Observations in the Phylum: Arthropoda

Common Name: Arthropods

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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praying mantis

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By: Kristine
Location: glen wood house wetlands
Observed: 20th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
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Small longhorn

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By: rianabate
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Location: Presidentsrus light trap 2
Observed: 24th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Likely ID: Cerambycinae
Identifications:1
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Size 8 mm

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caterpillar

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By: Anika Hofmeister
Location: Glenwood House wetland
Observed: 19th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
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Tiger Fruit & Flower Chafer (Atrichelaphinis tigrina)

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Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
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Savanna Fruit Chafer (Dischista cincta)?

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Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:2
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Comments:1
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Crematogaster on Senecio crenatus

Crematogaster on Senecio crenatus
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Candlewood
Observed: 9th December 2014
Added: 29th January 2015
Likely ID: Crematogaster
Identifications:1
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Brown chafer beetle

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Location: Mkhovekeni Swamp Forest
Observed: 22nd January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Likely ID: Cetoniinae
Identifications:1
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Description:

About 12 mm long

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Hopliini (Monkey Beetle) on Senecio crenatus

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By: Nicky vB
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Location: Candlewood
Observed: 9th December 2014
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
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Coleoptera sp. on Senecio crenatus

Coleoptera sp. on Senecio crenatus
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Candlewood
Observed: 9th December 2014
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
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Coleoptera sp. on Caesia contorta

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By: Nicky vB
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Location: Candlewood
Observed: 9th December 2014
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
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Flower crab spider (Thomisus sp.?)

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Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
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Ants associated with Bugs

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 27th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
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Aussies

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 27th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Marsh Mates

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 27th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
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Prey, come closer.

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 27th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
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Description:

Eyeing up a meal.

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Redhead

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 27th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Small beetle, black & white striped, red/brown head.

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Female Blue Emperor

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Location: Kirsten National Botanical Gardens, Newlands
Observed: 24th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Sheetweb

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 28th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
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Popeye Hopper

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 28th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
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Description:

Medium sized, found on spinach, but not seen eating it.

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Masai Sprite

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By: Sharon StantonSharon Stanton’s reputation in InvertebratesSharon Stanton’s reputation in InvertebratesSharon Stanton’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Durban Botanical Gardens
Observed: 5th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Dragonfly

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By: Ghislaine le Grange
Glenwood House School
Location: Glenwood wetland
Observed: 23rd January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
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Charaxes

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By: Boontjiepit
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Bredasdorp
Observed: 29th January 2015
Added: 29th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Description:

Feeding on banana at a bird feeding table

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Hopliini (Monkey Beetle) on Corymbium glabrum var. glabrum

Hopliini (Monkey Beetle) on Corymbium glabrum var. glabrum
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Candlewood
Observed: 9th December 2014
Added: 28th January 2015
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Albuca sp. being visited by a Common Dotted Fruit Chafer

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By: Clinton RautenbachClinton Rautenbach’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Bulwer Biosphere, Bulwer, KZN
Observed: 9th January 2015
Added: 28th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Hermit crab

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Location: Mlalazi Estuary
Observed: 28th January 2015
Added: 28th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Black eyes,. Blue stripes along length of legs

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Southern Marbled Emperor Moth

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By: Clinton RautenbachClinton Rautenbach’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Bulwer Biosphere, Bulwer, KZN
Observed: 10th January 2015
Added: 28th January 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:4
Comments:6
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Moon moth

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Location: Hermansdal, Ellisras
Observed: 25th December 2014
Added: 28th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Photo by M Haasbroek

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Trithemis artriosa (Red-veined Dropwing)

Trithemis artriosa (Red-veined Dropwing)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Klein Gounabos
Observed: 6th February 2014
Added: 28th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
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Orthetrum julia (Julia Skimmer)

Orthetrum julia (Julia Skimmer)
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Klein Gounabos
Observed: 6th February 2014
Added: 28th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Bug on flower

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By: Pauline HawkinsPauline Hawkins’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Island Sedgefield
Observed: 6th December 2013
Added: 28th January 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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