Photos / Sounds

Date

December 18, 2019 11:00 AM SAST

Description

Parasitising mantis egg case.

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What

Spotted Harlequin Snake (Homoroselaps lacteus)

Observer

rikusc

Date

April 23, 2022 03:05 PM SAST

Description

Spotted harlequin snake eating Cape legless skink.

Video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SSv8ZMBQiA

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What

Citrus Swallowtail (Papilio demodocus)

Observer

murraychristian

Date

December 7, 2016 01:55 PM SAST

Description

Patrolling the summit.

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What

Cape Protea Seedborer Weevil (Euderes lineicollis)

Observer

colin25

Date

May 11, 2022 08:10 AM SAST

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What

Cape Cobra (Naja nivea)

Observer

ehreneksteen

Date

April 29, 2022 12:29 PM SAST

Place

NC, ZA (Google, OSM)

Description

Being mobbed by Cape Ground Squirrels

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Observer

magrietb

Date

April 30, 2022 12:09 PM SAST

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What

Hump-back Spiders (Genus Menneus)

Observer

suncana

Date

April 29, 2022 07:11 PM SAST

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What

Rufous-naped Lark (Mirafra africana)

Observer

wade_lee22

Date

January 7, 2022 06:17 AM SAST

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What

Garden Acraea (Acraea horta)

Observer

onako

Date

May 1, 2022 11:11 AM SAST

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What

Cockroach Wasps (Genus Ampulex)

Observer

my_first_forty2

Date

April 29, 2022 03:59 PM SAST

Description

Cockroach wasp

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What

Kriedoring Lady Beetle (Afrocleta eckloni)

Observer

cecileroux

Date

September 21, 2021 05:02 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

martinmandak

Date

March 12, 2022

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What

Southern Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus ssp. cristatus)

Observer

tjeerddw

Date

March 7, 2015 10:41 AM CET

Description

kuifkopvisvanger/malachite kingfisher/alcedo cristata

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What

African Map Butterfly (Cyrestis camillus)

Observer

martinmandak

Date

March 1, 2022

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Observer

sallyslak

Date

April 10, 2022 04:55 PM SAST

Description

A small colony of these males singing to females in long grass in the late afternoon. Females are green. If disturbed, the insects scuttle or drop down into the undergrowth.
Video with sound
https://youtu.be/8aTPHMthWW4

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What

Streaky Blackcollar Barbet (Lybius torquatus ssp. torquatus)

Observer

colin25

Date

April 13, 2022 08:32 AM SAST

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What

African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis)

Observer

jacob12_

Date

April 10, 2022 12:18 PM SAST

Description

About five frogs were launching out of the water like this in the shallows. At first, we thought they were fish hawking insects off the surface. Only when reviewing the photos did we realize they were clawed frogs.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

bushboy

Date

April 8, 2022 12:22 PM SAST

Description

Oh, give us a kiss with that nipple-pink mouth ...

At doggy-doo. Aggressively chased the blow fly on foot a few centimetres.

See other fly: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/110814972

See Dog: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/110815500

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What

Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ssp. ibis)

Observer

gigilaidler

Date

April 7, 2022 09:24 AM SAST

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What

Schlegel’s Beaked Blind Snake (Afrotyphlops schlegelii)

Observer

scelotes

Date

April 6, 2022 02:15 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

janet_taylor

Date

April 1, 2022 01:17 PM SAST

Place

KZN, ZA (Google, OSM)

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What

Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus)

Observer

jlagies

Date

December 8, 2021

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What

Spider Wasps (Family Pompilidae)

Observer

konkoit

Date

March 24, 2022 03:18 PM UTC

Place

Mtunzini (Google, OSM)

Description

Observation is for wasp.

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What

Blue-cheeked Bee-Eater (Merops persicus)

Observer

henniejordaan

Date

February 19, 2022 09:40 AM SAST

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What

Hexagonal Hunterslug (Chlamydephorus sexangulus)

Observer

ricky_taylor

Date

March 15, 2022 12:11 PM SAST

Description

Hunter slug killing a pill millipede. Slug about 7cm long. Millipede (rolled up) with a diameter of about 3 cm. Lot of slime had been produced. I could not see if the millipede was still alive or not.
On path in dune forest on a rainy day.
Slug hard and leathery
For millipede see observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/108715962
For a description of these slugs preying on pill millipedes see Herbert, D. (2000) J Zool, Lond 251: 1-5.
See observation https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/88392055 which also shows a hunter slug feeding on a pill millipede.

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Observer

mariedelport

Date

March 10, 2022 10:29 PM SAST

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What

Southern Ground-Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri)

Date

February 6, 2022 11:46 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

What

Little Bee-Eater (Merops pusillus)

Observer

jimbowaan

Date

October 8, 2021 02:55 PM UTC

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Rock Agama (Agama atra)

Date

February 14, 2022 05:57 PM EET

Place

WC, ZA (Google, OSM)

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What

African Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus ssp. payesii)

Observer

colin25

Date

February 11, 2022 09:37 AM SAST

Description

Part 2

Photos / Sounds

Observer

renecarbonaio

Date

February 8, 2007 09:31 PM CET

Photos / Sounds

Observer

hrodulf

Date

October 25, 2021 08:11 PM EET

Description

Proevippa sp. was suggested, but this is still an undescribed species.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

hrodulf

Date

October 22, 2021 08:27 PM EET

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What

Knysna Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion damaranum)

Observer

horwitzm

Date

January 10, 2022 12:50 PM EET

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What

Southern African Python (Python natalensis)

Observer

torigray

Date

October 5, 2020 07:30 PM SAST

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What

Southern and Eastern African Caracal (Caracal caracal ssp. caracal)

Observer

craigminkley

Date

December 28, 2021 07:05 AM EET

Photos / Sounds

Observer

linda_harris

Date

December 23, 2021 11:00 AM SAST

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Date

December 8, 2021 11:04 AM SAST

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What

Rhombic Night Adder (Causus rhombeatus)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

December 18, 2021 03:41 PM SAST

Place

House (Google, OSM)

Description

I came across the pair apparently shortly after the snake had bitten the toad, around 14:30. In the video the adder can be seen giving the toad a second bite.
The snake started swallowing the toad at 14:38, the toad still struggling strongly. The toad stopped moving at around 14:41.
Initially I started filming on my phone as the snake was blocking the path to my camera and I didn't want to disturb it. An hour in (15:30), it was apparent that the snake was untroubled by the various humans and cats watching it, and I swapped to the camera.
By 16:50 the snake had swallowed the toad up to its hips. At 17:16 it partially regurgitated the prey and started swallowing again.
At 17:36 it again regurgitated a large portion of the toad - its front legs and feet were visible.
At 17:56 only the back legs were still protruding.
The toad was completely swallowed at 18:09, 3.5 hours in all.
The video (3mins 30 sec) is edited and speeded up 2x.

Video
https://youtu.be/hejRBqj_PS0

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What

Golden-gilled Bolete (Phylloporus pelletieri)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

December 14, 2021 07:13 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

What

African Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus ssp. minor)

Observer

rmcoops

Date

December 12, 2021 09:58 AM SAST

Description

Peregrine Falcon caught a Red-faced Mousebird at Wildevoelvlei.

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Brown-hooded Kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris ssp. albiventris)

Observer

gavinfalck

Date

November 21, 2021 09:49 AM SAST

Description

With prey item - Knysna Dwarf Chameleon.

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What

Southern Brown-hooded Kingfisher (Halcyon albiventris ssp. albiventris)

Observer

colin25

Date

October 27, 2021 09:51 AM SAST

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What

Damara Molerat (Fukomys damarensis)

Observer

kfinn

Date

October 30, 2014 05:47 PM SAST

Description

Captured during mark-recapture research at the Kalahari Research Centre.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

rslhaupt

Date

October 16, 2021 09:04 AM SAST

Description

Rescued from out of swimming pool.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sallyslak

Date

October 10, 2021 05:43 PM SAST

Description

For the piggy-baking larva.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

suncana

Date

October 10, 2021 12:14 PM SAST

Description

A tiny little thing, ridiculously cute.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

intotheokavango

Date

August 29, 2021 05:00 PM EET

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What

Brown Forest Cup (Urnula campylospora)

Observer

robyn_lister

Date

October 5, 2021 10:58 AM SAST

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Date

November 28, 2018 08:16 AM SAST

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What

Common Forest Tsetse (Glossina brevipalpis)

Observer

flippie1971

Date

October 1, 2021 04:42 PM SAST

Description

Visiting a sand forest in the Hluhluwe area. I was very surprised to see this Tsetse fly in the kitchen. Caught it for some close up photography. Haven't seen any other around here but I see there are a number of iNat observations for the Tsetse fly from this region. Not sure which species this is but I see there is a key on the net. Will have a look at that.

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What

Spotted Painted Reedfrog (Hyperolius marmoratus ssp. verrucosus)

Observer

colin25

Date

November 24, 2019 07:16 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

What

African Leopard (Panthera pardus ssp. pardus)

Observer

johan338

Date

July 2021

Description

This observation is for the Leopard

Photos / Sounds

What

Garden Snail (Cornu aspersum)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

September 7, 2021

Description

My young friend Ethan Griffin found this beast in his garden and would love to get any insights on this warped snail. Photos by Ethan.

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Observer

bushboy

Date

September 29, 2021 10:59 AM SAST

Description

Takin' my antlers outtahere

Unfamiliar, ususually small (c. 12mm) fellow took off before finger-scale could be added

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What

Southern Vine Snake (Thelotornis capensis ssp. capensis)

Observer

paolocandotti

Date

September 28, 2021 12:17 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern and Eastern African Caracal (Caracal caracal ssp. caracal)

Observer

gigilaidler

Date

September 20, 2021 05:04 PM SAST

Description

A mother and two kittens hanging out in my favourite Garden 💕

Photos / Sounds

What

Table Mountain Ghost Frog (Heleophryne rosei)

Observer

olvr_a

Date

November 2020

Description

In an area cleared of Australian Blackwood

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What

Cockroach Wasps (Genus Ampulex)

Observer

alexanderr

Date

February 28, 2021 10:19 AM SAST

Description

The wasp was walking the cockroach. It would grab the head and then the cockroach would follow the wasp, as if it was pulling a sensitive body part.

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What

Heaviside's Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii)

Observer

nicky

Date

March 14, 2021 09:29 AM SAST

Place

Cape Town (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Golden Manyplume Moth (Alucita phanerarcha)

Observer

suncana

Date

March 15, 2020 12:03 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Fiscal (Lanius collaris)

Observer

tomarmitage

Date

December 30, 2017 11:34 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sallyslak

Date

February 15, 2021 04:24 AM SAST

Place

House (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Leaproaches (Genus Saltoblattella)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

February 25, 2021 03:14 PM SAST

Description

In long grass. Knocked into the path while I was removing a weed.

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern and Eastern African Caracal (Caracal caracal ssp. caracal)

Observer

gigilaidler

Date

September 27, 2020 01:46 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

What

Klaas's Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx klaas)

Observer

peterswart

Date

June 26, 2021 03:33 PM SAST

Description

This pair has been calling a lot over the last three weeks. The second set of pictures shows the male bringing caterpillars to the female. He brought three before I scared them off.

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What

Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus ssp. melampus)

Observer

juddpatterson

Date

March 24, 2015 09:57 AM EDT

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What

Carpenter and Sugar Ants (Genus Camponotus)

Observer

flippie1971

Date

May 2, 2016

Description

Sugar ant ^overindulging^


I photographed this Camponotus (Sugar ant) drinking sugary water in my garden. These ants are very quick and I put down some sugary water to see if I could entice it to stop for a few seconds. I then noticed just how markedly the gaster swells up from the water drinking over a minute or two. I have seen these swollen gasters before on some ants but was nevertheless surprised by how much it increased in size over such a short period of time. Apparently facilitated by the abdominal segments separating. The ant hung around for a few photos after the feast and then scooted off at a slightly slower pace.

I have included a low res collage of the water drinking episode as well as the individual higher resolution photographs.

I thought it may be Camponotus niveosetosus (Hairy sugar ant) but the one I photographed previously was larger, blacker and had more prominent bristles so I am unsure if this is that same species. See here: http://www.ispotnature.org/node/793405

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What

Heaviside's Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii)

Observer

pacapix

Date

December 14, 2020 09:07 AM SAST

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What

Large Pugnacious Ant (Anoplolepis custodiens)

Observer

rjpretor

Date

January 1, 2020 04:46 PM SAST

Description

This obs. is for the larger pugnacious ants which were harassing the smaller Tetramorium. The red fierce ants can be viewed at: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37296694

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What

Paradise Skipper (Abantis paradisea)

Observer

magdastlucia

Date

September 16, 2021

Place

St Lucia 1 (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jrgale

Date

September 15, 2021 07:10 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

konkoit

Date

April 18, 2021

Place

Mtunzini (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Paradise Skipper (Abantis paradisea)

Observer

magdastlucia

Date

September 3, 2021 12:18 PM SAST

Place

St Lucia 1 (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Rock Sengi (Elephantulus rupestris)

Observer

kevinatbrakputs

Date

December 10, 2019 05:53 PM SAST

Description

Same pair in each pic

Photos / Sounds

What

Péringuey's Ambush Katydids (Genus Peringueyella)

Observer

tjeerddw

Date

March 6, 2014

Description

Common Stick Grasshopper

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas)

Observer

muir

Date

August 15, 2014 10:55 AM SAST

Description

Lunchtime beggars.

Photos / Sounds

What

Spotted Painted Reedfrog (Hyperolius marmoratus ssp. verrucosus)

Observer

flippie1971

Date

May 17, 2014

Description

Frog identification please


This 22mm frog was found in my garden in Bellville, Cape Town. It was hiding in the fold of a dried up palm tree leaf. Please help with ID.

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What

Rainbow Shield Bug (Calidea dregii)

Observer

richardadcock

Date

February 9, 2014

Place

Piketberg (Google, OSM)

Description

Koki pen colouring-in competition...


And the winner is.......Very common in these furry weeds - every plant had a couple. Colours vary according to maturity level.

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What

Garden Snail (Cornu aspersum)

Observer

colin25

Date

February 23, 2012

Description

Praying Manits eating a Garden Snail


Photos / Sounds

What

Forest Buzzard (Buteo trizonatus)

Observer

colin25

Date

September 2, 2021 08:51 AM SAST

Description

Photo credits: Etienne De Beer.
Both birds shown at rest as well as in flight for clarity. Interaction shot at 7 frames/second

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What

Little Sparrowhawk (Accipiter minullus)

Observer

colin25

Date

September 2, 2021 08:51 AM SAST

Description

Photo credits: Etienne De Beer.
This for the smaller of the 2 birds, the aggressor.

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What

Featherleg Bugs (Subfamily Holoptilinae)

Observer

jolandie3

Date

August 24, 2021 03:37 PM SAST

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What

Petticoat Mottlegill (Panaeolus papilionaceus)

Observer

david_taylor

Date

August 15, 2021 06:11 PM SAST

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What

Southern Fiscal (Lanius collaris ssp. collaris)

Observer

colin25

Date

December 15, 2017 05:10 PM SAST

Description

Bird seen coming out of bushes, landed on path with prey, pecked at it, flew another few metres, again landed and pecked a couple of times. Not recorded. Flew in a low bush and..... Left twice a feed chicks in nearby known nest. Total recorded time: 4 minutes. Ended when another shrike appeared and the killer flew off with the remainder of the kill.

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What

Sombre Twig Pruner (Cloniocerus kraussii)

Observer

gigilaidler

Date

February 8, 2012

Description

Elaborately decorative beetle - Sombre Twig Pruner


About 25 mm long. When alarmed it brought the antennae together and froze... trying to simulate a bird dropping?

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What

Fisk's House Snake (Lamprophis fiskii)

Observer

herpguy

Date

April 9, 1990

Description

This rare House Snake was found crossing the road at night 8 km east of Springbok in Cape Province of southwestern South Africa.

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What

Planthoppers (Superfamily Fulgoroidea)

Observer

peterwebb

Date

February 1, 2012

Description

Leaf Hopper


As in Photo,amazing,long fibre optic type strands out the rear.About 6mm long.

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Observer

prix_burgoyne

Date

April 2006

Description

Beeskloutjies, Mooikloof, Gauteng


Whole plant about 6 -8cm diam. Only about 30 plants were present at this site. Now extinct due to urban expansion.

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What

Psychedelic Forbhopper (Thericles obtusifrons)

Observer

alexdreyer

Date

December 21, 2008

Description

Psychedelic grasshopper


Photos / Sounds

What

Inaccessible Island Rail (Atlantisia rogersi)

Observer

briangratwicke

Date

March 2012

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What

Frog-eater Ground Beetles (Subgenus Epomis)

Observer

colin25

Date

January 21, 2016 05:28 PM SAST

Description

Found of table. Observed for 12 hours, frog died and was extensively eaten.

Photos / Sounds

What

Frog-eater Ground Beetles (Subgenus Epomis)

Observer

colin25

Date

January 4, 2015

Description

Insect attached to Painted Reed Frog


May have been parasitism or eating some thing off the skin of the frog. Guess parasitism, guessing at beetle lavae.

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What

Searsia Lappet Moths (Genus Bombycomorpha)

Observer

karoopixie

Date

July 27, 2017 07:33 AM SAST

Description

Hatching!

Photos / Sounds

What

Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus ssp. pictus)

Observer

norcaldon

Date

March 2017

Photos / Sounds

What

Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus)

Observer

nigelforshaw

Date

August 7, 2021 07:37 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

What

Braconid Wasps (Family Braconidae)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

May 26, 2021 05:18 PM SAST

Description

Reared (CRG SDA23) see:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/80371510

Galls collected 26 May 2021.
Adult emerged approx 28 July 2021.

From the smooth gall type.

See also moth reared from spiky gall:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/90867518

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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

May 26, 2021 05:18 PM SAST

Description

Gall on Tephrosia capensis.

Reared (CRG SDA24), see:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/90867518

Wasp also reared from a gall (CRG SDA23):
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/89166226

Second wasp reared from a gall(CRG SDA25):
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/91829883