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For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa: please click on the following links:
Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
Animals, Birds, Reptiles etc.: Animals, Birds, Fish and Crabs - Frogs - Lizards - Scorpions - Snails and Slugs - Snakes - Spiders - Tortoise, Turtles and Terrapins - Whipscorpions
Other photography: Aeroplanes - Cars and Bikes - Travel - Sunrise - Water drops/falls - Sudwala and Sterkfontein Caves etc.
Videos: YouTube

Monday, July 16, 2012

SA Travelogue and Diary

From the begining of September 2012 I am going to be traveling throughout SA doing photograpy of insects and on my travels, I will come across many interesting places and sights. This blog will be used to share my findings with you and serve as a daily diary.

I hope it will be interesting and that you will go along with me for the ride.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Lizard and katydid

Going to the swimming pool, I saw this lizard/gecko catching a katydid and dashed back inside to get my camera. He is small, maybe 5 inches including the tail.
They are by no means the best pictures I have taken as there was no time to set anything on the camera as he swallowed it so quickly, it was gone before I knew it. Everytime a got a bit closer, he moved further away too.
I guess that these are enough to give you an idea of what happened though.