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Insects of the Western Cape

Insects of the Western Cape

By posting your spots of any insect found in this area we can create a mission to compare pictures of insect species... and if we are lucky we might find a brand new one too! You may add any spot of an insect, its eggs or nests. Sign in to join mission

Insects of the Western Cape
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Smith Zoo

28 participants 661 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

Oriental Bee Hawk Moth Otto2 8 2 Oriental Bee Hawk Moth
Common dotted fruit chafer Michael Strydom 3 2 Common dotted fruit chafer
Shield Bug Eggs Michael Strydom 6 7 Shield Bug Eggs
Lynx Spider Michael Strydom 2 2 Lynx Spider
Paper Wasp Michael Strydom 2 0 Paper Wasp
Spiny Bollworm Moth Michael Strydom 2 2 Spiny Bollworm Moth
Common Geranium-Bronze Michael Strydom 10 0 Common Geranium-Bronze
Band-eyed Drone Fly Michael Strydom 1 0 Band-eyed Drone Fly
Flower Wasp Michael Strydom 3 0 Flower Wasp
Obese lily weevil Zaldrich 2 1 Obese lily weevil
Cape Julia Skmmer Michael Strydom 2 0 Cape Julia Skmmer
Sand Wasp Michael Strydom 14 9 Sand Wasp
Cape Ascalaphid / Owl Fly Michael Strydom 1 2 Cape Ascalaphid / Owl Fly
Sheld Bug / Stink Bug Michael Strydom 2 0 Sheld Bug / Stink Bug
Robber Fly Michael Strydom 8 8 Robber Fly
Shield Bug Nymphs Michael Strydom 17 10 Shield Bug Nymphs
Flower Assassin Michael Strydom 22 14 Flower Assassin
Tiger moth Zaldrich 0 0 Tiger moth
Lunate Ladybird Michael Strydom 3 1 Lunate Ladybird
Sweat Bee Michael Strydom 3 0 Sweat Bee
African Hummingbird Hawk-Moth Michael Strydom 11 7 African Hummingbird Hawk-Moth
Unnamed spotting Zaldrich 2 1 Unnamed spotting
Shield Bug Nymphs Michael Strydom 11 4 Shield Bug Nymphs
Leaf Minning Beetle Michael Strydom 4 4 Leaf Minning Beetle
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 4 Tri Coloured Tiger Larvae
Garden Acraea Michael Strydom 2 0 Garden Acraea
Carpenter Bee Michael Strydom 1 1 Carpenter Bee
Spotting Michael Strydom 2 2 Spotting
Green Milkweed Locust Nymph Michael Strydom 4 0 Green Milkweed Locust Nymph
Citrus Swallow Tail Michael Strydom 18 8 Citrus Swallow Tail
Cuckoo Wasp Michael Strydom 4 1 Cuckoo Wasp
Dark Dropwing Michael Strydom 1 0 Dark Dropwing
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
Spotting Michael Strydom 1 0 Spotting
Banded Bee Michael Strydom 1 0 Banded Bee
Funnel Web Spider Michael Strydom 1 0 Funnel Web Spider

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