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[1] 2015 Spring LepiBASH Report!
By Megan Loftie-Eaton,  2015-10-31
For the 2015 Spring LepiBASH, 17 to 25 October, 93 observers participated and we
received a total of 1883 records!! -- 965 butterfly records -- 918 moth records Of…


[2] The Spring LepiBASH!
By Megan Loftie-Eaton,  2015-10-16
Tomorrow (17 October 2015) is Spring LepiBASH liftoff! I hope you will all be launching
off into nature to find and photograph as many butterflies/moths as you can! :) See what…


[3] LepiMAP Records for July 2015
By Megan Loftie-Eaton,  2015-07-21
We need another 990 LepiMAP records to get the July 2015 total above that of July 2014!!
With 10 days left to go, can we do it? The winter has been long and cold, but we need…


[4] LepiMAP at the 2014 Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice
By Megan Loftie-Eaton,  2014-11-02
LepiMAP will be represented at the 2014 Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice,
taking place in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal Province, from 3-7 November. There will be a…


[5] FLUTTERBY FRIDAY is here!
By Megan Loftie-Eaton,  2014-10-31
Happy FLUTTERBY FRIDAY! The species in the spotlight today is the Sulphur Orange Tip /
Swael-oranjepuntjie (Colotis auxo). The Sulphur Orange Tip occurs in riverine, lowland…


[6] Awesome new Virtual Museum feature: how to find the gaps in coverage
By Les Underhill,  2014-10-10
This news item explains how to find the gaps in coverage in ADU Virtual Museum projects.
On the Virtual Museum website, first choose (from the left hand side menu) the project you…


[7] ADU page in African Birdlife, September–October 2014
By Les Underhill,  2014-09-17
This topic was chosen because Citizen Science Week is from 20–28 September. We
would be delighted if atlasers atlased irresponsibly. This page is from the…


[8] FLUTTERBY FRIDAY is here!
By Megan Loftie-Eaton,  2014-08-08
TGIFF - Thank Goodness it's FLUTTERBY FRIDAY! This stunning butterfly is a Little Pansy
(Junonia sophia) -- the Little Pansy is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. There are…


[9] 90000 records uploaded through the Virtual Museum website
By Les Underhill,  2014-07-07
The critical first requirement for the Red List assessment of a species is a good and
up-to-date distribution map. Without this map, the assessment for a species becomes…


[10] TGIFF - Thank Goodness it's FLUTTERBY FRIDAY!
By Megan Loftie-Eaton,  2014-07-04
TGIFF - Thank Goodness it's FLUTTERBY FRIDAY! The Guinea-fowl butterfly / Tarentaaltjie
(Hamanumida daedalus) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family and the only member of the…


[11] LepiMAP Record of the Week
By Megan Loftie-Eaton,  2014-06-26
LepiMAP Record of The Week is this hibernating Garden Commodore (Precis archesia archesia)
photographed by Steve Woodhall. He writes: "Our little winter visitor... Commodores…


[12] FLUTTERBY FRIDAY!!
By Megan Loftie-Eaton,  2014-05-09
    FLUTTERBY FRIDAY features the Crimson Speckled Footman / Lappieskombers
(Utetheisa pulchella) - this stunning moth belongs to the family Arctiidae. The Arctiidae…


[13] LepiMAP Record of the Week!
By Megan Loftie-Eaton,  2014-04-15
    LepiMAP Record of the Week is this really cool photo of a Golden Orb-web
Spider munching on a Cabbage White (Pieris brassicae)!! Hannes Steenekamp photographed…


[14] LepiMAP Record of the Week
By Megan Loftie-Eaton,  2014-04-07
LepiMAP Record of the Week is this female Kalahari Orange Tip; Kalahari Oranjepuntjie
(Colotis lais) submitted to LepiMAP by Nellie Spangenberg. She photographed this rather…


[15] LepiMAP Record of the Week
By Megan Loftie-Eaton,  2014-04-03
LepiMAP Record of the Week features the beautiful Green-veined Charaxes --
Skelm-dubbelstert (Charaxes candiope). This photo was submitted to LepiMAP by Mary Ellen…


[16] Citizen Science Week : Saturday 8 March to Sunday 16 March
By Les Underhill,  2014-03-02
Ultimately, the goal of all the data collection by the ADU's citizen scientists is to
have an impact on biodiversity conservation. The wealth of data and information…


[17] The Caterpillar Rearing Group is here!
By Megan Loftie-Eaton,  2014-02-13
On the 10th of February the Caterpillar Rearing Group (CRG) was launched!! The CRG is
the continuation and expansion of the Great Moth Caterpillar Hunt Challenge in association…


[18] The Great Little White Butterfly Migration
By Les Underhill,  2014-01-19
The Great Little White Butterfly Migration is a miniproject of LepiMAP. There is a
Facebook group where you are invited to report your observations. It is at…


[19] ADU-linked interviews on the Sappi Nature Journal : the 2013 record
By Les Underhill,  2014-01-07
The Sappi Nature Journal in 60 Minutes is a radio programme on Saturday mornings from
08h00 to 09h00 on Radio Today. Tim Neary interviews guests, and many of them have been ADU…