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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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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Roodeplaat Dam - Part 3

This early on a winters day still sees dew on a beautiful spiderwb with the spider tucked away in the top, right hand corner.
 Close to the water, the grass is still green and Impala feed on it quite undisturbed by my presence.
 The aloes which are winter flowering are starting to bloom.
 They add a bit of color to the otherwise dreary landscape.
 This is the strangest looking insect nest I have found and I do not have a clue what it belongs to as I could not see anything inside.
 A Bagworm has closed up shop for the cold winter to come.
 A hardly caterpillar still looking for something to eat before pupating.

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