Discophora timora (The Great Duffer)

Found 10 Sept. 2017. Posted 5 Oct. 2017

My macro trip to Ranau, Sabah.

End of year 2013 is around the corner, so I decide to have a macro trip. I had scheduled it before actually. Normally I will go alone. But fortunately there were two of my friends also on their trip for macro. They were on their trip two nights early before me but then heading to KK because of “technical error”. One of my friend forgot to bring his camera’s battery charger. Ouchhh…. Then I met them here in KK. So now it was no longer considered as “My lonely macro trip” as usual. So, following are some of the stories 😉 :

Before heading to Ranau, two of my friends ask me to stop at Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu for shooting this mosque.
Before heading to Ranau, two of my friends asked me to stop at Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu for shooting this mosque. Luckly, sunrise has just begun. So, i also don’t want to missed this moment.
There it is.. Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu with Rays Of Light on that early morning
There it is.. Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu with Rays Of Light on that early morning
This is my first shot on that day. Very difficult to find insects due to rainy day. Wild flower
This is my first shot on that day. Very difficult to find insects due to rainy day. Wild flower
Ant
Ant
Velvet mite? very small one
Red Velvet mite. Trombidiidae. Very small one
Odonata
Odonata

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Salticidae
Salticidae

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Common cricket
Shield bug
Shield bug

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Hispine beetle
Hispine beetle

 

Trilobite beetle
Trilobite beetle

And then, we wait for the night coming for our night macro:

We stayed here and waiting for the night coming. Our next objective was night macro
Nice place surrounded by villages with Mount Kinabalu view
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We stayed here and waiting for the night coming. Our next objective was night macro
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Odonata found at night

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Moth
Moth
Sunda green vishnu moth?
Sunda green vishnu moth?
Beautiful moth attracted to light we found at night. (Sunda green vishnu moth?)
Beautiful moth attracted to light we found at night. (Sunda green vishnu moth?)

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Longhorn beetle
Longhorn beetle
Elateridae?
Elateridae?
Beautiful baby Cicada.. small one
Beautiful baby Cicada.. small one
Katydid
Katydid

And then next morning:

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More Longhorned beetle click here

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Some flower
Some flower

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Caterpillar
Caterpillar
Stag beetle. Dorcus sp.
Stag beetle. Dorcus sp.