Emperor moths (Family Saturniidae)

Moths at night Walking at night and discovering this moth in the rain . Under the light moving fast on the ground . Then would be still for hours then move again. This moth lived 2 days after laying the eggs. When dying they are off balance and slow .

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On my morning walk what a surprise again to find dragon flies in my garden always on the same plants they would let me take their photos and its if they would look at me. Then would fly off . Then on my way back I would pass the same plant and their they would […]

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Azanus jesous(Topaz Blue)

Topaz Blue 24mm small males have lilac blue wings with pink outer wings margins with a narrow borders. Females mostly brown. Will find them flying around flowering Acacia trees and drink in mud pools .Larvae feed on the leaves of the Acacia tree..Very common in Nelspruit

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Vervet monkey

They eat fruit ,flowers,nuts and a lot off other foods like eggs from birds . They are up early from 5h48 am every morning they will start climbing tree to tree eating at 11 am then they move to a save spot high in a tree for a nap . Then at 3 pm they […]

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It feeds mainly on earthworms, using its long scimitar-like bill to probe soft soil. It also eats larger insects, , as well as spiders and small lizards. These birds also favour snails and will feed in garden beds around residential homes. They also extrac larvae of moths and beetles that feed on the roots of […]

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Cynthia cardui)Painted Lady

Painted lady Wingspan of 45 mm and will sit still in afternoon sun although a rapid flier makes it easy for the beginner to take photos off. Loves sitting on leaves on the ground. The larvae feeds on a variety off plants . Will find this Painted lady all over South-Africa . Posted from WordPress […]

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Hamanumida daedalus(Guinea Fowl)

Hamanumida daedalus(Guinea Fowl) Wingspan is 60 mm will find them on rotten fruit . Don’t like grass will find them flying low were it is sandy or rocky ground. Very alert , larvae feed on Combretum molle and Terminalia sericea. I took this photo in Nelspruit but normally will find in Thornveld and savanna. I […]

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Speckled Mouse bird

Speckled Mouse bird The Speckled Mouse bird (Colius striatus) is the largest species of mouse bird, as well as one of the most common. The Speckled Mouse bird is a frugivore which subsists on fruits, berries, leaves, flowers, seeds, fruit and nectar, and is fairly in its choice of food from area to area. In […]

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The Hamerkop

Distribution and habitat The Hamerkop occurs in Africa south of the Sahara, Madagascar and coastal southwest Arabia in all wetland habitats, including irrigated land such as rice paddies, as well as in savannas and forests. Most remain sedentary in their territories, which are held by pairs, but some move into suitable habitat during the wet […]

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Pinacopteryx eriphia(Zebra White)

SUBFAMILY HELIOCONIINAE(FAMILY NYMPHALIDAE).Acraeidids breed mainly on granadilla,from which they extract toxins that they use to deter predators. ZEBRA WHITE Medium-sized (50mm) ,unmistakable, black with creamy white bars with creamy white spots dry season form black areas on the underside of wings replaced with brown or light pinkish colour. Fly very low with high speed don’t […]

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Tawny-flanked Prinia

Tawny-flanked Prinia Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)[1] Scientific classification Kingdom:Animalia Phylum:Chordata Class:Aves Order:Passeriformes Family:Cisticolidae Genus:Prinia Species:P. subflava Binomial name Prinia subflava (Gmelin, 1789) The Tawny-flanked Prinia (Prinia subflava) is a small passerine bird belonging to the genus Prinia in the family Cisticolidae, a family of Old World warblers. It is widespread and common in most parts of […]

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Coffee Thinking of you going back in time First coffee First time I tasted coffee At first it was horrible But with time Coffee became sweet even without sugar Like life it’s like our first cup of coffee At first our expenses in life become hard bitter to cope with Only with time we get […]

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Fear Fear of expressing your feelings Can be almost like a storm with strong wind It can rip you apart No more no more I decided yesterday No more pretending I love you is a common saying to most So when I say it It’s because I really mean it So first biggest lesson I […]

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AboutMother Earth is gasping her last dying breath Skyscrapers he world was engulfed in color yesterday,I rue the day that it resembles a solemn grey,Mother Earth has gasped her last dying breath,Skyscrapers serve as tombstones to mark her death.If we watched the world from Venus or Mars,We’d only see bruises, scrapes, and battle scars,Heaven shall […]

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Family Album

Visit a casino didn’t gamble just walk around looking at everything around me wondering why would anyone put money in a machine to get money. Such a waist Writer and Poet Maria Cornelia Abetti

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Yellow crab spider

Finding it in Whiteriver South Africa in my garden it’s active in day time and at night city life agree with it stay on same flower till it’s dying spinning a web around it self one string then will stay at same spot moving from flower to flower couldn’t get it to clime on my […]

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