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Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
Animals, Birds, Reptiles etc.: Animals, Birds, Fish and Crabs - Frogs - Lizards - Scorpions - Snails and Slugs - Snakes - Spiders - Tortoise, Turtles and Terrapins - Whipscorpions
Other photography: Aeroplanes - Cars and Bikes - Travel - Sunrise - Water drops/falls - Sudwala and Sterkfontein Caves etc.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Groenkloof NR - Part 2

A female Braconid Wasp flew into the grass nearby…..
....And spent some time lapping up the dew which had formed on the grass.
With luck I managed to photograph the early morning sun in this dewdrop.
A tiny Leaf-rolling beetle. There were hundreds of them on the plants soaking up the early rays of sunlight.
A Tree Cockroach is almost invisible against the bark. The females are wingless.
In a small stream lay this shell of an Awl Snail. They are found all over South Africa and are very difficult to tell apart. I have just bought and received this wonderful book by Dai Herbert and Dick Kilburn on snails and slugs.
LOL!! Now THIS is a plant I do not want to step in or accidentally sit on and you can see why!
My goodness, there must be hundreds of different species of jumping spiders. Each time I photograph one, it is different to all the others. The only thing they have in common is their small size.

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