For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa: please click on the following links:
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 21, 2011

Museum Gardens - Part 2

Now if there is one insect which is almost impossible to get shots of, it is these Needle-nose Flies. This is a Philoliche aethiopica belonging to the Tabanidae family.

They are always hovering and before you can get the lens focused, they are off to another spot.

Most of the time the best you can get is a butt shot. :)
One flower I do not see a lot of anymore are Hollyhocks. This garden had plenty of them in different colors but I think I liked this pinkies/red on the best.
In others, bees and other insects were collecting pollen.
Ah yes, the season to multiply!! There was a lot of this going on too. :)
Day Lilies were plentiful….
…some of them with two or more colors in the petals.

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