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Zippy Zebra
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Unread postby Zippy Zebra » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:02 pm

Well done Jonty & Freda - yep also know as lunar moth..

Geeezzzzzz you guys are sharp.

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WHAT DOES THESE ANIMALS HAVE IN COMMON?
Bradypodion transvaalense - Transvaal Dwarf Chameleon
Cordylus cataphractus - Armadillo Girdled Lizard
Kinixys belliana - Bell's Hinged Tortoise
Python sebae - African Rock Python
Varanus niloticus - Water monitor
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Unread postby Spotted Cat » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:09 am

They are all reptiles - coldblooded.
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Unread postby jonty1 » Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:14 pm

Agreed :D
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Unread postby Zippy Zebra » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:53 pm

Yep they are all reptiles, but there is something that makes them different from most other reptiles. They are not exclusive in this regard but these mentioned are just a few of them.... :wink:

They are importent to us because of this thing they have in common.
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Unread postby Spotted Cat » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:37 pm

:shock: Important reptile? :shock:
I'll have to have another Google session!
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Unread postby jonty1 » Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:01 pm

Something to do with their skin use for leather etc???
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Unread postby Pilane » Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:21 pm

They are all listed with Cites as appendix II species.

(Appendix II includes those species that, although not necessarily threatened with extinction, may become so unless regulated)

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Unread postby Zippy Zebra » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:13 am

:dance: Well done Pilane!!!! :dance:

Sorry gals just thought I'd add a spinner - but you were getting there!!!!
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Unread postby Zippy Zebra » Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:46 pm

Ok here goes..
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1) Identify the family
2) When would you see them?
3) What do they feed on
4) What family could it be confused with? Why?
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Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:30 pm

Interesting one! :clap:

1) Identify the family

Alucitidae (Many-plume moths)

2) When would you see them?

During the day.

3) What do they feed on

Nectar.

4) What family could it be confused with? Why?

The Pterophoridae (Plume moths). They have similar feather-like wings, but with only 2 - 4 divisions.
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Unread postby Zippy Zebra » Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:18 pm

:dance: IMBERBE :dance: - no stopping you dude.

Ok let's try this way
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1) Identify
2) Resembels which
3) Describe head
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Unread postby jonty1 » Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:11 pm

1) Identify
Eyed-flower mantid
2) Resembels which
not sure what question means...but) it mimics flowers and closely resembles the flower mantid
3) Describe head
??????
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Unread postby Zippy Zebra » Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:28 pm

Nice try Jonty

1) Identify - Flower Mantid (Harpagomantis tricolor)
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2) Resembels which other mantid- oops (Eyed -flower mantid)
Image(Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi)

The flower mantid resembles the Eyed flower mantid except for the absence of the forewing eyespot.

3) Describe head
A double spine projects forwards from the middle of the
head. Eyes pink with white spots, and produced into
forwardpointing spines, giving the head a W-shape when
viewed from above.
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Unread postby Zippy Zebra » Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:25 am

Ok here goes ...

I am instantly recognisable
I am the largest of my species
There are 2 sub species recognized
Classified as very dangerous and endangered

Who am I and what is another common name for me?
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Unread postby jonty1 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:26 am

Saltwater crocodile?? :)
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