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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Tawau Macro Safari


Some of the bugs I photographed from a recent macro safari trip to Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo).

Assassin bug, Stenolemus sp.(?), on the hostel wall at night.
stenolemus sp. assassin bug IMG_6919 copy
More Reduviids of Malaysia here.

Unidentified froglet we found at night.
froglet IMG_6893 copy
More amphibians and other herps here.

froglet IMG_6899 copy

Sabah slender skink (Sphenomorphus sabanus). ID credit: hisno.
Sabah slender skink (Sphenomorphus sabanus). ID credit: hisno. IMG_6797 copy

Sabah slender skink (<i>Sphenomorphus sabanus</i>). IMG_7131 copy

Leaf mimic katydid, Leptoderes ornatipennis(?)
Leaf mimic katydid, Leptoderes ornatipennis(?) IMG_6653 copy
More tropical Orthopterans here.

Katydid, Phyllomimus sp(?).

Katydid, Phyllomimus spIMG_6940 copy

Mayfly
mayfly IMG_7147 copy

A Variegated Green Skimmer (Orthetrum sabina) dragonfly with butterfly prey
A Variegated Green Skimmer (<i>Orthetrum sabina</i>) dragonfly with butterfly prey IMG_6801 copy
More tropical Odonata here.

Dobsonfly, Nevromus gloriosoi, Liu, Hayashi & Yang, 2012
Dobsonfly, Nevromus gloriosoi, Liu, Hayashi & Yang, 2012  IMG_6945 copy

Dobsonfly, <i>Nevromus gloriosoi</i>, Liu, Hayashi & Yang, 2012  IMG_6951 copy

A female angle head lizard, Gonocephalus grandis.
female angle head lizard, gonocephalus grandis IMG_6319 copy
Check out more of theses gorgeous lizards here.

Cute little frog (Ingerophrynus divergens)
Cute little frog (<i>Ingerophrynus divergens</i>)IMG_6724 copy

Another unidentified frog, at night.
frog at night IMG_6866 copy

Cute, warty frog (Occidozyga baluensis)
Cute, warty frog (Occidozyga baluensis) IMG_6648 copy

Beautiful leaf insect
leaf insect IMG_6670 copy

Beautiful stag beetle, Prosopocoilus occipitalis(?)
Beautiful stag beetle, Prosopocoilus occipitalis(?) IMG_6661 copy
More amazing tropical beetles here.

Lichen mimic katydid, Olcinia sp.(?).
Lichen mimic katydid, Olcinia sp.(?). IMG_6977 copy

Lichen mimic katydid, <i>Olcinia sp</i>. IMG_6982 copy

Lichen mimic katydid, <i>Olcinia sp</i>. IMG_6988 copy

Poor little gecko with an ant biting onto him/her.
Poor little gecko with an ant biting onto him/her. IMG_6596 copy

Huntsman, Heteropoda davidbowie
Huntsman, Heteropoda davidbowie IMG_6578 merged copy
More amazing tropical spiders here.

A dedicated shield bug (Pygoplatys lancifer Walker, 1868) guarding her precious bunch of eggs
A dedicated shield bug (Pygoplatys lancifer Walker, 1868) guarding her precious bunch of eggs R0021135 copy

A beautiful female Gonocephalus borneensis lizard (ID credit: hisno)
A beautiful female Gonocephalus borneensis lizard IMG_6640 copy

A beautiful female Gonocephalus borneensis lizard
IMG_6644 copy

Nice looking millepede I found at night.
red and black millepede IMG_6572 copy

Lantern bug, Pyrops whiteheadi
lantern bug, Pyrops whiteheadi IMG_6716 copy
More exotic and gorgeous lantern bugs of Malaysia here.

Unidentified hopper nymph.
unidentified hopper nymph IMG_6536 copy

Another froglet we found at night.
froglet IMG_6594 copy

More froglet
froglet IMG_6566 copy

Hylarana raniceps
frog, Hylarana raniceps IMG_6518 copy

Really cute red leaf monkey! Heavily cropped images. All taken with a 150mm lens with 1.4x tele-converter.
red leaf monkey IMG_7029 copy

red leaf monkey IMG_7053 copy

A Harlqeuin flying frog (Rhacophorus pardalis) we found at night.
Harlqeuin flying frog (Rhacophorus pardalis) IMG_6870 stk copy

Harlqeuin flying frog (Rhacophorus pardalis) IMG_6890 copy

Harlqeuin flying frog (Rhacophorus pardalis) IMG_6877 merged copy

All images were taken with a 40D, either MP-E65 with MT24EX, or Sigma 150mm with a 1.4x tele-converter, mostly on a tripod.






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