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What

Sabah Slender Skink Sphenomorphus sabanus

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

August 22, 2010

Description

A small slender tree skink wandering on a tree trunk close to the ground. Dark orange in color, bright orange on the throat and light cream with black stripes below it's mouth.

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Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 13, 2009 09:06 PM SGT

Description

A Lynx Spider of the Oxyopes genus with an ant alate trapped between it's chelicerae.
This species is quite common in Sabah.

Name: Araneae > Oxyopidae > Oxyopes sp.
Size: about 1cm (length)
Location: Aristo Resort (formerly: BCCM, now: Sri Kinabalu), Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.
Date: 13 Dec 2009
Time: 8pm

www.projectnoah.org/spottings/14879178
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wong_chun_xing_arthropods/6152630380/

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What

Praying mantis Order Mantodea

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 13, 2009 08:09 PM SGT

Description

A Praying mantis trying to climb a sliding window.
It's brown colors makes it camouflages easily into the dried vegetation.

Name: Mantodea sp.
Size: about 6cm (length)
Location: Aristo Resort (formerly: BCCM, now: Sri Kinabalu), Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.
Date: 13 Dec 2009
Time: 8pm

www.projectnoah.org/spottings/14861011
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wong_chun_xing_arthropods/6146565230

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Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 13, 2009 08:07 PM SGT

Description

A female Nygmia fumosa, looks almost similar to Nygmia semifumosa.
These type of moths are always seen with a bald patch on their thorax.
Dark rusty brown in color. A black dot on each of it's wings.

Name: Lepidoptera > Lymantriidae (Erebidae) > Nygmia fumosa
Size: about 15mm (length)
Location: Aristo Resort (formerly: BCCM, now: Sri Kinabalu), Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.
Date: 13 Dec 2009
Time: 8pm

www.projectnoah.org/spottings/14849016
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wong_chun_xing_arthropods/6146016579

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What

Brown-Striped Tree Frog Polypedates macrotis

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 13, 2009 08:13 PM SGT

Description

A brownish orange medium-sized frog in an artificial pond.
This frog is the common frog species around Aristo inn.
The pattern variation of the frogs here are spots. They are nocturnal.
Their tadpoles can survive in this distilled dirty pond water.
This frog species has been spotted climbing up to 4 meters above ground.
It was dark, very dark when I spotted this frog.
I had to track it by listening to it's croak and using flash in my photography to reveal it.

Name: Anura > Rhacophoridae > Polypedates macrotis
Size: at least 6cm in length
Location: Aristo Resort (formerly: BCCM, now: Sri Kinabalu), Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.
Date: 13 Dec 2009
Time: 8pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wong_chun_xing_arthropods/6146016079/in/photostream
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/14841110

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What

Prominent Moths (Family Notodontidae) Family Notodontidae

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 13, 2009 08:04 PM SGT

Description

A medium-sized Tussock Moth on a wall.
Light woody brown in color with dots on the wings.
Front hairy legs stretched in front while the other legs are not visible.
Tuft of hairs from it's abdomen is seen poking out from behind.

Name: Lepidoptera > Lymantriidae sp.
Location: Aristo Resort (formerly: BCCM, now: Sri Kinabalu), Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.
Date: 13 December 2013
Time: 8 pm

www.projectnoah.org/spottings/14100331
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wong_chun_xing_arthropods/6143381976

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Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 13, 2009 08:03 PM SGT

Description

A Tiger moth with transparent oval shapes on it's wings that distinguishes it from other moths.
The body is greyish brown in color. Black spots found on it's thorax.
Red legs and part of it's abdomen.
Can be mistaken as the commoner Amerila astreus that is also found in Borneo.

Name: Lepidoptera > Arctiidae > Amerila omissa
Size: about 25mm (body length)
Location: Aristo inn, Kundasang, Sabah.
Date: 13 Dec 2009
Time: 8pm

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/14068168
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wong_chun_xing_arthropods/6143380844

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What

White Bark Moth Pingasa subpurpurea

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 13, 2009 05:41 PM SGT

Description

A medium-sized moth that camouflages fairly well against the bark of pine trees
This moth is one of the smallest species of it's genus in Borneo.
Pale greenish gray in color.

Name: Lepidoptera > Geometridae > Pingasa subpurpurea
Location: Aristo inn, Kundasang, Sabah.
Date: 13 Dec 2009
Time: 5:30pm

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/13333418
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wong_chun_xing_arthropods/6142828259

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Observer

chunxingwong

Date

November 12, 2012 08:29 AM SGT

Description

A very common moth around here, This species can be easily mistaken as another similar species - Lyssa zampa. These moths are every abundant here, maybe it is their season.
Much more common than Lyssa zampa, I did not see any Lyssa zampa during my stay here.

Name: Lepidoptera > Uraniidae > Lyssa monoetius
Size: can cover a human palm
Location: Veranda of the dining room in MBSC, Maliau Basin, Tawau, Sabah.
Date: 12 November 2012
Time: 8:30 am

www.projectnoah.org/spottings/16655171
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wong_chun_xing_arthropods/8561972702

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What

Dry Leaf Moth Omiza herois

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 13, 2009 05:38 PM SGT

Description

An endemic Geometer Moth species that mimics a dry leaf.

Name: Lepidoptera > Geometridae > Omiza herois
Gender/Sex: Female
Size: 2cm (body length)
Location: Aristo inn, Kundasang, Sabah.
Date: 13 Dec 2009
Time: 5:30pm

www.projectnoah.org/spottings/13154076
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wong_chun_xing_arthropods/6131928497

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What

Tropical Swallowtail Moth Lyssa zampa

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 13, 2009 04:57 PM SGT

Description

One of the largest moth species in Borneo.
Easily distinguished from other moths from it's size and colors but can be mistaken as Lyssa menoetius.

Name: Lepidoptera > Uraniidae > Lyssa zampa
Gender/Sex: Male
Size: up to 16cm (wingspan)
Location: Aristo inn, Kundasang, Sabah.
Date: 13 Dec 2009
Time: 5pm

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/13334153
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wong_chun_xing_arthropods/6132475856

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What

Giant Yellow Saturniid Loepa martinii

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 13, 2009 04:56 PM SGT

Description

This large moth is resting on the wall of Aristo inn.
This species is endemic to Borneo.
Yellow in color, wings have wavy lines and "fake eyes".
Can be mistaken as Leopa megacore and the smaller Loepa sikkima species.

Name: Lepidoptera > Saturniidae > Loepa martinii
Size: wingspan as wide as a man's palm
Location: Aristo inn, Kundasang, Sabah.
Date: 13 Dec 2009
Time: 5pm

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/13268004
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wong_chun_xing_arthropods/6131927683/

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What

Gray wall jumper Menemerus bivittatus

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 13, 2009 04:10 PM SGT

Description

A large wall jumping spider feeding on a moth as large as it.
Menemerus bivittatus is the only Menemerus species recorded in Borneo but this could be a sub-species or different species because her legs looks different from other Menemerus bivittatus.
They are the most common jumping spider on building walls because their grey color camouflages against white walls, especially dirty white walls.

Name: Araneae > Salticidae > Menemerus bivittatus
Gender / Sex: Female
Size: about 9mm (length)
Location: Panataran Kinabalu Restaurant, opposite Kinabalu National Park, Kundasang, Sabah.
Date: 13 Dec 2009
Time: 4pm

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/13219003

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What

Heavy Jumper Genus Hyllus

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 12, 2009 12:51 PM SGT

Description

A common hairy jumping spider of the Hyllus genus feeding on a praying mantis more than twice it's length under a large Ixora leaf. This species is one of the largest and heaviest Jumping Spiders in Sabah.

Name: Araneae > Salticidae > Hyllus semicupreus ?
Gender / Sex: Female
Size: about 9mm (length)
Location: Nirvana Memorial Park (cemetery), Tuaran, Sabah.
Date: 12 December 2009
Time: 1 pm

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/12755753

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What

Ground Jumping Spider Genus Phlegra

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 12, 2009 12:37 PM SGT

Description

Looks like a Phlegra jumping spider but so far no Phlegra species was recorded in Southeast Asia before. A tiny one, maybe still a juvenile.
Abdomen striped with dark and light shades of greyish violet.
Legs - orange brown. Head is also brownish orange in color with dark marks.
Possibly a ground-dwelling Salticid as it was found on a road pavement and the internet shows photographs of Phlegra spiders on the ground.
Another first-time-species-discovery for me, it was never found again by me afterwards.

Name: Araneae > Salticidae > Phlegra sp.
Gender / Sex: Female
Size: about 7mm (length)
Location: Nirvana Memorial Park (cemetery), Tuaran, Sabah.
Date: 12 December 2009
Time: 12:30 pm

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What

Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 12, 2009 11:07 AM SGT

Description

A medium-sized jumping spider.
Quite plump. Grayish brown in color, 4 light spots on it's abdomen.
I have seen similar species in Tawau, maybe those are the adults.

Name: Araneae > Salticidae > Burmattus sp. ?
Gender / Sex: Female
Size: Less than 1cm (length)
Location: Wall of Panataran Kinabalu Restaurant, Kundasang, Sabah.
Date: 12 December 2009
Time: 11 am

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/12990393

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wong_chun_xing_arthropods/6129208583/in/photostream/

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What

Soldier Beetle Genus Themus

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 12, 2009 10:36 AM SGT

Description

A shiny long Soldier beetle. Possibly a Themus kinabaluensis, T. durantoni and T. gracilipes as suggested by phumaengmai.
Also looks similar to the Indian T. lineatofemoralis.
Alive but inactive.
Shiny green forewings, orange abdomen and thorax.

Name: Coleoptera > Cantharidae > Themus sp.
Size: about 5cm (length)
Location: Somewhere in Kundasang, Sabah.
Date: 12 December 2009
Time: 10:30 am

www.projectnoah.org/spottings/13019474

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wong_chun_xing_arthropods/6129756612/

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What

Flatid Planthopper Family Flatidae

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

November 11, 2012 09:23 PM SGT

Description

The common green planthopper species of Maliau Basin and found nowhere else in Sabah (I guess).
Have very distinctive wave-like patterns on it's wings.
A white dot can be seen on the center of each wing.
I saw one of these hopper on a Torch Ginger plant (Etlingera elatior).

Name: Hemiptera > Flatidae > Lawana sp.?
Size: about 3cm (length)
Location: Dining hall, MBSC, Maliau Basin, Tawau, Sabah.
Date: 11 November 2012
Time: 9:30 pm

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What

Tropical Centipedes Order Scolopendromorpha

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

November 11, 2012 08:06 PM SGT

Description

A young centipede found at night on a wooden railing.
Blue segmented body with yellow antennae and legs.
You can see some raindrops on it's body in the second photo.
It was laying stationary until we began photographing it.

Name: Scolopendromorpha > Scolopendridae > Otostigminae, Rhysida, or Scolopendra sp.?
Size: around the length of an index finger.
Location: Dining hall, MBSC, Maliau Basin, Tawau, Sabah.
Date: 11 November 2012
Time: 8 pm

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What

Conifer Cone Class Pinopsida

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 12, 2009 09:54 AM SGT

Description

A conifer cone of the common pine trees of Kundasang.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 12, 2009 08:18 AM SGT

Description

A large moth that mimics a broad yellow drying leaf.
This one looks more like the male.
Yellow in colors with black lines and marks.
2 white dots together at the tip of the front wings.

Name: Lepidoptera > Eupterotidae > Eupterote naessigi
Size: about 3cm (body length)
Location: Aristo inn, Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.
Date: 12 December 2009
Time: 8 am

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What

Eggs

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

September 1, 2011

Description

Strange structure fused onto a railing in this UNESCO site.
Seems like a row of 23 eggs.
Most of the cells have holes, maybe the insect has hatched.
One cell is still closed, the hole is still sealed shut.

Size: 2.1 mm (per cell) 5cm (total length)
Location: Kinabalu Park headquarters area, Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.
Date: 1 September 2011
Time: 10:30 am

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What

Colorful Lacewing Genus Italochrysa

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 12, 2009

Description

A colorful lacewing from the net-winged insects family.
Head - light creamy yellow with a red "V" shape.
Upper Thorax - whitish with a big red mark.
Lower Thorax - light creamy yellow with segment edges black.
Abdomen - same colours as the lower thorax except that the segment edges are cream colored
while the middle part of the segments are black.
Long black antennae, semi-transparent brown legs, transparent wings with wing veins.
This is quite a rare lacewing species, I could not find this species again.
Identification is tough for this one.
Similar species are photographed from Sri Lanka and Singapore.

Name: Neuroptera > Chrysopidae > Italochrysa sp.
Size: 25mm (antennae excluded)
Location: Aristo Inn, Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.
Date: 12 Dec 2009
Time: 8 am

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What

White Plume Moth Genus Pterophorus

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 12, 2009

Description

A white-colored Plume moth. This skinny moth looks like a skeleton.
Wings folded up (typical of plume moths) and last pair of legs raised up parallel to it's abdomen.

Name: Lepidoptera > Pterophoridae > Pterophorus leucadactylus ?
Size: 1cm (body length)
Location: Aristo Inn, Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.
Date: 12 Dec 2009
Time: 8 am

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What

Clearwing Tussock Moth Perina sunda

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 12, 2009

Description

This moth looks like a cross between a cicada and a moth.
Maybe a moth who is trying to mimic a cicada.
It owns 2 pairs of transparent wings like that of a cicada.

Name: Lepidoptera > Erebidae > Perina sunda
Location: Aristo Inn, Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.
Date: 12 Dec 2009
Time: 8 am

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What

Privet Hawk Moth Psilogramma menephron

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 12, 2009

Description

This Privet Hawk Moth looks like a female. It's colors and patterns are designed in such a way to camouflage it against a tree bark.

Name: Lepidoptera > Sphingidae > Psilogramma menephron
Size: 45mm (body length)
Location: Aristo Inn, Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.
Date: 12 Dec 2009
Time: 8 am

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What

Oreta Moth Genus Oreta

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 11, 2009

Description

A moth with bright reddish orange underneath it's wings and body.

Name: Lepidoptera sp.
Size: about 35mm (wingspan)
Location: Aristo Inn, Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.
Date: 11 Dec 2009
Time: 10:30 pm

www.projectnoah.org/spottings/12798007

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What

Hemithea moth Genus Hemithea

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

December 11, 2009

Place

Aristo Inn (Google, OSM)

Description

Name: Lepidoptera > Geometridae > Hemithea sp.
Location: Aristo Inn, Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.
Date: 11 Dec 2009
Time: 10 pm

Photos / Sounds

What

Katydid Family Tettigoniidae

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

November 10, 2012

Description

A long yellowish-brown colored katydid that was attracted to the night lights.
It's long sword-like ovipositor can be seen in the second photo.

Name: Orthoptera > Tettigoniidae sp.
Size: 60mm forehead to wingtips
Location: veranda of Beluno hostel, MBSC, Maliau basin, Sabah.
Date: 10 November 2012
Time: 8:30 pm

www.projectnoah.org/spottings/16393048

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What

Rhinoceros Beetle Chalcosoma moellenkampi

Observer

chunxingwong

Date

November 10, 2012

Description

A Rhinocerous beetle.
This is a female, the female are smaller but much more common than the males.
They are armed with a hard exoskeleton and wings.
This nocturnal insect was spotted on the veranda floor of Beluno hostel.

Name: Coleoptera > Scarabaeidae > Chalcosoma moellenkampi
Size: almost 50mm
Gender / Sex: Female
Location: veranda floor of Beluno hostel, MBSC, Maliau basin, Sabah.
Date: 10 November 2012
Time: 9:30 pm

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