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Observer

laurent_h

Date

December 8, 2019 05:50 PM SAST

Place

Hardap, NA (Google, OSM)

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Observer

alandmanson

Date

December 2, 2019 12:22 PM CET

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What

Nut and Acorn Weevils (Genus Curculio)

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sneak-e

Date

September 4, 2019 06:58 PM EDT

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botaneek

Date

December 3, 2019 07:52 AM SAST

Description

seepage area; rare; veld 3yrs old, 15cm

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botswanabugs

Date

December 1, 2019

Description

attracted to light. About 6cm long Pink patch under front legs.I kept it in a container for two days and it produced this egg case.https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36328157. I assume the mantis is a female ! There was no male present in those two days.

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Observer

lizegreenieza

Date

January 24, 2017

Description

Oil beetle


Topographic position: midslope, burned < 12 months prior to this observation, near thicket surrounding a stream.

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cecileroux

Date

December 20, 2017 06:48 PM SAST

Description

Found many of these nests in the grasses in the veld outside Upington, and opened one to find this spider inside.

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What

Baryphas Jumping Spider (Baryphas ahenus)

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magrietb

Date

April 26, 2019 09:58 AM SAST

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What

Black Kangaroo Paw (Macropidia fuliginosa)

Observer

ray_turnbull

Date

October 17, 2017 01:52 PM AWST

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wynand_uys

Date

November 29, 2019 05:08 PM SAST

Description

Body length 14.5mm
Found on barren soil.

Looked much like a toktokkie in size, shape and gait. Hard to imagine from these photographs but when it walks, it raises it body and really does resemble a toktokkie.

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What

Longleg Flower Chafer (Campulipus limbatus)

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cecileroux

Date

October 21, 2017 03:04 PM SAST

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Observer

germangonzo

Date

November 27, 2019 08:34 PM -05

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What

Sailing Bluet (Azuragrion nigridorsum)

Observer

cecileroux

Date

November 4, 2017 11:15 AM SAST

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What

Rainbow Shield Bug (Calidea dregii)

Observer

oswaldkurten

Date

November 26, 2019 01:19 PM SAST

Description

Beautiful, but considered a pest in a few African countries (https://cdn.whatsthatbug.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/2010-01_Alert_Rainbow_Shield_Bug.pdf)

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What

Regal Blowfly (Chrysomya marginalis)

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cecileroux

Date

September 23, 2017 11:19 AM SAST

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What

Metallic Assassin Bugs (Genus Glymmatophora)

Observer

wolfachim

Date

January 12, 2011 12:00 AM CET

Description

Photo and ID by Hanna Roland; ?? larva of:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/10447704

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What

Epauletted Fruit Chafer (Anisorrhina algoensis)

Observer

dhoare

Date

November 23, 2019 02:34 PM SAST

Place

LP, ZA (Google, OSM)

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What

Flower Crab Spiders (Genus Thomisus)

Observer

alandmanson

Date

November 13, 2019 11:23 AM CET

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What

Baryphas Jumping Spider (Baryphas ahenus)

Observer

alandmanson

Date

November 13, 2019 11:25 AM CET

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Observer

cecileroux

Date

August 3, 2017 12:02 PM SAST

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erikvdl

Date

March 28, 2012 12:36 PM SAST

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Observer

drmckenzie

Date

December 7, 2014 03:47 PM SAST

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Observer

drmckenzie

Date

November 4, 2014 09:35 AM SAST

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What

Waterfall Fountainbush (Psoralea cataracta)

Observer

mr_fab

Date

October 24, 2019 01:28 PM SAST

Description

Listed as EXTINCT, last seen 1804

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What

Calyptrate Flies (Zoosubsection Calyptratae)

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colin25

Date

November 6, 2019 04:24 PM SAST

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Observer

alandmanson

Date

October 19, 2019 01:00 PM CET

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What

Thick-headed Flies (Family Conopidae)

Observer

lizd08

Date

November 4, 2019 09:35 AM SAST

Description

Wasp family? Length less than 1cm. Some red markings.

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What

June Beetles (Subfamily Melolonthinae)

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laurent_h

Date

October 21, 2019 10:32 AM SAST

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What

Stately Spiderhead (Serruria altiscapa)

Observer

botaneek

Date

October 31, 2019 07:50 AM SAST

Place

Blokkop 6 (Google, OSM)

Description

local endemic; locally quite common at 840 - 1000m on well drained rocky slopes; infl to 1.7m; reseeder

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What

Namib Giant Ground Gecko (Chondrodactylus angulifer)

Observer

laurent_h

Date

October 27, 2019 09:06 PM SAST

Place

Hardap, NA (Google, OSM)

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What

Hairytube Heath (Erica brachialis)

Date

May 4, 2019 11:41 AM SAST

Description

Orange-breasted Sunbird pollination?

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What

Carpenter Bee Robber Fly (Hyperechia marshalli)

Observer

bushboy

Date

March 23, 2013

Description

The Gate to Hell


Monstrous 50mm bee dismembering a paper wasp of some kind. Perhaps caught nest robbing? Parasitic egg laying?

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What

Geometer Moths (Family Geometridae)

Observer

karenpagel67

Date

October 30, 2019 02:08 PM SAST

Description

Geometer caterpillar - moss-camouflaged - ID pse.

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What

Big-headed Flies (Family Pipunculidae)

Observer

alandmanson

Date

October 5, 2019 01:43 PM CET

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What

Med Conehead Mantid (Empusa pennata)

Observer

imalipusram

Date

August 13, 2015 08:28 PM CST

Description

Juvéniles

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What

Burrowing Ground Beetle (Passalidius fortipes)

Observer

erikvdl

Date

September 23, 2013 11:08 PM SAST

Place

Tierkop (Google, OSM)

Description

Feeding on Hodotermes mossambicus

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Observer

bushboy

Date

October 20, 2019 12:21 PM SAST

Description

Finally! Got the enterprising artiste

Nest construction in dark passage leading to my study on plaque on cloakroom door. Interrupted her carrying mud ball at 12:19. Happily she came back to smooth the hastily-placed ball after I'd turned on the passage light to get better shots.
By 15:59 she'd completed the nest, leaving the top unsealed to insert her caterpillar host.
Last pic shows an old nest (summer 2018) with sealed top on a wall-hanging on the opposite side of the same passage. The hatched wasp has obviously chewed its way out the side.

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What

Planthoppers (Superfamily Fulgoroidea)

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suncana

Date

October 19, 2019 04:05 PM SAST

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ricky_taylor

Date

October 16, 2019 03:52 PM SAST

Description

A gathering of fig wasps on a Ficus tremula leaf. See obs of the tree: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/34453684

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What

Hover Flies (Family Syrphidae)

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goggaman

Date

September 1, 2019 03:05 PM SAST

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What

Southern Lesser Galago (Galago moholi)

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nateweisenbeck

Date

August 6, 2019

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What

Large Cycad Stem Borer (Phacecorynes sommeri)

Observer

david_taylor

Date

October 12, 2019 11:05 AM SAST

Description

Found in the stem of a Cycad

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What

Large Pugnacious Ant (Anoplolepis custodiens)

Observer

rjpretor

Date

October 12, 2019 04:07 PM SAST

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What

Sawedge Sugarbush (Protea holosericea)

Observer

muisvoel

Date

October 6, 2019 07:58 AM SAST

Description

We've never had to work this hard for a Protea! Brutal ascent to Rabiesberg, only one plant and no flowers in their prime! Next time it will have to be Saw-Edge, @wernert95 and @muonmo :)

We would have explored and looked for more, but time and water was limited. A handful of dead plants in the general vicinity of this one, which I'll post as a separate obs .A couple of flowerheads and seeds strewn around (guessing baboons).

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botaneek

Date

October 10, 2019 01:25 PM SAST

Description

first ever photos of this very local endemic, previously only known from Oct 2000 Type collection nearby.

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What

Lunch Clockflower (Moraea fugacissima)

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vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 01:29 PM SAST

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What

Asiline Robber Flies (Subfamily Asilinae)

Observer

vynbos

Date

October 6, 2019 02:00 PM SAST

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What

Jumping Spiders (Family Salticidae)

Observer

vynbos

Date

October 6, 2019 11:11 AM SAST

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What

Blue Stripper (Lachnaea filamentosa)

Observer

vynbos

Date

October 6, 2019 11:47 AM SAST

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What

Southern Rock Agama (Agama atra)

Observer

vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 11:41 AM SAST

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What

Stink Uintjie (Moraea lurida)

Observer

jeffreymichaelg

Date

October 4, 2019 09:43 AM CET

Description

One of multiple individuals of this species (I'm fairly confident of my ID) flowering in the area burnt in Jan 2019, but displaying an unusual number of petals. A bit of a genetic anomaly I suppose?

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What

King Kalkoentjie (Gladiolus alatus)

Observer

vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 11:47 AM SAST

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What

Emerald Tiger Beetle (Cicindela quadriguttata)

Observer

vynbos

Date

October 6, 2019 05:31 AM SAST

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What

Skin Beetles (Family Dermestidae)

Observer

vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 11:40 AM SAST

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What

Knox's Ocellated Sand Lizard (Meroles knoxii)

Observer

vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 12:47 PM SAST

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What

Sword Paintpetal (Codonorhiza falcata)

Observer

vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 11:45 AM SAST

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Observer

vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 11:24 AM SAST

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What

Trilobite Cockroaches (Genus Hyposphaeria)

Observer

vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 03:32 PM SAST

Description

found under a rock

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What

Donkeyface Weevils (Genus Bronchus)

Observer

vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 01:50 PM SAST

Description

found under a rock

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What

Shieldback Locusts (Family Pamphagidae)

Observer

vynbos

Date

October 6, 2019 08:34 AM SAST

Description

only noticed it because it twitched. Pic 4 shows how good its camo is.

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What

Swan Sugarbush (Protea witzenbergiana)

Observer

vynbos

Date

October 6, 2019 09:25 AM SAST

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What

Blue Stripper (Lachnaea filamentosa)

Observer

vynbos

Date

October 6, 2019 09:38 AM SAST

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Observer

vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 03:10 PM SAST

Description

Young veld (1st season). Fire survivor growing on sandstone on a high altitude ridge in the Koue Bokkeveld

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What

Ceres Kalkoentjie (Gladiolus ceresianus)

Observer

vynbos

Date

October 5, 2019 02:12 PM SAST

Description

winking Glad.
approx 12cm high.
growing in clay on steep rocky Southern slope.
No other plants found in the area.

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What

Slender Ant-mimicking Jumping Spider (Myrmarachne ichneumon)

Observer

flippie1971

Date

October 5, 2019 02:25 PM SAST

Description

This Myrmarachne jumping spider does an excellent ant impression of Tetraponera natalensis and T emeryi, I suppose. Put a big smile on my face!
@peterslingsby FYI

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Observer

linkie

Date

October 1, 2019 12:14 PM SAST

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Observer

vynbos

Date

September 24, 2019 10:49 AM SAST

Description

Redlist Rare: saw 10plants in the riverbed. Area unfortunately has severe Hakea invasion.

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What

Smooth Rugged Ringbum Ant (Bothroponera crassa)

Observer

flippie1971

Date

October 3, 2019 05:15 AM SAST

Description

This small slender, ringbum ant was found crawling through the leaf litter. I have edited my original size estimation which was too low. After relocating and re-measuring the ant it measures 7mm or just over. I got a few shots off before it disappeared. Will have another look for it tomorrow morning. Interesting one - cannot find it in the book.

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What

Southern Carmine Bee-Eater (Merops nubicoides)

Observer

didi_ct

Date

September 26, 2017 05:20 PM HST

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What

Swallow-tailed Bee-Eater (Merops hirundineus)

Observer

didi_ct

Date

September 12, 2015 12:45 PM HST

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What

Woolly Sugarfountain (Seetzenia lanata)

Observer

botaneek

Date

September 6, 2019 02:46 PM SAST

Description

recently burnt clay gravels, common; nectar drops visited by ants

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What

Deception Peak Mountain Toadlet (Capensibufo deceptus)

Observer

vynbos

Date

September 23, 2019 10:43 AM SAST

Description

~2cm
found on the ground near a seep.
Southern Haweqwa

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What

Alpine Tittman (Audouinia laevis)

Observer

botaneek

Date

November 3, 2018 12:30 PM SAST

Description

prev Tittmannia; prob A laxa, but all 4 spp occur here and need to check material in herb; occ in fire refuges amongst rocks

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Observer

flippie1971

Date

September 26, 2019 04:18 AM SAST

Description

@peterslingsby
Ant mimic Katydid
Caught out the iNat AI also - thought it was a spiny sugar ant :-)

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Observer

joankleynhans

Date

September 11, 2019 07:07 PM SAST

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What

Dry Kappie (Disperis purpurata)

Observer

ish_crew

Description

About 12 plants in rocky ridge

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What

Potter and Mason Wasps (Subfamily Eumeninae)

Observer

dewald2

Date

February 2018

Description

Makgadikgadi Saline Grassland (Hyphaene petersiana bush clumps)

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What

Hedgehog Candelabra (Brunsvigia radula)

Observer

botaneek

Date

August 2019

Description

funky Knersvlakte limestone endemic

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What

Potter and Mason Wasps (Subfamily Eumeninae)

Observer

alandmanson

Date

August 25, 2019 11:55 AM CET

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What

Giant Rain Frog (Breviceps gibbosus)

Observer

ockertvs

Date

September 2, 2019 11:26 AM SAST

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What

Bearded Reedling (Panurus biarmicus)

Observer

martingrimm

Date

July 13, 2019 12:01 PM CEST

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What

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Observer

tjeerddw

Date

January 29, 2016 02:27 PM CET

Description

little egret/egretta garzetta

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Observer

tjeerddw

Date

July 22, 2013 04:06 PM CET

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What

Cape Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion pumilum)

Observer

magrietb

Date

August 14, 2019 12:27 PM SAST

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What

Granular Capeslug (Oopelta granulosa)

Observer

muisvoel

Date

August 10, 2019 03:03 PM SAST

Place

Waterval (Google, OSM)

Description

Nom nom nom. Seen by @wernert95 :)

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What

African Mask Spider (Synema imitatrix)

Observer

flippie1971

Date

August 10, 2019 11:57 AM SAST

Description

~5mm Crab spider. Male. Garden.

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What

Flask Heath (Erica ampullacea)

Observer

tonyrebelo

Date

July 27, 2019 10:53 AM SAST

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What

Tortoise and Hispine Beetles (Subfamily Cassidinae)

Observer

laurent_h

Date

July 19, 2019 04:55 PM SAST

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What

Knysna Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion damaranum)

Observer

colin25

Date

August 7, 2019 11:39 AM SAST

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What

Southern Rock Agama (Agama atra)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

January 2, 2017 09:05 AM SAST

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What

Plum Cup-an-Saucer Heath (Erica glauca var. glauca)

Observer

vynbos

Date

August 3, 2019 01:05 PM SAST

Description

Lifer
Been looking for this for ages. seen lots of var elegans but never this one. Lots of plants in flower on and around Bertsberg.

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Observer

alandmanson

Date

August 4, 2019 02:18 PM CET

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What

Needle Spoon (Spatalla setacea)

Observer

zmanta

Date

August 4, 2019 01:55 PM SAST

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What

Namaqua Chameleon (Chamaeleo namaquensis)

Observer

suzieandjim

Date

June 15, 2016 01:30 PM AEST

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What

Namaqua Plumefoot Mite (Eatoniana namaquensis)

Date

July 21, 2019 03:52 PM CET

Description

In sand was disturbed by digging.

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Observer

gerryvantonder

Date

July 31, 2019 06:10 AM BST

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What

Zodariid Spiders (Family Zodariidae)

Observer

linkie

Date

June 11, 2019 11:02 AM SAST

Description

found under a rock if I remember correctly.

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What

Golden Huntsman Spiders (Genus Olios)

Observer

nickypegg

Date

May 1, 2017

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What

Eastern Rock Sengi (Elephantulus myurus)

Observer

jouberth

Date

July 20, 2019 10:38 AM SAST

Description

Not 100% sure on species ID.