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
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During a visit to Tsitsikamma National Park, I cam across this seagull who was picking up pieces of weeds on the side of the swimming pool on the beach, then walking over to dunk it in the water. Maybe he was kidding himself that the saltiness was turning it into seaweed? LOL!!
There are many beetle with horns and all are
referred to as Rhino Beetles. The last picture is of the actual Rhinoceros
Beetle (Oryctes boas) which is of medium size, brown and has a longish body.
The other three shown here are: Dung Beetle (Copris elphener), Nursing Dung
Beetle (Copris mesacanthus) and Trident Dung Beetle (Heliocopis neptunus)