Despite the myth that led to the common name of lantern bug, insects of the Fulgoridae family of hemipteran insects do not emit light. However many species such as this one very much resemble old oil lamps and are often strikingly patterned. This particular bug flew down from one of the Longan trees in Deejai Garden and hung around in the treehouse just long enough for a picture. More images of these amazing insects from around Thailand can be found here http://www.farangsgonewild.com/hemiptera---cicadas-and-hoppers.html
Farangs Gone Wild has always really been about insects, but thanks to our new partner Lenny, we've changed. Lenny originaly from the north of England has been a keen Birder and nature photografer for many years. Along with his insect photo's lenny will also being sharing some beautiful flowers, a few snakes and of course some of Thailand's birds.
More bird images here
Water monitor lizard. These lizards normally grow to 1.5 - 2 meters, weighing over 50 kg.
Here's a few images taken in Phetchaburi along with a short clip.
These two images are of a Eastern Garden Lizard (Calotes versicolor) also known as Garden Fence Lizard, Oriental Garden Lizard, Indian Garden Lizard, Indian changeable lizard and Variable Agama. Kaeng Krachan National Park.
I first saw some Pale Hedge Blue's (Udara dilecta dilecta) in the Khunchae National Park, Chiang Rai a few weeks ago, these were puddling close to the waterfall.
The Common Lascar is a striking orange stripped butterfly from the Nymphalidae family. This one was hanging around an almost dry stream bed.
Some images from the hike still to be identified.
Victim number two started by making a many legged run for it, but haplessly returned the way he came, into the heart of his foe. This centipede, soon outnumbered was hauled towards it's death. Time after time the centipede would curl into a defensive ball, then try to make a bit for freedom, however after a three and a half hour struggle was also dragged to it's death.
The most numerous of the butterflies here were Pale Hedge Blue's , Udara dilecta dilecta (Moore, 1879). This was the first time I got to photograph this species of butterfly.
Another first sighting fro me were a few Zebra Blues (Leptotes plinius).