Armed with ‘black gloves’, protecting their bloodshot Red eyes are these ‘boxing spiders’ in kilome.
At home both on surfaces or as they glide ‘still’ on water surfaces – looking always ready to throw in a fewww punches on anything in their way.
Armed with a front set of 4 Eyes and another two smaller eyes on the side, they are unalarmed at bigger objects in front of them like YoU!
*ID’d by Zarek Cocker as a ‘Salticide jumping spider’
This is a view from standing position of an adult. The bat is the black spot on left side of image (thats how small it is).
Growing to about 7 grams, this is an adult
..this you can tell by the well developed teeth you see in the above image
See actual life size vs blades of grass /pebbles on ground as found in kilome on first image above.
Thank you Risky for the ID – as a ‘pipistrielle Bat’
Risky is one of Africa’s finest bat Experts
While on a walk with friends one pointed out how a section on the roadside looked like it had snow.
In a short while people were lying down taking selfies against this grass that looked like tiny snow drops.
I’ve captured the scene the best I could without manipulation to show how nature beautifully arranges and displays itself in kilome. Hope you like it.
Brachiaria brizantha (Signal grass)
Brachiaria mutica (Para grass, Water grass)
Brachiaria ruziziensis (Ruzi grass)
Cenchrus ciliaris (Buffel grass)
Dactylis glomerata (cocksfoot)
Digitaria decubens (Pangola grass)
Panicum maximum (Guinea grass)
Panicum maximum (Hamil grass)
Pennisetum clandestinum (Kikuya grass)
Tripsacum laxum (Gautamala grass) etc.
Desmodium intortum (Green leaf desmodium)
Desmodium uncinatum (Silver leaf desmodium)
Dolichos lab lab (lab lab bean)
Leucaena leucocephala (ipil-ipil)
Pueraria phaseo-loides (Tropical Kudzu)
Stylosanthes guyanensis (Cook stylo)
Stylosanthes humilis (Townsville lucerne)
Styzolobium atterimum (Velvet bean)
Trifolium pratense (Red clover)
Trifolium repens (White clover)
Trifolium rupellianum (African clover)
Trifolium semipilosum (Kenya white clover).
Some of the varieties listed under pastures and
legumes can also be used as fodders, e.g.
Some varieties that are used mainly as fodders are:
Pennisetum purpureum (Napier grass or Elephant grass) and its newly developed hybrids such as:
“NB 21” or “Poosa Giant Napier”
Fodder maize varieties
Newly developed hybrids
Fodder sorghum varieties
Newly developed hybrids etc.
adapted from Food & Agriculture organization (FAO)
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