Observations in the Order: Lepidoptera

Common Name: Moths

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Swallowtail

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Silvermine Lookout
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 19th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Butter on flower

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th January 2017
Added: 19th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Moving debris

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th January 2017
Added: 18th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Striped hawk moth

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By: Alex Dreyer
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed: 9th July 2016
Added: 18th January 2017
Likely ID: Hyles livornica
Identifications:1
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Antennae swinger

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By: Alex Dreyer
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia (light trap)
Observed: 4th July 2016
Added: 18th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Description:

The moth was swinging it's antennae continuously with the tips moving a circular motion, The left and right antennae was kept at 180deg from each other.

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pale flat moth on window frame

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 16th January 2017
Added: 18th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Geometridae

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By: Alex Dreyer
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia (light trap)
Observed: 29th June 2016
Added: 18th January 2017
Likely ID: Geometridae
Identifications:1
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Crimson-speckled Footman

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By: Alex Dreyer
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia (light trap)
Observed: 29th June 2016
Added: 18th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Moth

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: East London
Observed: 17th January 2017
Added: 18th January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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cloud of Blues

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Location: Gaborone North smallholdings
Observed: 5th November 2016
Added: 18th January 2017
Likely ID: Azanus ubaldus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

a cloud of rather active small Blues on damp soil beside a water trough, area heavily trampled by smallstock

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white hairy moth

white hairy moth
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Location: Paling Gat, Stillbay
Observed: 11th December 2016
Added: 18th January 2017
Likely ID: Pingasa
Identifications:1
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Description:

wing span about 2,5 cm, hairy, white, silvery sheen

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Variable Diadem

Variable Diadem
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Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 15th January 2017
Added: 17th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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stick moth

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Location: Wingatepark buiteklub
Observed: 8th January 2017
Added: 17th January 2017
Likely ID: Crambinae
Identifications:1
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Joker or is the joke on me?

Joker or is the joke on me?
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Location: Vlei Loop 1
Observed: 15th January 2017
Added: 17th January 2017
Identifications:2
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Boisduval's Tree Nymphs

Boisduval's Tree Nymph
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Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 15th January 2017
Added: 17th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Lycaenidae sp. on Phylica sp.

Lycaenidae sp. on Phylica sp.
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: Sparrebosch Trail
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 17th January 2017
Likely ID: Lycaenidae
Identifications:1
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Skippy

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 15th January 2017
Added: 17th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Caterpillar

Caterpillar
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: Groenrivier W of N7 n of Klein Dassenberg Road
Observed: 10th October 2016
Added: 16th January 2017
Likely ID: Mesocelis
Identifications:1
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Blue Pansy

Blue Pansy
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Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 15th January 2017
Added: 16th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Tainted Lady

Tainted Lady
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: Groenrivier W of N7 n of Klein Dassenberg Road
Observed: 10th October 2016
Added: 16th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Hairy moths mating next to strange cocoon.

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Location: Ermelo
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 16th January 2017
Likely ID: Euproctis
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:4
Description:

Female moth wings cream in colour, Wings conspicuously veined with small dots near back of outer wings. Body length about 17mm in size, Very hairy legs and head, also same creamy coloured.
Male moth wings brown in colour, Body length about 12mm in size, Hairy legs, but not as much as the female, legs and hairs yellow coloured.
Cocoon light brown in colour, irregular in shape, about 15mm in size. Don't know if cocoon belongs to the same moth specie, and if not, which specie is responsible for this cocoon?

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Caterpillar

Caterpillar
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: Klipvlei e N7 at Tydstroom
Observed: 10th October 2016
Added: 16th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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yellow legs

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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 3rd November 2016
Added: 16th January 2017
Likely ID: Ethmia
Identifications:1
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Description:

small Ethmid type moth. The white wings adorned with a small number of black spots suggests the genus Ethmia but searching Google images indicates that the yellow head and legs do not appear to be so commonplace within this genus, see https://www.google.com/search?q=ethmia&client=firefox-b&source=lnms&tbm=...

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Wurm

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: Nylstroom
Observed: 15th January 2017
Added: 16th January 2017
Likely ID: Lepidoptera
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Sweet-thorn munching caterpillar

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mlalazi Nature Reserve
Observed: 8th January 2017
Added: 16th January 2017
Likely ID: Lepidoptera
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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spotty longhorn moth

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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 3rd November 2016
Added: 16th January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

attracted to house lights

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broad shouldered & blotchy

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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 3rd November 2016
Added: 16th January 2017
Likely ID: Proconis
Identifications:1
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Description:

broad shouldered moth with an intricate blotchy wing pattern, possibly in the Calpinae subfamily of the Erebidae, similar to Proconis in African Moths http://www.africanmoths.com/pages/EREBIDAE/CALPINAE/proconis%20abrostolo...

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Kelim moth

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Garden
Observed: 15th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:3
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Lucky survivor of geckos' nightly hunting grounds

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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More bronze than blue

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 12th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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