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dungeonmasterShu

dungeonmasterShu

I grew up living in many of the Game and Nature Reserves around KZN. This upbringing inspired a passion for nature.

Botha's Hill; Kwa-Zulu Natal; South Africa

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dungeonmasterShu Flower Crab Spider
Flower Crab Spider commented on by dungeonmasterShu Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee, USA7 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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower_crab...

dungeonmasterShu Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by dungeonmasterShu Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa7 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 Africa7 years ago

Thank You again!

dungeonmasterShu Hover Fly
Hover Fly commented on by dungeonmasterShu Okhahlamba Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa7 years ago

Thanx Johan.

dungeonmasterShu Giant Silkmoth
Giant Silkmoth commented on by dungeonmasterShu Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa7 years ago

bayucca: Thanx.

dungeonmasterShu Water Skink
Water Skink commented on by dungeonmasterShu 4560, Queensland, Australia7 years ago

Not perhaps an "Ablepharus sp."?

dungeonmasterShu Scorpion
Scorpion commented on by dungeonmasterShu Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa7 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.

dungeonmasterShu Mozambique Spitting Cobra
Mozambique Spitting Cobra commented on by dungeonmasterShu Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa7 years ago

in someone's garage.

dungeonmasterShu Cobra
Cobra commented on by dungeonmasterShu Mpumalanga, South Africa7 years ago

VERY nice specimen too.

dungeonmasterShu Cobra
Cobra commented on by dungeonmasterShu Mpumalanga, South Africa7 years ago

The exposure has distorted the colours, but Lars is still right, this is a spitter. i catch these nasties often enough to recognise.
N. melanoleucia's colouring is always darker towards the tail, and would still be visible in this shot.