Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by ExFmem » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:11 pm

Thanks Flutterby.
I couldn't ID it, as it's not in my SA Insect Guide, but it looks exactly like ladybirds/ladybugs do, as far as size, body structure, etc. If anybody can help w/ an ID please do so, would be most appreciated!

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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by Flutterby » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:42 am

Will put it in the Id thread. \O

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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by BluTuna » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:53 am

I found this Picasa site which has lots of pictures of insects and other creepies with IDs for many of them.

https://picasaweb.google.com/103788100027081676391
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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by ExFmem » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:53 am

Flutterby,
Thanks for posting on the ID thread. I hope someone can help. I posted it here in the USA on "What's that Bug" (or something like that), and they weren't able to identify it definitively. Surely there is a South African insect society, etc. that can help out here. Anyway, thank you for taking the initiative to help me out.

BluTuna,
Thanks so much for the link. I have Bookmarked it for my future reference. I did go through all 499 pics in the beetle and bug albums, but found nothing that matched, or even close. Having collected insects (especially lepidoptera) in many countries, I really have a special interest in insects, so thanks for your input.

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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by ExFmem » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:59 pm

Tough to capture in flight shots, well done PRWIN!

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Bal-byter

(I'm not being bawdy, this is its common name)

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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by Dewi » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:05 pm

Stunning Pics ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by Tshukudu » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:13 am

Excellent photo's, well done \O \O ^Q^

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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by Mel » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:06 am

I'm certainly not into creepy crawlies :o0ps:
But there are some stunning captures displayed here! \O

Those Bateleur Buddies give the creepers though. -O
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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by Flutterby » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:16 am

Wow, ExFmem...fantastic pics!! \O

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Re: Insects and other Creepy Crawlies

Post by Richprins » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:10 pm

Looks lyk the balbyter tries to imitate the wasp! ;-)
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