Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Red-tailed racer (Gonyosoma oxycephalum)

This glorious snake red-tailed racer (Gonyosoma oxycephalum) appeared in front of us at Endau-Rompin NP in Malaysia during the summer.

Monday, January 27, 2020

gomphomacromia paradoxa

Just five species of odonate recorded on a recent mammal trip to Chile but they were all new! The commonest species was the superb Gomphomacromia paradoxa, recorded at various sites in Patagonia.

Thursday, January 2, 2020


It has taken a few trips to finally get a decent image of duck-billed platypus but I am almost happy with this one. Several animals were active during the midday period at Broken River (Eungella NP) in December. This animal has an interesting relationship with light...

Sunday, December 29, 2019

mortonagrion martini

This stunning Mortonagrion martini was the odo-highlight of two weeks in the Bismarck archipelago recently. An amazing Melanesian endemic.

Monday, December 23, 2019

telephlebia cyclops

One of the highlights of a recent trip to the Eungella area of central Queensland was finding this roosting Telphlebia cyclops.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Qinghai delivers

This year's trip to Qinghai delivered mammals in spades. We had the first lynx (3) and snow leopard (1) of the tour to date. This mountain weasel (Mustela altaica) was stealing food from a hut in the mountains...

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.