Bug ID help needed

02 Jul 2015 17:46 - 05 Jul 2015 11:18 #2947 by wildambience
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I'm going through a few photos taken late last year in Huai Kha Khaeng & Kaeng Krachan, and could do with some ID help!

The first couple were taken in HKK





Any comments appreciated. Thx
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02 Jul 2015 17:48 #2948 by wildambience
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These next few were taken in KK -











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02 Jul 2015 19:53 - 03 Jul 2015 09:34 #2949 by Paul TW
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From the first post...

1) will leave the butterfly ID to others
2) interesting..... its a Nephilidae Orb Weaver but I don't know what species. Could be Nephila kuhlii but not 100%.

From the second post...

1) A short horned grasshopper nymph, family Acrididae. Not sure what species.
2) ditto but Subfamily: Oxyinae
3) A Katydid - Family Tettigoniidae
4) Papilio paris (its one I know off the top of my head as its a personal fave to watch)
5) A Chrysomelidae (Leaf beetle)
6) will leave the butterfly IDs to others

Tough set for IDs to species level
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05 Jul 2015 07:43 #2956 by wildambience
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great - thanks for that!

Look forward to hearing from someone re: the butterfly IDs....

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20 Aug 2015 00:41 #3045 by onflipflops
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I also have one, from Khao Yai - crocodile trail.
Can't recall having seen something like this before, and it is so pretty.

Hopefully you know, or at least can get me at the right track for a further search.


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20 Aug 2015 00:48 #3046 by onflipflops
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Well, I know, I should have tried to search a bit first before posting, but didn't think it would be this easy.
Googling for 'beautiful bugs of thailand' got me this bug as a 6th result in the images results. If life would always be this easy...

Poecilocoris latus

Sorry for bothering you!

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20 Aug 2015 07:35 #3047 by Paul TW
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Cool sighting. It always amazes me how variable some the Pentatomidae can be. Should be great in KY this week with this wonderful weather? I am stuck in a bloody office - its sure to start raining at 4 pm on Friday :+)

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20 Aug 2015 10:24 #3049 by onflipflops
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This image is from July, so not posted straight from the jungle, haha. But indeed the weather looks great. No time however to go out :(
@Trekker, are you planning to visit KY?
I remember that some time ago you mentioned you did not see the Pyrops ducalis, yet. If that's still the case, now is the time ;)
They have been around for quite a while, can not remember when I first saw them again this year, but usually that is late in the hot season/ early wet season I think.
Best to start walking from the Haew Suwat parking into the crocodile trail. Few hundred metres in the main trail it goes a little bit up hill. Continue at this elevation a little bit and you will see a rather large tree just 1 - 2m off the trail (and a well-worn path to the tree from all the people that have made pictures) on your left hand side which is full of these lantern bugs.
Also if you walk, I don't know exactly 100m maybe, passed the 'famous' crocodile log, you will see a huge buttress root 'blocking' the trail. Climb over it and 10 - 20m(?) further again on your left hand side on a vine there will be more of them, and sometimes on the nearby trees there are Saiva sp.

At Haew Narok parking area, walk to the start of the concrete trail. On the right hand side of the very start of the concrete trail, just a bit left of the little building there is a small solitary tree just 2 m off the trail which usually has another Pyrops sp. with dark nose. Not sure if this latter is still there, but I am quite sure that the ones at the crocodile trail must be still around. I haven't checked for a week or 3...

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20 Aug 2015 10:36 #3050 by Paul TW
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Many thanks for that Flipflops! I would love to get pics of those. Maybe I will come up in the week sometime soon if I can get away - weekend has too many people for me ;+).

Andy showed me the Haew Narok Pyrops tree as well on my last visit but they were too high that day so another look at that is on the cards as well.

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20 Aug 2015 15:40 #3052 by onflipflops
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Understandable. I sometimes like the busy weekends to be a bit more 'anonymous'.
And it's easy to avoid the people by going into the forest.
Only problem is noise pollution.

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21 Aug 2015 07:52 #3055 by Painted Jezebel
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First post: The butterfly is a female Pareronia anais. I agree with the Nephila kuhlii identification.

Second post: The last butterfly is a male Papilio polytes romulus.

Finally, the Poecilocoris latus belongs to Scutelleridae, not Pentatomidae, though both belong to the Pentatomoidea.
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31 Aug 2015 17:10 #3076 by wildambience
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Thanks to all for the identification help - much appreciated!

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17 Mar 2016 11:07 - 17 Mar 2016 12:17 #3534 by rushenb
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Would appreciate with any level of ID on this little creature. Not even sure what type, is it a bee? While holding on the rock with front legs, it was constantly hovering while licking minerals. Taken in Kaeng Krachan first river crossing. Unusually many butterflies there now.

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17 Mar 2016 12:16 #3536 by onflipflops
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In the same category as the one of Rushen. I know there is a similar species in Europe which is called Hummingbird Hawk-Moth.
It hovers like a hummingbird.





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17 Mar 2016 12:23 #3538 by Paul TW
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Rushen's is a Sesiidae (clearwing moth) - they are particularly beautiful and not easy to photograph (in my experience). I think Les has commented before that theres not much work been done on ID at species level so "Sesiidae" is as far as I can get.
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18 Mar 2016 07:02 #3540 by Painted Jezebel
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The Sesiidae is a Macroscelesia sp. It is possibly M. diaphana, but there are several quite similar species.

onflipflops' moth is a Sphingid (Hawkmoth). It is Hayesiana triopus. Very nice find, I can not remember seeing any photo of this species before.
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18 Mar 2016 08:41 #3541 by onflipflops
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Thanks Les!

Google does show up quite a few images when googling the name Hayesiana triopus, so I am not the first one to photograph it ;-)
But common or not, it's a beautiful creature!

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18 Mar 2016 09:29 #3542 by rushenb
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Thanks Les! :)

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07 Apr 2016 11:18 #3656 by Robby L
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A couple of Photos of a large bug that landed on my backpack at Chong Yen.



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07 Apr 2016 21:52 #3661 by onflipflops
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That looks like a very colourful cicada. Nice creature!

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07 Apr 2016 22:10 - 09 Apr 2016 18:01 #3663 by Paul TW
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My guess would be Distantalna splendida (synonym Tosena splendida), but to be honest I struggle greatly with the differences between many of the cicadas.

Pee Pisuth has a Facebook page dedicated to them at www.facebook.com/groups/1643589665872603/

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10 Apr 2016 07:21 #3674 by Painted Jezebel
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I agree that it is Tosena splendida. I was not aware of the Synonym!
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