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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Seed beetle

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Location: Ventersdorp
Observed: 28th May 2016
Added: 1st June 2016
Likely ID: Bruchinae
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Emerged from seed pod on 2016/05/31
Length 2 - 3 mm

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Soil Spoil Mound Wasp

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 30th May 2016
Added: 1st June 2016
Identifications:1
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dark & light pearls

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 30th May 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
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At the ironwood sap flow, still active, two butters, one much lighter and larger than the other

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Aloe Butter'

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 30th May 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
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Creepy-crawly-wood-living gogga eaten by Woodpecker

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 30th May 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
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Moth

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Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: East London
Observed: 30th May 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
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Ant Mimic Lygaeid

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Location: Lusaka East Forest Reserve
Observed: 4th April 2015
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
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Comments:1
Description:

More pictures to follow, internet bugging out. As usual.

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Aloe leaf jumper

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 30th May 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
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Colourful Pentatomid

30PentChilu
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Location: Chilinga-Luangwa Conference
Observed: 18th April 2015
Added: 31st May 2016
Likely ID: Pentatomidae
Identifications:1
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Location is sandy beds of saw-grasses; not entirely wetland but decidedly riverine.

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Reduviidae

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Location: Mumbwa Farm
Observed: 3rd February 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
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In soy crop.

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Pentatomidae

27PentSrnja
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Location: Serenje Block
Observed: 2nd February 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
Likely ID: Pentatomidae
Identifications:1
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Description:

In Soy

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Moth

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: East London
Observed: 29th May 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
Likely ID: Asota speciosa
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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Whitebelly redeyes

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River bass pool
Observed: 29th May 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
Likely ID: Bugs (Hemiptera)
Identifications:1
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Small barnacles at Fish Hoek Reef

Cirripedia sp P5280721
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Fish Hoek Reef
Observed: 28th May 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
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Lobster

Panulirus ornatus 2
By: Machangulo Beac...
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Ray Alley
Observed: 5th December 2015
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

By Jessica Toms Panulirus ornatus

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Peacock mantis shrimp

Odontodactylus scullarus
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Location: Ray Alley
Observed: 5th December 2015
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
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By Jessica Toms Odontodactylus scullarus

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Manticora

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Location: Dongola, Limpopo
Observed: 29th November 2010
Added: 31st May 2016
Likely ID: Manticora
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

50 mm

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Porcelain Crab

Neopetrolisthes maculatus
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Location: Ponta Torres Coral Sanctuary
Observed: 4th December 2015
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

By Jessica Toms Neopetrolisthes maculatus

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Miridae?

26LygOrch
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Location: Orchards back
Observed: 27th January 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
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Miridae? on Soy

25LygMKS
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Location: Mkushi
Observed: 3rd February 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

On Soybean in Mkushi.

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Gerridae

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Location: Lusaka East Forest Reserve Cow Ford
Observed: 6th February 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

Nymph? On river that used to be permanent, but is now a seasonal trickle.

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Cicadellidae

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Location: Orchards Acacias
Observed: 6th February 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
Likely ID: Cicadellidae
Identifications:1
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Description:

On rough grass close to mangos, citrus and sapling acacias.

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'Hopper cached by Jannie

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 12th May 2010
Added: 31st May 2016
Likely ID: Acrididae
Identifications:1
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Katydid cached byJannie

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 12th May 2010
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
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Two Moles cached by Jannie

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 12th May 2010
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Unco-operative ?Tettigometrid??

22CercOrch
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Location: Orchards back
Observed: 11th February 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
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Unco-operative, but could just about be Tettigometra?

In citrus orchard.

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Horny-toothed harvester ant with egg

Messor denticornis 1 Intermediate worker with egg
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Location: Tygerberg Nature Reserve
Observed: 29th May 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
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This intermediate harvester ant worker (smaller size and smaller head than the large ones) measured just over 6mm and was carrying an egg. One of the major workers follows which measured around 8mm and has a much broader, less rounded head. There was also a smaller minor worker closer to 5mm which was not photographed. The clypeus appears stepped and there is a sparse red moustache similar to the other Messor denticornis ant identified as such here: http://www.ispotnature.org/node/795092.

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Shield-Bug in Mulberries

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Location: Baja mulberries
Observed: 27th January 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
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Small; slightly larger than local Coptosoma. Had though Platystomatidae, but doesn't seem bulging enough.

On mulberry; was presumably on leaves, but noticed in bowl of fruit during collection.

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Another overexposed flatid

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Location: Orchards Acacias
Observed: 9th February 2016
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
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Anemone shrimp

Periclimenes brevicarpalis
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Location: Ponta Torres Coral Sanctuary
Observed: 4th December 2015
Added: 31st May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

By Jessica Toms

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