Observations in the Order: Lepidoptera

Common Name: Moths

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Moth

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: East London
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 5th May 2016
Likely ID: Achaea praestans
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Mot

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Olienhoutstraat 47
Observed: 4th May 2016
Added: 5th May 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
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WR14_2655 Kololo

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Location: Kololo
Observed: 30th January 2014
Added: 4th May 2016
Likely ID: Pyraustinae
Identifications:1
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WR14_2590 Kololo

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Location: Kololo
Observed: 29th January 2014
Added: 4th May 2016
Identifications:1
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WR14_2569 Kololo

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Location: Kololo
Observed: 29th January 2014
Added: 4th May 2016
Likely ID: Cucullia
Identifications:1
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Grasveldwitjie

IG5_1722
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Location: Moreleta Kloof Municipal Nature Reserve
Observed: 30th April 2016
Added: 3rd May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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spikey caterpillar

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Isidenge
Observed: 6th April 2016
Added: 3rd May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

felt a slight burning sensation after handling

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Butterfly with dots and stripes

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Location: Moreleta Kloof Municipal Nature Reserve
Observed: 30th April 2016
Added: 2nd May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:5
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Geel-gesiggie

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Location: Moreleta Kloof Municipal Nature Reserve
Observed: 30th April 2016
Added: 1st May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Eyed Pansy

IG5_1585
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Location: Moreleta Kloof Municipal Nature Reserve
Observed: 30th April 2016
Added: 30th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Unknown Moths swarmed our house after hatching

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By: mickjack
Location: home
Observed: 28th April 2016
Added: 30th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

These plain brown moths hatched in our garden and took over the house. They must be the same species, though on closer inspection of close-up photos show variable colours and markings. One photo of the underside shows a very interesting pattern along the posterior of the underwing!

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Lepidoptera sp. on Podalyria myrtillifolia

Lepidoptera sp.  on Podalyria myrtillifolia
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Reflections Eco Reserve western shore of Rondevlei
Observed: 28th April 2016
Added: 30th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Leonardo

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Location: Kampersrus, Limpopo
Observed: 30th April 2016
Added: 30th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Moth, brown and cream, wingspanapproximately 45-50mm

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Small yellow butterfly

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Location: Moreleta Kloof Municipal Nature Reserve
Observed: 30th April 2016
Added: 30th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Achaea moth.

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Location: Sunninghill
Observed: 17th April 2016
Added: 30th April 2016
Likely ID: Achaea finita
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Achaea lienardi ?

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Location: Sunninghill
Observed: 28th April 2016
Added: 30th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Moth

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Location: Spruit St, Dullstroom
Observed: 30th April 2016
Added: 30th April 2016
Likely ID: Nephele comma
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Flying insect very small

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By: annette gerber
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: APU Base
Observed: 26th April 2016
Added: 30th April 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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moth brown and white small

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By: annette gerber
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: APU Base
Observed: 27th April 2016
Added: 30th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Moth

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Location: Lynnwood Glen, Pretoria, South Africa
Observed: 29th April 2016
Added: 30th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Approx. 20mm, seen at night, sitting on ceiling near a light

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giant caterpillar

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Fort Fordyce
Observed: 3rd April 2016
Added: 29th April 2016
Likely ID: Lasiocampoidea
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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pillar

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Fort Fordyce
Observed: 3rd April 2016
Added: 29th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Kleinmond Christmas swallowtail reared for New Year's day (with surprise gif alert)

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By: magrietb
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersLepidopterists' Society of AfricaSeaKeysSpider Club of South Africa
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Location: Kleinmond
Observed: 1st January 2016
Added: 28th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

23 Nov 2015:

Collected little caterpillar on the lemon tree.

18 Dec 2015:

Caterpillar attached itself to a leaf and pupated.

1 Jan 2016:

Adult emerged.

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Medium grey/green moth

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Location: Farm
Observed: 24th April 2016
Added: 28th April 2016
Likely ID: Ophiusa dianaris
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Medium sized triangular moth, orange brown hind wings. Forewings grey/green with spot.

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Caterpillar (R27)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: R27 (2)
Observed: 20th March 2016
Added: 28th April 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Mot

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Nylstroom
Observed: 27th April 2016
Added: 28th April 2016
Likely ID: Lepidoptera
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Brown butter

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 27th April 2016
Added: 28th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Moth (D-Dam)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Darlington Dam
Observed: 16th March 2016
Added: 27th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Crimson-speckled Flunkey (D-Dam)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Darlington Dam
Observed: 16th March 2016
Added: 27th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Spider Webs

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By: David Slingsby
Location: West Coast National Park
Observed: 26th April 2016
Added: 27th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Leaves were all pulled together with spider webs - could not see any spider however

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