Photos / Sounds

What

Giant Blonde Snail (Lissachatina immaculata)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

May 28, 2013

Description

Pink-lipped Agate Snail with retracted undercarriage.


This snail appears to have retreated into its shell for winter. Our dog unearthed it, and being a Labrador it kindly brought it to my office as a gift.
I post this ob to show the pink lip and columella of a specimen that I think is clearly A. immaculata. It appears that large or giant land snails in the Lowveld and Kruger Park are often misidentified as A. fulica. I also used to do that. This summer, I picked up and examined every giant land snail I came across in the Hoedspruit area. They all had bright pink lips and columellae.

Tags

Giant Blonde Snail - Photo (c) heliastes21, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by heliastes21
kobie's ID: Giant Blonde Snail (Lissachatina immaculata)
Added on April 10, 2020
Improving
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

Observer

qgrobler

Date

December 22, 2010

Description

Snail


Tags

Giant Blonde Snail - Photo (c) heliastes21, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by heliastes21
kobie's ID: Giant Blonde Snail (Lissachatina immaculata)
Added on April 10, 2020
Maverick
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Cinnabar Bracket (Trametes sanguinea)

Date

March 3, 2012

Description

Pycnoporus sanguineus dt


Looks very much like Nicky^s earler posting, so am taking a flyer.
Cinnabar Bracket - Photo (c) Teodoro Chivatá Bedoya, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Teodoro Chivatá Bedoya
kobie's ID: Cinnabar Bracket (Trametes sanguinea)
Added on December 9, 2019
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Pallid Emperor (Cirina forda)

Observer

gigilaidler

Date

December 12, 2011 05:04 AM SAST

Description

Emperor Moth Caterpillar


Pallid Emperor - Photo (c) qgrobler, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by qgrobler
kobie's ID: Pallid Emperor (Cirina forda)
Added on August 28, 2018
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Wild Grapes (Genus Cyphostemma)

Observer

riana60

Date

February 8, 2014

Description

creeper


Tags

Pucker Grape - Photo (c) Craig Peter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Craig Peter
kobie's ID: Pucker Grape (Cyphostemma cirrhosum)
Added on March 14, 2015
Leading

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant Blonde Snail (Lissachatina immaculata)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

May 28, 2013

Description

Pink-lipped Agate Snail with retracted undercarriage.


This snail appears to have retreated into its shell for winter. Our dog unearthed it, and being a Labrador it kindly brought it to my office as a gift.
I post this ob to show the pink lip and columella of a specimen that I think is clearly A. immaculata. It appears that large or giant land snails in the Lowveld and Kruger Park are often misidentified as A. fulica. I also used to do that. This summer, I picked up and examined every giant land snail I came across in the Hoedspruit area. They all had bright pink lips and columellae.

Tags

kobie's ID: Pink-lipped Agate Snail (Achatina immaculata [inactive])
Added on May 31, 2013
Maverick
(Inactive Taxon)

Photos / Sounds

What

Bushveld Crossandra (Crossandra greenstockii)

Observer

robertarcher397

Date

November 11, 2012

Description

Crossandra greenstockii; Mountainlands NR, Barberton


Bushveld Crossandra - Photo (c) linda willemse, all rights reserved, uploaded by linda willemse
kobie's ID: Bushveld Crossandra (Crossandra greenstockii)
Added on December 10, 2012
Supporting

Photos / Sounds

Observer

qgrobler

Date

December 22, 2010

Description

Snail


Tags

kobie's ID: Pink-lipped Agate Snail (Achatina immaculata [inactive])
Added on November 25, 2012
Maverick
(Inactive Taxon)

Photos / Sounds

What

Netwing Beetles (Genus Lycus)

Observer

nicky

Date

March 24, 2012

Description

Lycus sp.


Netwing Beetles - Photo (c) fubr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by fubr
kobie's ID: Netwing Beetles (Genus Lycus)
Added on March 28, 2012
Supporting

Photos / Sounds

What

Cinnabar Bracket (Trametes sanguinea)

Date

March 3, 2012

Description

Pycnoporus sanguineus dt


Looks very much like Nicky^s earler posting, so am taking a flyer.
Common Cinnabar Polypore - Photo (c) lacey underall, all rights reserved
kobie's ID: Common Cinnabar Polypore (Pycnoporus sanguineus [inactive])
Added on July 3, 2012
Maverick
(Inactive Taxon)

Photos / Sounds

What

Pallid Emperor (Cirina forda)

Observer

gigilaidler

Date

December 12, 2011 05:04 AM SAST

Description

Emperor Moth Caterpillar


Imbrasia forda - Photo (c) Gigi Laidler, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Gigi Laidler
kobie's ID: Imbrasia forda [inactive], a member of Emperor Moths (Subfamily Saturniinae)
Added on March 14, 2012
Maverick
(Inactive Taxon)

Photos / Sounds

What

Shortsnout Dice Moth (Rhanidophora phedonia)

Observer

suvarna

Date

October 27, 2012

Description

Stiped catepillar


Dice Moths - Photo (c) markus lilje, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by markus lilje
kobie's ID: Dice Moths (Genus Rhanidophora)
Added on November 8, 2012
Improving

Photos / Sounds

What

Natal Primrose (Thunbergia atriplicifolia)

Observer

aaubrey

Date

November 2, 2012

Description

NylsvleyNov2012


Natal Primrose - Photo (c) Arnold Frisby, all rights reserved, uploaded by Arnold Frisby
kobie's ID: Natal Primrose (Thunbergia atriplicifolia)
Added on November 6, 2012
Supporting

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Lantana (Lantana camara)

Observer

peterrwarren

Date

November 3, 2012

Description

Common lantana


Invasive pretty flower with foul leaves smelling when crushed. Invasive and spreading, specimen estimate 2m high. In comparison with (L. rugosa) specimens seen in same locality.

  1. Flowers often multi colored (single pink).
  2. Recurved thorns on stems (no thorns, albeit rough)
  3. Leaves are smoother with less protruding veins beneath.
  4. Found in disturbed area on road side. (Undisturbed at top of cliff.)
  5. Spreading aggressively (not spreading).

Tags

Common Lantana - Photo (c) Carolina Paredes, all rights reserved, uploaded by Carolina Paredes
kobie's ID: Common Lantana (Lantana camara)
Added on November 5, 2012
Supporting

Photos / Sounds

What

Natal Primrose (Thunbergia atriplicifolia)

Observer

graham_g

Date

October 27, 2012

Description

Thunbergia atroplicifolia-5994


Natal Primrose - Photo (c) Arnold Frisby, all rights reserved, uploaded by Arnold Frisby
kobie's ID: Natal Primrose (Thunbergia atriplicifolia)
Added on October 30, 2012
Supporting

Photos / Sounds

What

Shortsnout Dice Moth (Rhanidophora phedonia)

Observer

graham_g

Date

October 27, 2012

Description

Pirate larva-6007


Dice Moths - Photo (c) markus lilje, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by markus lilje
kobie's ID: Dice Moths (Genus Rhanidophora)
Added on November 14, 2012
Improving

Photos / Sounds

What

Lightning Ghost Orchid (Habenaria epipactidea)

Observer

juddkirkel

Date

January 22, 2006

Description

Orchidaceae


Lightning Ghost Orchid - Photo (c) Andrew Hankey, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), uploaded by Andrew Hankey
kobie's ID: Lightning Ghost Orchid (Habenaria epipactidea)
Added on July 3, 2012
Supporting

Photos / Sounds

What

Sheath Glad (Gladiolus ecklonii)

Observer

juddkirkel

Date

January 8, 2010

Description

Iridaceae


Sheath Glad - Photo (c) Sharon Louw, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Sharon Louw
kobie's ID: Sheath Glad (Gladiolus ecklonii)
Added on June 29, 2012
Supporting

Photos / Sounds

What

Cheeky Netwing Beetle (Lycus melanurus)

Date

November 3, 2011

Description

Coleoptera - Lycidae - Lycus sp KLF Witklip


Mating pair on Syzigium cordatum flowers.
Netwing Beetles - Photo (c) fubr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by fubr
kobie's ID: Netwing Beetles (Genus Lycus)
Added on March 13, 2012
Supporting

Photos / Sounds

What

Forest Gerbera (Gerbera cordata)

Observer

cpvoget

Date

May 6, 2012

Description

Little forest Gerbera


Small white flower on long stem (up to 20-3- cm). Stem hairy. Leaves quite rounded.Growing in forests all along the Otter Trail from the Tsitsikamma rest camp to Natures Valley - often in clumps.
Blacktea Gerbera - Photo (c) Chris Wahlberg, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Chris Wahlberg
kobie's ID: Blacktea Gerbera (Gerbera piloselloides)
Added on May 22, 2012
Maverick

Photos / Sounds

What

Netwing Beetles (Genus Lycus)

Observer

aaubrey

Date

February 2010

Description

cf Lycus Net-winged Beetle posture


Large numbers of these beetles visit the flowering Heteropyxis natalensis (Lavender Trees) in my garden in late summer every year. They do not appear at any other time.
Netwing Beetles - Photo (c) fubr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by fubr
kobie's ID: Netwing Beetles (Genus Lycus)
Added on May 30, 2012
Supporting

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