Observations in the Order: Lepidoptera

Common Name: Moths

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Brown butterfly

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 16th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Brown moth

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

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By: Ricky Taylor
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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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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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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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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

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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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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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Brown moth 3

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini
Observed: 25th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

About 22 mm long. Damp forest

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Tail-up moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Length (snout to wing tip) about 3 cm.

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Slim moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 23rd September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

About 16 mm long

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Gold moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Sakabula, Merrivale
Observed: 23rd September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

About 25 mm long. Gold patch on wing reflects light from certain angles.

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White moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 20th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:4
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About 3 cm long

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Moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 20th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About 28 mm long

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Brown moth 2

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 20th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

About 23 mm long.

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Yellow moth - with red spots

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 20th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

About 2 cm long.

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Green moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 20th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

About 22 mm wingspan.

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Brown moth 1

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 20th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Likely ID: Poloma angulata
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

About 35 mm long.

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Butterfly

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Location: Littlewood Garden, Knysna, Hunters Home, Western Cape, South Africa
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 25th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Kleinmond thistle worm #1 (reared)

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By: magrietb
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Location: Kleinmond coastal walk near the beach
Observed: 3rd November 2015
Added: 24th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Collected caterpillars on thistle weed growing along coastal reserve path. Caterpillars operated within loose purses spun among the extremely spiny thistle leaves, which quickly filled with black frass and eventually became too small. In captivity the caterpillars happily moved onto fresh food plant and sometimes created new feeding pockets, often not.

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Kleinmond Another Oak looper larva (reared)

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By: magrietb
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Location: Kleinmond
Observed: 18th December 2015
Added: 24th September 2016
Likely ID: Cleora
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

18 December 2015:

Collected tiny caterpillar on Trichilia emetica in my back garden (I called it "oak looper" because a previous caterpillar of the same species was found on the oak tree).

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Kleinmond leap day pillar (reared)

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By: magrietb
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Location: Kleinmond
Observed: 27th March 2016
Added: 24th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

29 February 2016:

Collected a greedy caterpillar on poor little tomato plant in my garden.

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caterpillar on flower

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By: Hiking is funHiking is fun’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Tienie Versveld Nature Reserve outside Darling
Observed: 17th September 2016
Added: 24th September 2016
Likely ID: Diaphone eumela
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Kleinmond 13th Ave Orangefaces 2015, larva #3 (reared to parasitoid)

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By: magrietb
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Location: Kleinmond 13th Ave caterpillar plot
Observed: 15th October 2015
Added: 24th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:3
Description:

15 October 2015:

Collected this caterpillar together with a number of others on empty plot in Kleinmond. This one was found on Erica serrata and also accepted Aspalathus hispida when I ran out of the Erica.

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Mot

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: Nylstroom
Observed: 23rd September 2016
Added: 24th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Moth

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: East London
Observed: 23rd September 2016
Added: 24th September 2016
Likely ID: Lymantriinae
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Moth

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: East London
Observed: 23rd September 2016
Added: 24th September 2016
Likely ID: Automolis
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:2
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Moth (Nahoon)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve
Observed: 15th September 2016
Added: 23rd September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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