12 de abril de 2024

January 2024 - Northern Malaysian States

18-23 Jan 2024
A butterfly trip to Selangor, Kedah and Perlis with Soon Chye: 263 observations, 154 species and 97 butterfly species

Trogonoptera brookiana (Rajah Brooke's Birdwing) and Losaria doubledayi (Common Clubtail)

Thauria aliris (Tufted Jungle King) and Xanthotaenia busiris (Yellow Barred)

Ragadia makuta (Striped Ringlet), Lotongus calathus (White-tipped Palmer)

Publicado el 12 de abril de 2024 a las 01:01 AM por gancw1 gancw1 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

09 de abril de 2024

March 2024 - Philippines

9-16 March 2024 Samar, Biliran and Leyte.

These four exquisite endemic butterflies were my targets when I set out to explore the central Philippines: Delias henningia, Parantica vitrina, Zethera thermaea and Ragadia crohonica.


I'm delighted that I succeeded in capturing all four species, along with numerous other captivating butterflies during the trip. Reflecting on this rewarding journey, I look forward to returning to this enchanting region to discover and photograph more of its endemic butterfly wonders.

The endemic Gangara lebadea janlourensi from Samar island

The endemic Prothoe semperi from Leyte island

610 observations, 219 species :

Publicado el 09 de abril de 2024 a las 10:31 AM por gancw1 gancw1 | 40 observaciones | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

10 de marzo de 2020

Dec 2019 - Sulawesi, Indonesia (moth observation upload pending)

The destination for our 2019 year end butterfly trip is Sulawesi and our target was to photograph the Sulawesi Giant Swordtail - Graphium androches.

We visited Kali waterfall, Ranowawa waterfall and Tangkuku National Park in the north, Bantimurung National Park in the south and photographed many endemic, magnificent and gorgeous butterflies.


Graphium codrus , Delias rosenbergi


Moduza lymire, Euploea redtenbacheri

I added 420 observations and 160+ species from Sulawesi to iNaturalist.
For butterflies I have added 50+ new species to Sulawesi butterfly list on iNaturalist


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The black sand beach of Tangkoko National Park.

North Sulawesi : 109 species and 240+ observations

South Sulawesi : 100 species and 210+ observations

Publicado el 10 de marzo de 2020 a las 02:26 PM por gancw1 gancw1 | 80 observaciones | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

17 de noviembre de 2019

Oct 2019 - Chumphon and Phetchaburi, Thailand

25-30 October 2019 South Thailand : 300+ records, 120+ species .

Notable observations :
Danaus affinis

Hypolimnas misippus

Charaxes echo, Polyura delphis

Marsdenia tinctoria, Secamone elliptica

300+ observtions, 120+ speices :
-- Bird : 31 species,
-- Moth : 7 species,
-- Butterfly : 58 species,
-- Insect without lepidoptera: 13+ species.
-- Plant : 9+ species,


Publicado el 17 de noviembre de 2019 a las 08:46 AM por gancw1 gancw1 | 59 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

08 de octubre de 2019

Oct 2019 - Pantai, Negeri Sembilan

5-6 October 2019 , The FarmHouse@Pantai near Gunug Berembun, Negeri Sembilanb : 229 records, 120+ species .

Notable observations from the trip :
Antheraea helferi ,Samia tetrica

Clanis stenosema, Cechenena chimaera

Arhopala agesias, Discophora sondaica

Chorotypus sp, Giant millipedes

All observations : 120+ speices
-- Plant : 3 species,
-- Moth : 70+ species,
-- Butterfly : 31 species,
-- Insect without lepidoptera: 19+= species.

Publicado el 08 de octubre de 2019 a las 01:26 PM por gancw1 gancw1 | 39 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

04 de septiembre de 2019

2019 August - Pulau Ubin

31 Aug 2019 7pm-11pm Moth survey at western side of Pulau Ubin near to OBS.
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93 records, 50+ species .

Notable observations from the survey :
Arctornis egerina ,Somatina sp

Mantis fly?, A Mantis

All observations : 50+ speices
-- Plant : 28 species,
-- Moth : 30+ species,
-- Butterfly : 2 species,
-- Insect without lepidoptera: 12 species.

Publicado el 04 de septiembre de 2019 a las 02:59 PM por gancw1 gancw1 | 55 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

25 de agosto de 2019

2019 August - Hong Kong

August 2019 Hong Kong : 95 records, 46+ species .

Notable observations from the trip :
Polyura nepenthes (Shan Nawab) , Charaxes marmax (Yellow Rajah)

Hestina assimilis, Milionia zonea (moth)

All observations : 46+ speices
-- Plant : 28 species,
-- Bird : 11 species,
-- Butterfly : 44 species,
-- Odonata: 8 species.

Publicado el 25 de agosto de 2019 a las 08:37 AM por gancw1 gancw1 | 39 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

21 de agosto de 2019

2019 July - Bali, Indonesia

26-29 July 2019 Southern and Northern Bali : 191 records, 90+ species, 30+ identifiers.

A few notable observations from the trip :
Delias periboea and Cepora temena

Grey Glassy Tiger and Zebra Blue

All observatios (191 records, 90+ species) :
-- Plant : 11+ species,
-- Bird : 3 species,
-- Butterfly : 34 species,
-- Moth : 70+ observations ,

Publicado el 21 de agosto de 2019 a las 11:04 AM por gancw1 gancw1 | 29 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

07 de agosto de 2019

3,000 species milestone !

I just hit the 3,000 species milestone !

What is more amazing than the 3,000 milestone is the 600+ identifiers, most of whom I have never met or known, that help to identify my photos.

Thank you my fellow iNaturalists !

Publicado el 07 de agosto de 2019 a las 01:16 PM por gancw1 gancw1 | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

24 de abril de 2019

2019 April - Bhutan (1241 observations, 440+ species)

11-20 April 2019 Bhutan - Visited Jigme Dorji National Park, Geylegphug hotspring, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park and Royal Manas National Park. Moth watching at Darachhum, Bermoo Recreational Garden and Pangtang Eco- lodge.

A few notable observations from the trip :
Chinese Peacock Swallowtail, Glassy Bluebottle

Tawny Mime, Great Nawab

Sikkim Freak, Golden Emperor

All observations :1241 records, 440+ species, 80+ identifiers.
-- Plant : 70+ species,
-- Bird : 48 species,
-- Butterfly : 101+ species,
-- Moth : 200+ species ,
-- Insects exclude Lepidoptera : 10+ species

Publicado el 24 de abril de 2019 a las 02:54 PM por gancw1 gancw1 | 64 observaciones | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario