Hung Malang is a government funded Entomology Research Center based in Chumphae, Khon Kaen that conducts studies of arthropods e.g. butterflies and beetles
หน้าที่: To study insects native to the jungles of North Eastern Thailand
Gnathothlibus eras is a impressively sized hummingbird moth (Sphingidae) that can occassionally be found frequenting lights in Northern Queensland.
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A male feather leg tarantula (Selenotypus plumipes) on the search for a female in Hervey range, Queensland.
Selenotypus can be distinguished from other Australian tarantulas by their back legs being thicker than their front legs, as well as their abdomen being a much darker than the rest of the body. Living mostly in arid conditions, Feather leg tarantulas are rarely seen by most people making it a real treat of a find.
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Bee Killer Assassin bugs (Pristhesancus plagipennis) can be found throughout Australian gardens feeding on many insects including their favourite food, Bees. Beware their powerful proboscis that can deliver a painful bite!!
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A fishing spider eating a cockroach (Dolomedes briangreenei)
Probably one of the most spectacular caterpillars you'll find, the Fruit Piercing Moth (Eudocima fullonia).
A large local weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineous) is our newest addition to our rearing program. The photo below shows our breeding pair. Females of this species can be easily distinguished by their larger size, larger spots on the thorax and lighter coloured abdomen.
Very exciting day at the research center, with one of our captive glowworms (lamprigera tenebrosa) laying a batch of eggs. This will greatly aid in Hung Malang's study of beetle species native to North Eastern Thailand.
A Japanese rhinocerous beetle (Trypoxylus dichotomus), currently a specimen for our studies of beetles found in the North-Eastern jungles of Thailand.
The Lemon Pansy Butterfly
A local species of stag beetle(Serongnathus platymelus) bred and reared in Hung Malang's insectary. Come to hung malang to experience our wide range of beetle species.
[05/29/17] Hey everyone, sorry for not posting for awhile, Needed to take a break in order to focus on my studies. Hung Malng is back and a new post will be made tomorrow.
The Common Albatross (Appias albina) swarms have returned again
Flower Chafers playing dead in the leaflitter. This species of flower chafer (Coilodera Penicillata) is a frequent visitor and pollinator of flowers throughout the jungles of North Eastern Thailand
Only 4 days after they hatched and the Thai Leaf Insects (Phyllium celebicum) have doubled in size and gained their green leaf camouflage
Our newly hatched thai leaf insects (Phyllium celebicum) are now on display. Leaf insects much like their close relatives the stick insects are extremely well camouflaged insects which dwell throughout forests, making them a common insect that is very hard to find.
Our Polydesmida millipedes feeding on a cucumber
One of our newest and most unique live insect displays here at the Research Center. A female larva Lamprigera tenebrosa firefly drinking water in its enclosure.
Migrating Appias albina (The Common Albatross) decided to stop at our garden during a visit from a nearby school. A great experience for the children, teachers and our staff.
There's a bug in my food
A Bess Beetle from our beetle husbandry projects being handled by staff
Species - Ceracupes fronticornis
The lifecycle of the Oleander Hawk moth (Daphnis nerii)
The lifecycle of the Oleander Hawk moth (Daphnis nerii)
Lifecycle of the Week - Part 3 (Adult stage) Oleander Hawk Moth (Daphnis nerii)
A day or two after the coccoon the adult oleander hawk moth will emerge. After emerging, the adult moth will climb to a higher and wait for its wings to dry before it can fly. The adult Daphnis nerii is a magnificently coloured moth, displaying different shades of greens,browns and whites in order to break its outline and create a fantastically camouflaged animal. Once its wings are dry, the moth will fly off, either to mate or migrate.
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Lifecycle of the Week - Part 2 (Pupae) Oleander Hawk Moth (Daphnis nerii)
After achieving a suitable size the Daphnis nerii caterpillar's colour darkens in preparation for pupation. After achieving this colour change, the caterpillars no longer feed and begin searching for a suitable location amongst leaf litter to pupate into a cocoon. About a day or two before the adult moth emerges, the coccoon's colour darkens and the wing patterns can be seen through the pupal shell. In a hot climate the pupal stage lasts for 10 - 14 days until they emerge as a adult.
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The Adult stage of the Daphnis nerii will be posted on the 5/03/17
Lifecycle of the Week - Part 1 (larvae) Oleander Hawk Moth (Daphnis nerii)
The Oleander Hawk Moth caterpillar are beautiful and large caterpillars which is distributed throughout the African, European and Asian continents. The caterpillars lack the distinguishing blue eyespots when newly hatched however they quickly appear due to the caterpillars very fast growth rate. After 2 - 3 weeks of feeding the caterpillar reaches lengths of up to 7.5 and 8.5cm, where it becomes significantly darker and browner in preperation for pupation.
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The pupal stage of Daphnis nerii will be posted on the 3/03/2017
[03/01/17] Hung Malang is Back!!! Sorry for the silence, recent technical problems and work rendered me unable to post on the page. Lifecycle of the Week and regular posting will be resuming very very soon
Lifecycle of the Week - part 3 (Adult) The Common Mime (Papilio clytia)
The Common Mime has many different variants throughout asia with many mimicing the look of other local butterflies. The specimen seen in this photo has very similar colouration to that of the Indian Crow Butterflies (Euploea core).
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This was posted later than expected due to technical issues.
Lifecycle of the Week - part 2 (Pupae) The Common Mime (Papilio clytia)
After achieving enough mass from eating its host plant the caterpillar will pupate. The pupae of the Papilio clytia butterfly are camouflaged to look like a dry and broken twig in order to avoid predation.
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Adult form will be posted on the 25/01/2017
Lifecycle of the Week - part 1 (larva) The Common Mime (Papilio clytia)
Papilio clytia also known as the Common Mime is a species of butterfly found throughtout the Australasian region. The caterpillar (larvae) of the Common Mime feed on plants from the Laural family (Lauraceae). The Common Mime has many different variants due to its large distribution with some variants looking very similar to other common butterflies in their habitat. The displayed Papilio clytia is a variant which has been found in North Western Thailand.
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Pupal form will be posted on the 23/01/2017
Some construction work being done in Hung Malang on a new office in which future studies of Thai insects will proceed. So next time you are in the North Western Provinces of Thailand pay a visit to the Hung Malang Research Center to see our insect collections as well as what the goals and progress of the Research Center in the study of insects.
A new species of Thai Pentatomidae
Some of the first images of a new predatory species of the Pentatomidae (shield bugs) family feeding and hunting prey. In this video an adult and nymphs can ...
The Dark Evening Brown Butterfly (Melanitis leda)
The amazingly coloured Gold Dust Beetle (Hypomeces squamosus) is a species of the weevil family which feeds on the sap of plants.
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