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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Lepidoptera sp.

Lepidoptera sp.
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Bolleberg
Observed: 3rd February 2017
Added: 27th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Pentatomidae sp on Lanaria lanata

Pentatomidae sp. on Lanaria lanata
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Bolleberg
Observed: 3rd February 2017
Added: 27th February 2017
Likely ID: Pentatomidae
Identifications:1
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Moth with orange bum

moth orange bum 3
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South AfricaCREW (Southern Cape)OutrampsSeaKeys
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Location: Garden
Observed: 26th February 2017
Added: 27th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Little moth

moth little green wavy 3
By: sallyslak
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Location: Garden
Observed: 26th February 2017
Added: 27th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Stick insect

IMG_4230
By: Laaiqah Jabar
Botanical Society of South AfricaSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Magalies River Lodge
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 27th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Mantid

IMG_4298
By: Laaiqah Jabar
Botanical Society of South AfricaSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Magalies River Lodge
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 27th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Amethyst fruit chafer

IMG_4201
By: Laaiqah Jabar
Botanical Society of South AfricaSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Magalies River Lodge
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 27th February 2017
Likely ID: Leucocelis
Identifications:1
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Worm on Spekboom (Elephants food)

Worm on Spekboom (Elephants food)
By: cstemmet
Location: Worm on Spekboom
Observed: 11th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Please give me the name of this worm. It looks exactly like a branch of the spekboom. It is perfectly still.
You cannot see it in the day. It looks the same than the branch of the spekboom.
I saw it at night when my flashlight caught the little web.
There were a few of the leaves that were already eaten away.

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Blue damsel or dragon with radar in front

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By: wessel uys
Location: Skurwekop near Robertson next to Breerivier
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Likely ID: Trithemis
Identifications:1
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blou naaldekoker gevind naby kliphasie asook neerste kaneelborstreepkoppie

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Cockroach

617A3867
By: The Bate's
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Location: Glosam
Observed: 26th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:2
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Length 20 mm

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Phoracantha recurva

617A3868
By: The Bate's
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Location: Glosam
Observed: 26th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Beetle

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Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 21st February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Approx. 25mm long

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Teneb

617A3858
By: The Bate's
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Location: Glosam
Observed: 26th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Likely ID: Tenebrionidae
Identifications:1
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Description:

Length ~ 20 mm

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Grasshopper

20170218_155909-1
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Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
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Clerid

617A3856
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Location: Glosam
Observed: 26th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Likely ID: Cleridae
Identifications:1
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Description:

Length ~ 8 mm

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Click beetle

617A3860
By: The Bate's
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Location: Glosam
Observed: 26th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Length ~ 15 mm

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Moth

Lebedodes rufithorax
By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: East London
Observed: 26th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Likely ID: Lebedodes
Identifications:1
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Comments:1
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Caerostris sp.

 Caerostris sp.
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Bolleberg
Observed: 3rd February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Arniocera @ Waterberg

WR17_5625aV
By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Kleiner Waterberg
Observed: 20th January 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Butterfly blue

butterfly blue
By: sallyslak
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Location: Herbertsdale rd
Observed: 23rd February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
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Small, smooth little beetle, light as a feather, that might be a better rower than runner

Small, smooth little beetle, light as a feather, that might be a better rower than runner
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 26th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:2
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Found in the middle of the road. The Lake is quite full at this stage and the water is not 100 m away.

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Olympics Long-Jumper no doubt

Olympics Long-Jumper no doubt
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 26th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Bad pictures due to bad light, small and fast moving subject.

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Drag Queen Caterpillar :)

IMGP0550
By: Anthony WaltonAnthony Walton’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve
Observed: 27th November 2016
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:1
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The Beetle ran away and this flat critter hanged around for a short while

The Beetle ran away and this flat critter hanged around for a short while
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 26th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:2
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Reminds me of a bug nymph, but is it?

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Jumper

P1480721, klein
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Location: Imbabala, Buffelsdrift
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Spot the Beetle

Spot the Beetle
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 26th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Millipede assassin

P1480606, klein, Ectrichodia crux
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Location: Imbabala, Buffelsdrift
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Flavicilia @ Ngoma

WR17_4989aV
By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Ngoma
Observed: 11th January 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Divisaria @ Divava

WR17_4640aV
By: WolfRoland
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Location: Divava Lodge
Observed: 4th January 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Cheilomenes lunata

P1480556, klein, Cheilomenes lunulata
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Location: Imbabala, Buffelsdrift
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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