Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Odonata: Zygoptera: Platycnemididae (Damselfly)

In terms of size, it is more bigger than its congener viz. Copera marginipes and Copera vittata.
Ivory white abdomen with black bands, white legs & white bands on thorax. Widely distributed in the lowland - forested swamps, still water-bodies.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Yellow-bellied puddle frog (Ranidae)

A small, stocky frog with short, fat hind limbs.
Found in and around/in the ponds or muddy puddles.

Four-lined tree frog (Amphibia, Anura, Rhacophoridae)

A treefrog of disturbed habitats - can be found in gardens, man-made ponds or even in your toilet! Males form calling groups around any still water-bodies.
A picture below is P. leucomystax froglet.

Giant land snail - Achatina fulica

This land-snail easily encounter at night at the ISB Garden UM Campus.
It is locally known as Siput Babi and a macrophytophagous herbivore.
It is a simultaneous hermaphrodite... (How about the picture above?)

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Hylarana picturata. Predation. Heteropoda sp.

Hunstman spider Heteropoda sp. feeding on Orange-spotted frog Hylarana picturata.
The article on this fenomenon was published in Herpetological Review 41(1): 66-67 (2010).

Lata Sekayu Terengganu - frogs

Black-striped frog Hylarana nigrovitatta (Family:Ranidae)
commonly found at disturbed habitats.