a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The insects are incredibly diverse in the lowland rainforests of tropical Asia...
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.
Termites (Kithugala, Sri Lanka).
The Alate (Winged) stage of a termite, (Nature Lodge, Cambodia).
maybe ?Despoina spinosa (Poring Hot Springs). A katydid that feeds on the foliage of figs.
(Kithugala, Sri Lanka).
(Nature Lodge, Cambodia).
Pygoplatys (maybe longiceps?), 'Giant Stink/Shield Bug'. These slightly larger stink bugs have been observed showing maternal care of eggs and young. They are mostly found in tropical Asia.
Firefly larvae (Khao Yai National Park, Thailand). Not to be confused with Platerodrilus 'Trilobite Beetles'
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland"