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magrietb

Date

October 21, 2018 12:26 PM SAST

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Pink Ladybeetle Spider (Paraplectana thorntoni)

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william6

Date

April 17, 2017 10:11 PM BST

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bushboy

Date

September 12, 2018 07:25 AM SAST

Description

She's STILL not forgiven me for once stroking her nymphal antennae!

I think Spike's a girl - fat tum & foul temper. All bluff, unlike her bigger cousins, Polyspilota aeruginosa, she never tried to stab me with her fearsome forelimbs and certainly didn't draw blood. Released quickly back in her thicket where she gradually calmed (last pic).

See her development from final nymphal instar. Here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16163662
And here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16442575

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Observer

georgewilson

Date

September 16, 2018 07:41 AM CET

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Small Pugnacious Ant (Anoplolepis steingroeveri)

Observer

vynbos

Date

September 22, 2018 05:47 PM SAST

Description

minor ants approx 5mm.
Never seen this before, ants raiding antlion traps and stealing their prey, removing the dead/dying termites. Didn't see any antlions being attacked, but the ants were in the bottom of two different traps wrestling food from the antlions.

Antlion here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16928137

Prey here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16928134

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What

South African Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius ssp. capensis)

Date

October 22, 2018 11:16 AM SAST

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Golden Huntsman Spiders (Genus Olios)

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martinmandak

Date

November 14, 2014

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kunag-ping_yu

Date

February 21, 2018 01:15 PM AWST

Description

Maybe Calommata signata, need male for further comparison.

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Large Spiky Orb-web Spider (Megaraneus gabonensis)

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suvarna

Date

November 15, 2016

Description

Spider


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Long-tailed Grass Orb-web Spider (Lipocrea longissima)

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happyasacupcake

Date

April 5, 2018 07:23 AM SAST

Description

I inadvertently disturbed the web with the ruler. Pics 7 and 8 show the spider reattaching silk to a grass seed.

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European Bee-Eater (Merops apiaster)

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happyasacupcake

Date

April 1, 2015 06:38 AM SAST

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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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Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus)

Date

January 29, 2018 08:28 AM SAST

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Ngami Owlet (Glaucidium capense ssp. ngamiense)

Date

January 3, 2018 02:07 PM SAST

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tuli

Date

January 1, 2018 01:35 AM SAST

Description

she hunts, he eats

this pretty female crab spider was observed on the bloom of a night flowering Cereus cactus and a while later the much smaller orange-brown spider (thought to be probably a male of the same species) was also observed on the same flower. Around dawn the bees arrived to harvest pollen and the female successfully ambushed one. When editing the photos it was noticed that the bee appeared to have too many legs and on closer inspection it was revealed that the male crab spider had sneaked in and was (presumably) eating his breakfast from the underside of the bee while the female was busy at the head end. Or was the crafty little male simply using the opportunity to close in on the female unseen?
Flower posted at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9548808
Bee posted at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9548807

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Slender Ant-mimicking Jumping Spider (Myrmarachne ichneumon)

Observer

magdastlucia

Date

January 19, 2018 05:11 PM SAST

Place

St Lucia 1 (Google, OSM)

Description

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African Dandy (Portia africana)

Observer

jakob

Date

December 10, 2013

Description

Another stunning jumping spider, mimicking dead plant material or maybe a bird dropping.

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