Fraser’s Hill yet again I: moths

Fraser’s Hill yet again I : moths and snakes

 

When:  May 2016              Weather:  Cool, 20C, a bit thundery.

Nikon P900,   Leica Q

 

After New Orleans last week we decided to have a short break in one of my favourite nature locations….Stephen’s Place in Fraser’s Hill. We flew into KLIA2 terminal and were picked up by Sammy, who runs a taxi pickup service between Frasers Hill and KLIA.  It took about 3.5 hours to get up to Frasers Hill but that included a 30min stop for lunch in Rawang on the way..

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Stephen’s Place, formerly known as Buona Vista in the early morning mist

What was different this time was that we met a moth expert from Australia and they set up the moth net with a bright light to attract them for the two nights we stayed…having never shot moths or known very much about them, it was a totally fascinating experience to be exposed to some of the 2000 or more species of moths that exist in Malaysia. We shot them at night and we shot them at daybreak…  here they are colour themed in groups…yellow…brown….white….green…

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yellow brown combination..

 

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part of the yellow series, each square in the background netting is 5mm so you can gauge the size of these moths

 

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intricate patterns

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and this is arguably the most beautiful moth of them all, the Brahminy Moth…spectacular designs !

 

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and in black and white

 

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the brown series…like a leaf here

 

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delicate

 

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lacy

 

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magnificent

 

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delta winged moth

 

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woody

 

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another that looks like a wood chip!

 

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lacy

 

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stunning transparent moth

 

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arguably even more stunning in B&W

 

 

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barbie moth

 

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the green moths….

 

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a spectacularly green, moth-eaten moth

 

 

 

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one of the most beautiful…

 

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yet another green beauty

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subtle green moth

 

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the moth screen set up with the watch geese feeding on the moths!

 

I had always thought of moths as dull coloured, powdery butterfly like creatures of the night….little did I know that such diversity and colour existed amongst them!  This is another advantage of staying at Stephen’s….there’s always something nature related going on….this moth experience already made the trip for me!  Highly recommended!

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