Hoverfly, Sysrphidae, Asarkins sp. The hoverfly mimics
bess and wasps due to its black and yellow stripes.
They are abl to perfectly hover in the air like a helicopter,
while feeding on nectar and pollen. the males have larger
eyes thant the females which are joined on top of the
Thousands of foreign tourists flock annually to experience
first hand the majesty of the Big 5 in their natural
habitat. These Big 5 species are the "flagships"
of many a perception of conservation : represented by
the elephant's tusks, the lion's mane, the leopard's
spots, the buffalo's boss and the rhino's horn. Often
the success or failure of a tourist's visit to a game
reserve in southern Africa depends on how many sightings
of the Big 5 were achieved and from how close these
sightings were witnessed.
But if one just takes a moment to stop and redirect
one's gaze, one can instantly encounter the rest of
Africa's denizens - the neglected Small 5005 : listen
closely for the Elephant Shrew foraging within the undergrowth
beneath the elephant's toes. Look down and become enthralled
by an Antlion waiting in its death pit for an unsuspecting
ant while the lioness eyes her quarry. ...
These creatures represent the Small 5005, the forgotten
inhabitants of the African savannah : the diversity
among birds, insects, spiders, scorpions, frogs, lizards
and snakes. While the Big 5 flaunt the flag of conservation,
many of the Small 5005 represent the "keystones"
upon which conservation relies.