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I think if anything, I will use this to put up a collection of images and videos of that which I find interesting in the natural world. Be warned, if you don't like seeing insects/arachnids and so on, don't go through this tumblr.

We ended up finding 3 additional final instar caterpillars on the same leaves as the first one that had already pupated by this point. In theory, they should be emerging right about now. I shall have to ask my lecturer that stays out in Vietnam. Also note the 1st instar larva in the 1st 3 pictures. No idea where it came from as we couldn’t find the egg.

17 hours ago
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Caterpillar (+ adult) of Pergesa actues. Found outside feeding on leaves, after capturing it, we raised it until it pupated and emerged 3 weeks later.

1 day ago
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Macroglossum faro. The moment I saw this I knew which genus it belonged to, which was helpful ID’ing, what with there being 190 off genera alone in the Sphingidae Family…

Macroglossum faro. The moment I saw this I knew which genus it belonged to, which was helpful ID’ing, what with there being 190 off genera alone in the Sphingidae Family…

1 week ago
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Meganoton nyctiphanes. The new nemesis in my life. I had both a fun and annoying time picking which picture of this spp to post, because it was the most abundant thing out there. I have 151 captures, and this thing showed up about 40 times…

Meganoton nyctiphanes. The new nemesis in my life. I had both a fun and annoying time picking which picture of this spp to post, because it was the most abundant thing out there. I have 151 captures, and this thing showed up about 40 times…

1 week ago
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Eupanacra busiris. The one I referred to as having green armour with gold lining, when asked by another student. Very easy to spot as it would sit like this when landed.

1 week ago
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More of the Pergesa acteus. It ate a lot. And crapped a lot. Pretty much your standard Lep larva. Although the adults also feed, which was evident by the proboscis during pupation, so they’re not capital breeders like some other hawkmoths.

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Acherontia lachesis. How the Death’s head hawkmoth was found. Sitting upside down on a roof rafter at breakfast. Quick hand capture with a cup allowed for closer pictures before releasing it back into the wild.

Acherontia lachesis. How the Death’s head hawkmoth was found. Sitting upside down on a roof rafter at breakfast. Quick hand capture with a cup allowed for closer pictures before releasing it back into the wild.

2 days ago
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Elibia dolichus. 2 things. First: this was the first spp. I found on the trip. 2nd, this was the first double re-capture I had, and it pretty much saved my project data wise at the time. The marks on the wings are from where I marked then released it previously. Blue first time, red second time. Green was used third.

Elibia dolichus. 2 things. First: this was the first spp. I found on the trip. 2nd, this was the first double re-capture I had, and it pretty much saved my project data wise at the time. The marks on the wings are from where I marked then released it previously. Blue first time, red second time. Green was used third.

1 week ago
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Cephonodes hylas. One of the few clearwing hawk moths spotted. There was another spp, but it was very evasive. This is also called the Pellucid Hawkmoth.

Cephonodes hylas. One of the few clearwing hawk moths spotted. There was another spp, but it was very evasive. This is also called the Pellucid Hawkmoth.

1 week ago
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Will start with one of my favourite captures over the last few months. One of the 3 spp of Death’s Head moth, Acherontia lachesis.

Will start with one of my favourite captures over the last few months. One of the 3 spp of Death’s Head moth, Acherontia lachesis.

1 week ago
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