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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by Jesscan1 » Sat May 28, 2016 4:11 pm

Hi Goronta

Your colourful bug is a moth.

It looks like an Oriental Bee Hawk (Cephonodes Hylas)

Nice pic. Well done.

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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by Goronta » Sat May 28, 2016 4:47 pm

Thank you Jesscan1 :gflower:
First time I saw this moth,I like the name Oriental Bee Hawk :thumbs_up:
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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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2.
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4,5 April Melville
6-19 April KNP: Croc Bridge, Olifants, Shingwedzi, Pafuri Border
20-24 April Mapungubwe: Leokwe
25 April-28 May Darling
29 May-19 June Cape Town

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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 12:53 am

Thanks PS :gflower:
RSA 2016
4,5 April Melville
6-19 April KNP: Croc Bridge, Olifants, Shingwedzi, Pafuri Border
20-24 April Mapungubwe: Leokwe
25 April-28 May Darling
29 May-19 June Cape Town

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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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Image

2,
Image
RSA 2016
4,5 April Melville
6-19 April KNP: Croc Bridge, Olifants, Shingwedzi, Pafuri Border
20-24 April Mapungubwe: Leokwe
25 April-28 May Darling
29 May-19 June Cape Town

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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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