spiders & insects
AFROTROPICAL Heathland Fynbos

The diverse flowers of the Fynbos are reflected in the beautiful insects of the fynbos...


(the Boulders)

Nephila fenestrata 'Black-legged Nephila'.


Order Coleoptera: Beetles

Cyrtothyrea marginalis, Common dotted fruit Chafer (Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, South Africa).

Order Lepidoptera: Moths and Butterflies

Family Nymphalidae

Acraea horta, 'Garden Acraea' (Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, South Africa).

Order Hymenoptera: Bees, Wasps & Ants

Family Apidae

Xylocopa, 'Carpenter Bee' (Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, South Africa).

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