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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Lampides boeticus (Long-tailed Blue)

Lampides boeticus (Long-tailed Blue)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Dune Molerat
Observed: 25th February 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Ischnura senegalensis (Common Bluetail)

 Ischnura senegalensis (Common Bluetail)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Dune Molerat
Observed: 25th February 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Moth

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: East London
Observed: 3rd March 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Mantis on window

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Location: Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
Observed: 3rd March 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Little Fat Cat

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 2nd March 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Blues & Browns

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 2nd March 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Black good friends

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 2nd March 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Very good friends

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 2nd March 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Sounds more like a flower...

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 2nd March 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Batman-Design

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Location: Hunters Rock
Observed: 23rd January 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Royalty

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 3rd March 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Sunbeam Butterfly

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 3rd March 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

On a Ficus sur.

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Mantid

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 3rd March 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Water Furrow Spider

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 3rd March 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Likely ID: Leucauge festiva
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Faded & Battered

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 3rd March 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

An old one, seems on last legs.

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Acrididae sp.

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By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Gamkapoort Dam
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Likely ID: Acrididae
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

I included the last picture to show how well the locust matched the surrounding rocks.

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Boeomimetes @ Hunters Rock

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Location: Hunters Rock
Observed: 22nd January 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Unidentified spider

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By: utmg
Location: South East Botswana
Observed: 29th April 2012
Added: 3rd March 2015
Likely ID: Euprosthenops
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Orb-web spider

Orb web spider
By: Ariella
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Location: Agulhas National Park
Observed: 6th February 2014
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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petticoat showing

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 10th February 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

rather tatty moth attracted to house lights, with dark grey rear wings exposed due to damage to the forewings

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red droplets

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 10th February 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

red parasitic mites attached to the side of a moth

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moth & associates

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 10th February 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

attractive large moth with parasites, attracted to house lights, one similar moth observed previously also settled on dark wooden door (search is not allowing me to go far enough back to refind it) and not on the walls like the majority of moth visitors, and also a moth observed on the farm http://www.ispotnature.org/node/580301

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orange plume

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 10th February 2015
Added: 3rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Orange coloured plume moth but no black fringes and a different body pattern to the 'orange plume moth' featured on p 332.3 of PGW(2004)
Attracted to house lights.

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spots

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 10th February 2015
Added: 2nd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

attracted to house lights; infrequent visitor

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wavy lined arrow

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 10th February 2015
Added: 2nd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

attracted to house lights

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Fly being eaten by spider

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By: sue marsden
Cola ConservancySedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Sedgefield Island
Observed: 2nd March 2015
Added: 2nd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Small blue

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Location: Groendal NR, EC
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 2nd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Flying creature

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Location: Korsman Bird Sanctuary, Benoni
Observed: 27th February 2015
Added: 2nd March 2015
Likely ID: Ichneumonidae
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Flying insect about 15mm long, orange body and black accessories: black eyes, two long black antennae, plus a very long 'rear feeler' ovipositor.

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Katydid

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Location: Pine Valley, Plot 202
Observed: 24th November 2008
Added: 2nd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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tiny jumper

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Location: 35, Vigne St
Observed: 11th February 2015
Added: 2nd March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

between 1 and 2 mm long

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