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Lily Borer Caterpillar
Brithys crini crini
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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.

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Marié suggested a new ID:

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


        
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Marié

Marié commented:

Thank you Dok Tor :-)

Dok Tor

Dok Tor commented:

The various Exochomus species with yellow patches laterally on the pronotum cannot be told apart from ordinary photographs.

Dok Tor

Dok Tor suggested a new ID:

Common name:
Scientific name: Exochomus sp.
Notes: Fürsch 1961


        
Gardenbane Weavil
Ellimenistes laesicollis
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Marié

Marié commented:

Thank you for the ID Dok Tor.

Dok Tor

Dok Tor commented:

Not Protostrophus (tribe Cneorhinini), but in fact a member of the tribe Embrithini.

Dok Tor

Dok Tor suggested a new ID:

Common name: Gardenbane Weevil
Scientific name: Ellimenistes laesicollis
Notes: http://www.ispotnature.org/species-dictionaries/sanbi/Ellimenistes%20laesicollis


        
Banded Groundling
Brachythemis leucosticta
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Marié

Marié commented:

Beautiful picture! ? Banded Groundlings remain inconspicuous while settled on the ground. When people or animals pass by, they spring into action, preying on insects disturbed in the process.

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Marié suggested a new ID:

Common name: Banded Groundling (English), Gebande Gronwagtertjie
Scientific name: Brachythemis leucosticta


        
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Common name: Cabbage White (English), Koolwitjie (Afrikaans)
Scientific name: Pieris brassicae
Notes: Not 100% sure.

Marié

Marié commented:

Welcome to WhatSpecies Kim and thank you for sharing your observation. A close-up picture will make a positive ID more likely - it is a bit difficult to tell from this distance. But from the description it sounds like it could be the caterpillar of Pieris brassicae, a butterfly also known as Cabbage White. Large holes in the leaves of brassica crops and nasturtiums are usually the work of cabbage white caterpillars. Pieris brassicae is an alien butterfly in South Africa, and expanding its range at an alarming rate. If you'd like to see what the butterfly looks like, you can look here: Cabbage White


        
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Dok Tor

Dok Tor commented:

Sorry for typo: should be Rhinaulax. May be yellow form of Rhinaulax analis, as in PGW2004: 154.3.

Dok Tor

Dok Tor suggested a new ID:

Common name: Cape spittlebug
Scientific name: Rinaulax
Notes: http://www.ispotnature.org/search/node/rhinaulax

Dok Tor

Dok Tor commented:

Not Cicadellidae (leafhopper), but Cercopidae (round-eye spittlebug).