Insect or Invertebrates Identification - DONE

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification - DONE

Post by Lisbeth » Fri May 22, 2020 9:36 am

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Richprins » Fri May 22, 2020 10:07 am

:ty: Klippies!

I am a maminal expert, Lis! ^0^
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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Klipspringer » Fri May 22, 2020 10:13 am

Richprins wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 10:07 am
:ty: Klippies!

I am a maminal expert, Lis! ^0^

You will grow up and become an insect expert, far more exciting O/\

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Klipspringer » Sat May 23, 2020 2:33 pm

0/* ExFmem

I have been looking at your mantis and could not see any difference between Oxypiloidea subcornuta and O. tridens and it turns out, that they have been made a synonym, have done a new entry and added your pics from the old post. Can I delete this post now?

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Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:27 pm
Oxypiloidea subcornuta*
Family: Hymenopodidae; Subfamily: Acromantinae

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Identification
Oxypiloidea is identifiable by upright teeth on prothorax, a small pair close together in front and a larger pair separated behind. The pronotum has a markedly toothed edge and the 3rd discoidal spine of anterior femur is markedly lengthened. Mottled and extremely cryptic, with the end of hind wings square, and possessing powerful grasping limbs.

Distribution
KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and Northern Province, to Zimbabwe and Botswana


*PGW Field Guide identification is O.tridens (??)
(http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/man ... nopodidae/)

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Alf » Sat May 23, 2020 5:34 pm

Can anyone ID this guy please
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Next trip to the bush??

Let me think......................

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Klipspringer » Sat May 23, 2020 6:24 pm

0/* Alf

You found us a new one ^Q^ , it's the V Nephele, same family as the one you did not like lol

https://www.africanmoths.com/pages/SPHI ... 20vau.html

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by ExFmem » Sat May 23, 2020 9:20 pm

Klipspringer wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 1:08 pm
ExFmem wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:12 pm
I now try to capture the beauty of insects through photography, and the Kgalagadi has some really wonderful specimens.

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This fly belongs to the same group as well, but without wing photo, we can not make a call on genus.

Perhaps ExFmem has more photos?
Here’s another pic - can see the venation better.

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by ExFmem » Sat May 23, 2020 9:21 pm

Yes, delete the mantis - interesting info.

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by ExFmem » Sat May 23, 2020 9:40 pm

A couple more plant hoppers taken in KTP

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by ExFmem » Sat May 23, 2020 9:41 pm

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