Posts by The Bug Lady
Can you spot the katydid?
This insect is a true master of disguise ... Katydids do an excellent job of mimicking plants. Their oval-shaped wings look just like leaves, making them tricky to spot.
Marvellous millipedes and centipedes
Shongololos are as South African as pap and vleis - and are just as common in parks and reserves. There are several colourful types of these curious creatures.
The striking citrus swallowtail
Look for this large, beautiful butterfly next time you’re in veld. It really is a fascinating insect.
Meet the emerald fruit chafer
This little beetle grows to about 24 mm in length, so you'll have to look carefully to spot one. The emerald fruit chafer (Rhabdotis aulica) is common in the northern half of South Africa.
Africa's Lunar Moth
With antennae like palm fronds and large green wings that look like leaves, the lunar moth (Argema mimosae) is a spectacular sight.