Category Archives: insects

Garden Commodore

Another butterfly in the garden yesterday :- Garden Commodore  – Presis archesia …

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Another butterfly …

This time a tiny one –   ‘ African Grass Blue’  –   on a Jasmine leaf Genus : Zizeeria knysna Family : Lycaenidae They’re quite common in our garden but never still enough for me to take a photograph.  He must be sleeping !! … Continue reading

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Lifecycle of a Citrus Swallowtail butterfly ..

… or part thereof   😉  in my garden .. on my new lemon tree … .. larvae .. .. caterpillar … Citrus Swallowtail (Papilio demodocus) in my garden .. on a zinnia flower …

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Papilio demoleus – common lime butterfly

.. or lemon butterfly, lime swallowtail butterfly, small citrus butterfly, chequered swallowtail, dingy swallowtail, citrus swallowtail or a beautiful butterfly !! …

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Christmas beetles and lattice leaves

Apart from the intense heat and lack of good rains so far this season, Christmas beetles are out in full force, as usual for this time of the year, munching my rose bushes with gusto, it seems .. and my new season basil plants!! … Continue reading

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Precious moments with my Mum

Last week I went to Somerset West to visit my Mum. Sharing my thoughts and feelings are always difficult.  Why write about them then? When I was seeing a psychologist five years ago for anxiety issues, she encouraged me to write things … Continue reading

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Bees and lavender … lavender and bees

We’ve had glorious soft soaking rain, over the last couple of days, with temps dropping fairly low.   I took these photos before the rain       …

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