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
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...
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 :+)
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...
17 Mar 2016 11:07 - 17 Mar 2016 12:17#3534by rushenb
rushenb replied the topic: Bug ID help needed
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.
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.