Observations in the Order: Lepidoptera

Common Name: Moths

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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green and white moth with collar

green and white moth
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Location: Paling Gat, Stillbay
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Likely ID: Nyodes
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

+- 2 cm long

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grey coated moth

grey coated moth
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Location: Paling Gat, Stillbay
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Likely ID: Hyblaea
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

this time without feelers, +- 1 cm long

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coated moth

coated moth
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Location: Paling Gat, Stillbay
Observed: 17th February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Likely ID: Hyblaeidae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

+- 1 cm long

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Acraea horta on Erica uberiflora

Acraea horta on Erica uberiflora
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: Bergplaas
Observed: 24th February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Caterpillar nest

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South AfricaCREW (Southern Cape)OutrampsSeaKeys
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Location: Confluence
Observed: 21st February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Moth

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Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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This week's quiz! What's this?

mystery
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South AfricaCREW (Southern Cape)OutrampsSeaKeys
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Location: River road
Observed: 24th February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Skipper

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Kleiner Waterberg
Observed: 20th January 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Yellow butterfly

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South AfricaCREW (Southern Cape)OutrampsSeaKeys
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Location: Leeukloof Trail
Observed: 19th February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Bright yellow on upper side. Restless, hard to photograph.

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Boisduvals Tree Nymph

Boisduvals Tree Nymph
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Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Boisduval's Tree Nymph

Boisduval's Tree Nymph
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Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Heniocha caterpillar

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: near B1
Observed: 29th December 2016
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

on Senegalia mellifera

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ASW

By: sue marsden
Cola ConservancySedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Cola Beach, Sedgefield
Observed: 1st January 1970
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Common blue

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By: sue marsden
Cola ConservancySedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Cola Beach, Sedgefield
Observed: 25th April 2016
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Our Dream-cat

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Ngoma
Observed: 10th January 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Photos by Hanna Roland

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Please, don't fly away

Please, don't fly away
By: melda goets
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
Location: Briers Louw
Observed: 24th February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Please, don't fly away

Please, don't fly away
By: melda goets
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
Location: Briers Louw
Observed: 24th February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Plateoplia @ Namushasha

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Namushasha Lodge
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 24th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Little acraea

Little acraea
By: Andrew Deacon
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysSouth African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
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Location: SA Wildlife College
Observed: 21st February 2017
Added: 24th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Sooty blue

Sooty blue
By: Andrew Deacon
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysSouth African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
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Location: SA Wildlife College
Observed: 21st February 2017
Added: 24th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Skoenlapper

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: D171 - Bergen Op Zoom 188
Observed: 23rd February 2017
Added: 24th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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High-altitude moths

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By: Sishozonke
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Kosheteng
Observed: 2nd February 2017
Added: 24th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

beautiful moth

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Tearosoma

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Naankuse Lodge
Observed: 28th December 2016
Added: 24th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Moth with damaged wing - Mtunzini

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 22nd February 2017
Added: 24th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Attracted to light

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Blue butterfly

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 24th February 2017
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Another Child of the Sun-God Helios

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: BushBaby
Observed: 16th January 2017
Added: 24th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Moth of the Sun God

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Namushasha Lodge
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 24th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Natal Acraea

Natal Acraea
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Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 23rd February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Fast moving little Pillar

Fast moving little Pillar
By: _Magda_Magda is knowledgeable about Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 23rd February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Too late... just evidence

Too late... just evidence
By: _Magda_Magda is knowledgeable about Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 23rd February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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