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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Toktokkie

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By: rianabate
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed: 22nd December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Likely ID: Psammodes
Identifications:1
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Description:

Size ~ 30 mm

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Monarch ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Huntly Glen, Baviaans River Conservancy
Observed: 14th December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
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Rove Beetles and Termites

Rove Beetles 5mm
By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Blyde River bushveld and wetlands near Hoedspruit
Observed: 20th December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
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Description:

Body length 5mm (each).
Several individuals and mating pairs observed around the open vents of a termitarium. Those not mating appeared to be hunting termites but I did not observe them catching any.

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Jumping Spider stalking Termites

Dark Jumper 5.6mm
By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Blyde River bushveld and wetlands near Hoedspruit
Observed: 18th December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
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Description:

Body length 5.5mm

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Praying Mantis

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Location: Hazyview
Observed: 29th June 2013
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
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Processionary Moth

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Location: Klaserie Private Nature Reseve, Limpopo
Observed: 11th January 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:2
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Phasis braueri ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Huntly Glen, Baviaans River Conservancy
Observed: 14th December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
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Blue Dragonfly

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By: Jono Bertram
Scouts South AfricaSenior Scout Adventure
Location: Cliff jumping area
Observed: 16th December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
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African Leaf Butterfly Mating

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Location: Hazyview
Observed: 5th May 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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glandmaidens?

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Avenue, Scottburgh
Observed: 22nd December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:4
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Description:

Who'd have thunk slow ol' Scottburgh was the scene for steamy summer extended (underage?) sex?

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Zebra White ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Camdeboo Conservancy
Observed: 12th December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Spider

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By: Reginald Vermeulen
Location: Main Rd, Tulbagh Road
Observed: 12th November 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
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Gaudy Commodore

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Location: Hazyview
Observed: 9th May 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Amyops ingens - Swazi

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Location: Mboluzi Game Reserve
Observed: 3rd February 2006
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:4
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Green-marbled Elfin ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Camdeboo Conservancy
Observed: 12th December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Marbled Emperor Moth

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Location: Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger National Park
Observed: 5th February 2013
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
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Corn Cricket

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Location: Klaserie Private Nature Reserve
Observed: 5th February 2013
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
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Silver Stipped Hawk Moth

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Location: hazyview
Observed: 5th February 2013
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Green-Wing Cicada

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Location: hazyview
Observed: 5th February 2013
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Aloeides pierus ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Southern Camdeboo Mountains
Observed: 12th December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
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Silky nest in Euclea

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Location: Blaauwberg Nature Reserve
Observed: 22nd December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
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Comments:2
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Bamra -Nelspruit

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Location: Nelspruit -Joerns Guest House
Observed: 28th January 2007
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
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Comments:1
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Stygionympha scotina ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Southern Camdeboo Mountains
Observed: 12th December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
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Pseudonympha magoides ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Southern Camdeboo Mountains
Observed: 12th December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
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Pumping Up: No Botox

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 21st December 2014
Added: 22nd December 2014
Identifications:1
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Description:

Late afternoon, newly emerged adult straightening out it's wings. Fore wing seemed to get pumped up before hind wing.

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plain sac spider

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Location: Dovedale garden
Observed: 3rd September 2014
Added: 21st December 2014
Identifications:1
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Description:

sac spider checking out the gate

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female HFS on the fence

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Location: Dovedale garden
Observed: 3rd September 2014
Added: 21st December 2014
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Description:

the garden fence seems to be a favorite webbing ground for Hairy Field Spiders, this one a female with surprisingly red legs when extended

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Black ant

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Location: Mlalazi Estuary
Observed: 21st December 2014
Added: 21st December 2014
Likely ID: Tetramorium
Identifications:2
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Description:

About 6 mm long. On bark of Avicennia tree in salty mudflat. Slow moving

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HFS on the fence, male

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Location: Dovedale garden
Observed: 3rd September 2014
Added: 21st December 2014
Identifications:1
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Description:

small, male Hairy Field Spider, probably about 6mm or so in length (no scale photographed). 'Garden' in this habitat context is rather informal, just a little bit more open than the surrounding bush

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Spiky perhaps

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Location: Dovedale shop house
Observed: 3rd September 2014
Added: 21st December 2014
Identifications:2
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Description:

relatively large male spider with a prickly appearance suggests that it may be Pararaneus rather than a Hairy Field Spider. Comparing with the species in ADS(2014) p.66, it somewhat resembles the description of P. cyrtoscapus. The 'headlights', so noticeable in the photo , do not appear to be present on the current observation, however they are not mentioned in the text description either. This fellow was hanging around on the bedroom window.

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