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Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:55 pm

Thank you Philip1 :D
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Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby shfish » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:29 pm

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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Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Peregrine Falcon » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:51 pm

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.

Take care.

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Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:10 am

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Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:28 pm

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Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby lion queen » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:30 pm

Not the best photo, but I love the colours and the patterns on his back.....

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Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:18 pm

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Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:19 pm

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Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:20 pm

Cape Cobra... with an urgent need :doh:
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Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:59 pm

Not as dangerous as a cobra or an Adder, but a beautiful snake.......

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Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:52 pm

Great snake sightings :mrgreen:

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Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby jenand » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:11 am

Would anyone happen to know what this snake is please?

Only about 30cm long and slender (like the striped sand snake)
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Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby PAPA SMURF » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:34 pm

hi jenand
I think that the snake you saw is too thick to be a sand snake but the impression I get is that it may be a Rhombic Egg-eater. I don't have my reference book to hand so it is still only a guess.

If you don't get any other answers soon try putting the photo up on the Reptile thread -- many experts there
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Re: Reptiles and Insects of the Kgalagadi

Unread postby jenand » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:44 am

Thanks Papa Smurf. I googled it, and the markings are similar (although I couldn't find much info). I think you're right.

Will post it on the reptiles thread and see if I can get some more info.

Cheers for your help


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