Dragonflies and damselflies are insects belonging to the order Odonata.

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


A male mosquito in Borneo A male mosquito in Borneo

Male 4mm
A male mosquito lives off plant nectar and doesn't bite, his feathery antennae are used to detect the whine of a female's wings, his long palp to smell her pheromones.
But this 5mm male mosquito does bite and the bite is sharp and follow by itchiness.


Stephanidae sp BORNEO Stephanidae sp BORNEO
An Stephanidae wasp with red head, Borneo Island

Body length = 27mm
Ovipositor length = 32mm
Total body length = 59mm

The intimidating female Stephanidae Wasp has a tremendously long ovipositor for egg-laying, not for stinging.

2016-10-17 Bandar Sri Indah




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

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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