Kinabalu Park 20-23 Sept. 2019

Chrysomelidae
Small Jumping Spider having it lunch found at Marabahai Homestay, Kundasang. We stayed here and found this little spider on flower tree just in-front of the house.
Another angle shots of the above same individual Jumping Spider
Cicadellidae. Came across to this little beauty while looking for Pyrgauchenia that flew away.
Weevil. Spotted by friend during the macro trip.
Chrysomelidae. Common but i just love it’s green metallic color
Stick Insect. Taken using non-macro lens, Canon EF24mm. This is how I found it on leaf during night time. Surprisingly, I love the green leaf rather than the stick insect itself.
Dragonfly
Argiope sp. 20 Sept. 2019. My first finding of the trip during night time.
Dilatotarsa sp. For Borneo, there are three recorded species: D. tricondyloides (Gestro), D. loeffleri (Mandl) and D. kinabaluensis (Mandl). Thanks Michael Geiser for the ID help. Found 20 Sept. 2019.
Dilatotarsa sp. For Borneo, there are three recorded species: D. tricondyloides (Gestro), D. loeffleri (Mandl) and D. kinabaluensis (Mandl). Thanks Michael Geiser for the ID help. Found 20 Sept. 2019
Dilatotarsa sp. For Borneo, there are three recorded species: D. tricondyloides (Gestro), D. loeffleri (Mandl) and D. kinabaluensis (Mandl). Thanks Michael Geiser for the ID help. Found 20 Sept. 2019
A spider with missing legs.
A spider with missing legs.
Weevil. We found it always on the same species of plant which I believed could be its hos-plant.
L. montanum. This is how it posed so naturally (In hunting mood?). Basically when being approached, it will level it body flatted to the ground. I observed this behaviors and I found few ants in front of it.
L. montanum shot In-Situ.
Face to face shot using Canon 24mm non macro lens.
Leptolalax sabahmontanus and a leech on it. Spot the leech yourself.
Mossy Bush Frog. Rhacophoridae, Philautus macroscelis.
Mossy Bush Frog. Rhacophoridae, Philautus macroscelis.
Mossy Bush Frog. Rhacophoridae, Philautus macroscelis.
Mossy Bush Frog. Rhacophoridae, Philautus macroscelis.
Mossy Bush Frog. Rhacophoridae, Philautus macroscelis. Shot In-situ.
Katydid
Katydid full body shot
Tiny weevil shot using MPE-65mm at 1:3 magnification
Face to face of the above Weevils
Huntsman spider on the ground during night time.
Dicroglossidae, Limnonectes kuhlii
Trilobite Beetle
Some sorts of Spider
Cricket
Calamaria schmidti (Schmidtโ€™s Reed Snake).  Thanks to the Kinabalu Park’s Ranger who found it. Our first snake.
This Calamaria schmidti (Schmidtโ€™s Reed Snake) was our 2nd encountered during that night. Actually, our group found Sabah Mountane Slender Slug Snake (Asthenodipsas jamilinaisi) but only 2 of my friend managed to shot it. See my post on snake here
Newly emerged Cicada.
Sort of Chrysomelidae
Sort of Chrysomelidae
Pyrgauchenia. Adult
Nymph of Pyrgauchenia. Spotted at the same tree
This is my 2nd encountered of this species. Relatively small in size compare to Pseudochalcothea spathulifera. My first encountered was in Tambunan and to me this is rarely seen
Not a good photo but good enough for record shot due to the windy situation. This is how I found it. Keep on slow moving in windy situation. Relatively small in size compare to Pseudochalcothea spathulifera. My first encountered was in Tambunan and to me this is rarely seen
Long Horned Beetle. Relatively small.
Mydosama pitana. Personally this is very interesting find. Found 22 Sept. 2019. My first encountered was in 21 May 2017 with upper wings view. This is Endemic to Borneo. See my post on Mydosama pitana here.

“Quicky” trip to Selangor

A female Limnonectes plicatellus (Rhinoceros Frog). ID confirm by Kurt Orion G. Found. Found 27 Mar. 2019. Posted 25 Jun. 2019. Selangor
A female Limnonectes plicatellus (Rhinoceros Frog). ID confirm by Kurt Orion G. Found. Found 27 Mar. 2019. Posted 25 Jun. 2019. Selangor
Dwarf/Lesser Stream Toad (Ingerophrynus parvus). Found 27 Mar. 2019. Posted 25 Jun. 2019. Selangor.
Gonocephalus grandis (Great Angle-head Lizard) during night time. Found 27 Mar. 2019. Posted 25 Jun. 2019. Selangor.
Poisonous Rock Frog (Odorrana hosii).  Found 27 Mar. 2019. Posted 25 Jun. 2019. Selangor.
Kalophrynus kiewi. ID by Kurt Orion G. Found 27 Mar. 2019. Posted 25 Jun. 2019. Selangor.
Kalophrynus kiewi. ID by Kurt Orion G. Found 27 Mar. 2019. Posted 19 Sept. 2019. Selangor.
Amolops larutensis. ID by Kurt Orion G.  Found 27 Mar. 2019. Posted 25 Jun. 2019. Selangor.
Up close with a Chalcorana labialis (White Lipped Frog). ID by Kurt Orion G. Found 27 Mar. 2019. Posted 25 Jun. 2019. Selangor.
Chalcorana labialis (White Lipped Frog). Found 27 Mar. 2019. Posted 8 Jul. 2019. Selangor.
Aphaniotis fusca. ID by Kurt Orion G & Kim Jespersen. Found 27 Mar. 2019. Posted 25 Jun. 2019. Selangor.
Aphaniotis fusca. ID by Kurt Orion G & Kim Jespersen. Found 27 Mar. 2019. Posted 25 Jun. 2019. Selangor.
A nymph of Assasin Bug. Well prepared for hunting it prey?  Found 27 Mar. 2019. Posted 25 Jun. 2019. Selangor.
Gollum’s Toad (Ingerophrynus gollum). Found 27 Mar. 2019. Posted 12 Jul. 2019. Selangor, Malaysia.
Slender Wolf Snake (Lepturophis albofuscus). Found 27 Mar. 2019. Posted 16 Jul. 2019. Selangor, Malaysia. 
Dicroglossidae,Fejervarya limnocharis. Found 27 Mar. 2019. Posted 18 Jul. 2019. Selangor, Malaysia. 

L.M.J.C

This trip was on 09-10 September 2017. Only 1 night but it was a very fruitful trip. I managed to photograph a few new species which is not in my photo collection yet. This is the reason I said that this trip was a very fruitful.

Before proceeded to our main destination, we were stop by at Ranau.

Idea stolli (The Common Tree Nymph).

Idea stolli (The Common Tree Nymph).

Eurema hecabe. Common Grass Yellow. Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 27 Sept. 2017

Papilio demolion (Banded Swallowtail). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 27 Sept. 2017

Black Rose ( Pachliopta aristolochiae antiphus). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 27 Sept. 2017.

A mating pair of moth. Eupterote naessigi (Eupterotidae)

Pyrops sultanus. Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 27 Sept. 2017.

Macracantha arcuata?

Bassarona dunya (Pearl’s Necklace)

Bassarona dunya (Pearl’s Necklace)

Notocrypta paralysos (The Banded Demon)

We proceeded to our main destination by afternoon. Walking about 2 Kilometers. I saw some butterflies near small stream and puddle but I did not managed to get any shot.

Hapalopeza sp. ID by Kurt Orion G. Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 27 Sept. 2017

Aerodynamic body structured of a Weevil.

Coreidae, Dalader sp. ID by Jerome Constant

We started our night macro after simple dinner. Our night walk accompanied by a couple from England who asked to join us. At least they spotted a Metaphrynella sundana (Tree Hole Narrow-mouthed Frog) for us.

Katydid. Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 27 Sept. 2017

Katydid. Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 27 Sept. 2017

Robberfly. Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 27 Sept. 2017

Heteropoda sp.

Microhyla malang. (Borneo Narrow-mouthed Frog). Posted 20 Sept. 2017

Microhyla malang. (Borneo Narrow-mouthed Frog). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 24 Oct. 2017

Metaphrynella sundana (Tree Hole Narrow-mouthed Frog)? Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted Oct. 2017

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.

Trilobite beetle. Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 28 Sept. 2017

Apogonia sp. Apogonia expeditionis?

Indigo Flycatcher (Eumyias indigo)? Found 9 Sept. 2017 during night walk. Posted 4 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 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 3 Sept. 2018

Katydid. Found 9 Sept 2017. Posted 26 Oct. 2017

Monkey Grasshopper (Eumastacidae). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 20 Oct. 2017

Another glory on the next morning;

Pyrops whiteheadi. This species is totally new encountered for two of my friends.

Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 6 Oct. 2017

Dung Beetle (Scarabaeidae)

Discophora timora (The Great Duffer). ID by Sunny Chir. Found 10 Sept. 2017. Posted 5 Oct. 2017

Discophora timora (The Great Duffer). ID by Sunny Chir. Found 10 Sept. 2017. Posted 5 Oct. 2017

Cepora judith (Orange Gull). Found 9 Oct. 2017. Posted 31 Oct. 2017

Zeltus amasa maximinianus (Fluffy Tit)

Zeltus amasa maximinianus (Fluffy Tit)

Lethe mekara (Bambo Brown Forester). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 26 Oct. 2017

Lethe mekara (Bambo Brown Forester)

Chersonesia rahria (Common Small Orange Mappwing). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 26 Oct. 2017

Chersonesia rahria (Common Small Orange Mappwing). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 26 Oct. 2017. Heavily cropped.

Udara dilecta.

Margined Lineblue. Prosotas pia. Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 31 Oct. 2017

Celastrina lavendularis (Plain Hedge Blue). ID by Chey Vun Khen

Prosotas nora (Common Line Blue). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 1 Nov. 2017

Caleta elna elvira (The Elbowed Pierrot). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 1 Nov. 2017

Vindula dejone (The Cruiser). ID by Lc Goh. Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 6 Nov. 2017

Graphium antiphates itamputi (The Fivebar Swordtail). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 9 Nov. 2017

Polyura athamas (Common Nawab).

Charaxes bernardus (Tawny Rajah)

Curetis sp. ID help appreciated. We were about to leave this jungle camp when one of my friend spotted this butterfly visiting our jungle dining hall.

 

Trip to Merarap Hot Spring, Lawas Sarawak.

The trip was on 19-22 December 2016 (4D3N). Hoping to encounter more bugs and then make it as unforgettable holiday and family trip. That was the plannings. The road condition from Kota Kinabalu to Lawas is just find. But, road condition heading to Merarap Hot Spring is unpaved and only suit for 4X4 with MT tyre. Typical road condition of Borneo especially rural area. Sometime we need to stop to allow the logging truck to pass. Need extra attention of the road sign instructed you to go left and to go right especially at the corner, down hill and up hill. Our group also visited Bakelalan (Sarawak) and Long Bawan (Indonesia). We encountered extra muddy road condition at Long Bawan Indonesia. Fortunately, all vehicles are able to get through the obstacle. On the way back to Merarap hot Spring from Long Bawan, we encountered another big challenge as it was rain and getting dark. The road condition turned very slippery down hill and up hill. My 4×4 only equipped with AT tyre and forced us to stop for a while. We reached Merarap Hot Spring at about 12.50 a.m. I concluded the road was really turned me so tired and thus focus on insect was really not as I expected. By the way, it is a great driving off road experience ever. Some images worth to be shared here as follow;

From Lawas, Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia. New in my collection. Found 22 December 2016. Posted 6 January 2017

Stag beetle, Prosopocoilus occipitalis. Lawas, Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia. New in my collection. Found 22 December 2016. Posted 6 January 2017

Common Bluebottle – Graphium sarpedon. Posted 29 December 2016. Lawas, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Pyrops sultanus

Stick insect. Parorthomeria alexis (male). ID by Thierry Heitzmann. I still remember it’s smell.

Spalgis epius. New in my collection. ID by Ronald K. Asuncion

Spalgis epius. New in my collection. ID by Ronald K. Asuncion

Pyrops siderus

Tawny Rajah

Flatidae

Mycalesis perseoides (Burmese Bushbrown)

Cyrestis nivea (Straight Line Mapwing)

Lexias pardalis (The Common Archduke). Underwings. Lawas, Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia.

Special appreciation to my teammates. Thank you for your patience and help.

My teammate,Mr. Rahman with his mighty 70 series Landcruiser

My teammate, Mr. Joe with his mighty 80 series Landcruiser

On the way back to Merarap Hot Spring. After the rain. Stop and it is the time for Maggie and some unforgettable hot coffee.

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 trip was successful compared to our previous trip in 2015 (17-19 April 2015). We 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 delphinion.

Jewelled Nawab. Polyura delphis delphinion.

Jewelled Nawab. Polyura delphis delphinion.

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

Pointed Ciliate Blue,Anthene lycaenina miya

Curetinae, Curetis sp.Curetis sperthis sperthis {male}
ID Credit Dr. Seow

Curetinae, Curetis sp.Curetis sperthis sperthis {male}
ID Credit Dr. Seow

Curetis sp. Curetis sperthis sperthis [female]
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.ย 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.

Found 29 Jul. 2016. Posted 28 May 2018.

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 โ€“ Dichoptera sp
Fulgoridae โ€“ 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. Itโ€™s a dry season in Sabah since March 2015. I think this is one of the reasons we encountered less insects to photograph. Iโ€™m not saying that M.B got less bugs all the time. As I mentioned earlier, itโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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You should be able to see a lizard ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lynx spider. New in my collection ;)
Lynx spider. Hamadruas sp.? New in my collection ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wild boar visiting us. Sometime visiting us in a group of seven ;)
Wild boar visiting us. Sometime visiting us in a group of seven ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

“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 enterย 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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