Zanna nobilis

_MG_3704Personally, this is quite difficult to find this insect in my area. I believed that this insect, Zanna nobilis may common and easy to find in some particular places._MG_3704-1

Now in August 2013, after more or less 20 years when i was first time met this insect, finally I found it again. Is that too long? ;). Many thanks to Mr Laz Govn (the land owner) for showing us this insect on 3 trees in his land.

_MG_3706That was a story behind this finding. So now, i have special date to remember ;).

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Jewel beetle (Buprestidae)

Buprestoidea, Belionota prasina. Found 25 Dec. 2016. Posted 5 Oct. 2018

Buprestoidea, Belionota prasina. Found 25 December 2016. Posted 25 January 2017.

Buprestoidea, Belionota prasina. Found 25 December 2016. Posted 25 January 2017.

Endelus sp.
Endelus sp.Posted 27 July 2016

Endelus sp.
Endelus sp. Posted 5 May 2016

Endelus sp.
Endelus sp. Posted 5 May 2016

Added 03/11/2015
Buprestoidea, Belionota prasina. Posted 03 Nov. 2015

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Buprestoidea, Belionota prasina

Buprestoidea, Belionota prasina?
Buprestoidea, Belionota prasina

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Chrysochroa fulminans

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Chrysochroa fulminans

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Belionota prasina

 

Belionota prasina
Belionota prasina

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Cerambycidae

Epepeotes luscus. ID by Sangamesh Hiremath. Found 14 Jan. 2018. Posted 27 Feb. 2018

About 2 CM in body length. Posted 11 July 2017.

Eurybatus (Eurybatus) borneensis Rothschild & Jordan, 1893. Posted 17 Marc 2017

Prioninae, Macrotomini.Xixuthrus, X. microcerus?. ID by Doug Yanega. Posted 10 February 2017

Lamiinae, Batocerini. Batocera rubus. Found 4 March 2016. Posted February 2017.

Dolichostyrax sp. Found 30 January 2017. Posted 4 Fabruary 2017.

Posted 18 August 2017

Lamiinae Ancylonotini Palimna annulata (Olivier, 1792).
Lamiinae Ancylonotini
Palimna annulata (Olivier, 1792). Found 11 November 2016.

Eurybatus (Eurybatus) borneensis Rothschild & Jordan, 1893
Eurybatus (Eurybatus) borneensis Rothschild & Jordan, 1893. Posted 11 May 2016

Lamiinae, Trachystola granulata.
Lamiinae, Trachystola granulata.

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Long Horned Beetle
Posted 5 Oct 2015

Side view. Lamiinae Ancylonotini Palimna annulata (Olivier, 1792)?
Side view. Lamiinae Ancylonotini
Palimna annulata (Olivier, 1792). Found 3 May 2015.

Upper view.Lamiinae Ancylonotini Palimna annulata (Olivier, 1792)
Upper view.Lamiinae Ancylonotini
Palimna annulata (Olivier, 1792). Found 3 May 2015.

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Tribe: Mesosini; Genus: Planodes. ID credit: Francesco Vitali.

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Tribe: Mesosini; Genus: Planodes. ID credit: Francesco Vitali.

Approximately 1CM in body length. Found at night.
Approximately 1CM in body length. Found at night.

Same as above specimen
Same as above specimen

Lamiinae, Trachystola granulata. ID infor by Kurt Orion G.
Lamiinae, Trachystola granulata. ID infor by Kurt Orion G.

Lamiinae, Trachystola granulata. ID infor by Kurt Orion G..
Lamiinae, Trachystola granulata. ID infor by Kurt Orion G.

Lamiinae, Trachystola granulata. ID infor by Kurt Orion G. Added 21 July 2014
Lamiinae, Trachystola granulata. ID infor by Kurt Orion G.  Posted 21 Jul 2014

Pseudoeuchitonia barbarae Bentanachs, Morati, Vives, 2010 cf. ID credit: Enrico Ruzzier.
Pseudoeuchitonia barbarae Bentanachs, Morati, Vives, 2010 cf. ID credit: Enrico Ruzzier.

Beautiful long horned beetle. Pseudoeuchitonia barbarae Bentanachs, Morati, Vives, 2010 cf. ID credit: Enrico Ruzzier. Not too cooperative while taking this photo.But good for some "action" photo like this :)
Beautiful long horned beetle. Pseudoeuchitonia barbarae Bentanachs, Morati, Vives, 2010 cf. ID credit: Enrico Ruzzier. Not too cooperative while taking this photo.But good for some “action” photo like this 🙂

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This is the only one photo i have for this insect (shot record). Now thinking of having another trip to that area.
Typodryas chalybeatus (Pascoe, 1866), ID by Francesco Vitali. This is the only one photo i have for this insect (shot record). Now thinking of having another trip to that area. Posted 13 Jun 2014.

Acalolepta biocellata Breuning 1940 (Lamiini). ID by Francesco Vitali. I thanks to Les Day for his hardwork to get the ID. Highly appreciated.

Acalolepta biocellata Breuning 1940 (Lamiini). ID by Francesco Vitali. I thanks to Les Day for his hardwork to get the ID. Highly appreciated.Full body shot

Acalolepta biocellata Breuning 1940 (Lamiini). ID by Francesco Vitali. I thanks to Les Day for his harwork to get the ID. Highly appreciated.

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Full body shot
Full body shot

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Longhorn beetle
Longhorn beetle

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Euryphagus lundii.
Euryphagus lundii.

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Euryphagus lundii.

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Xystrocera festiva. ID suggested by Simon Shim

Xystrocera festiva.
Xystrocera festiva.

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Theodosia sp.

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I moved the position of this insect and put it on a tree branch to get a better background. This insect pose looks as if the dead insect. Why?personally, it was based on the insect’s leg posture. For sure this is not a dead Theodosia. This may happened because I moved the original position of him. It is simply readjusting itself after I placed it on this branch. This insect may feel threatened?  also use a reflector to reflect the light to reduce shadow.

_MG_2241Here’s how it pose to me. Finally, this insect begin to adapt and begin to move._MG_2332

The third picture shows the insects has been sprayed with water (Without any chemical) because it keep moving. Here’s how it pose to me. This may add some artistic value of a photo but I highly did not recommend this method. Stop it!

*This is my hobby to photograph insects especially. But the true fact is that, it was against the macro photographic ethics for this shot (refer to photo no.3). So, time to change. I need to learn and respect my subject. This insect was then released to it natural habitat. BY THE WAY, NO HARMFUL MADE IN THIS SESSION.

Some attempt to fly
Some attempt to fly

Ready to take off
Ready to take off

Theodosia marginata. ID suggested by Pil Wizen
Theodosia marginata. ID suggested by Gil Wizen

Other insects

Found 30 April 2017. Posted 24 June 2017.

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Scarab beetle, genus Apogonia. Posted 30 June 2016

Leaf beetle
Posted 26 October 2015. Some sort of Leaf beetle

Ladybug mimic beetle, Endomychidae
Ladybug mimic beetle, Endomychidae

Mealybug. Infor by Hishamuddin Zainuddin.
Mealybug. Infor by Hishamuddin Zainuddin.

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)

 Prosena sp. ID suggested by Kurt Orion G.
Prosena sp. ID suggested by Kurt Orion G.

Found 9 Sept. 2017. Posted 6 Oct. 2017

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Leaf Beetle

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Signal fly?
Signal fly?

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Leaf Beetle

Male and female
Male and female. Fruit fly

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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Erotylids? found crawling on the mossy ground

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Scarabaeidae, Valginae. Suggested by Doug Yanega

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Ladybug-mimic beetle
Ladybug-mimic beetle. Endomychidae. ID suggested by Doug Yanega.

Ladybug-mimic beetle.Endomychidae. ID suggested by Doug Yanega.
Ladybug-mimic beetle.Endomychidae. ID suggested by Doug Yanega.

Added 24 October 2014
Added 24 October 2014

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Bibionidae Plecia spp
Bibionidae Plecia spp. ID suggested by Dennis Sim

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Agetocera discedens Weise?

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Prionoceridae, Idgia sp. Credit to Michael Geiser

Scarab beetle (Scarabaeidae)
Scarab beetle (Scarabaeidae)

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Tabanus

Scarabaeidae,Anomala expansa
Scarabaeidae,Anomala expansa

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Antlion larvae
Antlion larvae

Strongylium sp?
Darkling Beetle (Strongylium sp).? too big for MPE-65mm 😉

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Scarab beetle, genus Apogonia. Suggested by Munetoshi Maruyama

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Scarab beetle, genus Apogonia. Suggested by Munetoshi Maruyama

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Scarab beetle, genus Apogonia. Suggested by Munetoshi Maruyama.

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Pyrops intricatus

Found 07/11/2015 at different spot area. Added 18/11/2015.
Found 07 Nov 2015 at different spot area. Posted 18 Nov 2015.

Found 4/10/2015. Added 6/11/2015
Found 4 Oct 2015. Posted 6 Nov 2015

Posted April 2014
Posted April 2014

Pyrops intricata
Posted June 2013

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Posted June 2013

Pyrops intricata
Posted June 2013