Insect or Invertebrates Identification

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Klipspringer » Wed May 08, 2019 7:55 pm

I would go for Lasiocampidae -O-

I think my first guess for the other larva was wrong, not a Tussock lol

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Lisbeth » Wed May 08, 2019 7:57 pm

Looks like this one:

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It is one of the Giant Silkmoth Caterpillars, but exactly which one -O-
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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Saint In The City » Wed May 08, 2019 11:19 pm

Klipspringer wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 10:56 am
And third thoughts: one of the Lasiocampidae

If these guys here got it right, it would be a good match lol

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/23058238

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Thank you, but is it common in Central Namibia?
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/428283 ... a-salammbo
The map only shows Botswana and Zambia.

And here http://www.africanmoths.com/pages/LASIO ... ammbo.html is Namibia missing, too.
-O-

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Richprins » Thu May 09, 2019 7:44 am

The Silkmoth caterpillars are huge indeed, Lis! :-0
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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Dindingwe » Thu May 09, 2019 10:51 am

thank you :ty:

What a vast family ! Impossible to search through all of them :-?

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Lisbeth » Thu May 09, 2019 11:36 am

:yes: That's why I didn't lol
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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by GlosterBirder » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:09 pm

Hi folks

it's been a while. Struggling with a Swallowtail and a moth from Thonga Beach, KZN, South Africa in February. As ever your help would be appreciated
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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Klipspringer » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:31 pm

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the butterfly is a male

Papilio dardanus (Mocker swallowtail)


^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^


For the moth, I'd go for:
GEOMETRIDAE/STERRHINAE

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by GlosterBirder » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:12 pm

Thanks Klip \O
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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Flutterby » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:47 am

You are very clever Kippies!! \O \O

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