Tuesday, 31 August 2010

A nice find and an old friend

Boyd's Forest Dragon, Hypsilurus boydii, lives in our forests. This one comes around from time to time and sleeps in the same spot on our Mangosteen tree. He is there most rainy nights. Where he spends the dry nights is his business! He often "assists" in the moth collecting in the morning.

The Hercules Moth, Coscinocera hercules, comes around mostly on cool nights. It has been at least 6 months since one has showed up at our lights. This one measured 22 cm across. They can get larger, especially the females. This is a male as can be told by examining the antennae and because is has "long tails". Females have much less elaborate antennae and short, more blunt tails.


MB said...

Nice blog! Love your pic of the Dragon.

Camera Trap Codger said...

WHAT?! You have mangosteens? You lucky dog you! That new cam is paying off in very jazzy pics I see. Peautiful -- as my German friends would say.

randomtruth said...

Ah Boyd's - I bounced around like a 5-year old when I saw my first one in the wild. And the moth - amazing.

Luuuuuua said...

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