INDO-MALAYAN Tropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forest
insects 

Class Insecta

The insects are incredibly diverse in the lowland rainforests of tropical Asia...

Order Odonata: Dragonflies and Damselflies

Dragonflies usually land with their wings out a right angles to their body, in contrast to Damselflies, that hold them back along their body. 

Neurothemis fluctuans, 'Common Parasol' (Singapore). One of the more commonly noticed dragonflies in Singapore. The very similar Neurothemis fulvia is also common in south-east Asia.

Order Isoptera, Termites

Termites (Kithugala, Sri Lanka).

The Alate (Winged) stage of a termite, (Nature Lodge, Cambodia).

Order Orthoptera: Crickets & Grasshoppers

(Kithugala, Sri Lanka).

(Nature Lodge, Cambodia).

Order Hemiptera

Family Fulgoridae: 'Lantern Flies'

Lantern Fly (Jahoo Gibbon Camp, Cambodia).

Order Coleoptera: Beetles

Family Lampyridae: 'Fireflies'

Firefly larvae (Khao Yai National Park, Thailand). Not to be confused with Platerodrilus 'Trilobite Beetles'

For the:
Order Lepidoptera: Moths & Butterflies
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Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.