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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Pugnacious and shiny

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By: peter slingsby
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCedarberg ConservancyEntomological Society of Southern AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)Spider Club of South Africa
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Location: near Sevilla, Agter-Pakhuis
Observed: 15th April 2015
Added: 18th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Showing off her shiny gaster that distinguishes her from her big cousin, A custodiens, who has light-refractive hairs on hers ...

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Argies

Argies
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Dragonstones Kleindrakenstein Mountains
Observed: 3rd April 2015
Added: 18th April 2015
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Large columns of these around the house - here visiting the dog food

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Little Goliath

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Location: Venda Village Leshiba
Observed: 31st January 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Flatty (KarNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Karoo National Park
Observed: 17th April 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Insect with long proboscis

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By: yadz
Location: Durban, South Africa
Observed: 17th April 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
Likely ID: Xylocopa
Identifications:1
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A continuous yellow patch is in the thorax region. It has along proboscis and was seen near flowers. The abdomen is black and hairless

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Grey Rain Spider?

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Location: Helderberg, Picnic Lawns
Observed: 11th April 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
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Fairly small rain spider? (body length approx. 1.5-2cm). Grey body with faint patterns on the abdomen. Long, thin bristles spread over most of the body. Found on an English oak tree at night..

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Rain Spider

SAM_0677 (2)
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Location: Helderberg, Pond
Observed: 11th April 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
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Typical sized rain spider (body length approx. 2.5-3cm). Found prowling on a tree during a night walk. (no idea about the species of tree)

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Daisy Bee

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th April 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
Likely ID: Eristalinus
Identifications:2
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Hopper

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th April 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
Identifications:2
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Very small,

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Tiny Black Gogga

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th April 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Very small, thin waist, nervous and always moving.

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Female Swamp

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th April 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Blue Swamp

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th April 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Male

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Shiny Red Car Spider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th April 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Very small, found on my car.

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Common Blue Group

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th April 2015
Added: 16th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Large iridescent wasp

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th April 2015
Added: 16th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Camo Hopper

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th April 2015
Added: 16th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Very small, on dead wood pile

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Wooly wonder

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th April 2015
Added: 16th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Common Milkweed Grasshopper

Grasshopper, Common Milkweed Locust
By: golo1
Location: Madikwe Game Reserve
Observed: 23rd March 2014
Added: 16th April 2015
Identifications:3
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Description:

Locust

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Agapanthus leaf Wasp

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th April 2015
Added: 16th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Very small.

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Argema mimosae

African Lunar Moth [Argema mimosae]
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Location: Tambuti Estates, Big Bend, Swaziland
Observed: 13th November 2004
Added: 16th April 2015
Identifications:1
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African Veined White

African Veined White [Belenois gidica abyssinica]01
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Location: Kasi Mingi, Lusip Dam, Lubombo, Swaziland
Observed: 30th December 2013
Added: 16th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Butterfly

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Busy beefly

beefly
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Goukamma
Observed: 22nd March 2015
Added: 16th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Wasp

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 12th March 2015
Added: 16th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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First of the season

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Goukamma
Observed: 21st March 2015
Added: 16th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:3
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Heli cross moth

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 16th April 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
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River cranes

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 15th April 2015
Added: 16th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Shade damsel

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Ruitersbos
Observed: 27th February 2015
Added: 16th April 2015
Identifications:2
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Star-apple bee

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Ruitersbos
Observed: 27th February 2015
Added: 16th April 2015
Likely ID: Xylocopa
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Amper By

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Nylstroom
Observed: 15th April 2015
Added: 16th April 2015
Identifications:1
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Butterfly orange

butterfly orange
By: sallyslak
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Location: Ruitersbos
Observed: 27th February 2015
Added: 15th April 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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