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

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 πŸ˜‰
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.

Anthene lycaenina miya (Pointed Ciliate Blue)

Found 7 Apr. 2018 at Crocker Range. Posted 28 May 2018

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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 πŸ˜‰

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You should be able to see a lizard πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ˜‰

Lynx spider. New in my collection ;)
Lynx spider. Hamadruas sp.? New in my collection πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ˜‰

Wild boar visiting us. Sometime visiting us in a group of seven ;)
Wild boar visiting us. Sometime visiting us in a group of seven πŸ˜‰

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
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