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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Greenish flier, worse for wear, in JJJ

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 8th December 2016
Identifications:1
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Slight green tinge to this one

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100 legs, minus a few, DOA in JJJ

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 8th December 2016
Identifications:1
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Found in bathroom

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No! I wanna stay here in the kitchen

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 6th December 2016
Added: 8th December 2016
Identifications:1
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Dear little man refused to stay on the hand, but 'bungeed' off instantly to land in the sink. Happily walked onto a piece of roller towel however, but seemed quite miserable to be moved outside from its spot at the kitchen window

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Veldkriek

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Location: Borakalalo-suidoewer
Observed: 26th November 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Small cocky

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Garden
Observed: 3rd December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
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Phasis thero (Silver Arrowhead) on Agathosma apiculata

 Phasis thero (Silver Arrowhead) on Agathosma apiculata
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Dune Molerat Trail
Observed: 2nd December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Difficult little damsel

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
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Lycus palliatus on Agathosma apiculata

 Lycus palliatus on Agathosma apiculata
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Dune Molerat Trail
Observed: 2nd December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Likely ID: Lycus palliatus
Identifications:1
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Hopliini sp. on Agathosma apiculata

Hopliini sp. on Agathosma apiculata
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Dune Molerat Trail
Observed: 2nd December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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X spider

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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The mauve tinge caused some excitement...

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Big" Porcupine" Fly

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

Suddenly lots of these about.

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Sooty Blue

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Location: Notten's Bush Camp
Observed: 13th November 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

About 15mm across

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Red beetle, black dots, white "cheeks"

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Bright yellow dragonfly

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:2
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Cricket hiding behind a pipe about 2m up a wall

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Koppies Foam

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Truitjieskraal, Cedarberg
Observed: 1st December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Dragonflies in Trouble

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Kromrivier Campsite, Cedarberg
Observed: 30th November 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Description:

Was very surprised to find at least three dragonflies trapped on the leaves of sundews that lined the banks in that part of the river. Two of the dragonflies were gone when I returned to check later but one was still trapped, as were several damselflies. To my knowledge sundews don't usually trap such large insects, but I guess they'll take whatever lands on them.

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African Grass Blue (Zizeeria knysna knysna )

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Location: Reynold Street
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:3
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Description:

Small, with clear black dots on front and rear wings.

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Netwing

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Goukamma
Observed: 13th November 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Likely ID: Lycus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Dune ant

cynanchum ant
By: sallyslak
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Location: Goukamma
Observed: 13th November 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Polistes

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Location: Reynold Street
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Likely ID: Polistes
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Under the roof

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Cape Skimmer (Orthetrum julia subsp. capicola)

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Location: Reynold Street
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Caught-in-the-web gogga

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 4th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
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No sign of a s spider or decent web consturtion

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Hairy, not woolly, mammoth

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Alwil garage, Uvongo
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
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Big fella, over 20mm long

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Mier

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: R33 Roodebokhoek
Observed: 7th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Grey beetle with yellow and black markings

Colourful grey beetle with black and yellow markings
By: gmcollett
Location: Murrayfield Pretoria
Observed: 31st October 2004
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Never let 'em swarm up your kortbroek!

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Location: Alwil garage, Uvongo
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Hazardous to take a peek inside the empty 'dop' of a snail to try to ID the species. These fearsome 8mm ladies do not like to share ...

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Camouflaged

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By: Evanne Rothwell
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Location: Silvermine Wetlands, Fish Hoek
Observed: 24th November 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Surrendering one's all to the sun

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Location: Alwil garage, Uvongo
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Description:

Pristine wet-season beaut enjoying a break in the drizzle

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