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Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:24 am Unread post
Hi can anyone help to confirm, or correctly ID this.
I first ID this from my insect book as a Slender Ant (Tetraponera). But on re-look and re-think an ant has 6 legs, also the Slender ant is only 4-10mm long and the eyes are on the side of the head.
This insect and I am now thinking spider has 8legs, is about 18mm long, it can spin a web ( see insert ). The actual eyes are in front ( see insert ). The eye on the side of the head I think are false eyes ???.
Saw this in a friends garden in Marloth Park.

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Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:37 pm Unread post
We saw this little fellow crossing the road near the Pafuri picnic turning, two days ago.

Please could someone help with an ID? :hmz:

Thanks. :thumbs_up:


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Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:47 pm Unread post
Crested Val wrote
We saw this little fellow crossing the road near the Pafuri picnic turning, two days ago.
Please could someone help with an ID? :hmz:
Thanks. :thumbs_up:



Armoured Ground Cricket Acanthoplus armativentris


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Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:55 pm Unread post
Thanks very much!!! :thumbs_up:


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Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:34 pm Unread post
Need help with the ID of these three Damselflies please. :)

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Seen at Ngwenya Lodge last weekend.


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Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:39 pm Unread post
I'll give it a try Naomi c:

No. 1 = Common Pond Damsel (Ceriagron glabrum)
No. 2 = Painted Sprite (Pseudragion hageni)
No. 3 = Same as No. 2, just from another angle.

Please correct me if I am wrong 'mites! :thumbs_up:


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Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:42 pm Unread post
:yaya: naomi

3rd one is a Masai Sprite Pseudagrion massaicum :thumbs_up:


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Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:47 pm Unread post
@blutuna: No. 5 is possibly a member of the Sand Wasps
@Nannie: Your 'Ant" is possibly a member of the Antlike spiders


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Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:57 am Unread post
ross hawkins wrote
@blutuna: No. 5 is possibly a member of the Sand Wasps


Thanks Ross, probably Bembix Sp. :thumbs_up:


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Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:23 pm Unread post
Can anyone help with an ID of this dragonfly? Seen at Matabeni hide in KNP in early November 2014.

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Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:21 pm Unread post
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Most female of the dragonfly family are this brown/orange colour so they are very hard to ID just like this. Some do have distinguishing marking to help like this one seems to have a bi-coloured "pterostigma"
( the dark spot in the wing) but that is common in a few species. Other than getting this dragonfly into the hand and studying the cell patens in the wing I would not hazard a guess as to the Species


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Thanks for the interesting info, Papa Smurf 8)


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Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:25 pm Unread post
Can anyone help with an ID of this bee? Seen along the Kommetjie seaside boardwalk (which is part of TMNP) in late November 2014.

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