Sep 212011
 

While searching for migrating Chinese Goshawk from the top of Mt Gokahara, Isahaya, I took the chance to photograph some high altitude butterflies.

Alpine Black Swallowtail

Alpine Black Swallowtail

Marbled Fritillary

Marbled Fritillary

Indian Red Admiral

Indian Red Admiral

Abraxas miranda (a species of geometrid moth)

Abraxas miranda (a species of geometrid moth)

Aug 092011
 

Another selection of insects from nearer the coast this time.

Lesser Emperor - Anax parthenope julius (pair)

Lesser Emperor - Anax parthenope julius (pair)

Ebony Jewelwing - Calopteryx atrata

Ebony Jewelwing - Calopteryx atrata

Pseudothemis zonata

Pseudothemis zonata

Parnara guttata

Parnara guttata

Spider

Spider

Wasp

Wasp

Aug 062011
 

Not sure if this isĀ Pantala flavescens (Globe Skimmer; Wandering Glider) or not…but seems to be. Photographed at Hyotanike, Shimabara.

Pantala flavescens

Pantala flavescens

Pantala flavescens

Pantala flavescens

Pantala flavescens

Pantala flavescens

Aug 062011
 

A “scarlet Skimmer” dragonfly photographed at Hyotanike, Shimabara.

Crocothemis servilia mariannae (male)

Crocothemis servilia mariannae (male)

Crocothemis servilia mariannae (male)

Crocothemis servilia mariannae (male)

Crocothemis servilia mariannae (male)

Crocothemis servilia mariannae (male)

Crocothemis servilia mariannae (male)

Crocothemis servilia mariannae (male)

Crocothemis servilia mariannae (male)

Crocothemis servilia mariannae (male)

Aug 062011
 

A blue “skimmer” dragonfly photographed at Hyotanike, Shimabara.

Orthetrum triangulare melania (male)

Orthetrum triangulare melania (male)

Orthetrum triangulare melania (male)

Orthetrum triangulare melania (male)

Orthetrum triangulare melania (male)

Orthetrum triangulare melania (male)

Orthetrum triangulare melania (male)

Orthetrum triangulare melania (male)

Orthetrum triangulare melania (male)

Orthetrum triangulare melania (male)

Orthetrum triangulare melania (male)

Orthetrum triangulare melania (male)

Aug 062011
 

For a change of pace, I decided to try photographing insects at my local pond. Lots of dragonflies around, and also an assortment of other creatures. I will upload the dragonfly photos species by species; in the meantime below are some other inhabitants of the pond.

Mantis stalking Hopper

Mantis stalking Hopper

Mantis

Mantis

Water Spider

Water Spider

Hornet

Hornet

Graptopsaltria nigrofuscata Cicada

Graptopsaltria nigrofuscata Cicada