MB : 2nd trips

This is our 2nd trips to MB. It was 3 days and 2 nights camping in the area (29-31 of July 2016). I concluded this was a fruitful trip compared to our previous trip in 2015 (17-19 April 2015). We are encountered more butterflies than beetles, amphibians and other animals. You can view my post of the previous trip here.
We are being informed by the staff of MB that a group of elephant is around the area and we are advised to take early precaution for safety. Were are also being informed that those elephant are not dangerous by the way.

Along the way from the main entrance, we drop by and stop our vehicles (1 Landcruiser 80 and 1 Hilux) to photograph butterflies again and again. The road condition (no pavement yet) are getting better except for motorcars. Only a few points of the road got muddy. A standard 4×4 vehicle should have no problem to get through.

So, lets the following photos continue the history of our findings:

Jewelled Nawab. Polyura delphis concha. ID by Potanthus Ttp.
Jewelled Nawab. Polyura delphis concha. ID by Potanthus Ttp.
Jewelled Nawab. Polyura delphis concha. ID by Potanthus Ttp.
Polyura jalysus triphonus
Polyura jalysus triphonus
Polyura jalysus triphonus
Charaxes solon (The Black Rajah)
Arhopala sp.
Papilio nephalus albolineatus (Black and White Helen )
Papilio nephalus albolineatus (Black and White Helen )
Dysphania sp. Dysphania subrepleta. Daytime puddling.
Odonata.Tyriobapta torrida
Charaxes bernardus.
Charaxes bernardus.
Katydid. Mecopoda elongata. ID by Martin Hora. Found at night.
A mating pair of Scarab beetle (Adoretus compressus) we found at night.
Skipper. Taractrocera sp.[T. ardonia sumatrensis] ID by Tommy Chiu. Updated 6 May 2017.
Skipper. Taractrocera sp.Potanthus omaha maesina? ID by Tommy Chiu
Skipper. Taractrocera sp.Potanthus omaha maesina? ID by Tommy Chiu
Odonata. Neurothemis ramburii
Pointed Ciliate Blue,Anthene lycaenina miya
Pointed Ciliate Blue,Anthene lycaenina miya
Pointed Ciliate Blue,Anthene lycaenina miya
Anthene lycaenina miya (Pointed Ciliate Blue)
Curetinae, Curetis sp.Curetis sperthis sperthis (male)
ID Credit Dr. Seow
Curetinae, Curetis sp.Curetis sperthis sperthis (male)
ID Credit Dr. Seow
Curetis sp.
Hasora taminatus malayana [White Banded Awl]
Koruthaialos rubecula [Narrow-banded Velvet] ID by Tommy Chiu
Lycaeninae
Cepora iudith montana (Orange Gull)
Appias lyncida (The Chocolate Albatross)
Stink bug
Stink bug
Whiskered Treeswift
Catopsilia pomona (The Lemon Emigrant)
Catopsilia pomona (The Lemon Emigrant)
Catopsilia pomona (The Lemon Emigrant)
Polyura athamas faliscus (Common Nawab)
Striped Jay – Graphium bathycles bathycloides. ID by Joe Justin; and Eurema simulatrix
The Common Bluebottle. Graphium sarpedon and Common Nawab. Polyura athamas
Mycalesis anapita fucienta.
Eurema simulatrix
Cethosia hypsea hypsea (Malay lacewing)
Cethosia hypsea hypsea (Malay lacewing)
Cethosia hypsea hypsea (Malay lacewing)
Cethosia hypsea hypsea (Malay lacewing)
Cethosia hypsea hypsea (Malay lacewing)
Our vehicles. Toyota Hilux
Our vehicles. Toyota Hilux
Our vehicles. Toyota Landcruiser 80
Our vehicles. Toyota Landcruiser 80
The members. Of course, photographer will always not in the frame ;)
The members. Of course, photographer will always not in the frame 😉
Moth. Diomea tricuspida (Erebidae:Boletobiini).Visiting our camping site at night. ID credit to Roger Kendrick. A rare moth which is endemic to Borneo, only 3 records so far in mothsofborneo.
Shield bug
Shield bug
Shield bug
Shield bug
Shield bug
Shield bug
Robberfly with its prey.
Robberfly with its prey.
Robberfly with its prey.
Vindula dejone (The Cruiser)
Green Katydid. Night find
The common one will always being skip but not for this time (Sapuh habis). Some sort of Assasin bugs.
A juvenile Argiope chloreis. Id by Nicky bay
Who said Moth did not go for puddling? They are puddling at night too. Some species seen puddling during daytime. Found 29 Jul. 2016. Posted 28 May 2018. Moth with green color is Arthroschista hilaralis.
Found 29 Jul. 2016. Posted 28 May 2018.

K.Inn.

Long Horned Beetle
Long Horned Beetle
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Soldier fly
Soldier fly
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Added 20/8/2015
Posted 20/8/2015

I spotted a Lantern Bug (P. Sultanus) but I did not attempt to get a shoot because its too high.

M.B

Trip to M.B

It was 3D2N visit to M.B. on 17-19 April 2015. It’s a dry season in Sabah since March 2015. I think this is one of the reasons we encountered less insects to photograph. I’m not saying that M.B got less bugs all the time. As I mentioned earlier, it’s a dry season since March. I informed that one of my friend encountered many insects here including a very rare species of Lantern bug. By the way, I also post other findings which is not related to insect here.

We went to M.B by our own transport. Two Landcruiser 80series and we drove from Kota Kinabalu to M.B.

A few finding for that very limited time to explore:

A Cicada
A Cicada
Jumping spider
Jumping spider
Ancema blanka (Silver Royal). The upper side of this butterfly got blue in color and looks beautiful when in flight. Thanks Simon Sng. Thanks Antonio Giudici for the update. New in my collection.
Ancema blanka (Silver Royal). The upper side of this butterfly got blue in color and looks beautiful when in flight. Thanks Simon Sng. Thanks Antonio Giudici for the update. New in my collection.
Ancema blanka (Silver Royal).
Ancema blanka (Silver Royal).
Malayan Oakleaf - Kallima limborgii?
Malayan Oakleaf – Kallima limborgii
Malayan Oakleaf - Kallima limborgii [?]
Malayan Oakleaf – Kallima limborgii
You saw something or not? or just a tree bark ;)
You saw something or not? or just tree bark 😉
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You should be able to see a lizard 😉

Some insect I missed to photograph but I managed to found it. Not my lucky yet, but friends of mine got the shot. Unfortunately I did not share it here.

Some sort of fly
Some sort of fly
Leafhopper?
Leafhopper?
Mantis egg sac
Mantis egg sac approximately 3″
Mantis egg sac
Mantis egg sac approximately 3″
Lynx spider. New in my collection ;)
Lynx spider. Hamadruas sp.? New in my collection 😉
Lynx spider. New in my collection ;)
Lynx spider. Hamadruas sp.? New in my collection 😉
Lynx spider. New in my collection
Lynx spider. Hamadruas sp.? New in my collection
Not sure what spider is this. New in my collection
Not sure what spider is this. New in my collection
Lynx spider. New in my collection
Lynx spider. Hamadruas sp.? New in my collection
Tiger leech. Less than expected because the forest floor is dry.
Tiger leech. Less than expected because the forest floor is dry.
Toad? Approximately 1cm.
Toad? Approximately 1cm body length.
Upper shot of this (Toad?) Approximately 1cm.
Upper shot of this (Toad?) Approximately 1cm in body length.
Wild boar visiting us ;)
Wild boar visiting us 😉
Wild boar visiting us. Sometime visiting us in a group of seven ;)
Wild boar visiting us. Sometime visiting us in a group of seven 😉

I am very excited looking for rare Lantern Bugs but did not found it. Yes, not my lucky yet. The only one species discovered was a Pyrops Sultanus. Click Pyrops Sultanus to see how it looks like.

Moth
Moth
Stink bug
Stink bug
Shield bug with egg
Shield bug with egg
Stinkbug
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Lemon Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona)
Added 20/5/2015
Philium sp. Posted 20 May 2015
Added 20/5/2015
Philium sp. Posted 20 May 2015
ID appreciated.
Rhino beetle. ID appreciated.
Some of the views
Some of the views. Taken with Samyang Fisheye 8mm.
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Members
Members

Cyrtodactylus baluensis

Cyrtodactylus baluensis. Found 17 March 2018. Posted 3 April 2018.
A lizard
Cyrtodactylus sp. Cyrtodactylus baluensis? Tambunan
Cyrtodactylus sp. Cyrtodactylus baluensis
Cyrtodactylus sp. Cyrtodactylus baluensis. Posted 7 June 2016

Below images of Gecko found at Mount Kinabalu

Cyrtodactylus baluensis. ID by Kurt Orion G
Cyrtodactylus baluensis. ID by Kurt Orion G
Cyrtodactylus baluensis. ID by Kurt Orion G
Cyrtodactylus baluensis. ID by Kurt Orion G
Cyrtodactylus baluensis. ID by Kurt Orion G
Cyrtodactylus baluensis. ID by Kurt Orion G
Cyrtodactylus baluensis. ID by Kurt Orion G
Cyrtodactylus baluensis. ID by Kurt Orion G
Cyrtodactylus baluensis. ID by Kurt Orion G
Cyrtodactylus baluensis. ID by Kurt Orion G
Cyrtodactylus baluensis. ID by Kurt Orion G
Cyrtodactylus baluensis. ID by Kurt Orion G

Snails

Amphidromus sp.? Found 23 Jul. 2022. 10:50 PM. Kiulu. Posted 28 Jul. 2022. Found this during night walk. Many of this are found about 1 feet from the ground. Some found about 1-2 meters high from the ground.
Rhinocochlis nasuta? Found 30 April 2017. Posted 24 June 2017
Added 15/1/16
Posted 15 Jan. 2016
Rhinocochlis nasuta?. Posted 10 Nov 2014
Rhinocochlis nasuta?Posted 10 Nov 2014
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Frogs and toads

Masked Tree Frog (Rhacophoridae, Leptomantis angulirostris).Found 5 Mar. 2016. Posted 25 Jul. 2019.

Image of frogs and toads I found around Sabah, Malaysia. Some ID referred from http://frogsofborneo.org/. based on picture. Thanks to frogsofborneo.org. But again, to identify frogs/toads is not an easy through picture. Please consider further reference.

Limnonectes hikidai (Rivulet Frog). Found 8 Sept. 2018. Posted 24 Oct. 2018
Hylarana (Amnirana) nicobariensis. Found 8 Sept. 2018. Posted 28 Oct. 2018
Hylarana (Amnirana) nicobariensis. Found 8 Sept. 2018. Posted 14 Sept. 2018
Meristogenys kinabaluensis. ID by Paul Yambun Imbun. Found 27 Jan. 2018 in Sayap Substesen Kota Belud, Sabah. Posted 6 Jul. 2018
Meristogenys kinabaluensis. ID by Paul Yambun Imbun. Found 27 Jan. 2018 in Sayap Substesen Kota Belud, Sabah. Posted 6 Jul. 2018
Leptolalax arayai (Kinabalu Slender Litter Frog). Found 9 Jun. 2018. Posted 11 Jun. 2018
Leptolalax arayai (Kinabalu Slender Litter Frog). Found 9 Jun. 2018. Posted 11 Jun. 2018
Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Common Sunda Toad). Found 09 May 2018. Posted 13 May 2018
Polypedates otilophus (File-eared Tree Frog). Found 10 March 2018. Posted 4 Apr. 2018.
Polypedates otilophus (File-eared Tree Frog). Found 10 March 2018. Posted 30 Aug. 2018.
Polypedates otilophus (File-eared Tree Frog). Found 10 March 2018. Posted 30 Aug. 2018.
Polypedates otilophus (File-eared Tree Frog). Found 10 March 2018. Posted 20 March 2018.
Meristogenys amoropalamus. ID by Paul Yambun Imbun. Found 16 March 2018. Posted 18 March 2018
Meristogenys amoropalamus. ID by Paul Yambun Imbun. Found 16 March 2018. Posted 18 March 2018
Philautus petersi (Peter’s Bush Frog). Found 24 Feb. 2018. Posted 26 Feb. 2018
Philautus petersi (Peter’s Bush Frog). Found 25 Nov. 2017. Posted 16 Jan. 2018
Philautus petersi (Peter’s Bush Frog). Found 25 Nov. 2017. Posted 28 Nov. 2017
Pelobatrachus baluensis (Kinabalu Horned Frog). Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia. Found 25 Nov. 2017. Posted 13 Dec. 2017
Pelobatrachus baluensis (Kinabalu Horned Frog). Found 11 Nov. 2017. Posted 5 Oct. 2018
Pelobatrachus baluensis (Kinabalu Horned Frog).Found 25 Nov. 2017. Posted 13 Dec. 2017
Pelobatrachus baluensis (Kinabalu Horned Frog). Found 11 Nov. 2017. Posted 21 Nov. 2017
Pelobatrachus baluensis (Kinabalu Horned Frog). Found 11 Nov. 2017. Posted 15 Nov. 2017
Dicroglossidae, limnonectes palavanensis. Featured medial vertebral stripe. Found 3 Nov. 2018. Posted 6 Nov. 2018
Dicroglossidae, Limnonectes palavanensis (Smooth Guardian Frog). Found 3 March 2018. Posted 8 March 2018.
Dicroglossidae, Limnonectes palavanensis (Smooth Guardian Frog). Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia. Found 7 Oct. 2017. Posted 10 Apr. 2018.
Dicroglossidae, Limnonectes palavanensis (Smooth Guardian Frog). Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia. Found 7 Oct. 2017. Posted 8 Feb. 2018.
Dicroglossidae, Limnonectes palavanensis (Smooth Guardian Frog). Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia. Found 7 Oct. 2017. Posted 14 Nov. 2017.
Metaphrynella sundana (Tree Hole Narrow-mouthed Frog)? Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 19 Jan. 2018
Metaphrynella sundana (Tree Hole Narrow-mouthed Frog)? Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 20 Oct. 2017
Leptobrachium abbotti (Lowland Litter Frog). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 20 Oct. 2017
Leptobrachium abbotti (Lowland Litter Frog). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 20 Oct. 2017
Leptobrachium abbotti (Lowland Litter Frog). Found 10 March 2018 at Komonsi Forest Reserve, Tamparuli. Posted 2 May 2018.
Microhyla malang. (Borneo Narrow-mouthed Frog). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 24 Oct. 2017
Microhyla malang. (Borneo Narrow-mouthed Frog). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 20 Sept. 2017
Leptolalax fritinniens. Lowland rainforests in Sabah. Found 16 August 2016. Posted 1 August 2017
Leptolalax fritinniens. Lowland rainforests in Sabah. Found 16 August 2016. Posted 1 August 2017
Ranidae, Meristogenys stenocephalus. Inhabit rocky streams in lowland. Crocker Range, Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia. Found 6 Aug. 2016. Posted 24 June 2017.
Ranidae, Meristogenys stenocephalus. Side shot. Inhabit rocky streams in lowland. Crocker Range, Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia. Found 6 Aug. 2016. Posted 19 Nov. 2017.
Found 9 Jun. 2018. Posted 3 Jul. 2018
Well camouflage. Montane Horned Frog. Megophrys kobayashii in its natural habitat.
Montane Horned Frog. Megophrys kobayashii. Posted 11 December 2016
Montane Horned Frog. Megophrys kobayashii. Posted 11 December 2016.
Rhacophoridae,Philautus sp. P. nephophilus. Found 30 Apr. 2017. Posted 4 Jun. 2018
Rhacophoridae,Philautus sp. P. nephophilus. Found 03 March. 2018. Posted 18 Apr. 2018
Rhacophoridae,Philautus sp. P. nephophilus. Found 24 Feb. 2018. Posted 1 March 2018
Rhacophoridae,Philautus sp. P. nephophilus
Peter’s Bush Frog (Philautus petersi).Posted 12 July 2016.
Rhacophoridae,Philautus sp. P. nephophilus. Posted 27 July 2016.
Peter's Bush Frog (Philautus petersi).
Rhacophoridae,Philautus sp. P. nephophilus. Posted 12 July 2016.
Ceratobatrachidae, Alcalus baluensis. ID by Paul Yambun. It is relatively small about 1-2 CM,approximately. Found 27 Jan. 2018. Posted 8 Feb. 2018
Ceratobatrachidae, Alcalus baluensis. ID by Paul Yambun. It is relatively small about 1-2 CM,approximately. Found 27 Jan. 2018. Posted 7 Feb. 2018
I doubt if this is a juvenile of Ansonia hanitschi (Kinabalu slender toad). But it could be. Looks very similar except it size. It size is about 1CM. Very small compared to an adult of A. hanitschi. This Toad share the same locality where Ansonia hanitschi encountered. Posted 8 January 2017.
I doubt if this is a juvenile of Ansonia hanitschi (Kinabalu slender toad). But it could be. Looks very similar except it size. It size is about 1CM. Very small compared to an adult of A. hanitschi. This Toad share the same locality where Ansonia hanitschi encountered. Posted 15 Feb. 2018
Dicroglossidae, Limnonectes kuhlii.
Dicroglossidae, Limnonectes kuhlii.
Dicroglossidae, Limnonectes kuhlii. Juvenile. Posted 30 June 2016.
Dicroglossidae, Limnonectes kuhlii. Juvenile. Posted 30 June 2016.
Dicroglossidae, Limnonectes kuhlii. Juvenile. Found 7 Jul. 2018. Posted 8 Jul. 2018
Leptolalax pictus . Sub-adult. Found 8 Sept. 2018. Posted 17 Oct. 2018
Leptolalax pictus . Found 27 Nov. 2015. Posted 20 May 2018
Leptolalax pictus
Leptolalax pictus. Found 27 Nov. 2015.
P. aurantium
Philautus amoenus (Kamboranga Bush Frog). Found 20 Feb. 2016
Looks like a young juvenile of Mossy Bush Frog. Rhacophoridae, Philautus macroscelis?
Philautus amoenus. Found 2 Nov. 2014
Masked Tree Frog ( Rhacophoridae, Leptomantis angulirostris). Posted 1 August 2017
Masked Tree Frog ( Rhacophorus angulirostris). Posted 13 April 2017
Masked Tree Frog, Rhacophorus angulirostris.
Masked Tree Frog ( Rhacophoridae, Leptomantis angulirostris ).
Masked Tree Frog, Rhacophorus angulirostris. Green coloration.
Masked Tree Frog ( Rhacophoridae, Leptomantis angulirostris ). Green coloration. (Female)
Masked Tree Frog ( Rhacophoridae, Leptomantis angulirostris ). Green coloration. (Female). Found 5 Mar. 2016. Posted 23 May 2018
Masked Tree Frog. Rhacophoridae, Rhacophorus angulirostris
Masked Tree Frog ( Rhacophoridae, Leptomantis angulirostris ). Brown coloration (Male)
Froglet is always cute. This one was found during daytime within area where Masked Tree Frog ( Rhacophoridae, Leptomantis angulirostris) occured.
Froglet is always cute. This one was found during daytime within area where Masked Tree Frog ( Rhacophoridae, Leptomantis angulirostris) occured.
Ranidae, Meristogenys. (M. kinabaluensis). Found 2 Dec 2016. Posted 24 June 2017.
Ranidae, Meristogenys. (M kinabaluensis?). Found 20 Mac 2016
Ranidae, Meristogenys. (M. kinabaluensis). Found 20 March 2016
M. kinabaluensis. Found 28 Jul. 2018. Posted 24 Aug. 2018
Rhacophoridae, Philautus bunitus
Rhacophoridae, Philautus bunitus. Posted 7 March 2016
Rhacophoridae, Philautus bunitus
Rhacophoridae, Philautus bunitus. Posted 7 March 2016
Polypedates leucomystax (Four-lined Tree Frog). Found 27 Jan. 2018. Posted 6 Feb. 2018
The Four-lined Tree Frog Rhacophoridae(Polypedates leucomystax)? juvenile
The Four-lined Tree Frog Rhacophoridae(Polypedates leucomystax), juvenile
The Four-lined Tree Frog Rhacophoridae (Polypedates leucomystax), juvenile. Found 27 Feb. 2018. Posted 18 March 2018
The Four-lined Tree Frog (Polypedates leucomystax)?
The Four-lined Tree Frog Rhacophoridae(Polypedates leucomystax), juvenile
Toad? Approximately 1cm.
Toad. Approximately 1cm. Unknown ID. From Maliau Basin.
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The Four-lined Tree Frog Rhacophoridae(Polypedates leucomystax), Juvenile
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The Four-lined Tree Frog Rhacophoridae(Polypedates leucomystax), Juvenile
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The Four-lined Tree Frog Rhacophoridae(Polypedates leucomystax), juvenile
Leptolalax dringi. Found 7 Oct. 2017. Posted 26 Jul. 2018
Leptolalax dringi. Found 7 Oct. 2017. Posted 26 Jul. 2018
Upper view.
Upper view. Megophryidae, Leptolalax  dringi. ID updated 26 Jul. 2018
Megophryidae, Leptolalax, sabahmontanus
Megophryidae, Leptolalax dringi. ID updated 26 Jul. 2018
Shot record. Probably another Limnonectes?
Shot record. Microhylidae, Chaperina fusca. ID by Mohd Abdul Muin. Got yellow spots under it’s body.
A mating pair of Microhylidae, Chaperina fusca. Found 30 May 2018. Posted 11 Jun. 2018
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Dicroglossidae, Limnonectes kuhlii
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Dicroglossidae, Limnonectes kuhlii
Which frog is this?
Which frog is this?
Megophryidae, Leptolalax, sabahmontanus. Found 28 Jul. 2018. Posted 27 Aug 2018.
Unknown. Added 18/11/2014
Megophryidae, Leptolalax, sabahmontanus. Posted 18 Nov 2014. ID by Kurt Orion G.
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Megophryidae, Leptolalax, sabahmontanus. Posted 18 Nov 2014. ID by Kurt Orion G.
ID not sure yet. Added 10/11/2014. see picture below for aerial shot of this frog.
Kalophrynus baluensis
Aerial shot of the above frog.
Kalophrynus baluensis.
Bufonidae
Bufonidae. Kaloula baleata (Brown Bullfrog)
Microhylidae, Kaloula pulchra (Banded Bull Frog) without it’s left eye seen at my backyard. Found 9 Feb 2017. Posted 19 Nov. 2017.
Bufonidae, Ansonia minuta?
Bufonidae, Ansonia platysoma?
Leptobrachium gunungense or L. montanum. ID suggested by Kurt Orion G
Leptobrachium gunungense or L. montanum. ID by Kurt Orion G
Leptobrachium gunungense or L. montanum.
Leptobrachium gunungense or L. montanum.
L. montanum
Leptobrachium montanum
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Leptobrachium montanum
More closer
Leptobrachium montanum.
Rhacophoridae,Philautus sp. P. mjobergi? Posted 2 Aug 2016
Rhacophoridae,Philautus sp. P. nephophilus. Posted 2 Aug 2016
Rhacophoridae,Philautus sp. P. mjobergi? Posted 2 Aug 2016
Rhacophoridae,Philautus sp. P. nephophilus. Posted 2 Aug 2016
Found at night
Could be a Rhacophoridae,Philautus nephophilus. Posted 4 Aug 2014. Two images below of this photo refer to the same frog.
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Philautus nephophilus.
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Philautus nephophilus.
Philautus aurantium? found 5 July 2014 at night
Rhacophorids,Philautus aurantium found 5 Jul 2014 at night
Staurois guttatus (Black-spotted Rock Skipper). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 30 Oct. 2017
Staurois guttatus (Black-spotted Rock Skipper). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 30 Oct. 2017.
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Staurois guttatus (Black-spotted Rock Skipper). Juvenile. ID confirmed by Jason Luke
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Staurois guttatus (Black-spotted Rock Skipper). Juvenile. ID confirmed by Jason Luke
Dicroglossidae,Fejervarya limnocharis (juvenile). Found near housing area on 6 May 2018. Posted 14 May 2018
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Dicroglossidae,Fejervarya limnocharis (juvenile). Found near housing area.
Dicroglossidae,Fejervarya limnocharis (juvenile). Found near housing area.
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Dicroglossidae,Fejervarya limnocharis (juvenile). Found near housing area.
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Kalophrynus heterochirus
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Kalophrynus heterochirus
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Kalophrynus heterochirus
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Kalophrynus heterochirus
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Kalophrynus heterochirus
It was truly one of the most amazing coloured frogs. Kalophrynus sp. ID suggested by Kurt Orion G
Kalophrynus heterochirus
It was truly one of the most amazing coloured frogs. Kalophrynus sp. ID suggested by Kurt Orion G
Kalophrynus heterochirus
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Kalophrynus heterochirus.
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Ranidae, Meristogenys orphnocnemis
Meristogenys orphnocnemis. Sub-adults. Found 8 Sept. 2018. posted 14 Sept. 2018
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Meristogenys sp.

“CRCRTSS” trip

So, another trip 😉 . Really enjoy the natures. Birds singing, butterflies on the river side, got river stream, got real “black night” 😉 , waterfall, Rafflesia, welcoming by villagers. It’s a wonderful experience ;). Scroll down for the story. I’ll let the pictures tell everything ;). Please note that all photos inclusive of 4th trips.

Leptolalax pictus
Leptolalax pictus
A lizard
Cyrtodactylus sp. Cyrtodactylus baluensis? Some information saying that C. baluensis is endemic to Mount Kinabalu. So not sure if this Gecko is C. baluensis because it was found at Tambunan. The size is small compared to the C. baluensis we found at Mount Kinabalu.
Dorsal view: perching on a leaf about 2 feets from the ground near a stream. Night found. Meristogenys. Meristogenys orphnocnemis?
Dorsal view: perching on a leaf about 2 feets from the ground near a stream. Night found. Meristogenys. Meristogenys orphnocnemis?
Meristogenys. Meristogenys orphnocnemis?
Meristogenys. Meristogenys orphnocnemis?
Lamiinae, Trachystola granulata.
Lamiinae, Trachystola granulata.
Added 17/12/2015.
Posted 17 Dec 2015.
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Leaf beetle
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Vindula dejone
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Vindula dejone
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Blue Admiral – Kaniska canace
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Blue Admiral - Kaniska canace
Blue Admiral – Kaniska canace with some bees
Laefbeetle
Leaf beetle
Flatid hopper
Flatid hopper, Flatidae
Cleridae
Cleridae
Leafhopper nymph? My first impression it looks like a Katydid, but its eyes resemble a Mantis. This creature sometimes keep moving from left to right, and right to left exactly mimicking the mantis behaviour
Leafhopper nymph? My first impression it looks like a Katydid, but its eyes resemble a Mantis. This creature sometimes keep moving from left to right, and right to left exactly mimicking the mantis behaviour
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Kinabalu Swordtail - Pathysa stratiotes
Kinabalu Swordtail – Pathysa stratiotes
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Our 2nd trips
Our 2nd trips
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Katydid
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Spiny orb weaver.
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Some sort of Asilidae with prey
Some sort of Asilidae with prey
Face to face
Face to face
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Side profile. Ant mimic spider?
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Leaf beetle
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Leaf beetle
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Sting of this wasp is great ;)
Sting of this wasp is great 😉
Found on my 2nd visit
Found on my 2nd visit- 7 Dec 2014
Languriidae
Languriidae
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Katydid
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Butt view ;)
Guess what is this.. something resemble duck’s face ( I think so). It’s actually a butt view of a Thomisidae. (Suggested by Faiz Qifa and Nicky Bay.) we found on our recent trip
Almost face to face
Almost face to face
Another ant-mimic-spider
Another ant-mimic-spider
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That me (center) with two of the villagers. They show us the Rafflesia flower. Not blooming yet.
Thats me (center) with two of the villagers. They show us the Rafflesia flower. Not blooming yet.
carefully pose
carefully pose
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Not sure the ID
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Bufonidae, Ansonia minuta?
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Golden legged bush frog Philautus aurantium
Golden legged bush frog Philautus aurantium?
Golden legged bush frog Philautus aurantium
Golden legged bush frog Philautus aurantium?
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Not sure the ID
It was truly one of the most amazing coloured frogs. Kalophrynus sp. ID suggested by Kurt Orion G
It was truly one of the most amazing coloured frogs. Kalophrynus sp. ID suggested by Kurt Orion G. Approximately 3cm
It was truly one of the most amazing coloured frogs. Kalophrynus sp. ID suggested by Kurt Orion G
It was truly one of the most amazing coloured frogs. Kalophrynus sp. ID suggested by Kurt Orion G. Approximately 3cm.
beautiful Mantid fly. My first encounter ;)
beautiful Mantid fly. My first encounter 😉
Scorpion fly, female. Again, my first encounter ;)
Scorpion fly, (Mecoptera), female. Again, my first encounter 😉
When there is a female, there must be a male too. Scorpion fly, male, with prey ;)
When there is a female, there must be a male too. Scorpion fly (Mecoptera,) male, with prey 😉
and another angle of the scorpion fly with prey. So nature and love to see them in nature.
..And another angle of the scorpion fly with prey. So nature and love to see them in nature. I read from online found that this insect cannot sting. The male look scary because of it genitalia which is look alike scorpion stinger. Anyhow, don’t bother to try as I did not do that. I only take picture without touching it.
Tiger beetle.
Tiger beetle.
This beetle is about to fly by the time I spotted it. Less than 30 sec. Only managed to get 7 shots of this beetle. Never seen before.
This beetle is about to fly by the time I spotted it (10.42 am). Less than 30 sec. Only managed to get 7 shots of this beetle. Never seen before.
2nd shots
2nd shots

More story coming soon.. still have a lot of story 😉

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Scarabaeidae, Valginae. Thanks to Doug Yanega and Gil Wizen
unidentified.
The Blue Begum. ID suggested by Antonio Giudici
The Blue Begum
The Blue Begum
Tawny Rajah. ID suggested by Koh Cher Hern
Another Tiger Beetle
Another Tiger Beetle
Leaf beetle
Leaf beetle
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Exopholis hypoleuca
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Dobsonfly, Nevromus gloriosoi, Liu, Hayashi & Yang, 2012 (Corydalidae: Corydalinae), ID credit: Xingyue Liu. Infor: Kurt Orion G.
Dobsonfly, Nevromus gloriosoi, Liu, Hayashi & Yang, 2012 (Corydalidae: Corydalinae), ID credit: Xingyue Liu.
Infor: Kurt Orion G.
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Ricaniidae. Thanks to Les Day
Dung beetle
Dung beetle
Dung beetle
Dung beetle
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Robberfly, Asilidae
Robberfly, Asilidae
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Mushroom. Glow in the dark.
Mushroom. Glow in the dark.
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Cyrestis maenalis seminigra (Common Mapwing).

Eumyias-indigo (Indigo flycatcher)

Found 16 Sept. 2022. 7:56 AM. Tambunan. Posted 17 Oct. 2022
Found 20 Aug. 2020. 8.49 AM. Tambunan. Posted 16 Sept. 2020
Found 20 Aug. 2020. 8.49 AM. Tambunan. Posted 4 Sept. 2020
Found 20 Aug. 2020. 8.45 AM. Tambunan. Posted 21 Aug. 2020
Found 9 Sept. 2017 during night walk. Poring. Posted 4 Oct. 2017.
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Found at Kundasang