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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Minute ginger ants

Minute ginger ants
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 25th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
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Description:

On dead wood with lots of lichens

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Wax Scales

Oxyrachis  & Softscales  Coccidae   (4)
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Location: St Lucia 2
Observed: 25th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
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Another Micro Beetle no Beetlet

Micro Beetle no Beetlet  (3)
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:2
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Little House Ants pleasing the fooled Hoppers

Oxyrachis  & Softscales  Coccidae & Big Headed House ants  Pheidole megacephala  (6)
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Location: St Lucia 2
Observed: 25th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
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Mimicking Thorns?

Oxyrachis  & Softscales  Coccidae   (2)
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Location: St Lucia 2
Observed: 25th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Likely ID: Oxyrhachis (A)
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Fooled by a False Thorn.

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blister beetle

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: 14, Dennendal W Ave
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
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Black Bee Fly with white spots

Black Bee Fly with white spots
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Location: St Lucia 2
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Likely ID: Bombylisoma
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Micro Beetle, no Beetlet

Micro Beetle, no Beetlet
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
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Woodlice

Woodlice
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
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Sand wasp

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By: IdleLayabout
Botanical Society of South AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Beaverlac
Observed: 15th August 2008
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Amazingly active, dug its body length in about 10 seconds

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Flies on waboom

Fly
By: IdleLayabout
Botanical Society of South AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Agtertafelberg, Du Toits
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Possibly laying eggs? They seemed very interested in dead wabooms.

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Wasp

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By: P.Thompson
Location: Doringrivier Trail
Observed: 5th December 2015
Added: 26th September 2016
Likely ID: Delta
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Flower power

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Location: Loerkop, Greyton Commonage
Observed: 25th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Hairy jumper

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Location: Loerkop, Greyton Commonage
Observed: 25th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Likely ID: Stenaelurillus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Stripey beetle

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Location: Loerkop, Greyton Commonage
Observed: 25th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

About 25 mm long

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Brown butterfly

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 16th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Brown moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 16th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Hairy-legged yellow moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 15th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About 15 to 18 mm long

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Polka-dot bug eggs

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 14th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Likely ID: Bugs (Hemiptera)
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Each egg about 2 mm diameter.

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Bark-coloured moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 14th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About 4 cm long

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Gaudy Commodore

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Location: iMpendle Nature Reserve
Observed: 15th November 2012
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Gaudy Commodores often visited this Vernonia species, which occurred in bright purple patches in the landscape. Grassland burned every 1-3 years.

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Longhorn beetle

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 26th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

About 6 mm long. Attracted to outside light

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Scary

IMG_8447
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Location: Phillipskop Mountain Reserve main road
Observed: 25th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Green moth

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Location: Phillipskop cottages
Observed: 26th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Likely ID: Geometrinae
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Deceased ant

Capture_rysmier
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Location: Phillipskop cottages
Observed: 26th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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Catterpillar

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Location: Bettiesbaai, Opposite La Cachette
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:3
Description:

These catterpillars were found on two shrubs of two separate plant species. The shrubs occurred in a seasonal wetland, along a footpath running from the parking area to the beach.

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Catterpillar

KJKJÛ
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Location: Bettiesbaai, Opposite La Cachette
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Catterpillars observed on Rhus (Searsia) species, in a seasonal wetland, next to a footpath leading from the parking terrain to the beach. There were many other potential host plants (Rhus), but the catterpillars were only on this one Rhus plant.

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Colourful caterpillar

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Location: Phillipskop waterfall trail picnic site
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Mier/Termiet

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Roodepoort 314
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Likely ID: Insecta
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:5
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Fluffy caterpillar

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Location: Phillipskop waterfall trail picnic site
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Likely ID: Lepidoptera
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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