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Insects of the Western Cape

Insects of the Western Cape

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Insects of the Western Cape
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Smith Zoo

21 participants 647 spottings

With the Fynbos endemic to the Western Cape comes the unique insects that call it their home like the Zebra Cockroach only found in our beautiful ecosystem.

Insects of the Western Cape

Lat: -34.09 Long: 18.41

Recent Spottings

Shield Bug Nymphs Michael Strydom 15 9 Shield Bug Nymphs
Flower Assassin Michael Strydom 18 9 Flower Assassin
Tiger moth Zaldrich 0 0 Tiger moth
Lunate Ladybird Michael Strydom 3 2 Lunate Ladybird
Sweat Bee Michael Strydom 3 0 Sweat Bee
Robber Fly Michael Strydom 6 8 Robber Fly
Unnamed spotting Zaldrich 2 0 Unnamed spotting
Shield Bug Nymphs Michael Strydom 11 4 Shield Bug Nymphs
Leaf Minning Beetle Michael Strydom 4 2 Leaf Minning Beetle
African Hummingbird Hawk-Moth Michael Strydom 9 7 African Hummingbird Hawk-Moth
Carpenter Bee / Banded Bee Michael Strydom 1 0 Carpenter Bee / Banded Bee
White Spoted Fruit Chafer Michael Strydom 1 0 White Spoted Fruit Chafer
Ichneumon wasps Michael Strydom 1 0 Ichneumon wasps
Black Scavanger Flies Michael Strydom 1 0 Black Scavanger Flies
Tri Coloured Tiger Larvae Michael Strydom 3 3 Tri Coloured Tiger Larvae
Garden Acraea Michael Strydom 2 0 Garden Acraea
Carpenter Bee Michael Strydom 1 1 Carpenter Bee
Unknown spotting Michael Strydom 2 2 Unknown spotting
Green Milkweed Locust Nymph Michael Strydom 4 0 Green Milkweed Locust Nymph
Cuckoo Wasp Michael Strydom 4 1 Cuckoo Wasp
Dark Dropwing Michael Strydom 1 0 Dark Dropwing
Citrus Swallow Tail Michael Strydom 17 7 Citrus Swallow Tail
Drone Fly Bee Mimic Michael Strydom 3 0 Drone Fly Bee Mimic
Wolf Spider Michael Strydom 4 0 Wolf Spider
Cuckoo Bee Michael Strydom 9 0 Cuckoo Bee
Cape Emerald Cicada Michael Strydom 2 0 Cape Emerald Cicada
Lunate Ladybird Michael Strydom 3 0 Lunate Ladybird
Ichneumonid Wasp Cocoon Michael Strydom 10 8 Ichneumonid  Wasp Cocoon
Leaf Mining Fly Michael Strydom 2 0 Leaf Mining Fly
Blue Emperor Michael Strydom 2 0 Blue Emperor
Drone Fly Michael Strydom 3 0 Drone Fly
Erebid moth Fanie 1 1 Erebid moth
Geometrid moth Fanie 1 0 Geometrid moth
Unknown spotting Michael Strydom 1 0 Unknown spotting
Banded Bee Michael Strydom 1 0 Banded Bee
Funnel Web Spider Michael Strydom 1 0 Funnel Web Spider
Unknown spotting Danie Spreeth 1 1 Unknown spotting
Paper Wasp Smith Zoo 1 0 Paper Wasp
Unknown spotting Danie Spreeth 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Danie Spreeth 0 2 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Danie Spreeth 0 2 Unknown spotting
Garden Fruit Chafer Danie Spreeth 0 2 Garden Fruit Chafer
Dark opal Fanie 4 0 Dark opal
Robber fly vs. butterfly Fanie 2 0 Robber fly vs. butterfly
Unknown spotting Fanie 2 0 Unknown spotting
Protea emperor Fanie 3 0 Protea emperor
Great karoo antlion Fanie 27 6 Great karoo antlion
Unequal Haplolabida Fanie 3 1 Unequal Haplolabida
Cuckoo wasp Fanie 10 1 Cuckoo wasp
Diamond Studs Fanie 3 2 Diamond Studs

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