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 Post subject: Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi
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lion queen...Wow what a great sighting and images!!! :clap: :clap:
You did well to spot the snake in the tree :cam:

Cobra.....may be 3 meters.....

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Lovely bright Yellow!!

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 Post subject: Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi
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We are trying to ID this Hawk Moth that we saw Oct/Nov 2013. We think Silver-striped HM or Vine HM but if anyone knows please tell us.
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Mole snake

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 Post subject: Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi
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Great sighting lion queen...thats a big one :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi
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Cobra shot from behind and cut off his tail :wall: ....but still love the colours and pose....

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Great pics of all...... :thanx: everyone for sharing! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi
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Thank you Philip1 :D
Close up too appreciate the beautiful colours of the Cape Cobra...

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 Post subject: Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi
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Hi Peregrine Falcon
I'm not an expert but your ID of the Hawk Moth as a Silver Striped/Vine HM looks spot on. The pink base on the hind wings is diagnostic with this HM.
Thanks for sharing one of the "less glamorous" fauna with us.


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 Post subject: Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:51 pm 
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Hi shfish, many thanks for confirming our id.

What a shame people see them as "less glamorous".We think they are stunning.We stopped for the flowers and we realised there was a hawkmoth on them, stunning.

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PF & DD.

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Wow those are stunning photos!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

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