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Monday, August 12, 2019

risiophlebia dohrni

The odonate highlight of our recent trip to Singapore was finding Risiophlebia dohrni at Upper Seletar, a superb little swamp forest species. It was so dark in habitat I was using my spotlight when I found it!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Pennisetia hylaeiformis

A superb clearwing moth (Pennisetia hylaeiformis) in the garden this morning. Also present a surprise Ischnura pumilio which has taken up territory on the trampoline.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Libellago asclepiades

Sparring male Libellago asclepiades, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia 20190422.

Cucullia absinthii

One of the highlight this month in the garden was trapping this superb moth, Cucullia absinthii.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

sundacypha petiolata

A recent trip to Endau-Rompin NP in Malaysia netted this superb chlorocyphid, Sundacypha petiolata.

minagrion waltheri

One of the highlights of the high country above REGUA in Brazil is this species, Minagrion waltheri.

Monday, July 8, 2019

mangrove pitta

One of the avian highlights of a trip to Pulau Ubin (Singapore) was an encounter with a pair of mangrove pittas that were busy nest-building.

red-legged crake - at last!

The only new bird for me during a month in Singapore and Malaysia was this splendid red-legged crake. If you are ever in Singapore for a layover head to the Botanical Gardens and work the Heliconia Walk (easy of Symphony Lake) in the late afternoon and get ready for stellar views.

Chalybeothemis chini

Enjoying a recce in southern Peninsular Malaysia, chasing a few of the species missed in the 2013 tour. One of the recent highlights was this Chalybeothemis chini. Described as recently as 2007 by the great Dow and still only known from the type locality (Tasek Chini) and two other locations. (Kepong Botanical Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.)

Monday, June 3, 2019

Melanthia procellata in the garden

Nice surprise in the garden trap this morning. A fresh Melanthia procellata, first recorded in Skåne in 1996, this is the first for Båstad kommun.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

raphismia bispina - first for Halmahera

Raphismia bispina, Weda, Halmahera, 20190430, perhaps the first record for the island?

nososticta halmahera

Nososticta halmahera, perhaps the first shot in the wild since it was described in 2015. Weda, Halmahera, 20190430.