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    Tectocoris diophthalmus = Hibiscus Harlequin Bug, late instar nymph.
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    A Bee hawk moth came through the open backdoor tonight.
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    Awesome pics, Gods creation is amazing. Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairyman View Post
    A Bee hawk moth came through the open backdoor tonight.
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    Very unusual moth..
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    Next to my back steps recently.....
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    An Ogre Faced or Net Casting Spider = Deinopis sp. Just outside my back door under the porch light.
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    Waiting to cast it's net.
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    I found this one in leaf litter in my back yard. It is almost a leggless lizard, the legs being reduced to stumps with some bumps for toes.
    Possibly Saiphos equalis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairyman View Post
    I found this one in leaf litter in my back yard. It is almost a leggless lizard, the legs being reduced to stumps with some bumps for toes.
    Possibly Saiphos equalis.

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    Very nice.
    Hard to tell, but also consider a Delma impar (Striped Legless Lizard) ?

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    It is rather small and I think def a skink, delmas are a different family.
    Eastern mulch slider – Lerista fragilis is another possibility and pretty common apparently.
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    Full marks to your son for recording this, well done!
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