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Observer

happyasacupcake

Date

February 6, 2019 06:59 AM SAST

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What

Woolfringe Heath (Erica xeranthemifolia)

Observer

c_brunke

Date

June 25, 2024 01:43 PM SAST

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Cape Velvet Worms (Genus Peripatopsis)

Observer

nicipalmer

Date

January 22, 2022 10:48 AM UTC

Description

White worm foraging on tree roots and moss underwater. 2 to 5cm long

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What

African Honeysuckle (Halleria lucida)

Observer

sapiet

Date

April 11, 2019 08:21 AM SAST

Description

Good example next to service road 2 km from start of White Elephant trail.

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What

Common Baboon Spiders (Genus Harpactira)

Observer

vynbos

Date

January 13, 2018 10:53 AM SAST

Description

I rarely see baboon spiders in the veld. This one made its presence known by rather frantic running up restio stems. The problem soon became apparent: a very large spider-wasp was standing nearby. We guessed it had already stung the spider and was waiting for paralysis to set in. I suppose some would say that one should let nature take its course, but I can't think of a much more horrific way to die, being eaten alive. So i took it 50m away and left it hidden under a large rock. I guess it will die anyway, though someone said they revived a stung rainspider.

(see pic 2 for retrolateral scopula which distinguishes this genus from other Theraphosidae see danni_sherwood's comments below)

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Date

August 31, 2023 11:28 AM SAST

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Observer

magrietb

Date

September 17, 2017

Description

Kleinmond kewertjie


Appeared on my desk after I worked with caterpillar food plants. Tiny, 2mm long at the most.

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Subantarctic Skua (Stercorarius antarcticus ssp. lonnbergi)

Observer

magrietb

Date

April 8, 2012

Description

Subantarctic Skua


Solitary bird sitting on the beach; he allowed me to get very close.

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What

Fountainbushes and Dotty Peas (Genus Psoralea)

Observer

charles_stirton

Date

October 10, 2007 12:14 AM BST

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What

African Hoopoe (Upupa epops ssp. africana)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

June 7, 2024 01:18 PM SAST

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What

Incandescent Heath (Erica amidae)

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amidarose

Date

September 24, 2021 10:45 AM SAST

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nicky

Date

March 25, 2018 10:57 AM SAST

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What

Kukumakrankas (Genus Gethyllis)

Observer

mountainmark

Date

January 4, 2020 01:22 PM SAST

Description

Found growing in sandy habitat at around 1500 m in the southern Cederberg.

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What

Kukumakrankas (Genus Gethyllis)

Observer

stephensg

Date

September 12, 2022 04:35 PM SAST

Description

On south facing slope several specimens one of which had been topped by a caterpillar. Base about 2cm high with 2 upward facing skirts and flamboyant green tendrils of up to 4cm.

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Corkscrew Kukumakranka (Gethyllis verticillata)

Observer

jeanstephenson

Date

June 9, 2024 05:02 PM SAST

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Woolseeds (Genus Eriospermum)

Observer

carinalochner

Date

June 9, 2024 04:15 PM SAST

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What

Smoothkeel Locust (Porthetis carinata)

Observer

magrietb

Date

June 8, 2024 01:49 PM SAST

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Woodsorrels (Genus Oxalis)

Observer

ntmoolman

Date

June 8, 2024 01:27 PM SAST

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What

Spiral Woolseed (Eriospermum spirale)

Observer

ntmoolman

Date

June 8, 2024 03:51 PM SAST

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What

Striped Sandveld Lizard (Nucras tessellata)

Observer

andrewaturner

Date

June 8, 2024 02:29 PM SAST

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What

Leopard Tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis)

Date

June 8, 2024 01:31 PM SAST

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What

Spiral Woolseed (Eriospermum spirale)

Observer

petrabroddle

Date

June 8, 2024 03:56 PM SAST

Description

P, site is heavily grazed.

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Leopard Tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis)

Observer

martinerobinson

Date

June 8, 2024 01:45 PM SAST

Description

Hatchling about 10cm long

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Rigid Heath (Erica rigidula)

Observer

linkie

Date

March 4, 2018 01:49 PM SAST

Description

Erica with tiny flowers past their best. Sticky. Large stigma that is excluded. Hairs with glands. 3nate leaves. Large ovary with ovules present. 4 stamens,no appendages.

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What

Rigid Heath (Erica rigidula)

Observer

ren_hoekstra

Date

August 5, 2022 01:37 PM SAST

Description

Conspicuous glandular hairs on stems and leaves; calyx non-glandular densely tomentose; corolla glabrous.

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What

Fire Heath (Erica cerinthoides)

Observer

lougarou

Date

November 25, 2019

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What

White Capestar (Pauridia alba)

Observer

leeburman

Date

April 26, 2024 11:23 AM SAST

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What

Occult Heath (Erica occulta)

Observer

tristankruger

Date

April 29, 2024 12:18 PM SAST

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Observer

james_deacon

Date

April 29, 2024 05:33 PM SAST

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What

Ribbed Woolseed (Eriospermum schlechteri)

Observer

c_brunke

Date

April 28, 2024 04:40 PM SAST

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Lichen Huntsman (Genus Pandercetes)

Observer

jithesh

Date

January 26, 2021 12:07 AM IST

Place

Sanoor (Google, OSM)

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What

Large Pipe Grass (Ehrharta villosa var. maxima)

Observer

geoffnichols

Date

May 24, 2021 01:24 PM SAST

Description

Emerging adult insects in May 2021. Pupae in cut open gall were taken in Sept 2021. These galls are common on all the populations of this dune pioneer grass along the Cape Agulhas coastline.

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What

Common Rain Spider (Palystes superciliosus)

Observer

magrietb

Date

April 9, 2015

Place

Kleinmond (Google, OSM)

Description

Kleinmond midnight moult


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What

Green Tutu Heath (Erica banksia ssp. comptonii)

Observer

linkie

Date

December 29, 2016

Description

Long pointy leaves,hairy ovary.


Erica growing in the rocks with long tubular flowers about 15mm or more. Leaves long,>15mm, with sharp points. The sticky tape is 12mm wide as a reference. However the ovary is definitely hairy. No habitat photo. Sandy picked the piece and handed it to me while I was photographing another tiny rock hugging Erica just a metre lower. A few plants in the area. On the redlist as endangered.

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What

Cat's-paw Emperor (Pseudobunaea tyrrhena)

Observer

suncana

Date

October 10, 2018 07:59 PM SAST

Description

CR 32

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What

Jewel Caterpillar Moth (Acraga coa)

Date

September 20, 2015

Description

Oruga observada en San Agustin de las Juntas, Oaxaca, México. Posiblemente Acraga Coa.
¿Existe algún registro para Oaxaca?

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Poepgrasses (Genus Carpacoce)

Observer

erickmunro

Date

November 6, 2021 11:32 AM UTC

Description

Drawings by Dr. Neels Jacobson

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What

Heaths (Genus Erica)

Observer

sethmusker

Date

February 29, 2024 12:19 PM SAST

Description

Erica pinea x viscaria macrosepala.
Middle flower in close-ups.
Parent plants growing alongside each other. this plant with 4 locules (4 in vis. mac., 8 in pinea), ovary sparsely hairy (hairy in vis. mac., glabrous in pinea), sepals narrowly lanceolate (broadly lanceolate in vis. mac., oblanceolate in pinea).

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Rockstar (Sonderothamnus petraeus)

Observer

dinevanzyl

Date

November 24, 2023 08:34 AM SAST

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What

Twobract Lobelias (Section Delostemon)

Observer

magrietb

Date

April 30, 2023 11:32 AM SAST

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What

Multiflower Plumeseed (Zyrphelis foliosa)

Observer

magrietb

Date

November 26, 2023 03:14 PM SAST

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Swift Moths (Family Hepialidae)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

December 6, 2023 09:51 AM SAST

Description

Guessing!
I was combing through clumps of Eragrostis curvula looking for larval webs of Gorgopis when I came across this sandy, spongy blob, apparently fixed at the bottom of the clump. I pulled on the blob which exposed a robust grass tunnel at the base, which was sunk in to the root area of the grass, I pulled the bag apart - it was made of a tough felty material - but could find no occupants. The bag was flattened horizontally, not vertically in examples I've seen of silk pursers. Any other suggestions welcome!

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Cape Rough-scaled Lizard (Ichnotropis capensis)

Observer

kellyabram

Date

November 27, 2023 08:31 AM SAST

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What

Stumpy Crab Spiders (Genus Thomisops)

Observer

corriedt

Date

November 25, 2023 05:01 PM SAST

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Albertinia Beardbuchu (Euchaetis albertiniana)

Observer

c_brunke

Date

November 10, 2023 04:01 PM SAST

Description

On sandy flats. Lvs ciliate, Lvs opposite

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Nudibranchs (Order Nudibranchia)

Observer

adele84

Date

November 24, 2023 08:00 AM SAST

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Kogelberg Sillyberry (Grubbia rourkei)

Observer

linkie

Date

February 7, 2019 12:35 PM SAST

Description

These were small silvery shrubs and quite charming. I'd have liked to be something else.

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What

Swift Moths (Family Hepialidae)

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magrietb

Date

November 26, 2023 02:34 PM SAST

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What

Cape Genet (Genetta tigrina)

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retsrev2

Date

November 26, 2023 09:47 AM SAST

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Observer

adele84

Date

November 24, 2023 04:08 PM SAST

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Observer

gimmel

Date

November 25, 2023 08:26 PM SAST

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Observer

magrietb

Date

November 24, 2023 09:13 AM SAST

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What

Cape Bladderwort (Utricularia bisquamata)

Observer

vic_brink

Date

November 24, 2023 12:00 PM SAST

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What

Foxy Purplegorse (Muraltia alopecuroides)

Observer

vic_brink

Date

November 24, 2023 08:34 AM SAST

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Observer

linkie

Date

November 24, 2023 09:53 AM SAST

Description

So cute!

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What

Cape Keyhole Limpet (Fissurella mutabilis)

Observer

magrietb

Date

March 1, 2014

Description

Cape Point Littlefeet


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What

Western Cape Crag Lizard (Pseudocordylus microlepidotus ssp. microlepidotus)

Observer

feelthewildtusk

Date

October 29, 2022 02:55 PM SAST

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What

Spoons (Genus Spatalla)

Observer

veldkind

Date

August 18, 2023 03:51 PM SAST

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Observer

chemp

Date

July 22, 2023 12:48 AM EAT

Description

Zaraninge forest, Saadani, Tanzania

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magrietb

Date

June 25, 2015

Description

Kleinmond Othonna I don't know

Little straggler with vertical growing long thin leaves, came up where municipal veld adjacent to the town was control burnt in April 2014.

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What

Leaf-footed Bugs (Family Coreidae)

Observer

suncana

Date

November 7, 2021 11:35 AM SAST

Description

A really strange way to place eggs.

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What

Shilouvane Splitnose Weevil (Sciobius angustus)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

December 23, 2019 10:36 AM SAST

Description

12mm

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What

Paleflank Splitnose Weevil (Sciobius pullus)

Observer

magrietb

Date

October 23, 2018 12:24 PM SAST

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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

franjordaan

Date

May 18, 2019 11:34 AM SAST

Description

18/05/2019 die wurm wat verskuil was in 'n web op 'n plant

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What

Gardenroute Beardbuchu (Euchaetis burchellii)

Observer

markberry

Date

October 30, 2022 09:43 AM SAST

Description

E albertiniana or burchellii

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What

Cape Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion pumilum)

Date

April 29, 2023 12:48 PM SAST

Description

quite an aggressive interaction was seen between these two chameleons

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What

Keyhole Heath (Erica mauritanica)

Observer

pieter_wouter

Date

April 28, 2023

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Observer

jacquesmerwe923

Date

November 2022

Description

Top of a Granite renosterveld koppie.

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What

Flatpine Lobelia (Lobelia chamaepitys)

Observer

magrietb

Date

March 9, 2023 02:53 PM SAST

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What

Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi)

Observer

gerhardmalan

Date

August 31, 2006 10:57 AM SAST

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What

Common Dwarf Gecko (Lygodactylus capensis)

Observer

sandraf

Date

November 25, 2022 05:23 PM SAST

Description

Geitjie kaping! & New family member(s).
Found on a car in a large, paved parking lot.
Then she escaped from the large holding container and disappeared in my car.
Seen >24hrs later. Stress or likes my car - delivered 2 eggs between head rest and back seat. Ma Geitjie released into the garden.
Now? Where to with those eggs!
Aaaawww

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What

Ladybird Parasitoid Wasp (Dinocampus coccinellae)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

November 12, 2020 03:31 PM SAST

Place

River road (Google, OSM)

Description

For the wasp cocoon.

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What

True Fountainbushes (Subgenus Psoralea)

Observer

sandyi

Date

November 29, 2022 09:20 AM SAST

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Observer

cheekychew

Date

March 29, 2017

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What

Heaths (Genus Erica)

Observer

magrietb

Date

October 31, 2022 11:53 AM SAST

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What

Cape Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion pumilum)

Observer

carinalochner

Date

October 29, 2022 02:57 PM SAST

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What

Cape Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis ssp. capensis)

Date

October 29, 2022 12:50 PM SAST

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What

African Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus ssp. caeruleus)

Observer

dottyjess

Date

October 30, 2022 03:40 PM CAT

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What

Common Boomslang (Dispholidus typus ssp. typus)

Observer

carinalochner

Date

October 29, 2022 02:58 PM SAST

Description

Small snake, about the thickness of my small finger. From a distance it looked more like a bunch of caterpillars.

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Observer

amidarose

Date

March 11, 2009 11:57 AM SAST

Description

Betty's Bay

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Observer

amidarose

Date

August 27, 2008 10:38 AM SAST

Description

Kogelberg hiking trail

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What

Lax Spoon (Spatalla racemosa)

Observer

carinalochner

Date

October 23, 2021 10:45 AM SAST

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What

Eastern Whipspider (Damon annulatipes)

Observer

dherbert

Date

October 30, 2011

Description

moulting amblypygid


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Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla)

Observer

slowplants

Date

December 19, 2009 03:57 PM PST

Description

The tree on the right is a young A. heterophylla, the tree on the left is a young A. columnaris.

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What

Hardleaves (Genus Phylica)

Observer

linkie

Date

May 2, 2022 09:50 AM SAST

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What

Common Spoonfig (Erepsia anceps)

Observer

magrietb

Date

November 6, 2013

Description

Sir Lowry^s Erepsia the first


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Date

December 2020

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What

Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus)

Observer

jennykeeping

Date

December 20, 2018 05:55 AM SAST

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Observer

sallyslak

Date

October 25, 2021 06:28 AM SAST

Description

25 Oct: Long, tidily constructed tube sticking up from a hole in the ground. No inhabitant activity seen.
The tube was removed and left next to the hole.

26 Oct: A new small tube had been started overnight. There had been some fiddling with the original tube.

27 Oct: A portion of the original tube had been cut off and attached to the short new tube.

29 Oct: Three more burrows and grass tunnels found in a 2x2m area around the original burrow.
The tube was removed from burrow 2. On re-inspection 4hrs later the burrow entrance had been concealed by cut grass pieces.
The tube was removed from burrow 4 - on re-inspection the entrance had been sealed with a very strong lattice of transparent threads.

30 Oct: Five more tubes found, total now 9 in an area of 4x4m.

20 Nov: Attempted excavation of larva resulted in the lower half of a larva being recovered.

21 Nov: Larva seen (and photographed) moving bits of vegetation in the early morning (04:53) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoVSiIsogcs

22 Nov: tubes continue to be repaired or replaced.

23 Nov: larva excavated in the early morning and housed, with its host plant, in a bucket covered with shadecloth.

28 Nov: a thorough search of the thick grass was done and 5 more tubes were discovered in the 4x4m area. Interestingly, one tube is considerably narrower than the regular sized tubes and another was found of an intermediate size.

10 Dec: no signs of the captive larva, found it dead and dry under the host grass.

18 Jan: Larvae still active - two damaged tubes were repaired on 18 and 22 Jan

16 March: live larva collected

5 Apr (approx): pupated. See https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/110835074

19 May Adult eclosed. See https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/117838457

14 Mar 2023: Second site found https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/151118075

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What

Occult Heath (Erica occulta)

Observer

linkie

Date

October 24, 2021 02:12 PM SAST

Description

one can just see the stigma peeping through.

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What

Shortspur Disa (Disa brachyceras)

Observer

malthinus

Description

4 plants seen, smaller in size than a AAA battery. the population is under serious threat from habitat loss, disturbance, and invasive aliens. haven't had luck finding this orchid flowering from three previous search attempts - they don't flower readily.

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Frothers (Genus Amerila)

Observer

sonnekke

Date

July 29, 2021 09:02 PM CEST

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Observer

magrietb

Date

August 6, 2017 09:37 PM SAST

Description

Ambush life in a tub

6 Aug 2017:

I collected an adult ambush bug with 10 eggs on Diastella thymelaeoides at Pringle Bay.

17 Sep 2017:

Three of the eggs hatched. I had no idea how I would to keep these chappies alive, and indeed the first hatchling soon died. But then I discovered that they like flies, we had a heatwave and I became an expert at nabbing those tiny little ones on the window with a wet finger. Yum!

The adult was identified by Dawid Jacobs as Narina capensis, please see https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/southern-africa/view/observation/746065/pringle-bay-ambush-bug-with-eggs-currently-being-reared
I hope to double confirm this as soon as the offspring complete their life cycle.

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What

Emerald Moths and Allies (Family Geometridae)

Observer

magrietb

Date

April 22, 2019 02:36 PM SAST

Description

Kleinmond little looper #3 currently being reared

22 April 2019:

Found caterpillar purely by chance on foodplant while I was taking care of the others. It was actually its amazingly dedicated commitment to the I'm-a-twig mode of camouflage that helped me find it - Erica serrata doesn't have straight green twigs! But the colouring is spot on, and indeed whenever I check on it I take a minute or so to find it again.

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Table Mountain Staglike Ground Beetle (Pachyodontus languidus)

Observer

hendre_

Date

April 24, 2021 09:07 AM SAST

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What

Table Mountain Staglike Ground Beetle (Pachyodontus languidus)

Observer

elmarvrooyen

Date

June 17, 2019 10:57 AM SAST

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What

Golden Pagoda (Mimetes chrysanthus)

Date

April 10, 2021 12:30 PM SAST

Description

This is the Outramps CREW 100,000 obs and we celebrated it with Tilla who is the Head of the Threatened Plants Programme and the CREW Programme. It represents our involvement with plant monitoring from 1992 to 2021. It has been a joyous ride. So thank you all for so many years of fun, laughs and learning. Keep going!

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What

Moss-rose Purslane (Portulaca grandiflora)

Date

March 2, 2021 02:25 PM SAST

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Observer

robert_taylor

Date

February 17, 2021 12:05 PM SAST

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What

Purple Mercybell (Merciera tenuifolia)

Observer

magrietb

Date

November 25, 2016

Description

Houwhoek Merciera of another kind


In burnt veld less than a year old. Only saw this one plant of this species and am not sure how to go about identifying it beyond genus... Help, as always, very welcome.

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