Observations in the Order: Lepidoptera

Common Name: Moths

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Unidentified species of moth laying eggs

Moth
By: Russell GaltRussell Galt’s reputation in InvertebratesRussell Galt’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Avery Avenue, Constantia
Observed: 30th May 2014
Added: 6th July 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Unidentified species of moth laying eggs on outside wall of house

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Whitebar Charax

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By: Russell GaltRussell Galt’s reputation in InvertebratesRussell Galt’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Avery Avenue, Constantia
Observed: 1st June 2015
Added: 6th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Dying whitebar charax found in garden.

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Common Striped Hawk (GRG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Denneoord, George
Observed: 6th July 2015
Added: 6th July 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

This little chap is about 75mm long and 15mm wide

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Skipper with green tint

Skipper
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 7th June 2015
Added: 4th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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All I saw of this one. Could it be Charaxes druceanus?

All I saw of this one.  Approx. size of Charaxes brutus natalensis
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 4th July 2015
Added: 4th July 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Approx. size of Charaxes brutus natalensis and there were a number of them also at the same time. Also seen today in the Quar were Charaxes varanes varanes, Charaxes candiope, Charaxes cithaeron cithaeron, Charaxes zoolina zoolina, Egybolis vaillantina and only one or two Sevenia boisduvali boisduvali.

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Bagworm Larva?

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By: Mo_
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Oranjezicht
Observed: 11th June 2015
Added: 4th July 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

What on earth is this? Inching its way up the tiles on a bathroom wall. Then slipped down and repeated. Made much better progress once it got into the grouting. Gritty, flat little house about 8 mm long.

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Lepidoptera sp. on Stropharia semiglobata

Lepidoptera sp. on Stropharia semiglobata
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSeaKeysSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 4th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Euproctis with two red dots @ Kololo

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Location: Kololo
Observed: 21st January 2015
Added: 4th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

second photo is enlargement

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Cinabra - Kololo

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Location: Kololo
Observed: 19th January 2015
Added: 4th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Psychidae sp. on Stachys aethiopica

 Psychidae sp. on Stachys aethiopica
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSeaKeysSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 4th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Accolesis - Kololo

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Location: Kololo
Observed: 20th January 2015
Added: 4th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Psychidae sp. on Adromischus cristatus var. cristatus

 Psychidae sp. on Adromischus cristatus var. cristatus
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSeaKeysSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 4th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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snouty moth

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 16th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

grass moth attracted to house lights, these moths tend to arrive in groups over a few days

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past its sell-by date

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 16th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Likely ID: Isturgia
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

attracted to house lights, quite common

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precious little moth

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 16th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

small, pretty, looper moth attracted to house lights, fairly frequent visitor this year, arrives in ones or twos rather than batches

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plain Orange Tip

IMG_9950 gold tip & fl
By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

one of the least numerous visitor to the flowers of Kleinia fulgens in the garden, only a single specimen of this species was observed that day

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Gold Tip 6

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

the second most numerous visitor to the flowers of Kleinia fulgens in the garden, from the in photos in Woodhall (2005) p.333.3A & 3B the male Banded Gold Tip has a blacker wing bar while the female's is more brown and has an additional isolated black spot on the forewing, although the text appears to indicate otherwise but perhaps its inter-form variations which are confusing this reader. This observation includes 2 individuals, possibly one male and the lighter one female. (If the powers that be want this separated into 2 obs post directive and it will be done later)

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Gold Tip 5

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

the second most numerous visitor to the flowers of Kleinia fulgens in the garden, from the in photos in Woodhall (2005) p.333.3A & 3B the male Banded Gold Tip has a blacker wing bar while the female's is more brown and has an additional isolated black spot on the forewing, although the text appears to indicate otherwise but perhaps its inter-form variations which are confusing this reader.

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Gold Tip 4

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

the second most numerous visitor to the flowers of Kleinia fulgens in the garden, from the in photos in Woodhall (2005) p.333.3A & 3B the male Banded Gold Tip has a blacker wing bar while the female's is more brown and has an additional isolated black spot on the forewing, although the text appears to indicate otherwise but perhaps its inter-form variations which are confusing this reader.

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Gold Tip 3

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

the second most numerous visitor to the flowers of Kleinia fulgens in the garden, from the in photos in Woodhall (2005) p.333.3A & 3B the male Banded Gold Tip has a blacker wing bar while the female's is more brown and has an additional isolated black spot on the forewing, although the text appears to indicate otherwise but perhaps its inter-form variations which are confusing this reader.

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Gold Tip 2

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

the second most numerous visitor to the flowers of Kleinia fulgens in the garden, from the in photos in Woodhall (2005) p.333.3A & 3B the male Banded Gold Tip has a blacker wing bar while the female's is more brown and has an additional isolated black spot on the forewing, although the text appears to indicate otherwise but perhaps its inter-form variations which are confusing this reader.

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Gold Tip male 1

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

the second most numerous visitor to the flowers of Kleinia fulgens in the garden, from the in photos in Woodhall (2005) p.333.3A & 3B the male Banded Gold Tip has a blacker wing bar while the female's is more brown and has an additional isolated black spot on the forewing, although the text appears to indicate otherwise but perhaps its inter-form variations which are confusing this reader.

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female Queen 2

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

one of a host of Queen Purple Tip butterflies, mostly males with just a few females ( sexual separation following information in Woodhall(2005) p.326.2), visiting the flowering Kleinia in the garden. Note larval food trees Boscia albitrunca & B. foetida are both common in the local bush on the farm.

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female Queen 1

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

one of a host of Queen Purple Tip butterflies, mostly males and a few females as in this observation, visiting the flowering Kleinia in the garden. Note larval food trees Boscia albitrunca & B. foetida are both common in the local bush on the farm. Following Woodhall(2005) p.326.2 to distinguish male & female

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male Queen 5

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

one of a host of Queen Purple Tip butterflies, mostly males, visiting the flowering Kleinia in the garden. Note larval food trees Boscia albitrunca & B. foetida are both common in the local bush on the farm.

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male Queen 4

IMG_9954 purple tip
By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

one of a host of Queen Purple Tip butterflies, mostly males, visiting the flowering Kleinia in the garden. Note larval food trees Boscia albitrunca & B. foetida are both common in the local bush on the farm.

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male Queen 3

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

one of a host of Queen Purple Tip butterflies, mostly males, visiting the flowering Kleinia in the garden. Note larval food trees Boscia albitrunca & B. foetida are both common in the local bush on the farm.

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male Queen 2

IMG_9967 purple tip
By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

one of a host of Queen Purple Tip butterflies, mostly males, visiting the flowering Kleinia in the garden. Note larval food trees Boscia albitrunca & B. foetida are both common in the local bush on the farm.

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male Queen 1

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By: TuliTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in InvertebratesTuli’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 13th June 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

one of a host of Queen Purple Tip butterflies, mostly males, visiting the flowering Kleinia in the garden. Note larval food trees Boscia albitrunca & B. foetida are both common in the local bush on the farm.

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ID Please

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By: lidds84
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Location: Kirstenbosch
Observed: 29th June 2015
Added: 1st July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

The fellow flew into the office and started laying white things that seemed like eggs all over the place

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Species with which Moths (Lepidoptera) interacts