Carabidae (Ground Beetle)

Pericalus quadrimaculata. Found 23 Jul. 2022. 8:32 PM. Kiulu. Posted 8 June 2023
Pericalus quadrimaculata. This Carabidae was spotted on dead tree. Found 2 of this on the same dead tree and both are busy looking for it’s prey. Indeed, it is a fascinating observation. Found 23 Jul. 2022. 8:32 PM. Kiulu. Posted 5 Aug. 2022.
Found 24 Feb. 2018 at nigh. Posted 9 March 2018. 
Found 13 Jan. 2018. Posted 1 March 2018
Unknown ID
Pericalus quadrimaculata

Cissities chepalotes

Found 16 Jul. 2016. 3:00 PM. Keningau.
Found 16 Jul. 2016. 3:00 PM. Keningau. Posted 10 Feb. 2021.

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.

Penthicodes (Ereosoma) quadrimaculata Lallemand, 1963.

Penthicodes quadrimaculata showing it hidden beauty. Found 16 Mar. 2020. 12 Mid night. Posted 6 Apr. 2020. Maliau Basin
Penthicodes quadrimaculata showing it hidden beauty. Found 16 Mar. 2020. 12 Mid night. Posted 6 Apr. 2020. Maliau Basin

This is among the wanted species I’m looking for. Penthicodes (Ereosoma) quadrimaculata Lallemand, 1963. ID by Jerome Constant. Unfortunately, I did not bring along my Tripod by the time I found it. So, time to use whatever around me including a stick ;). Image result as below;

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Hatob

First Visit 25 October 2015. This first visit intended to recce and to get familiar with the trek.Some photos may not sharp (intended for shot record and references).

Chocolate pansy- Junonia hedonia
Chocolate pansy- Junonia
hedonia
Beautiful Lycaenidae. Not sure about it's ID yet.
Beautiful Lycaenidae. Rapala dieneces dieneces (Scarlet Flash).
Found 4/10/2015. Added 6/11/2015
Found 4/10/2015. Posted 6 Nov 2015. Pyrops intricatus
Tiger Beetle. Mating in progress. New in my collection
Tiger Beetle. Mating in progress. New in my collection
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Fulgoridae – Dichoptera sp
Fulgoridae – Dichoptera sp
Dead leaf mantis. 4 shots before it flew away. Still good for a shot record, thought
Deroplatys lobata (Dead leaf mantis). ID by Ron Eldie. 4 shots before it flew away. Still good for a shot record, thought
2 shots before it flew away.
2 shots before it flew away.
Cyrtarachne sp.
Cyrtarachne sp.
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Buprestoidea, Belionota prasina
Buprestoidea, Belionota prasina
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Will add more later..

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
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