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#1 Up close with a Spotted Litter Frog (Leptobrachium hendricksoni). Selangor, Malaysia.
#2 Up close with a Robinson's Flying Frog (Rhacophorus robinsonii). Malaysia.
#3 Adult Mossy Bush Frog (Philautus macroscelis), montane forest of Sabah (Borneo).
#4 Just another bird dropping, I thought, but I checked it out anyway, because, sometimes they turned out to be crab spiders in camouflage. This one, however, was a froglet! I was totally amazed. After a little bit of research, we found out that this was a Wallace's Flying Froglet (Rhacophorus nigropalmatus). SVL approx. 10mm. Totally different from the green adult!
#5 Another mysterious frog we found at night. But it turned out to be a juvenile Wallace's Flying Frog (Rhacophorus nigropalmatus). Totally different from the green adult! SVL approx. 30mm
#6 A very well camouflaged little Malayan Horned Frog (Megophrys nasuta). Selangor, Malaysia.
#7 Leptolalax cf. heteropus. ID credit: Evan Quah. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
#8 Wallace's Flying Frog (Rhacophorus nigropalmatus). There is a bonus springtail in this frame too. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
#9 Adding a new species to my frog photo collection - Frilled Tree Frog (Kurixalus (Rhacophorus) appendiculatus). Selangor, Malaysia.
#10 Norhayati's Flying Frogs (Rhacophorus norhayatii) in amplexus on vegetation overhanging a dry puddle. Selangor, Malaysia.
#11 My first Malayan Horned Frog (Megophrys nasuta). Night herping, Selangor, Malaysia.
#12 Beautiful Malacca Frog (Phrynella pulchra - ID credit: M.A. Muin). Found this beauty perching on a leaf about 8 to 9 feet above ground level. Selangor, Malaysia.
#13 A White Lipped Frog (Hylarana labialis) in the process of molting, and eating its own molt too. Malaysia.
#14 A newly described (2013) - Malayan Slender Tree Frog (Polypedates discantus). Confused previously with Polypedates leucomystax. Selangor, Malaysia. ID confirmation: Herp Guide Parinya.
#15 I was checking this big tree for gecko when I spotted this photogenic Spiny Wart Frog (Theloderma horridum - ID credit: Steven Wong ) some 6 ft above the ground. Selangor, Malaysia.
#16 Leptolalax sabahmontanus, a species that was described only this year, by Masafumi Matsui, Kanto Nishikawa, Paul Yambun. Borneo. ID credit: Prof. Alexander Haas.
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#17 Up close with a beautiful female Wagler's Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri). Malaysia.
#18 Red-tailed Racer (Gonyosoma oxycephalum). Selangor, Malaysia.
#19 The cutest snake in the world: Blunt-head Slug Snake (Aplopeltura boa). Selangor, Malaysia.
#20 One of my best finds of the year!!! Leonard's Pipe Snake (Anomochilus leonardi). ID credit: Mohd Abdul Muin, Evan Quah. Selangor, Malaysia.
#21 Muack! Cute and beautiful juvenile Black-headed Cat Snake (Boiga nigriceps). Selangor, Malaysia.
#22 Up close with a beautiful Blue Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis cyanochloris). Selangor, Malaysia. ID credit: Law Ingsind, M.A. Muin, Evan Quah.
#23 My first krait, yeay! It was both exciting and scary! Red-headed Krait (Bungarus flaviceps). Two species of Kraits within 5 days! . Selangor, Malaysia.
#24 I spotted this Malayan Krait / Blue Krait (Bungarus candidus) from some 15 to 20 ft away. My second krait just 4 nights after finding the first one! Selangor, Malaysia.
#25 Siamese Peninsula Pit Viper. (Trimeresurus fucatus), montane forest of Banjaran Bintang. Perak, Malaysia.
#26 Up close with a beautiful but highly venomous Striped Corral Snake (Calliophis intestinalis). Selangor, Malaysia.
#27 Up close with a Dog-toothed Cat Snake (Boiga cynodon). Selangor, Malaysia.
#28 You look better with your tongue sticking out! Barred Kukri Snake (Oligodon signatus). Selangor, Malaysia.
#29 Beautiful Vertebral Slug Snake (Asthenodipsas vertebralis). Pahang, Malaysia.
#30 Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus). About 6 feet long. Selangor, Malaysia.
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#31 Malaysia Bow-fingered Gecko / White-eyed Forest Gecko / Beautiful Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus elok). Selangor, Malaysia.
#32 A juvenile Malayan Forest Gecko (Cyrtodactylus bintangtinggi). Montane forest of Banjaran Bintang, Perak, Malaysia.
#33 Marbled Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus) waiting beside a few lantern bug nymphs (Zanna terminalis), presumably waiting for their honeydew excretes. Night find, Selangor, Malaysia.
#34 Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus - ID credit: M.A. Muin). Penang, Malaysia. I saw the tail first and thought it was a Gonocephalus grandis, then I saw the head, which resembled that of a Bronchocela cristatella .
#35 Open your mouth and say "ah...". No cavity. Come back in 3 months. Beautiful Green Crested Lizard (Bronchocela cristatella). Selangor, Malaysia.
#36 Beautiful Bell's Angle-head Lizard (Gonocephalus bellii). Night herping, Selangor, Malaysia.
#37 Beautiful adult Crytodactylus pulchellus. Penang, Malaysia.
#38 Up close with a beautiful lizard, Phoxophrys cf. cephalum. Borneo.
#39 Beautiful lizard, Phoxophrys cephalum. Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia.
#40 Hypnotizing eyes of a gorgeous Cat Gecko (Aeluroscalabotes felinus). I think it's one of the most beautiful geckos in Malaysia.
#41 Up close with a Peters' Forest Gecko (Cyrtodactylus consobrinus). Selangor, Malaysia.
#42 One of the most awesome geckos in Malaysia IMHO. Super cool and photogenic Kuhl's Flying Gecko (Ptychozoon kuhli). Malaysia.
#43 A really cute Brown's (Wolf) Gecko (Luperosaurus browni). ID credit: M.A. Muin. West Malaysia.
#44 Up close with a Malayan soft-shell turtle (Dogania subplana) ID credit: Mohd Abdul Muin. Isn't it cute?
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#45 Beautiful lacewing. Been looking for this species for a long time and finally found one with help from a friend :). Italochrysa cf. japonica. ID suggested by Ks Wong.
#46 Beautiful antlion (Myrmeleontidae) a friend spotted high up on a twig on a rainy night. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dendroleon sp,, close to caelestis. Possibly a new species - IDed by Виктор Кривохатский and Davide Badano.
#47 Up close with a beautiful lacewing with really reflective wings. Italochrysa sp., near I. insignis - ID credit: Roberto A. Pantaleoni. Selangor, Malaysia.
#48 Slow Loris looking at me. Malaysia. Closest I've ever been to a slow loris, probably about 6 to 7 ft away! Isn't he/she a cutie? . Malaysia.
#49 So i got within 2.86 meters (9'4 inches) of this Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) before it disappeared. I spotted the exact same cat again a little bit down the road, and this time, I got within 1.43 meters (4'8") of it! This image was cropped though. Taken with a 60mm macro lens.
#50 Cute little Pencil-tailed tree mouse (Chiropodomys gliroides ) with a nut . The friendliest ever. I've seen many but this was the first one that posed for me. Heavily cropped. ID credit: Muhammad Rasul Abdullah Halim, Neoh Hor Kee. Selangor, Malaysia.
#51 This Tube-nosed bat (Murina sp. - ID suggested by M.A. Muin) was caught in a Caerostris sp. spider's web. The bat managed to break lose and fell onto the undergrowth after about 5 minutes. We looked but couldn't find it though. Selangor, Malaysia.
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#52 Up close with a Dragon Head Katydid. A male Lesina sp.. (IDed with the help of Ming Kai Tan) Selangor, Malaysia.
#53 Meet the amazing Dead Leaf grasshopper (Chorotypus sp.). You'll need a little bit of luck to find this guy even when it's on green vegetation. Good luck if it's on forest floor. Selangor, Malaysia.
#54 Profile of a Pseudophyllinae katydid nymph. Selangor, Malaysia.
#55 A Pseudophyllinae katydid nymph, and an unidentified bug. Selangor, Malaysia.
#56 Beautiful monkey grasshopper. Erucius sp.- ID credit: Tan Ming Kai. Banjaran Bintang montane forest, Perak, Malaysia.
#57 A katydid in threat pose, signalling me not to get any closer . Night find, Selangor, Malaysia. Probably Capnogryllacris fruhstorferi - ID credit: Tan Ming Kai.
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#58 Insects love (to bite) me!!! A Camponotus sp. ant with her mandibles locking onto my flesh. Ouch. Selangor, Malaysia. I was photographing another Carpenter ant when I felt sharp pain on my left wrist! It was this ant!
#59 Two Bee(s), or Not Two Bees. Okay, that's really lame .Sleeping bees (Genus: Amegilla; sub-genus: Glossamegilla - info credit: Zestin Soh and Doug Yanega) I found at night. They flew away after just 3 shots . Selangor, Malaysia.
#60 A paper wasp guarding her eggs and pupae. Shot at around 2X only. MP-E65, MT-24EX and concave diffuser. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ropalidia sp. ID credit: Rob Longair, Doug Yanega. Bell-shaped 2nd metasomal segment.
#61 Pseudoneoponera sp. ant carrying a pupa. ID credit: Dave General. Malaysia.
#62 The nest of a Stenogastrine (hover wasp), almost certainly Eustenogaster sp. ID credit: James Kwb and John Lee.
#63 Up close with a strikingly beautiful Centipede. Malaysian Cherry Red (Scolopendra dehaani). ID credit: Lee Chia How. Malaysia.
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#64 Mouhot’s Rolled-leaf spider (Poltys mouhoti). Selangor, Malaysia. Unlike all those I've come across before, this one has red "butt" instead of the usual yellow.
#65 Big, fluffy Jumping Spider (Hyllus cf giganteus - ID suggested by Faiz Qifa) Sabah (Borneo).
#66 Beautiful Eight-spotted Crab Spider (Platythomisus sp., P. octomaculatus?) my buddies found for me . Singapore.
#67 Cute and tame unidentified tarantula we found at night. Selangor, Malaysia.
#68 Cute Big-headed Bark Spider (Caerostris sp.). Selangor, Malaysia.
#69 A Heteropoda sp. huntsman spider with frog prey (Vermiculate Bush Frog - Philautus vermiculatus). Night herping, montane forest of Banjaran Bintang, Perak, Malaysia.
#70 Sandokanidae harvestmans trying to enjoy some intimate moments while a Polyrhachis ant came intruding on them. OK the photographer was guilty as charged too! Selangor, Malaysia.
#71 Malaysian Black & Gold Huntsman (Thelcticopis sp.) with a Conehead Katydid (Macroxiphus sumatranus) for supper. Night find, Selangor, Malaysia.
#72 Shrimp sashimi. Freshness guaranteed. A Fishing Spider (Dolomedes sp.) feasting on a fresh water prawn. Penang, Malaysia.
#73 A Harvestman enjoying the remain of a beetle(?). Sabah, Borneo.
#74 Yellow jumping spider with fly prey. Selangor, Malaysia.
#75 Big dinner! Crab spider with cricket prey. Selangor, Malaysia. Podoscirtinae nymph, or perhaps Gryllinae - ID credit: Ming Kai Tan.
#76 My precious! Momma huntsman with her newly hatched spiderlings. Aww . Selangor, Malaysia.
#77 Wrap-around Spider (Dolophones sp.). Selangor, Malaysia.
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#78 Lampyridae firefly (Lamprigera sp. - ID credit: Michael Geiser, Gene Mesher) preying on and later eating a Giant African Snail (Achatina fulica. ID credit: Tan Siong-Kiat, Marcus Ng) that it killed earlier. Selangor, Malaysia.
#79 Beautiful Longhorn Beetle (Cerambycidae). Banjaran Bintang, Perak, Malaysia. Eurybatus (Eurybatus) decempunctatus Westwood, 1848 (ID credit: Francesco Vitali)
#80 Massicus pascoei - ID confirmed by Francesco Vitali. A largish, male Longhorn beetle. It found a female and was mating with her when we came back a few hours later . Selangor, Malaysia.
#81 This is what a Trilobite beetle looks like underneath. Malaysia. Platerodrilus sp., formerly Duliticola sp., (Family: Lycidae)
#82 Beautiful longhorn beetle from Sabah (Borneo). Aegosoma osseum - ID credit: Alain Drumont.
#83 Beautiful longhorn beetle. Pseudoeuchitonia barbarae Bentanachs, Morati, Vives, 2010 cf. ID credit: Enrico Ruzzier. Sabah (Borneo).
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#84 Beautiful Limacodid(?) caterpillar we found at night. Banjaran Bintang, Perak, Malaysia.
#85 Cup Moth Caterpillars (Limacodidae - suggested by GC Gan) having bamboo leaf for supper. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
#86 Beautiful moth we found at night. Selangor, Malaysia. Samia tetrica - ID credit: Marcus Ng.
#87 Great Orangetip butterfly (Hebomoia glaucippe). Selangor, Malaysia.
#88 I was photographing a green dragon tail at first and this beauty was extremely cooperative. Didn't move a bit despite the strong wind and my approaching him/her. Delias cinerascens cinerascens. ID credit: Les Day.
#89 Beautiful Green Dragontail butterfly (Lamproptera meges meges - ID credit: Lc Goh ). Sabah (Borneo).
#90 Beautiful moth. Selangor, Malaysia. Geometridae - Dysphania militaris?
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#91 One of the most beautiful and elegant lantern bugs / lantern flies IMO. Pyrops heringi. Borneo.
#92 Trophobiosis between lantern bug and cockroach. The lantern bug are Pyrops cultellatus yoshiakii Nagai & Porion, 2002. The roach was Dorylaea sp., either D. flavicincta, D. robinsoni or D. saundersi. ID credit: Stefan Phalagorn. Selangor, Malaysia.
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#93 This female robber fly should be sleeping at night but there she was, having a winged termite for late dinner. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Asilidae, Asilinae, near Promachus - ID credit: Manuel Ayala L
#94 Orange Robber fly (Clephydroneura sp.) with prey - a Prosena sp. fly. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. MP-E65, MT-24EX, concave diffuser. Manually stitched from two horizontal shots. The robber fly was too big for the MP-E65.
#95 Cute as a bug. Pill millipede on green moss. Selangor, Malaysia.
#96 Jewel Bug (Scutelleridae). Selangor, Malaysia.
#97 Strikingly beautiful shield bug. I spotted it as soon as I looked up on the underside of leaves. Selangor, Malaysia.
#98 A green and yellow bug (Urostylididae - Urolabida sp. ID credit: John Horstman, Philippe Magnien, Ashish Nimkar ) Selangor, Malaysia.
#99 Bubble bath time! A beautiful froghopper (Cercopidae). Banjaran Bintang, Perak, Malaysia.
#100 Leaf-footed bug (Coreidae) with cool antennae. Selangor, Malaysia. Dalader sp. - ID credit: Doug Yanega.
#101 A male roach trying to impress a female, I think. Epilamprine or near. Selangor, Malaysia.
#102 Adult female Malayan Jungle Nymph (Heteropteryx dilatata - ID confirmation: Bruno Kneubuhler). They're totally cool! Selangor, Malaysia.
#103 An emerging cicada. Dundubia vaginata? (Jade-green Cicada)? Selangor, Malaysia.
#104 Flatidae planthopper nymph. Selangor, Malaysia.
#105 Optical fibers . A passion-vine Ricaniid planthopper nymph. Night macro, Selangor, Malaysia. 40D, 60mm, diffused 270EX, 1/200, F13, ISO200, night macro, handheld.
#106 A molting stick insect. Montane forest, Pahang, Malaysia. Haaniella sp. - ID credit: Bruno Kneubühler & Cain Eyre.
#107 A walking leaf! What an amazing insect! Possibly an adult female Leaf Insect, Phyllium bioculatum. But for a more accurate ID, photos of eggs and the male would be needed too - ID via Bruno Kneubuhler.
#108 Treehopper nymphs (Membracidae- Centrotypus pactolus. ID credit: Munetoshi Maruyama ) being tended to by a few unidentified ants (Crematogaster). Selangor, Malaysia.
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