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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Emperor

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Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Silvermine Dam
Observed: 8th January 2017
Added: 19th January 2017
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Swallowtail

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Location: Silvermine Lookout
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 19th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Stick insect Cederberg

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By: Poonky
Location: Biedouw Valley, Cederberg
Observed: 18th January 2017
Added: 19th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Fig feast #2

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By: rjpretor
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Location: Between Bultfontein & Brandfort
Observed: 28th December 2016
Added: 19th January 2017
Likely ID: Tephritidae
Identifications:1
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Butter on flower

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th January 2017
Added: 19th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Light brown small longhorn beetle

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 30th December 2016
Added: 19th January 2017
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Attracted to light. Guessed length about 18 mm

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Vespidae

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By: rjpretor
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Location: Between Bultfontein & Brandfort
Observed: 28th December 2016
Added: 19th January 2017
Likely ID: Eumeninae
Identifications:1
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Common millipede, Duisendpoot

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By: Alex Dreyer
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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed: 9th July 2016
Added: 19th January 2017
Likely ID: Spirostreptidae
Identifications:1
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Dead toktokkie

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By: Alex Dreyer
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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed: 9th July 2016
Added: 19th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Longhorn Beetle

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: East London
Observed: 18th January 2017
Added: 19th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Description:

1.5 cm

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Toilet block window corner spider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th January 2017
Added: 19th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Aloe lady

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th January 2017
Added: 19th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Redeye Gallmidge

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By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Kalabaskraal E N7 twixt old road and railroad
Observed: 10th October 2016
Added: 19th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Description:

With Rooikrans 'under control' and heavily exploited for firewood, it is refreshing to see that the midges are finding odd and lonesone individuals and doing their job. Something that the economics of alien control cannot do well at all using labour.

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hedgehog menu item 2

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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 5th November 2016
Added: 19th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Comments:2
Description:

medium sized beetles with an obvious, shiny, domed elytra and heavily punctate pronotum, head and legs. The recuperating hedgehog was happy to munch these tok tokkies which was useful as they were common and easy to catch in the garden

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hedgehog menu item 1

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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 5th November 2016
Added: 19th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Description:

the recuperating hedgehog was very keen to eat millipedes although ones not quite the size of the specimen photographed which was 20mm diameter at rest. The hedgehog was happy to attack medium sized millipedes up to 8mm diameter. The last photo shows the leg wave pattern that flows along the body of a millipede in motion.

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blowfly

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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 5th November 2016
Added: 19th January 2017
Likely ID: Chrysomya
Identifications:2
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attracted to uncooked dogmeat

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bug

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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 5th November 2016
Added: 19th January 2017
Likely ID: Bugs (Hemiptera)
Identifications:1
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Description:

attracted to house lights

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banded hoodies

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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 5th November 2016
Added: 19th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Description:

very small beetles that scurry around under the light fittings, varying size mostly between 2 and 3 mm in length

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Potter wasp

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Location: East of Van Reenen
Observed: 18th January 2017
Added: 18th January 2017
Likely ID: Delta caffer
Identifications:3
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Description:

Picked up this ball of mud pots ,wanted to know what wasp was going to appear, so took it home and have been looking after it, Pots made of grey mud , no stones included about 5 pots stuck together, each pot appears to have a lid on it, but is only the last part sealed, the wasp did not hatch out of that but through the side wall.

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Little Brown Beetles

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Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 15th January 2017
Added: 18th January 2017
Likely ID: Nitidulidae
Identifications:1
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Spiders in spider,s nest built around Restio Culms

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Location: The Crags, Near Plettenberg Bay, Southern Cape
Observed: 6th December 2014
Added: 18th January 2017
Likely ID: Mites (Acari)
Identifications:1
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Description:

Spider's nest constructed around restio culms. Eggs must have hatched shortly before observation was made - red blotches are very tiny spiders.

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Well chilled in a salad bowl

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th January 2017
Added: 18th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Found in the kitchen, caught in a salad bowl and chilled. Came with a cup of good hot coffee though.

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Moving debris

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th January 2017
Added: 18th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Two similar spiders, on with egg sac

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th January 2017
Added: 18th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Hanging nest

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 16th January 2017
Added: 18th January 2017
Likely ID: Palystes
Identifications:1
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Chrysomelidae

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By: Alex Dreyer
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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia (light trap)
Observed: 4th July 2016
Added: 18th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Striped hawk moth

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By: Alex Dreyer
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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed: 9th July 2016
Added: 18th January 2017
Likely ID: Hyles livornica
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Antennae swinger

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By: Alex Dreyer
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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia (light trap)
Observed: 4th July 2016
Added: 18th January 2017
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The moth was swinging it's antennae continuously with the tips moving a circular motion, The left and right antennae was kept at 180deg from each other.

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Dikpens

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By: Alex Dreyer
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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed: 1st July 2016
Added: 18th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Huntsman Spider, Jagspinnekop

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By: Alex Dreyer
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Location: Farm Lahnstein, Maltahöhe
Observed: 1st July 2016
Added: 18th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Description:

Found under a rock.

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