Archivos de Diario para marzo 2022

sábado, 19 de marzo de 2022


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Grasshoppers, Locusts ans Allies of South Africa
Frogs of South Africa
Birds of South Africa
Arthropods of South Africa
Fungi of Southern Africa
South Africa:

A checklist of South African Mayflies can be found here:

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I’m not aware of an automated way of downloading all your photos, but you can get your observation data out as a spreadsheet here:

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Want to see a taxonomically ordered list of all the organisms for a project? This fun little search string from the iNaturalist forum (and from bouteloua via dianastuder) gives you an ordered list of all the organisms in a particular project (in this case, for my yard):

Your question has already been answered by @thebeachcomber but it’s worth further mentioning that it’s also possible to search for search for a taxon with a certain sub-taxon excluded. Between them, these make up a powerful and useful feature that I use quite often. For instance, it means you can do a single search for paraphyletic groups like moths (= lepidoptera without butterflies) or fish (= Agnatha + Actinopterygii + Dipnoi + Actinistia).

The syntax for doing an exclusion is: 2

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Publicado el sábado, 19 de marzo de 2022 a las 05:50 AM por doug263 doug263 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

domingo, 20 de marzo de 2022



The highlight of this past week has to be the emergence of "my" Citrus Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio demodocus) from its chrysalis.
Basic data as follows:
5.02.2022: The tiny (5X2mm) brown caterpillar was found on a leaf of my lemon tree and brought in for rearing.
22.02.2022: By now the caterpillar had developed into its green form and had grown large.
2.03.2022: It pupated. Biodiversity Explorer gave the pupal period as 2-3 weeks so I was expecting emergence from 16.03.2022.
17.03.2022: It emerged at about 14:00. So that was 15 days after pupating. It then remained quite motionless until 16:15 when it flew a short distance into an area at the base of shrubs where it battled to find a perch on a stem. The day was chilly, overcast and breezy with the temperature at 21 degrees centigrade.

It was a magical experience; my first butterfly raised from the larval stage. I had previously raised two moths with quite a few failures. I currently have five moth pupa that over-wintered in 2021. No further development has occurred and now we are slipping slowly out of summer into autumn. I don't know what to expect but am just being patient.

My data and photos were e-mailed to the Lepidopterist Society with my reference of DC14. Of course everything was loaded as casual observations on iNaturalist.

At about 09:00 the next day I went outside and the first thing that I saw was a Citrus Swallowtail butterfly flying about. I could not help but wonder if it was not "my" butterfly that had just got going after a chilly night.

It's a common butterfly and I know others have raised many, many species from the larval stage but for me it was a wonderful experience.

Publicado el domingo, 20 de marzo de 2022 a las 03:51 PM por doug263 doug263 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario