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What

Life

Observer

paulinecloete

Date

May 1, 2021

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Observer

wolfachim

Date

January 8, 2014 09:16 AM HST

Description

Foto by Hanna Roland ; @marcepstein do you know this species?

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Blue Complex Complex Leptotes pirithous

Observer

flamelily

Date

April 27, 2020 02:01 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

What

Natal White-barred Charaxes Charaxes brutus ssp. natalensis

Observer

magrietb

Date

February 8, 2015

Description

Kleinmond Charaxes egg to adult


We were sitting on the lawn when suddenly a white barred Charaxes butterfly fluttered noisily into the garden, visited a dog poo, deposited an egg on our tiny red alder tree, and disappeared. On closer inspection I discovered many eggs on the alder, which also is home to one of our million or so newly hatched rain spiderlings. I noticed that the little caterpillars quickly disappear so now there are five in a tub on my desk. Not sure if the spider is responsible for the disappearances; it's a tough world out there.

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I eventually ended up with only two of the original lot, Wormie the smaller and Worm the larger of the two. Please see notes in the photo titles (hover over the photos) for details of their progress.

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Observer

bushboy

Date

February 6, 2019 09:19 AM SAST

Description

Jack, the Gripper

Huge striking fellow (c. 50 mm long). Feared his schnozzle was a rostrum (giant Assassin!) so kept off fingers. Really hard to pry him off dog-leash - broke several twigs before he agreed to climb onto one for release at base of nearby tree.

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What

Biscuit Boxkite Isoxya tabulata

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

February 4, 2017

Description

A black Boxkite Spider from Blyde River


Body length 7.2mm (excluding spines)
Abdomen: 6.0mm long x 9.2mm wide
Spotted by Maritza whose memory card was full. Called me for backup.

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What

Longleg Dandy Portia schultzi

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

December 12, 2017 05:18 PM SAST

Description

Body length about 9mm

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Observer

wynand_uys

Date

November 18, 2017 01:10 PM SAST

Description

Body length about 8mm