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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by arks » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:03 pm

Can anyone help with an ID for these insects, seen in my garden in Darling on mid-December 2015.

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3. This is a little big riding on the back of the above beetle
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by arks » Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:23 pm

RosemaryH wrote:arks no. 2 is a Garden Fruit Chafer aka Brown-and-yellow Fruit Chafer (Pachnoda sinuata)

Many thanks, Rose :gflower:

Here's hoping that someone else recognises the other two :pray:
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by arks » Wed May 11, 2016 11:29 am

Can anyone help with an ID for these two insects?

The first hitched a ride on my car in the Pafuri region of KNP is mid-April 2016

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And the second was spotted in the garden at Evita se Perron in Darling in late April 2016.

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by arks » Wed May 11, 2016 6:12 pm

Imberbe wrote:Hi Arks

The first is the little know adult form of the well known Ant lion.

Thanks Imberbe :gflower: I'd thought that's what it might be :)

Anyone have any ideas on the "moth"?
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by Jesscan1 » Thu May 12, 2016 5:38 pm

Hello arks. The insect #1 taken in your garden in Darling in mid December looks like the Nymph form of the Garden Locust (Acanthacris rufiicornis). In contrast to the adult, the nymphs are soft and bright green. (Reference: see pg 102 of the Field Guide to Insects of South Africa).

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by Jesscan1 » Wed May 18, 2016 12:53 pm

arks, your post of Tuesday February 16th refers. Pics number 3 and 4.
Judging by the size of the bug and the fact that the bug was seen on a larger insect, this may well be an insect in the family of Ceratopogonidae. In particular one of the Forcipomyia species.
The Forcipomyia are ectoparasites that feed on larger insects.
The Ceratopogonidae are commonly known as biting midges.
Andy (my husband), researched this via ‘The Field Guide to Insects of South Africa”, Google and Wikipedia.
Still working on your moth from Evita se Perron

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by arks » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:28 am

Here are two insects that I need ID help with, both seen in KNP in April 2016.

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by PAPA SMURF » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:39 pm

arks

The first photo is that of a 'ant lion".

I will try look up the other one once I get home and get my hands on my reference books
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by arks » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:42 am

Can anyone help with an ID for these two moths? Not good photos, but the best that I could manage. Seen at/in my rondavel at Olifants in mid-April 2016.

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4,5 April Melville
6-19 April KNP: Croc Bridge, Olifants, Shingwedzi, Pafuri Border
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* * *
21 September-21 November Darling

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by shfish » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:49 pm

Shame Arks, nobody wants to help you out with the moth ID! If you're still interested, the first one is a "Cream-striped Owl", Cyligramma Latona. I'm stymied by the second - unfortunately my moth book is not too comprehensive.


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