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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Kruger National Park - The other side - Part 12

It was mating season in the dung pile!! These Plum Dung beetles were extremely busy, when the males weren't fighting with each other over the females, they were mating!!
The poor females were trying to lay their eggs and did not seem to be getting very far as they were diving into the dung each time a male came near!! What a funny sight this all was. You could sit and be entertained for hours just by the goings on in the elephant dung!! LOL!!

This stinkbug (caura rufiventris) has a bright red belly to warn off predators. But who would want to eat him anyway?? LOL!!
They are normally found on indigenous potatoes.
This small bush was covered with caterpillars. I suspect that they might belong to some kind of moth but I cannot identify them from my books.

I was always under the impression that the Star Jasmine was a cultivated plant but it is growing all over in the wild.

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