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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A lurking insect, Knersvlakte - 2012

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By: marlandza
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Knersvlakte - Day2, 12.35 Stop
Observed: 21st October 2012
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:1
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Description:

Just peeping out from under the lichen

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worm

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: 23, Dreyersdal Rd
Observed: 27th March 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Likely ID: Tortricoidea
Identifications:1
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Coral tree roving beetle

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: 23, Dreyersdal Rd
Observed: 27th March 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

found inside wood of a stem

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Marsh Blue

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Location: Faberhill Cottages
Observed: 8th January 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Wetland adjacent stream, in conservation corridor with pine compartments on both sides. There were a gazillion blue butterflies flying around on this very hot day. They were all more or less the same size, and exhibited similar flight patterns. So I am going to assume that they were the same species

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Cyligramma-World

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Hunters Rock
Observed: 23rd March 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:3
Description:

Photo by Elmarie Minnaar

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Moth

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Location: Paling Gat, Stillbay
Observed: 21st March 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

+- 20 mm wing span

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Ex songololo

Millipede large
By: Wendy Wiles
CREW (Southern Cape)Outramps
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Location: South western side of Perdepoort West in the Outeniquas
Observed: 24th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
Description:

Casualty of fire. There were many dead millipedes.

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Brown butter

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 10th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Long green hopper

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 10th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Likely ID: Acrididae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Large moth

Large Moth
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Location: Eagles Pride
Observed: 26th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About 9cm across

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Massive Stick Insect

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Location: Dinokeng - Uitvlugt North
Observed: 25th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Spider

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Location: Dinokeng - Uitvlugt North
Observed: 25th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Garden acraea butterfly

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By: fayne connelly
CREW (Gauteng)
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Location: The Country Club Johannesburg Woodmead
Observed: 23rd February 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

A medium size dull reddy orange butterfly with black spots and transparent upper wings. Visiting black-jack flower heads.

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Hawk Moth

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Location: Anderson St, Brooklyn
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Mantis

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Location: Dinokeng - Uitvlugt North
Observed: 25th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Likely ID: Compsothespis
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Mantis

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Location: Dinokeng - Uitvlugt North
Observed: 25th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Mantis

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Location: Dinokeng - Uitvlugt North
Observed: 25th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Mantis

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Location: Dinokeng - Uitvlugt North
Observed: 25th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Rock Locust

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Location: Dinokeng - Uitvlugt North
Observed: 25th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Cute lil Jumper

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Location: Anderson St, Brooklyn
Observed: 25th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Found on fern in the bathroom

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What's this?

Lacewing Anderson 41 - 2017-03-13 1
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Location: Anderson St, Brooklyn
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:3
Description:

Initially I thought this might be a pretty Lacewing, but having doubts now. Body length ± 30mm

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Day flying owl

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 25th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

At first thought this to be a butterfly from the flight pattern

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Roadside royal mimic

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Minerva Ave, Scottburgh South
Observed: 24th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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But of Big Joseph there was no sign

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Toby Rocks, Scottburgh
Observed: 23rd March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Horizontally split discarded dop

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Thirsty blue-eyes

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Location: n entry to s beachwalk
Observed: 23rd March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Formicidae sp.

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By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Sedgefield
Observed: 23rd March 2017
Added: 25th March 2017
Identifications:3
Agreements:4
Comments:8
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elegant moth

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Location: Paling Gat, Stillbay
Observed: 21st March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

+- 2 cm wing span

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small moth with extremely long antennae

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Location: Paling Gat, Stillbay
Observed: 20th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Likely ID: Ceromitia
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

+- 1 cm long

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dung beetle

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Location: Paling Gat, Stillbay
Observed: 20th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Likely ID: Copris
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

small dung beetle. Found him on the kitchen floor, unfortunately dead. +- 1,5 cm long, shiny black

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Asilidae sp.

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By: Nicky vB
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Location: Sedgefield
Observed: 23rd March 2017
Added: 25th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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