Observations in the Order: Lepidoptera

Common Name: Moths

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Ivory-coloured moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 16th May 2017
Added: 28th May 2017
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Brown with dark spots

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 16th May 2017
Added: 28th May 2017
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Copper-brown with white spot

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 16th May 2017
Added: 28th May 2017
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Brown moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 16th May 2017
Added: 28th May 2017
Likely ID: Spilomelinae
Identifications:1
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Bronze-coloured moth

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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 16th May 2017
Added: 28th May 2017
Identifications: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: 27th May 2017
Added: 28th May 2017
Likely ID: Desmeocraera
Identifications:1
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Distinctly yella

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 23rd May 2017
Added: 28th May 2017
Identifications:1
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Basking straw #2 : pah! the local mimic sucks!

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By: Bushboy
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Location: near Scottburgh Mall
Observed: 8th May 2017
Added: 28th May 2017
Identifications:1
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Basking straw #1 : near zero white in sight

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By: Bushboy
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Location: near Scottburgh Mall
Observed: 8th May 2017
Added: 28th May 2017
Identifications:1
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Moth

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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: Dreyersdal Road Bergvliet
Observed: 16th April 2017
Added: 28th May 2017
Identifications:1
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Moth dark colours

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By: annette gerber
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mkuze Game Reserve
Observed: 26th October 2016
Added: 27th May 2017
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more I. pulinda look alikes

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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 11th June 2016
Added: 27th May 2017
Identifications:1
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Description:

these moths which have become common visitors, correspond well to the photos of Isturgia pulinda in African Moths http://www.africanmoths.com/pages/GEOMETRIDAE/ENNOMINAE/Isturgia%20pulin... but the presence of this species in Africa is in contention see Riaan's detailed comment re I. pulinda https://www.ispotnature.org/node/533044#comment-275534

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Spodmoth

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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 11th June 2016
Added: 27th May 2017
Identifications:2
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Description:

grey-brown moth with zigzag stripes and 2 wing spots on each fore wing the anterior spots being a bright tan colour with a narrow pale margin; attracted to house lights

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Grey and brown moth with slither of black on wing

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 15th May 2017
Added: 27th May 2017
Identifications:2
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Hydriris moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 16th May 2017
Added: 27th May 2017
Identifications:1
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Silver moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 15th May 2017
Added: 27th May 2017
Likely ID: Nolidae
Identifications:2
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Small drab moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 15th May 2017
Added: 27th May 2017
Likely ID: Endotricha
Identifications:2
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Mottled moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 15th May 2017
Added: 27th May 2017
Identifications:1
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Light-brown moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 15th May 2017
Added: 27th May 2017
Identifications:1
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Stoney cocoon

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Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 27th May 2017
Added: 27th May 2017
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Approx. 50mm long

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Striking underside of not-so-common street wanderer

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Location: Marion Ave, Scottburgh South
Observed: 23rd May 2017
Added: 27th May 2017
Identifications:1
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Hail, the Concord has landed

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Observed: 25th May 2017
Added: 27th May 2017
Identifications:1
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Snouted long moth with black side markings

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 16th May 2017
Added: 27th May 2017
Identifications:1
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Shaggy long moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 15th May 2017
Added: 27th May 2017
Identifications:1
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Angular light-brown geometrid with wing bar 2

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 15th May 2017
Added: 27th May 2017
Identifications:2
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LongMoth3

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 15th May 2017
Added: 27th May 2017
Identifications:1
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LongMoth2

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 15th May 2017
Added: 27th May 2017
Identifications:1
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You can't find the trees for the nymphs

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By: Bushboy
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Location: near Scottburgh Mall
Observed: 22nd May 2017
Added: 27th May 2017
Identifications:1
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Description:

Great local irruption of Tree Nymphs. Here feeding on, swarming around rotting Phoenix Palm fruit

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Long moth 1

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 15th May 2017
Added: 27th May 2017
Identifications:1
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Angular light-brown geometrid with wing bar

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Cottage
Observed: 14th May 2017
Added: 27th May 2017
Likely ID: Geometridae
Identifications:1
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