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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
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Skipper - Bushveld Sandman

Skippers are small to medium in size with broad wings and bright markings.
 They Have a flitting flight and dancing, alighting on leaves with open wings.
 A single white egg is laid in a domed and ribbed Acanthaceae (egg sack).
 Spippers are the second largest subfamily of Hesperidae.
 This is Bushveld Sandman (Spialia colotos transvaaliae). They prefer dry to arid areas.
 A close-up of the wings above and underneath, its underside.

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