M.B: 3rd trips

Ornate Earless Agama (Aphaniotis ornata). The species is endemic to Borneo.Found 15 Mar. 2020. 10.31PM. Posted 18 Mar.2020
Ornate Earless Agama (Aphaniotis ornata). The species is endemic to Borneo .Found 15 Mar. 2020. 10.31PM. Posted 18 Mar.2020
Ornate Earless Agama (Aphaniotis ornata). The species is endemic to Borneo. Found 15 Mar. 2020. 10.31PM. Posted 18 Mar.2020
Rhabdophis chrysargos. ID by Frank Canon & Vince Adam. Found near river stream during day time. 2nd snake. Found 14 Mar. 2020. 11.11 am. Posted 17 Mar. 2020
Rhabdophis chrysargos. ID by Frank Canon & Vince Adam. Found near river stream during day time. 2nd snake. Found 14 Mar. 2020. 11.11 am. Posted 17 Mar. 2020
Dryocalamus tristrigatus (Striped Dwarf Treesnake). ID by Ron Eldie. Found this snake injured believed to be hit by passing vehicle. This snake is still able to move. This is the first and the only snake of the night. No full body shot. Found 14 Mar. 2020. 10.27 PM. Posted 17 Mar. 2020.
Dryocalamus tristrigatus (Striped Dwarf Treesnake). ID by Ron Eldie. Found this snake injured believed to be hit by passing vehicle. This snake is still able to move. This is the first and the only snake of the night. No full body shot. Found 14 Mar. 2020. 10.27 PM. Posted 17 Mar. 2020.
Dryocalamus tristrigatus (Striped Dwarf Treesnake). ID by Ron Eldie. Found this snake injured believed to be hit by passing vehicle. This snake is still able to move. This is the first and the only snake of the night. No full body shot. Found 14 Mar. 2020. 10.27 PM. Posted 17 Mar. 2020
Boiga cynodon [ Dog-toothed Cat Snake ]. Found 15 Mar.2020. 10.47 PM. Posted 19 Mar. 2020
Boiga cynodon [ Dog-toothed Cat Snake ]. Found 15 Mar.2020. 10.47 PM. Posted 19 Mar. 2020
Boiga cynodon [ Dog-toothed Cat Snake ]. Found 15 Mar.2020. 10.47 PM. Posted 19 Mar. 2020
Painted Mock Viper (Psammodynastes pictus) .Found 15 Mar. 2020. 9.32 PM. Posted 20 Mar. 2020
Painted Mock Viper (Psammodynastes pictus).Found 15 Mar. 2020. 9.32 PM. Posted 20 Mar. 2020
Painted Mock Viper (Psammodynastes pictus).Found 15 Mar. 2020. 9.32 PM. Posted 3 Apr. 2020
Bornean Crested Fireback. Female. Found 14 Mar. 2020. 7.00 PM. Posted 17 Mar. 2020.
Bornean Crested Fireback. Male. Found 16 Mar. 2020. 7.51 AM. Posted 17 Mar. 2020.
Bornean Crested Fireback. Male. Found 16 Mar. 2020. 7.51 AM. Posted 17 Mar. 2020.
Road runner is real
White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus).Enjoy having my hot coffee when my son spotted this near the hostel. 15 Mar. 2020. 9.03 AM. Posted 18 Mar. 2020
The grey-bellied bulbul [Pycnonotus cyaniventris] . ID by Jaiman Taip.  Shot record of this bird. Found 15 Mar. 2020. 4.27 PM. Posted 18 Mar. 2020.
The grey-bellied bulbul [Pycnonotus cyaniventris] . ID by Jaiman Taip. Shot record of this bird. Found 15 Mar. 2020. 4.28 PM. Posted 18 Mar. 2020.
The grey-bellied bulbul [Pycnonotus cyaniventris] . ID by Jaiman Taip. Found 15 Mar. 2020. 4.36 PM. Posted 18 Mar. 2020.
The grey-bellied bulbul [Pycnonotus cyaniventris] . ID by Jaiman Taip. Found 15 Mar. 2020. 4.36 PM. Posted 19 Mar. 2020.
 
Buff-vented Bulbul [Lole charlottae]. ID by Jaiman Taip. Found 15 Mar. 2020. 4.36 PM. Posted 19 Mar. 2020.
Yellow-rumped flowerpecker, Female. Common endemic to Borneo. Shot record of this bird. Found 15 Mar. 2020. 4.56 PM. Posted 18 Mar. 2020.
Blue-winged leafbird . Found 16 Mar.2020. 9.14 AM. Posted 25 Mar.2020
Casmerodius albus in flight chasing a Squirrel. Found 16 Mar.2020. 8.56 AM. Posted 27 Mar. 2020
Casmerodius albus with prey, a Squirrel. Found 16 Mar.2020. 8.56 AM. Posted 27 Mar. 2020
Chalcorana raniceps [White-lipped Frog] . Found 15 Mar. 2020. 9.39 PM. Posted 18 Mar.2020
Chalcorana raniceps [White-lipped Frog] . Found 15 Mar. 2020. 9.39 PM. Posted 18 Mar.2020
Chalcorana raniceps [White-lipped Frog] . Found 15 Mar. 2020. 9.39 PM. Posted 18 Mar.2020
Chalcorana raniceps [White-lipped Frog]. Found 15 Mar. 2020. 9.39 PM. Posted 19 Mar.2020
Chalcorana raniceps [White-lipped Frog]. You can notice the full webbing of it longest toes. Found 15 Mar. 2020. 9.39 PM. Posted 19 Mar.2020
Limnonectes leporinus [Giant River Frog]. Found 15 Mar.2020. 9.16 PM. Posted 19 Mar.2020.
Scarabaeidae, Subfamily Melolonthinae. Attracted to light source during night time. Found 14 Mar. 2020. 9.00 PM. Posted 17 Mar. 2020.
Scarabaeidae, Subfamily Melolonthinae. Attracted to light source during night time. Found 14 Mar. 2020. 9.00 PM. Posted 17 Mar. 2020.
Scarabaeidae, Subfamily Rutelinae. Anomala pallida (Fibricius, 1775). Found 14 Mar. 2020. 9.10 PM. Posted 17 Mar. 2020.
Long Horned Beetle. Found 14 Mar. 2020. 9.14PM. Posted 17 Mar. 2020.
Long Horned Beetle. Found 14 Mar. 2020. 9.14PM. Posted 17 Mar. 2020.
Long Horned Beetle. Found 14 Mar. 2020. 9.14PM. Posted 17 Mar. 2020.
Just a record shot of this huge Long Horned Beetle. It still there on the same tree on 2nd days but high above. Found 14 Mar. 2020. 11.21 PM. Posted 18 Mar.2020
Beautiful Flatidae. Found 14 Mar. 2020. 9.45 PM. Posted 17 Mar. 2020
Giant Forest Ants [Dinomyrmex gigas] previously known as Camponotus gigas. guarding the Nymph of Reduviidae. Found 15 Mar. 2020. 11.46 PM. Posted 17 Mar. 2020.
Phrynarachne sp. [Bird-dung Crab Spider]. Found 14 Mar.2020. 11.14 PM. Posted 17 Mar. 2020
Found 14 Mar. 2020. 11.31 PM. Posted 18 Mar. 2020
Heteropoda davidbowie. Found 16 Mar. 12.45 am. 2020. Posted 20 Apr. 2020.
Weevil. Found 15 Mar. 2020. 9.07 PM. Posted 18 Mar. 2020.
The only butterfly I managed to shot. Nymphalidae. Found 15 Mar. 2020. 12.10 PM. Posted 18 Mar. 2020.
Haaniella sp. Female.Found 15 Mar.2020. 10.04 PM. Posted 18 Mar. 2020

Haaniella sp. Female. Found 15 Mar.2020. 10.04 PM. Posted 18 Mar. 2020
Haaniella sp. Female.Found 15 Mar.2020. 10.04 PM. Posted 18 Mar. 2020
Scamandra polychroma. The species is endemic to Borneo (Sabah & Kalimantan only). Found 16 Mar. 2020. 12.00 mid night. Posted 19 Mar. 2020.
Penthicodes quadrimaculata. Found 16 Mar.2020. 12.03 mid night. Posted 19 Mar. 2020.
Penthicodes quadrimaculata showing it hidden beauty. Found 16 Mar.2020. 12.03 mid night. Posted 19 Mar. 2020
Beautiful grasshopper. Found 15 Mar. 2020. 11.38 PM. Posted 20 Mar. 2020
Wild boar. Plenty of them and it is the most easier to spot. Found 16 Mar.2020. 8.01 AM. Posted 27 Mar.2020

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 plant which I believed could be it’s 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 (Schmidt’s Reed Snake).  Thanks to the Kinabalu Park’s Ranger who found it. Our first snake.
This Calamaria schmidti (Schmidt’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. 
Found 27 Mar. 2019. Posted 26 Mar.2020. 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 necho. Found 10 Sept. 2017. Posted 5 Oct. 2017
Discophora necho. Found 10 Sept. 2017. Posted 5 Oct. 2017
Cepora iudith hespera (Orange Gull). Found 9 Oct. 2017. Posted 31 Oct. 2017
Zeltus amasa maximinianus (Fluffy Tit)
Zeltus amasa maximinianus (Fluffy Tit)
Lethe mekara sumati (Bambo Brown Forester). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 26 Oct. 2017
Lethe mekara sumati (Bambo Brown Forester)
Chersonesia rahria rahria (Common Small Orange Mappwing). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 26 Oct. 2017
Chersonesia rahria rahria (Common Small Orange Mappwing). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 26 Oct. 2017. Heavily cropped.
Udara dilecta paracatius
Prosotas pia pia (Margined Lineblue). Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 31 Oct. 2017
Celastrina lavendularis placidina (Plain Hedge Blue). ID by Chey Vun Khen
Prosotas nora superdates (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 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 uraeus (Common Nawab).
Charaxes bernardus repetitus (Tawny Rajah)
Curetis sperthis sperthis. 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 in 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 heading 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
Graphium sarpedon sarpedon (Common Bluebottle). 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
Charaxes bernardus repetitus (Tawny Rajah)
Flatidae
Mycalesis horsfieldi hermana. ID by Potanthus Ttp
Cyrestis nivea borneensis (Straight Line Mapwing)
Lexias pardalis borneensis (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 a cup of 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
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.
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 – 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
Members

“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).