Observations in the Order: Lepidoptera

Common Name: Moths

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spread-eagled bird dropping

P1140470
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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 13th November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

attracted to house lights

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two longhorn moths

P1140532
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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 13th November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

attracted to house lights

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Green Moth -- with brown and white border

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 3rd December 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Attracted to light

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Heliophisma moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 3rd December 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Likely ID: Achaea
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Attracted to light

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Dice Moth

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Location: Notten's Bush Camp
Observed: 13th November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

18mm long

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Moth - White with brown pattern

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 3rd December 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Attracted to light

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Bush bronze

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Location: Babylonstoren Wine Estate
Observed: 14th November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Bush bronze

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Location: Green Point Stadium Biodiversity park
Observed: 14th November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Common zebra blue

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Location: Faerie Glen municipal nature reserve
Observed: 16th November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Likely ID: Leptotes (A)
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Geranium bronze?

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Location: Faerie Glen municipal nature reserve
Observed: 15th November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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a truly blue blue

P1140419
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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 13th November 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

a beautiful blue coloured butterfly that appears to have been in the wars

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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 December 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Flutterby

Flutterby
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: East Fort
Observed: 6th November 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Burned in the spectacular April 2015 fire

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Gold Spotted Burnet

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Location: Skukuza
Observed: 12th November 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

About 20mm long

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The Pillar and his Pillow

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 23rd May 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

We seem to have 2 separate, unrelated beasts here. But why does the larva seem to have some of the 'cotton' from the cocoon on him?

By the next day the caterpillar was gone, presumably somewhere into the bristle grass, but the cocoon persisted for weeks.

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Yellow Pansy

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Location: Skukuza
Observed: 12th November 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Isak, all-day sucker

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 23rd May 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

Fine fella flashed onto a wound of some kind on the skinny stem of the young Dune Soapberry tree at around 10am and was still there, slurping away, until 4:30 when it started to get dark and cold

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So shy

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Relton Hall, Pennington
Observed: 21st May 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Was feeding on over-ripe figs with Monarch, but darted off long before the latter did

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Common cutworm

m20mmplus
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Location: Langebaan
Observed: 8th November 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Just over 20mm long

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Mean sod didn't give a fig about showing his majestic golden uppers

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Relton Hall, Pennington
Observed: 21st May 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
Description:

Feasting on rotting figs then flew off to sulk high up on dry Strelitzia (first pic)

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Passop the gate geckos

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 1st January 1970
Added: 3rd December 2016
Likely ID: Nephele vau
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Orange Tip (KarNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Karoo National Park
Observed: 9th November 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Small Lichen-patterned moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 2nd December 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Attracted to light

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Spoladea moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 2nd December 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Attracted to light

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Pea Blue butterfly?

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By: selwynqselwynq’s reputation in Invertebratesselwynq’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Faerie Glen municipal nature reserve
Observed: 16th November 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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an assortment of tapestry moths

P1140670
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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 14th November 2016
Added: 2nd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

the house is currently overrun with these fair sized moths, attracted to the house lights

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unobtrusive moth

P1140683
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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 14th November 2016
Added: 2nd December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

smooth dark grey moth with indistinct, shadowy wing spots and wavy lines

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Plumed

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Garden
Observed: 1st December 2016
Added: 2nd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Multiple moths

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Garden
Observed: 2nd December 2016
Added: 2nd December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Loads of these around here just now, flying in and dying.

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Veined Ermine

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 1st December 2016
Added: 2nd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Attracted to light. Has a yellow back when it flies. Plays dead when caught.

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