Observations in the Order: Lepidoptera

Common Name: Moths

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Quite a good looking moth

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By: rianabate
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed: 4th September 2015
Added: 4th September 2015
Identifications:1
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big spot micro moth

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 9th August 2015
Added: 4th September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

a micro-moth attracted to the house lights, there seems to have been far more of these tiny types around the house recently and very few of the bigger moths

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ziggy-zaggy moth

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 9th August 2015
Added: 4th September 2015
Likely ID: Ennominae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

medium sized moth attracted to house lights

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Spikey animal

Unknown Spike
By: Marlei
Location: Constantia, Cape Town
Observed: 3rd September 2015
Added: 4th September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

This unknown creature was found on my patio last night. Can anybody ID it?

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Fallen Copper

Copper
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Location: Mfazana Hide
Observed: 30th August 2015
Added: 3rd September 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 September 2015
Added: 3rd September 2015
Likely ID: Polythlipta
Identifications:4
Agreements:1
Comments:4
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Caterpillar

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Location: Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
Observed: 2nd September 2015
Added: 3rd September 2015
Likely ID: Lepidoptera
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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Micro Moth - Punda Maria

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Location: Punda Maria Camp
Observed: 21st February 2013
Added: 3rd September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Simple Line Moth - Maholoholo

WR13_0850aV
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Location: Maholoholo Forest Camp
Observed: 21st February 2013
Added: 3rd September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Mot

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Nylstroom
Observed: 1st September 2015
Added: 3rd September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Mot

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Nylstroom
Observed: 31st August 2015
Added: 3rd September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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White on Orange

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 2nd September 2015
Added: 3rd September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Geometrid moth

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By: nyoni-pete
Location: Avian Leisure
Observed: 15th August 2015
Added: 3rd September 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

an "emerald" geometrid moth under a light

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shadowed stripes

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 6th August 2015
Added: 2nd September 2015
Likely ID: Chiasmia furcata
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

day flying moth camouflaged among the dead leaves, attracted to house lights at night, common. ID link http://www.africanmoths.com/pages/GEOMETRIDAE/ENNOMINAE/Chiasmia%20furca...

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parallel bends

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 6th August 2015
Added: 2nd September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

thick-set grey-brown moth with wavy transverse lines in parallel pairs; attracted to house lights

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Mating Butterflies

SAM_4715 (2) [Family Lycaenidae]
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Location: Helderberg West Peak
Observed: 22nd August 2015
Added: 2nd September 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Lycaenid butterflies (a bit smaller than a cabbage white).

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hawk moth

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: presidentsrus light trap 1
Observed: 1st September 2015
Added: 2nd September 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Rhodometra - Maholoholo

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Location: Maholoholo Forest Camp
Observed: 23rd February 2013
Added: 2nd September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Ascotis - Maholoholo

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Location: Maholoholo Forest Camp
Observed: 23rd February 2013
Added: 2nd September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Anomis - Maholoholo

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Location: Maholoholo Forest Camp
Observed: 22nd February 2013
Added: 2nd September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Earias - Maholoholo

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Location: Maholoholo Forest Camp
Observed: 21st February 2013
Added: 2nd September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Emerald - Maholoholo

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Location: Maholoholo Forest Camp
Observed: 21st February 2013
Added: 2nd September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Pachypasa - Maholoholo

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Location: Maholoholo Forest Camp
Observed: 21st February 2013
Added: 2nd September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Rooihoogte Pillar

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By: Mo_
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Rooihoogte, TMNP (COGH Section)
Observed: 29th August 2015
Added: 1st September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Caterpillar on fynbos

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By: Hiking is fun
Location: Soet Anysberg
Observed: 29th August 2015
Added: 1st September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Leucochlaena - Hunters Rock

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Location: Hunters Rock
Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 1st September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Lacipa - Leopardsong

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Location: Leopardsong Lodge
Observed: 7th February 2015
Added: 1st September 2015
Likely ID: Lacipa gemmata
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Phycitinae - Leopardsong

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Location: Leopardsong Lodge
Observed: 6th February 2015
Added: 1st September 2015
Likely ID: Phycitinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Mot

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Nylstroom
Observed: 31st August 2015
Added: 1st September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Green Pollen Cat

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 25th August 2015
Added: 1st September 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Species with which Moths (Lepidoptera) interacts