Observations in the Order: Lepidoptera

Common Name: Moths

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wie is volgende

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By: wessel uys
Location: meideberg, ceres karoo
Observed: 27th March 2017
Added: 28th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:2
Description:

die mot is nou in karoo, dieselfde ook in centuirion, kom landswyd voor

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Psychidae sp. on Phymaspermum schroeteri

Psychidae sp. on Phymaspermum schroeteri
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Wilgebosch
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 28th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Psychidae sp. on Phymaspermum aciculare

Psychidae sp. on Phymaspermum aciculare
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Wilgebosch Nieu Bethesda
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 28th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Battered Blue

Papilionoidea
By: Gigi
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Location: Rockcliffe 3255_2535
Observed: 21st February 2017
Added: 28th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Blue Beauty

Papilionoidea
By: Gigi
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Location: Rockcliffe 3255_2535
Observed: 21st February 2017
Added: 28th March 2017
Identifications:2
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Aloeides sp on Euryops floribundus

Aloeides sp on Euryops floribundus
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Wilgebosch Nieu Bethesda
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 28th March 2017
Likely ID: Aloeides
Identifications:1
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Belenois aurota subsp. aurota (Brown veined White) on Centaurea melitensis

Belenois aurota subsp. aurota (Brown veined White) on Centaurea melitensis
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Nieu-Bethesda
Observed: 21st December 2011
Added: 28th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Habitat: Road Verge

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Kleinmond red coffee drinker the second

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By: magrietb
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Observed: 19th March 2017
Added: 28th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Flying around madly in high winds on top of the mountain, and then all of a sudden several minutes of drinking nectar.

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Grey-brown moth - Mtunzini

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 25th March 2017
Added: 28th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Attracted to light

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Pearl colour with brown stripes - Mtunzini

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 25th March 2017
Added: 28th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Attracted to light

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Shades of brown moth - Mtunzini

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 27th March 2017
Added: 28th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Attracted to light

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Coffee and cream coloured moth

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 27th March 2017
Added: 28th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Attracted to lights

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African Monarch

African Monarch
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Keur River - Langeberg
Observed: 21st March 2017
Added: 28th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Speckle Footman

Speckle Footman
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Termite Trail w leg
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 28th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Common Hottentot Skipper (ePifane)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: ePifane (1)
Observed: 9th February 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Specious Tiger Moth (PE)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Port Elizabeth - Dijon
Observed: 5th February 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Three blobs per side butter

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 27th March 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Mint Imperial

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 27th March 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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: 27th March 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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worm

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: 23, Dreyersdal Rd
Observed: 27th March 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Likely ID: Tortricoidea
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Marsh Blue

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Location: Faberhill Cottages
Observed: 8th January 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Wetland adjacent stream, in conservation corridor with pine compartments on both sides. There were a gazillion blue butterflies flying around on this very hot day. They were all more or less the same size, and exhibited similar flight patterns. So I am going to assume that they were the same species

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Cyligramma-World

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Hunters Rock
Observed: 23rd March 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:4
Description:

Photo by Elmarie Minnaar

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Moth

Moth
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Location: Paling Gat, Stillbay
Observed: 21st March 2017
Added: 27th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

+- 20 mm wing span

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Brown butter

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 10th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Large moth

Large Moth
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Location: Eagles Pride
Observed: 26th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About 9cm across

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Garden acraea butterfly

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By: fayne connelly
CREW (Gauteng)
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Location: The Country Club Johannesburg Woodmead
Observed: 23rd February 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

A medium size dull reddy orange butterfly with black spots and transparent upper wings. Visiting black-jack flower heads.

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Hawk Moth

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Location: Anderson St, Brooklyn
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Day flying owl

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 25th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

At first thought this to be a butterfly from the flight pattern

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Roadside royal mimic

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Minerva Ave, Scottburgh South
Observed: 24th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Thirsty blue-eyes

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By: Bushboy
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Location: n entry to s beachwalk
Observed: 23rd March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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