Maliau Basin: 2nd trips

This is our 2nd trips to Maliau Basin. It was 3 days and 2 nights camping in the area (29-31 of July 2016). I concluded this trip is 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 Maliau Basin 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 should be no problem to get through.

So, lets the following photos continue the history of our findings:

Jewelled Nawab. Polyura delphis delphinion.

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Jewelled Nawab. Polyura delphis delphinion.

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Polyura jalysus triphonus

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The Black Rajah. Charaxes solon.

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Arhopala sp.

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Black and White Helen. Papilio nephalus albolineatus

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Black and White Helen. Papilio nephalus albolineatus

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Dysphania sp. Dysphania subrepleta.

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Odonata.Tyriobapta torrida

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Charaxes bernardus.

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Katydid. Mecopoda sp. ID by Tatiana Kompantseva. Found at night.

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A mating pair of Scarab beetle we found at night.

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Skipper. Taractrocera sp.[T. ardonia sumatrensis] ID by Tommy Chiu. Updated 6 May 2017.

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Skipper. Taractrocera sp.Potanthus omaha maesina? ID by Tommy Chiu

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Skipper. Taractrocera sp.Potanthus omaha maesina? ID by Tommy Chiu

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Odonata. Neurothemis ramburii

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Pointed Ciliate Blue,Anthene lycaenina miya

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Pointed Ciliate Blue,Anthene lycaenina miya

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Pointed Ciliate Blue,Anthene lycaenina miya

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Pointed Ciliate Blue,Anthene lycaenina miya

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

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

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Curetis sp. Curetis sperthis sperthis {female}

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White Banded Awl. Hasora taminatus malayana

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Narrow-banded Velvet. Koruthaialos rubecula. ID by Tommy Chiu

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Lycaeninae

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Orange Gull – Cepora iudith montana

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The Chocolate Albatross. Appias lyncida

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Stink bug

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Stink bug

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Whiskered Treeswift

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The Lemon Emigrant. Catopsilia pomona

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The Lemon Emigrant. Catopsilia pomona.

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The Lemon Emigrant. Catopsilia pomona

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Common Nawab, Polyura athamas faliscus.

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Striped Jay – Graphium bathycles bathycloides. ID by Joe Justin; and Eurema simulatrix

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The Common Bluebottle. Graphium sarpedon and Common Nawab. Polyura athamas

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Mycalesis anapita fucienta? hard to differentiate between anapita and patiana.

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Eurema simulatrix

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Malay lacewing, Cethosia hypsea hypsea

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Malay lacewing, Cethosia hypsea hypsea

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Malay lacewing, Cethosia hypsea hypsea

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Malay lacewing, Cethosia hypsea hypsea

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Malay lacewing, Cethosia hypsea hypsea

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Malay lacewing, Cethosia hypsea hypsea

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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. Visiting our camping site at night.

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Shield bug

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Shield bug

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Shield bug

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Shield bug

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Shield bug

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Robberfly with its prey.

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Robberfly with its prey.

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Robberfly with its prey.

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The Cruiser. Vindula dejone

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Green Katydid. Night find

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The common one will always being skip but not for this time (Sapuh habis). Some sort of Assasin bugs.

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Argiope sp.

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Banded Swallowtail (Papilio demolion)

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No adult has been photographed yet for this species

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
Dead leaf mantis. 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..

The Great Eggfly

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 suggested by Antonio Giudici.

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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.