Male African Migrant

African Migrant

Imagine a million or more butterflies undergoing a migration in South Africa. Well, the African Migrant (Catopsilia florella) does that at times. They occur...
Band-eyed Drone Fly

Hoverflies

Hoverflies are a group of flies that mimic bees and wasps. They tend to have yellow and black stripes. There are over 200 species...
Pleasant Hornet

Pleasant Hornet

This beautiful insect is known as a Pleasant Hornet, and it is actually a species of moth. The scientific name for it is Euchromia...
Cicada on a tree

Cicadas

Cicadas are well known for the shrill, non-stop call of the males but I wonder how many people have actually seen one? Although you...
Lunate Ladybird

Ladybirds – cute little predators

Like many people I have always been intrigued by Ladybirds. They have striking colours and seem quite content to crawl all over your hand...
Paper Wasp

Paper wasps

There are many different types of wasps found in South Africa but one type, that many people are familiar with, is the Paper Wasp....