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Puffballs Family Lycoperdaceae

Observer

lemon8

Date

December 23, 2020 11:35 AM SAST

Place

KZN, ZA (Google, OSM)

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What

Field and Button Mushrooms Genus Agaricus

Observer

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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Square

Date

November 28, 2018 08:16 AM SAST

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What

Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

Date

June 10, 2020

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What

Vivid Metallic Ground Beetles Genus Chlaenius

Observer

flippie1971

Date

June 6, 2020 08:20 AM SAST

Description

Iridescent green beetle with coppery head and thorax colour when viewed with the naked eye. Found in the garden and measures 13mm.
Studio photographs of dead, collected specimen.

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What

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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Square

What

Wasp Spider Argiope bruennichi

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gerhardmalan

Date

August 31, 2006 12:57 PM SAST

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What

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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What

Cape Rockjumper Chaetops frenatus

Observer

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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What

Wolf Spiders Family Lycosidae

Observer

laurent_h

Date

February 2, 2020 02:21 PM SAST

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What

Large Pugnacious Ant Anoplolepis custodiens

Observer

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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What

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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What

Wall Crab Spiders Family Selenopidae

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richardadcock

Date

September 18, 2016

Description

Spider! What? where?


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What

Huntsman Spiders Family Sparassidae

Observer

martingrimm

Date

October 17, 2016 10:00 PM CEST

Description

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

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What

Typical Orbweavers Subfamily Araneinae

Observer

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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What

Hump Back Araneid Spider Eriovixia excelsa

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suncana

Date

November 6, 2019 02:49 PM SAST

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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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Observer

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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What

Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

Observer

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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What

Cocoon Weevils Subfamily Hyperinae

Observer

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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What

Humpback Largemouth Serranochromis altus

Date

August 13, 2019 09:22 AM CET

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What

Flower Crab Spiders Genus Thomisus

Observer

alandmanson

Date

November 13, 2019 11:23 AM CET

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Observer

laurent_h

Date

December 3, 2019 07:29 PM SAST

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What

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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Square

Observer

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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Square

Observer

hydaticus

Date

January 6, 2017 10:12 AM CST

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What

Black-chested Snake-Eagle Circaetus pectoralis

Observer

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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What

Purpleback Squid Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis

Observer

aunty

Date

March 29, 2016

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What

Spotted Hyena Crocuta crocuta

Observer

happyasacupcake

Date

November 2018

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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What

Cape Cobra Naja nivea

Observer

karoopixie

Date

November 16, 2015 05:16 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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What

Golden Huntsman Spiders Genus Olios

Observer

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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What

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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What

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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What

Pink Ladybeetle Spider Paraplectana thorntoni

Observer

william6

Date

April 17, 2017 10:11 PM BST

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What

Spiny Flower Mantises Genus Pseudocreobotra

Observer

bushboy

Date

September 12, 2018 09:25 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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What

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 2018

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What

Golden Huntsman Spiders Genus Olios

Observer

martinmandak

Date

November 14, 2014

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Observer

kunag-ping_yu

Date

February 21, 2018 09:15 PM AWST

Description

Maybe Calommata signata, need male for further comparison.

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What

Large Spiky Orb-web Spider Megaraneus gabonensis

Observer

suvarna

Date

November 15, 2016

Description

Spider


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What

Long-tailed Grass Orb-web Spider Lipocrea longissima

Observer

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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What

European Bee-Eater Merops apiaster

Observer

happyasacupcake

Date

April 1, 2015 08:38 AM SAST

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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

Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus

Date

January 2018

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What

Ngami Owlet Glaucidium capense ssp. ngamiense

Date

January 3, 2018 04:07 PM SAST

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Observer

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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Observer

magdastlucia

Date

January 19, 2018 05:11 PM SAST

Place

St Lucia 1 (Google, OSM)

Description

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What

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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bushboy

Date

October 25, 2017 12:39 PM SAST

Description

Cannibal

Green Crab Spider being eaten by a Jumping Spider

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What

Common Rain Spider Palystes superciliosus

Observer

sallyslak

Date

December 5, 2017 10:00 PM CET

Description

Mystery thing

For all the clever clogs out there, what's this then? I'll zoom out gradually if necessary.

UPDATE: As per Jakob's guess, mating rain spiders, conveniently positioned between two glass doors and impervious to my prying lens.

This was not a speedy process. Some sperm was passed, followed by an intercourse pause (a phrase we usually reserve for the dinner table) and then more sperm was passed, perhaps from the other pedipalp?

The last four photos are from the morning after.

The video isn't great
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0rnsEmFpBs&feature=youtu.be

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What

Cape Rockjumper Chaetops frenatus

Observer

callumevans

Date

December 16, 2017 11:18 AM SAST

Description

This family consisted pf 4 birds, the parents and two juveniles (both of which were ringed). Male was feeding this juvenile small beetles.

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What

Black Cocktail Ant Crematogaster peringueyi

Observer

karoopixie

Date

December 2016

Description

Cocktail ants present on soetdoring. Appear to be doing something with the pulvini? Where they are active on the tree, it is sticky, and this was highly attractive to the African silkmoth caterpillars I was rearing on it. Ants and pillars did not annoy each other.

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What

Boas Rhinoceros Beetle Oryctes boas

Observer

sallyslak

Date

December 3, 2017 05:58 PM SAST

Description

Sadly, the Small Five are not safe from poachers either. A hidden camera has caught the very moment one of the little people begins the gory task of removing the horn from the rhinoceros beetle.

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What

Southern Fiscal Lanius collaris ssp. collaris

Observer

colin25

Date

December 15, 2017 07:10 PM SAST

Description

Bird seen coming out of bushes, landed on path with prey, pecked at it, flew another few metres, again landed and pecked a couple of times. Not recorded. Flew in a low bush and..... Left twice a feed chicks in nearby known nest. Total recorded time: 4 minutes. Ended when another shrike appeared and the killer flew off with the remainder of the kill.

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Observer

magdastlucia

Date

December 13, 2017 05:16 PM SAST

Description

Ant mimic with prey Fourspot Sugarant Spider Mexcala quadrimaculata

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