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Polydesmid Millipede

Ventral view of Polydesmid Millipede
Orthomorpha sp.

This polydesmid millipede was burrowing its way through the space between the ground and the log.

Polydesmid Millipede
Body segments of Orthomorpha

It has two pairs of legs per body segment. The legs are banded with color brown, white and orange with  a brightly colored rustic brown to yellow paranota. It can also crawl upside down.

Polydesmid Millipede
Orthomorpha dorsal view

 

Location: Buda/ Class: Diplopoda/ Order: Polydesmida/ Species: Orthomorpha sp.

Land snail

Land snail
Land Snail

The shell was empty when I found this in the forest and I don’t know the name of the snail. Its color was interesting and new to me so I snapped a picture of it before I went on.

Location: Buda/ Phylum: Mollusca/ Class: Gastropoda

Moth 2: Hawk Moth

Hawk Moth
Hawk moth: Eupanacra elegantulus

Found this moderate size hawk moth clinging in my sack bag while I was crossing the river. It just stayed there no matter how I moved the bag. Maybe It’s tired and just wanted to hitch a ride, or maybe it just wanted to be photographed.

Hawk Moth
Lateral view of Eupanacra elegantulus

When I was leaving the water I checked him out and he’s already gone.

 

 Location: Buda/ Habitat: Forest/ Family: Sphingidea/ Subfamily: Macroglossinae/ Species: Eupanacra elegantulus

ID by: Leana Lahom-Cristobal

Beetle

Beetle
Beetle

Beetle

Beetle

Beetle

Location: Buda

 

Damselfly 5: Wisps

Agriocnemis sp. ~femina femina
Agriocnemis sp. ~femina femina

Location: Samal Island/ Habitat: Freshwater marsh/Suborder: Anisoptera/ Family: Coenagrionidae/ Species: Agriocnemis sp. ~femina femina

Treehopper

Treehopper
Treehopper
Treehopper
Treehopper

Location: Samal Island

Damselfly 4: Parasite Carrier Red Damselfly

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Damselfy with water mites on its abdomen
Damselfy with water mites on its abdomen

Sighted in  a vegetation of a swampy area near a lake between one to two in the afternoon. Hitching along with it on its flight, a tiny  orb-shaped passengers clinging on the ventral side of its abdomen.  These are odonate parasites or water mites feeding on them while having a free ride and carry them on their new habitat, a new place for the parasites to propagate. Nature is truly amazing how these little odonate creatures were parasitize with  mites. So,  Damselflies and dragonflies were not only a good indicator of the ecological integrity but a disperser of these parasitic organism as well. 

Location: Samal Island/ Suborder: Zygoptera/ Species: ?