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Lily Borer Caterpillar
Brithys crini crini
Insects
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Marié

Marié commented:

Thank you for sharing Isabel! :-) This is a Lily Borer Caterpillar and unfortunately a terrible garden pest. They damage the stems and leaves of lilies, especially lilies of the family Amaryllidaceae, for example Clivias, Crinums, Narcissus, Belladonna Lilies and many other species.

Marié

Marié suggested a new ID:

Common name: Lily Borer Caterpillar
Scientific name: Brithys crini crini
Notes: Garden pest


        
Pitch Apple
Clusia rosea
Plants
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Marié

Marié suggested a new ID:

Common name: Pitch Apple / Balsam Apple / Autograph Tree
Scientific name: Clusia rosea
Notes: Clusia are trees of the Caribbean, including the Bahamas, Hispaniola, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Florida. They are hemiepiphytes, which means they start life as epiphytes (plants that grow on other plants, mostly for support). They send down aerial roots and will eventually smother the host tree. The fruit is poisonous but the seeds are eaten and dispersed by birds.


        
Mexican Fireplant
Euphorbia heterophylla
Plants
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Marié

Marié suggested a new ID:

Common name: Mexican Fireplant, Painted Euphorbia, Japanese Poinsettia
Scientific name: Euphorbia heterophylla
Notes: This plant is native to Mexico. The false flowers, are located in clusters at the head of the stalk and are yellowish green. They have no petals, the red colour being part of the young leaves' coloration.


        
Carrion Flower
Orbea variegata
Plants
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Veldie’s Lepidella
Amanita veldiei
Fungi
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Gerhard

Gerhard commented:

Incredible to see this. Thank you for posting it

Marié

Marié commented:

Wow Liz! That is awesome!!! What a great find. Thank you for sharing this unique observation with WhatSpecies.


        
Ant-eating Chat
Myrmecocichla formicivora
Birds
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EthneEngelking

EthneEngelking suggested a new ID:

Common name: Ant eating chat

Marié

Marié commented:

I have a lot to learn about all the LBJ's! I think this might be an Ant-eating Chat.

Marié

Marié suggested a new ID:

Common name: Ant-eating Chat (English), Swartpiek (Afrikaans)
Scientific name: Myrmecocichla formicivora


        
Zebra
Equus quagga
Mammals
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commented:

This is one of my favourite animals!

Marié

Marié commented:

Beautiful picture of the Plains Zebra foal. Apparently the natal coat of a foal is brown and white. Good observation! :-)

Lizzie

Lizzie commented:

Is there an explanation for this colouring? Is this how they are suppose to look when still young?