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 ๐Ÿ˜‰
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.

“CRCRTSS” trip

So, another trip ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Really enjoy the natures. Birds singing, butterflies on the river side, got river stream, got real “black night” ๐Ÿ˜‰ , 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰
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 ๐Ÿ˜‰
Scorpion fly, female. Again, my first encounter ;)
Scorpion fly, (Mecoptera), female. Again, my first encounter ๐Ÿ˜‰
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 ๐Ÿ˜‰
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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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).

“Rangalau” trips

Thanks to the land owner for allowing us to enter his land. We have to get a permission first from the land owner (as always) and for that, I should thanks to Mr. Ron Eldie for these arrangements. Off course, Mr.Simon Shim is always there ๐Ÿ˜‰ . So.. that was our 6th trips to this area so far (our recent trips was on 12/4/2015). I guess more trips coming soon ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Sorry for my bad English. I can’t speak English actually ๐Ÿ˜‰

Some sort of Rhinocyphidae
Some sort of Rhinocyphidae
Juvenile katydid
Juvenile katydid
Not sure what is this. Found it on the ground with some mites on its body. Noticed the broken legs too
Not sure what is this. Found it on the ground with some mites on its body. Noticed the broken legs too
Water Striders (Gerridae)
Water Striders (Gerridae)
I love the vibrance color of this Odonata
I love the vibrance color of this Odonata
Newly emerge
Newly emerge
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First time seen. Odonata
Not sure about the ID
Odonata.Not sure about the ID
13/4/2015
13/4/2015. Weevil (Superfamily: Curculionoidea)
Natural light
Lynx spider. Natural light
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Leafhopper
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Winged ant
Added 29/12/2014
Added 29/12/2014. Tiger Beetle (Cicindelinae)
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awesome looks of a larva. Looks alike green jelly ๐Ÿ˜‰
Face to face
Face to face
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Weevil
Full body shot
Full body shot
Shot at 1:1 magnification. Canon 60D, f/16, 1/125sec, ISO 160, MPE 65mm, Twin flash with D.I.Y diffuser
Shot at 1:1 magnification.
Canon 60D, f/16, 1/125sec, ISO 160, MPE 65mm, Twin flash with D.I.Y diffuser
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Jumping spider (Salticidae)
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Nymphalidae,Satyrinae, Ragadia makuta umbrata?Added 27 August 2014
Nymphalidae,Satyrinae, Ragadia makuta umbrata?Added 27 August 2014
Female
Female
Male and female
Male and female
Added 25/8/2014
Added 25/8/2014
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Lacewing's larvae, the great transporter  with it's prey (an insect, but not a mite for sure)
Lacewing’s larvae, the great transporter with it’s prey (an insect, but not a mite for sure)
Lacewing's larvae, the great transporter  with it's prey (an insect, but not a mite for sure)
Lacewing’s larvae, the great transporter with it’s prey (an insect, but not a mite for sure)
Added 14 July 2014.
Added 14 July 2014.
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Chrysididae, Loboscelidinae cuckoo wasp ID Credit : Nikola Rahme
Chrysididae, Loboscelidinae
cuckoo wasp
ID Credit : Nikola Rahme
Chrysididae, Loboscelidinae cuckoo wasp ID Credit : Nikola Rahme
Chrysididae, Loboscelidinae cuckoo wasp ID Credit : Nikola Rahme
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Animated gif of the boxer mantis
Animated gif of the boxer mantis
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Lacewing larvae
Lacewing larvae
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Vestalis sp. ID suggested by CY Choong
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Rhinocypha humeralis (female)?
Rhinocypha humeralis (female)?
Not sure about it ID yet. Taken in 2014
Not sure about it ID yet. Taken in 2014
Flatid Planthopper Nymph?
Flatid Planthopper Nymph?
Lophopidae. ID suggested by Doug Yanega
Eurybrachyid Planthopper nymph. ID suggested by Kurt Orion G
Lophopidae. ID suggested by Doug Yanega
Eurybrachyid Planthopper nymph. ID suggested by Kurt Orion G
Katydid from subfamily Lipotactinae. ID suggested by Tan Ming Kai
Katydid from subfamily Lipotactinae. ID suggested by Tan Ming Kai
Face to face.
Face to face.
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Heliocypha biseriata. ID suggested by CY Choong
Adult
Adult. Eurybrachyidae โ€“ Thessitus sp. ID suggested by Kurt Orion G
Crane fly
Crane fly
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Cassidinae
Cassidinae
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Weevils

A mating pair of Weevil I found on the dead tree trunk during night walk. I spooked it accidently and the female move and transporting the male together on it’s back. When it stop for a while, I managed to get a few series of photos. Found 21 May 2022. 9:46PM. Kiulu. Posted 4 Jun. 2022
Found 22 Sept. 2019. Posted 9 Oct. 2019. Kinabalu Park
Found 21 Sept. 2019. Posted 9 Oct. 2019. Kinabalu Park
Found 22 Sept. 2019. Posted 9 Oct. 2019. Kinabalu Park
Found 22 Sept. 2019. Posted 9 Oct. 2019. Kinabalu Park
Found 27 Jul.2019. Posted 9 Aug. 2019. Poring
Found 27 Jul.2019. Posted 9 Aug. 2019. Poring
Found 12 Feb. 2017. Posted 4 Jul. 2019.
Brentidae. Found 28 Jul. 2018. Posted 19 Nov. 2018. Kinabalu National Park.
Spiny Giraffe weevil – Hoplapoderus hystrix . ID by Kurt Orion G. Found 27 May 2018. Posted 18 Oct. 2018. Keningau
Found 17 Mar. 2018. Posted 7 Jun. 2018. Kinabalu National Park
Found 17 March 2018. Posted 2 May 2018. Kinabalu National Park
Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 20 Oct. 2017. Poring, Ranau.
Posted 30 March 2017. Kinabalu National Park
Gold-dust weevil, Hypomeces squamosus? Keningau
Posted 30 March 2017. Kinabalu National Park
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Kinabalu National Park
Found 7 Oct. 2017. Posted 28 Jul. 2020. Kinabalu Park
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Tamparuli, Sabah
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Kinabalu National Park
Full body shot
Full body shot. Family: Dryophthoridae, Genus: Sphenocorynus. ID by Doug Yanega
Shot at 1:1 magnification. Canon 60D, f/16, 1/125sec, ISO 160, MPE 65mm, Twin flash with D.I.Y diffuser
Shot at 1:1 magnification.
Canon 60D, f/16, 1/125sec, ISO 160, MPE 65mm, Canon Twin flash with D.I.Y diffuser
Zygopini. Posted 30 March 2017. Kinabalu National Park
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Zygopini
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Zygopini. Kinabalu National Park
Zygopini,-is a tribe of twig and stem weevils in the beetle family Curculionidae. Found 1 Dec. 2021. 10:07 PM. Kundasang. Posted 24 Apr. 2022.
Anthribidae
Anthribidae. Keningau
Mating..
Mating..
Added May 2014
Added May 2014
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Gold-dust weevil,Hypomeces squamosus?
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Brentidae. Poring, Ranau, Sabah
Brentidae. Kawang Forest Reserve, Papar, Sabah
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Crocker Range, Keningau, Sabah
Keningau, Sabah
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Keningau, Sabah
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Crocker Range, Keningau, Sabah
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Crocker Range, Keningau, Sabah
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Crocker Range, Keningau, Sabah
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Crocker Range, Keningau Sabah
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Crocker Range, Keningau Sabah
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Crocker Range, Keningau Sabah
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Crocker Range, Keningau Sabah
Fungus weevil
Fungus weevil. Keningau, Sabah
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Fungus weevil. Keningau, Sabah