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