For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Scorpion - Uroplectes triangulifer

Family Buthidae  - Uroplectes triangulifer
This species lives under rocks and is about 5cm in length.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Stick Insect

Family Phasmatodea - Bacillidae 
 Can anyone give me an idea of what is going on here? Stick Insects normally have 6 legs but this one has 4 and it looks like this baby one is eating its own leg????

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014


A selection of mushrooms found on my recent travels. 
 Please do not pick and eat wild mushrooms. They can make you very sick!!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Lion cub

"How boring to be a two year old male lion cub!"
 Yawn .......

 "I think I will go and lay in the elephant dung for a change of pace!"

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Spittal bug

Spittal bugs surround themselves with a ball of foam attached to grass to hide in from predators.

Sunday, November 2, 2014