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

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

more moths from fraser's hill

well, here we are again, drawn to fraser's hill like moths to a flame. we were there from 26-30 dec 2007 and on the 2nd day, we found a caterpillar of a moth at the dump and the same species of caterpillar again chomping up african violets in a pot outside a bungalow.

here are some pix of moths which visited our bungalow.

this is a saturniid Antheraea rosieri (f) which the caretakers found on a wall in the kitchen.