Dragonflies of Sabah

The Emerald Cockroach Wasp

The Insects of Sabah

The Emerald Cockroach Wasp

(Ampulex compressa, also known as the jewel wasp)

Scientists attempts to mimic the Emerald Wasp's surgical skills and met with limited success -

How Ampulex compressa manages to override the cockroach's nervous system is still an area of ongoing research, and a fascinating one.....

More about the insects of Sabah


Damselflies of Sabah

Dragonflies and damselflies are insects belonging to the order Odonata.

There is no official statistic of how many species of dragonflies and damselflies in Borneo Island.

The rarer ones are usually those which live deep in the forests. The species list in this website is not exhaustive of course..........

A closer LOOK at
The Spiders of Sabah


Photo Left : A pair of Oval St. Andrew's Cross Spider. Big size is the female. The small male is 1/10 of the female.

The brilliantly colored spider with silvery hair on the carapace sits head down in the centre of the web, and holds its legs in pairs in such a way that they appear to be aligned to the four arms of the letter 'X'.

More about the spiders of Borneo....


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