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By: eiguoc (offline) on Sunday, July 18 2010 @ 07:10 AM EDT  
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Yellow & Blue Pansy Butterfly
Junonia hierta cibrene
Yellow pansy
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Blue pansy
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both taken Djuma Game Reserve, sabi Sands SA, Wildearth Game drive March 28 08
\Data by BBE

The yellow and the blue pansy are mostly found in dry areas. They can be seen basking in the sun on the ground or on rocks

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junonia_hierta


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By: eiguoc (offline) on Sunday, July 18 2010 @ 07:18 AM EDT  
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African Monarch Butterfly
Danaus chrysippus
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taken Djuma Game Reserve, sabi Sands SA, Wildearth Game drive Sept 08
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taken Djuma Game Reserve, sabi Sands SA, Wildearth Game drive Feb 25 09
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Conspicuous medium-sized butterfly that is protected from predators by poisonous chemicals obtained from milkweed plants. Its orangish- or reddish-brown wings are bordered with black and white. The apex or tips of the fore wings are black with a white bar and spots. Wings are large for the size of the body and the first pair of legs is greatly reduced in size. Like all unpalatable butterflies, the African monarch butterfly is a slow, lazy flier with frequent gliding; however, when disturbed or migrating, it is capable of rapid, sustained flight.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danaus_chrysippus

http://www.gorongosa.net/en/flora-fauna ... an-monarch


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By: eiguoc (offline) on Sunday, July 18 2010 @ 07:28 AM EDT  
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Termite
Macrotermes bellicosus
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Djuma Game Reserve Wildearth game drive Sabi Sands Reserve SA Dec 29 08
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Djuma Game Reserve Wildearth game drive Sabi Sands Reserve SA Dec 25 09

Macrotermes bellicosus is an African mound building termite. It has a highly developed social caste system which includes workers, soldiers, and reproductives. M. bellicosus contributes to the ecosystem by advancing the decomposition process. In spite of its many predators, it has survived to become an important part of the African ecosystem.

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http://www.insecta-inspecta.com/termite ... index.html

http://www.essortment.com/all/africantermites_rnwm.htm


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By: eiguoc (offline) on Sunday, July 18 2010 @ 07:32 AM EDT  
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Land Crab
Gecarcinidae
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Djuma Game Reserve Wildearth game drive Sabi Sands Reserve SA Dec 29 08

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http://www.babylon.com/definition/Afric ... ab/English

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_crab


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By: eiguoc (offline) on Sunday, July 18 2010 @ 08:00 AM EDT  
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Water Spider
Argyroneta aquatica
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Djuma Game Reserve Wildearth game drive Sabi Sands Reserve SA Jan 21 09

When on land, its a small dark brown spider, undistinguished from any other spiders. However, once underwater, its abdomen is covered in tiny hairs that trap a bubble of air giving it a silvery sheen that looks like mercury as it swims under water

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http://www.types-of-spiders.org.uk/water-spiders.htm

http://www.spidertypes.net/water_spider ... iders.html


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By: eiguoc (offline) on Sunday, July 18 2010 @ 08:34 AM EDT  
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Grasshoppers
Orthoptera.
Koppie Foam-Rooibaadjie (Dictyophorus spumans)
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Djuma Jan 13 10 ReMacrable
Elegant
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Djuma Feb 26 10
unnamed Jan 30 09, Feb 6 09, Jan 13 10
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By: eiguoc (offline) on Sunday, July 18 2010 @ 09:44 AM EDT  
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Banded rubber frog
Phrynomantis bifasciatus
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Djuma, Sabi Sands Game drive Feb 16 09

The banded rubber frog is black and pear-shaped with a wide body that becomes increasingly narrow toward the head. Two wide, red to orange red stripes run down the sides of the body from the snout over the eye and to the front of the hips. A red to orange red splotch also colors the rump. The body is smooth and quite shiny. Its short, front and back legs have numerous red spots. Its toes, which have almost no webbing, end in small pads. The front toes are quite long. Its underside is decorated with small white spots. Banded rubber frogs grow to about 2.75 inches (6.8 centimeters) long from the tip of the snout to the end of the rump. The tadpoles have a rather fish-like look, because their eyes are on the sides

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banded_Rubber_Frog

http://animals.jrank.org/pages/236/Narr ... OUNTS.html


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By: eiguoc (offline) on Sunday, July 18 2010 @ 09:49 AM EDT  
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Grey Tree Frog
Chiromantis xerampelina
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Feb 16 09
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Jan 1 10 juvie
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Both from Sabi Sands Djuma

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http://www.animalpicturesarchive.com/vi ... p;did=7794


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