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Annette Greiff, Hennops River
This exquisite Glasswinged butterfly is found in Central America - from Mexico to Panama. The transparent wings are a natural camouflage mechanism.  The presence of this butterfly is apparently used by rain forest ecologists as an indication of high habitat quality and its demise alerts them of ecological change.

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Mary, Doornrandje
I found these spider webs in the early morning dew next to the road.  It looked like fairy tracks!

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Murray Horn, Randburg
This frog was comfortably tucked into a hole, low down on a palm tree next to the swimming pool.  He did not seem bothered by the human traffic past his hidey-hole.

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Mercia Komen, Doornrandje
I met this Marsh Owl on the road near a wetland on my way home.   He/she sat very quietly when I took the pic.  It's often on the road and very reluctant to move.

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Emmanuel, Hills and Dales
Every now and then we find these worms clustered on the trunk of a plane tree.  They appear suddenly and disappear after a day or so.  Can any VeldTalk reader tell me what they are?

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