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Weird & wonderful - Walk in Africa
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25 Aug

Weird & wonderful

We are definitely on the nicer side of the equinox. Days are longer, spring flowers are blooming . . . and there are more insects around. On a champagne day this week I saw this bizarre Cerambycid (Longhorn Beetle) on a Protea. Members of this large insect family usually feed on dead wood but this one seemed quite tempted by the succulent Protea.

A - Cerambicid

I have never seen this species before and have not yet identified it but I really enjoyed seeing it. No wonder science fiction bores me. Our natural world has so many creatures that are stranger than any science fiction could propose!