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dungeonmasterShu Spotting
Spotting commented on by dungeonmasterShu Corinto, Chinandega, Nicaragua3 months ago

I'm stumped too. Cannot find anything
Just off the bat, I would have said a stone, something like Picture Jasper or an Agate, however, if it rattles, it's unlikely a stone.

Could you add a photograph of the right side (of the last / 4th photo), I'm interested to see that dark patch and what seems to be a small dimple and a tiny pimple.

dungeonmasterShu cicada
cicada commented on by dungeonmasterShu Limón, Costa Rica3 months ago

I agree with SukanyaDatta, same if not similar.

dungeonmasterShu Bird
Bird commented on by dungeonmasterShu Kano, Nigeria3 months ago

i think this is the correct image, the bird is a mere blur.

dungeonmasterShu Flower Crab Spider
Flower Crab Spider commented on by dungeonmasterShu Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee, USA11 years ago

it's one of the flower crab spiders ("Misumena sp."), they can (to a limited degree) change colour in much the same way a chameleon does, although the change takes days rather than seconds. i have seen these (South African one's) in a veriety of colours from yellows to whites to purples/pinks and in-betweens.

dungeonmasterShu Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by dungeonmasterShu Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa11 years ago

CorduneanuVlad.... your suggestion is a European and North American species, this spotting is a South African species, which doesn't match your suggestion's description (or distribution) sufficiently.

dungeonmasterShu Katydid or Bush Cricket
Katydid or Bush Cricket commented on by dungeonmasterShu Umvoti Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa11 years ago

Thank You again!

dungeonmasterShu Hover Fly
Hover Fly commented on by dungeonmasterShu Okhahlamba Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa11 years ago

Thanx Johan.

dungeonmasterShu Giant Silkmoth
Giant Silkmoth commented on by dungeonmasterShu Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa12 years ago

bayucca: Thanx.

dungeonmasterShu Water Skink
Water Skink commented on by dungeonmasterShu 4560, Queensland, Australia12 years ago

Not perhaps an "Ablepharus sp."?

dungeonmasterShu Scorpion
Scorpion commented on by dungeonmasterShu Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa12 years ago

i lifted it with a pair of tweezers and dropped it onto my palm. no need for it to sting what it's standing on.

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