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Sunday, October 12, 2008

More Butterfly Photos II.

As my interest in taking butterfly photos increases, I became more and more adventurous, wondering deeper into the jungles to get that elusive photo of butterflies that seem to always challenge me to follow.

Ignoring the normal danger a person would face in our tropical rain forest, infested with snakes, poisonous frogs and the ever present irritating leech. But I find it fun!

Some of the butterfly photos I manage to take this time around.

Junonia Hedonia Ida (Chocolate Pansy)

Terinos Terpander Robertsia - Royal Assyrian

Hypolimnas bolina bolina (Great Eggfly)
Tagiades Gana Gana (Large Snow Flat)

Pathysa antiphates itamputi (Five bar sword tail)

Common Three Ring (Ypthimus pandocus corticaria)
Tanaecia iapis puseda (Horsfield's Baron)
And lastly, a lone gibbon keeping an eye on me, not a usual sight as they normally travel in groups.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Cicada – Tacus Speciosa

A cicada photo taken during my wife’s holiday in Kota Kinabalu recently, a species of cicada called Tacus Speciosa, not often seen in mainland Malaysia.
A cicada has large eyes wide apart on the head and usually transparent with well-veined wings. Around the world there are about 2,500 species of cicada, and many species have yet to be identified. Cicadas are found in temperate to tropical climates and are well known for their many varying sizes and acoustic talents.

Cicadas do not bite or sting and are benign to humans and plants as such they are not considered as pests, although the loud clicking sound make by the male cicada to attract mates and while under threat can be quite deafening.