Prosotas nora (Common Line Blue)

I was so tired and sweat when I realized this butterfly keep on following me. I stand still and spent a few minutes and finally it landed on my finger hand.

Hypolimnas bolina bolina (The Great Eggfly)

Found 3 Jul. 2016. Posted 21 Dec. 2017.
Wing open. Found 6 August 2016. Posted 6 February 2017.

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Hypolimnas bolina bolina (the Great Eggfly). ID suggested by Antonio Giudici.
Hypolimnas bolina bolina (the Great Eggfly). ID by Antonio Giudici.

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.

Kinabalu Swordtail – Pathysa stratiotes

Posted 18 July 2017
Posted 10 November 2016
Posted 10 November 2016
Kinabalu Swordtail - Pathysa stratiotes
Kinabalu Swordtail – Pathysa stratiotes

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Cockroach

Found 7 Oct. 2017. Posted 15 May 2018
A very reflective Pill Cockroach (Perisphaerus sp.) we found at night. Found 24 Feb. 2018. Posted 27 Feb. 2018. When spoked, it rolled up itself (conglobulate). I went through some reading and found that only female has this ability. Meanwhile Males are winged. I read it from here: https://beetlesinthebush.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/holy-conglobulation-batman/

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Scorpion flies

Found 1 Oct. 2017. Posted 20 Nov. 2017. This one was found in Kinabalu Park. This male Scorpion Fly featured “thorn” on it back. The tails look very similar but the orange color is further extend to it abdomen seen from above picture.
Male, with prey. Found in Tambunan. Thing that I called “thorn” is NOT presence.
Male, with prey. Found in Tambunan. The orange color of its tail is not further extend to its abdomen seen from above picture. The small thing orange in colored near its legs is actually a mite.
Scorpion fly, female. Again, my first encounter ;)
Female. Found in Tambunan
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Female. Found in Tambunan

“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).

“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 😉 . 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 😉 . Sorry for my bad English. I can’t speak English actually 😉

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 😉
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.
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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 – Thessitus sp. ID suggested by Kurt Orion G
Crane fly
Crane fly

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Cassidinae
Cassidinae

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