Sunday, March 28, 2010

Fraser's Hill (20-23 Mar 2010)

I was woken up before dawn on the morning of 22 March 2010 by loud knocking on my bedroom door. It'd better be selene, I thought, otherwise I would have a score to settle with the knocker of doors. Yes! Before my bleary, groggy eyes, was Actias selene! He IS worth waiting 3 years for, beautiful, ephemeral, elusive selene...
Actias selene (Indian Moon Moth)

Another beautiful lunar moth, Actias maenas (Malaysian Moon Moth) had also come to visit. Just as wondrous, but not as elusive, as he had come to visit us a few times before.

Another lifer for this trip was the female of Actias maenas, as the females don't seem to be as attracted to the lights as the males.

Brahmaea hearseyi (Owl Moth)

Saturniids in a row, with cricula at bottom.

A new hawkmoth which we hadn't seen before, Clanis sp.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Fraser's Hill moths (26-30 Dec 2008)

Brahmaea hearseyi (Owl moth)

Antheraea lampei


Theretra nessus
Eupanacra regularis
Daphnusa ocellaris
Daphnis hypothous
Cechenena subangustata
Amplypterus panopus
Ampelophaga rubiginosa
Ambulyx substrigilis
Ambulyx pryeri
Ambulyx moorei
Ambulyx canescens
Acosmeryx shervillii
Other moths
Lyssa sp.
Macrauzata melanapex
Eupterote sp.
Euhampsonia roepkei
Cyana malayensis (f)

Unidentified flying moths
orange mite on left eye of moth.


Sunrise from balcony of Buona Vista bungalow.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fraser's Hill (7-10 Sep 2008)

it was very windy this time round & we didn't get many moths but still, there were a few i hadn't seen before!

for example, this pretty hawkmoth wearing striped pyjamas, Hippotion celerio.

Antheraea sp.

Trabala ganesha

Pericallia trigonalis (closed).
open sesame! Pericallia trigonalis

Oeonistis entella

Loepantheraea rosieri

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Fraser's Hill (1-6 May 2008)

The following pix show an exciting scene of an assassin bug preying on a hapless moth...

The assassin turns the moth upside down...

Pierces his heart...


Sunday, April 13, 2008

fraser's hill (4-8 apr 2008)

Actias maenas diana

Archaeoattacus edwardsii (f)

Samia kholi

Brahmaea hearseyi

Loepa megacore

Loepa sikkima

Cricula trifenestrata

Antheraea lampei (m)


Ambulyx joicely

Ambulyx obliterata

Macroglossum mitchelli

Meganoton analis

Psilogramma menephron

Thereta rhesus

Thereta nessus