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Hawk Moth (Hippotion velox)
The Hawk Moth family (Sphingidae) are known for their rapid, sustained flying ability and are some of the fastest flying insects reaching speeds of up to 50 km/h (30 miles per hour).
Yes, this is a caterpillar of Hemeroplanes triptolemus. The snake-like head is actually the bug’s backside,which it inflates and pretends to strike with. Like an actual snake. It is found in the rain forests or Mexico and Central America and is extremely rare.
My word, you learn something new everyday.
Golden tortoise beetle [Charidotella sexpunctata] by Chime Tsetan
They can change color, looking initially like tiny jewels, or golden ladybugs, but can alter the reflectivity of the cuticle so the outer layers become clear, revealing a ladybug type of red coloring with black spots. This color change is accomplished by microscopic valves controlling the moisture levels under the shell.
Stilt-legged Fly in my garden in Philippines.
Back garden life: Grasshopper
Grasshopper found on a night survey we did in a random rainforest patch in Singapore last year.
I covet this kind of clarity…
Praying Mantis - Bohol, Philippines