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Peringuey's Adder (Bitis peringueyi)

Observer

skuakanga

Date

July 2023

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Observer

skuakanga

Date

July 2024

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What

Triops (Genus Triops)

Observer

skuakanga

Date

July 19, 2020 10:29 AM CAT

Description

Ephemeral, brackish pan after rain

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What

Slender Burnished Brass (Thysanoplusia orichalcea)

Observer

heinrichhuman

Date

January 22, 2013 10:41 AM SAST

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What

Eastern Green Mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps)

Observer

bushboy

Date

June 12, 2024 11:31 AM SAST

Description

Keeping the winter fires burning ...

Photos kind courtesy of Mary McKenzie

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What

Karoo Balbyter Ant (Camponotus fulvopilosus)

Observer

detlef

Date

November 13, 2013

Description

A Karoo Balbyter Sugar Ant (Camponotus fulvopilosus) visiting the cyathia of Euphorbia polygona var. ambigua.
Obviously, ants love the sugar-rich liquid or nectar produced by the glands of euphorbias, as demonstrated here in Euphorbia polygona var. ambigua. However, to the best of my knowledge, there is no clear evidence supporting the idea that ants act as pollinators of spurges. Generally, it is believed that pollination by ants is rare, if it occurs at all. The prevailing explanation for the rarity of ant pollination is that their cuticular antimicrobial secretions are toxic to pollen grains. Nevertheless, it is possible that the pollen of some euphorbias is more resistant to these chemical secretions. Are there any recent studies investigating the impact of ants on the pollination of euphorbias?

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African Goshawk (Accipiter tachiro)

Observer

i_c_riddell

Date

May 20, 2024 02:32 PM CAT

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What

Coastal Velvetworm (Opisthopatus kwazululandi)

Observer

suncana

Date

April 29, 2024 07:06 PM SAST

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Observer

muhammad_a

Date

March 31, 2024 10:17 AM SAST

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Observer

bartwursten

Date

November 2019

Place

Manica, MZ (Google, OSM)

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What

Marbled Tree Snake (Dipsadoboa aulica)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

February 24, 2024 05:21 AM SAST

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What

Bush Crickets (Family Tettigoniidae)

Observer

timmcclurg

Date

February 21, 2024 12:07 PM SAST

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Observer

mariedelport

Date

January 23, 2022 11:33 PM SAST

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Observer

mariedelport

Date

January 11, 2022 01:18 PM SAST

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What

Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius)

Observer

drmckenzie

Date

March 23, 2019 11:09 AM SAST

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mariedelport

Date

January 7, 2024 11:12 PM SAST

Description

Busy excavating a new nest in an Aloe flower stem.

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What

Double-banded Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa caffra)

Observer

lcreed

Date

January 2024

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What

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Observer

mariedelport

Date

December 2023

Description

Composite image (first photo) of juvenile falcons playfully chasing each other. At one stage, they locked talons, twirled around and then disengaged again.

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What

Natal Purple-glossed Snake (Amblyodipsas concolor)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

January 2, 2024 09:00 AM SAST

Description

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suncana

Date

December 27, 2023 03:26 PM SAST

Description

Should be Pondoensis subspecies but it’s not available

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What

Gold-Striped Frog (Lithodytes lineatus)

Observer

luke_verburgt

Date

June 7, 2013 07:44 PM -05

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What

Common Lancehead (Bothrops atrox)

Observer

luke_verburgt

Date

October 1, 2009 09:30 PM -04

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What

Needlenose Flies (Subgenus Philoliche)

Observer

joewhite

Date

December 12, 2023 04:16 PM SAST

Description

Philoliche aethopica?

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Observer

warrenmcc

Date

September 8, 2023 12:48 PM CAT

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What

African Stink Ant (Paltothyreus tarsatus)

Observer

vaughanjessnitz

Date

November 16, 2023 01:36 PM CAT

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What

Mauritius Flying-Fox (Pteropus niger)

Observer

martinus3

Place

Missing Location

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What

Rûens Velvetworm (Peripatopsis lawrencei)

Observer

alexanderr

Date

November 12, 2023 09:15 AM SAST

Description

with P&T Rebelo

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Observer

skuakanga

Date

May 2011

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What

Namibian Barrel Milkweed (Larryleachia marlothii)

Observer

skuakanga

Date

September 7, 2008 07:10 PM CAT

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What

Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill (Bycanistes subcylindricus)

Observer

annelaudisoit

Date

April 3, 2017 09:03 PM CAT

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Observer

mariedelport

Date

January 14, 2023 01:16 AM SAST

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What

Needlenose Flies (Subgenus Philoliche)

Observer

mariedelport

Date

January 15, 2022 10:14 PM SAST

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Observer

mariedelport

Date

May 19, 2021 11:28 PM SAST

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What

Eastern Spotted Buff (Pentila tropicalis ssp. tropicalis)

Observer

magdastlucia

Date

March 26, 2023 03:22 PM SAST

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What

Yellow-winged Bat (Lavia frons)

Observer

dougmacsafaris

Date

March 30, 2023 04:52 PM WAT

Place

Zakouma NP (Google, OSM)

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What

Sandstone Redstem (Pseudoscolopia polyantha)

Observer

graham_g

Date

March 7, 2019 10:01 AM SAST

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What

False Waterberry (Rhynchocalyx lawsonioides)

Observer

graham_g

Date

March 7, 2019 10:01 AM SAST

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Observer

graham_g

Date

March 2019

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What

Ringbum Millipede Muncher Ant (Plectroctena mandibularis)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

December 29, 2022 07:41 AM SAST

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What

Magretti's Cautious Ant (Meranoplus magrettii)

Observer

hamishrobertson

Date

April 13, 2011 05:55 PM WAT

Description

Field number NAM2011-184. Nest in soil in farmyard. Photographed by Duncan Robertson.

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What

Small Paper Wasps (Genus Ropalidia)

Observer

frank-deschandol

Date

December 5, 2022 09:38 PM EAT

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Observer

frank-deschandol

Date

November 21, 2022 02:58 AM EAT

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What

Bonsai Mint (Plectranthus ernstii)

Observer

graham_g

Date

April 11, 2019 10:01 AM SAST

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What

Yellowish Amakosa Rocksitter (Durbania amakosa ssp. flavida)

Observer

stevewoodhall

Date

December 10, 2022 01:21 PM SAST

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What

Maluti River Frog (Amietia vertebralis)

Observer

gusbenson

Date

December 21, 2022 12:02 PM SAST

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What

Yellowbum Hotrod Ant (Ocymyrmex flaviventris)

Observer

hamishrobertson

Date

April 2, 2011 11:40 AM CAT

Description

This Ocymyrmex worker was photographed single-handedly carrying this dead Camponotus fulvopilosus worker (see associated observation) back to the nest. Photographed by Duncan Robertson.

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Observer

hamishrobertson

Date

April 18, 2011 12:00 PM WAT

Description

Nest in soil under rock. Field number NAM2011-286. Photographed by Duncan Robertson.

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What

Old and New World Tarantula-hawk Wasps (Genus Hemipepsis)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

December 8, 2022 09:57 AM SAST

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What

Striped Legless Skink (Acontias lineatus)

Observer

alexanderr

Date

September 11, 2022 04:32 PM SAST

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What

Flower Crab Spiders (Genus Thomisus)

Observer

mariedelport

Date

August 1, 2022 04:24 PM SAST

Description

Almost missed her with the sunset back lighting this beauty, G. permeabilis!

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What

Cartwheels (Genus Xysmalobium)

Observer

graham_g

Date

February 8, 2019 04:01 PM SAST

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What

Shiny Spiny Sugar Ant (Polyrhachis gagates)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

July 21, 2022 02:19 PM SAST

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What

Wrasses and Parrotfishes (Family Labridae)

Observer

seastung

Date

April 3, 2022 01:02 PM SAST

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What

Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Observer

josephlloyd-west

Date

July 2022

Description

DCIM\100GOPRO\GOPR0404.JPG

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Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 4, 2022 12:05 PM SAST

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What

Common Evening Brown (Melanitis leda)

Observer

suncana

Date

May 15, 2022 11:47 AM SAST

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Observer

careljongkind

Date

March 11, 2022 05:48 PM CET

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What

Spotted Harlequin Snake (Homoroselaps lacteus)

Observer

alexanderr

Date

May 7, 2022 11:40 AM SAST

Description

kicked over in molerat mound
with @jamesmorton

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What

Savanna Spiny Sugar Ant (Polyrhachis schistacea)

Observer

suncana

Date

April 30, 2022 09:50 AM SAST

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What

Savanna Spiny Sugar Ant (Polyrhachis schistacea)

Observer

alandmanson

Date

April 27, 2022 12:58 PM SAST

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What

Grassi's Fierce Ant (Tetramorium grassii)

Observer

alandmanson

Date

April 23, 2022 12:44 PM SAST

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What

Southern Pied Woollylegs (Lachnocnema laches)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

April 18, 2022 01:01 PM SAST

Description

Male in foreground, female in background:
Woodhall 2020, p. 158

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What

Cartwheels (Genus Xysmalobium)

Observer

graham_g

Date

January 21, 2020 05:11 PM SAST

Description

This is Xysmalobium rhodanthum but the dictionary will not accept the name

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Observer

rob_palmer

Date

April 2, 2022 04:05 PM SAST

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Observer

suncana

Date

March 22, 2022 12:48 AM SAST

Description

CRG 1340

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What

Tiger Angelfish (Apolemichthys kingi)

Observer

seastung

Date

December 4, 2021 06:41 AM SAST

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suncana

Date

February 12, 2022 05:13 PM SAST

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Observer

stevenw12339

Date

January 2022

Description

On the key it appears this species is the largest of the Malagasy small Bothroponera species, overlapping in size with the smallest of the large, which is a bit of a contradiction. They are quite large ants, so I was surprised to learn there are larger species.

Dug up from a ground nest by myself and Malalatiana Andrianantenaina. They sting hard!

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Observer

stevenw12339

Date

January 2022

Description

I'm somewhat sure this is mysticum since queens were flying, but I'm having trouble distinguishing from M. rogeri. The clypeus looks round enough for mysticum...

Extracted from under the bark of a dead log. Log had been pointed out to me by Fielisy "Fidel" Bemaheva, who is an extremely knowledgeable old hand at Madagascar ants.

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What

Slug Caterpillar Moths (Family Limacodidae)

Observer

suncana

Date

January 23, 2022 08:35 AM SAST

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What

Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus)

Observer

lindaloffler

Date

December 2021

Place

Missing Location

Description

Photo taken by Hayden Loffler

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Observer

andre_vm15

Date

December 26, 2021 09:02 AM SAST

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What

Twotone Tree Ant (Atopomyrmex mocquerysi)

Observer

konkoit

Date

January 13, 2022 11:53 AM SAST

Place

Mtunzini (Google, OSM)

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What

Damara Molerat (Fukomys damarensis)

Observer

robert_taylor

Date

January 12, 2022 06:30 PM SAST

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Observer

troos

Date

January 4, 2022 01:37 PM SAST

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What

Thai Bamboo Rat Snake (Oreocryptophis porphyraceus ssp. coxi)

Observer

binturong27

Date

February 23, 2005 10:17 AM WIB

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What

Waterberries (Genus Syzygium)

Observer

alandmanson

Date

June 2019

Description

Tree with "sweet" sap; attracting many insects.

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What

Wavyleaf Cartwheel (Xysmalobium undulatum)

Observer

alandmanson

Date

December 6, 2021 09:25 AM CET

Description

Flowers with pollinators and other visitors. See Shuttleworth & Johnson 2008 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2008.00418.x

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What

Moorish Viper (Daboia mauritanica)

Observer

awwa

Date

October 2021

Place

Naâma, DZ (Google, OSM)

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What

Common Girdled Lizard (Cordylus vittifer)

Observer

gusbenson

Date

December 10, 2021 10:40 AM SAST

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What

Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus)

Date

December 10, 2021 07:19 PM UTC

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What

Pagoda Mini-Jade (Crassula pyramidalis)

Observer

des_lambrecht

Date

September 30, 2021 08:25 AM EEST

Place

WC, ZA (Google, OSM)

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What

Hammer-headed Fruit Bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus)

Observer

rogerioferreira

Date

November 20, 2021 09:00 PM CET

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What

Common Brown Water Snake (Lycodonomorphus rufulus)

Date

December 31, 2019 11:15 AM UTC

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Observer

flippie1971

Date

October 6, 2021 03:14 PM SAST

Description

This small, very striated black Polyrhachis (a very groovy ant... ) was found in Eastern coastal belt forest. Measures 6.8 - 7mm. Appears to be arboreal. I found 2 nests on the trunks (large branch in one case) of 2 different large, established trees. Both nests had a short, tubular nest entrance fashioned from grass/fibers somehow meshed together (see photos). The one nest was under bark and moss and the other extended into a superficial envelope - like pouch made against the side of the tree which was smooth without a thick bark. I have correlated with Antwiki and Antweb and it is an excellent match. Ants of SA p95.

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What

Dr Brauns's Sugar Ant (Camponotus braunsi)

Observer

flippie1971

Date

October 8, 2021 08:34 AM SAST

Description

The minors of C braunsi (see other post for Majors). The description in ants of SA p54 for this species is perfect. I found these minors slowly meandering up and down a tree trunk at the edge of Eastern coastal belt forest. Not only did they look like Cataulacus as suggested in Ants of SA but they occurred with Cataulcus on the same trunk. These minors were about the same size as the Cataulacus measuring in the 4-5mm range. The minors have slightly narrower heads than the majors that are not as heavily pitted and the anterior edge of the pronotum is very acute. The block-like propodeal hump / saddle is quite something!

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What

Hairy Stonecrop (Crassula obovata var. dregeana)

Observer

graham_g

Date

March 2020

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Observer

myrmecophil

Date

October 17, 2021 11:03 AM UTC

Description

my favorite find of this years trip!

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Observer

ricky_taylor

Date

November 9, 2021 07:43 PM SAST

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What

De Beer's Bolas Spider (Cladomelea debeeri)

Observer

suncana

Date

October 8, 2021 08:33 PM SAST

Description

See her swinging her bolas: https://youtu.be/DKMrKwTNV5k

Some more wonderful photos of this lady by photographers much better then moi. She is quite a celebrity!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/101951926508391/permalink/4394361263934081/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/101951926508391/permalink/4397220953648112/

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What

Giant Robber Flies (Genus Promachus)

Observer

rjpretor

Date

November 6, 2021 06:50 PM SAST

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Observer

anthonywalton

Date

October 20, 2021 05:02 PM SAST

Description

3 whorled leaves, bases adnate

Mooi River Highlands Grassland

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Observer

rob_palmer

Date

October 21, 2021 11:52 AM SAST

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What

Emerald Moths and Allies (Family Geometridae)

Observer

suncana

Date

September 25, 2021 09:42 PM SAST

Place

KZN, ZA (Google, OSM)

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What

Broadleaf Stargrass (Hypoxis colchicifolia)

Observer

graham_g

Date

September 22, 2021 05:02 PM SAST

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What

Umtamvuma Watsonia (Watsonia mtamvunae)

Observer

graham_g

Date

September 22, 2021 05:05 PM SAST

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What

Forest Corkwood (Commiphora woodii)

Observer

graham_g

Date

September 13, 2021 12:36 AM HST