Carabidae (Ground Beetle)

Found 24 Feb. 2018 at nigh. Posted 9 March 2018. 

Found 13 Jan. 2018. Posted 1 March 2018

Unknown ID

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 😉

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.