March 10, 2020

Dec 2019 - Sulawesi, Indonesia (moth observation upload pending)

The destination for our 2019 year end butterfly trip is Sulawesi and our target was to photograph the Sulawesi Giant Swordtail - Graphium androches.

We visited Kali waterfall, Ranowawa waterfall and Tangkuku National Park in the north, Bantimurung National Park in the south and photographed many endemic, magnificent and gorgeous butterflies.


Graphium codrus , Delias rosenbergi


Moduza lymire, Euploea redtenbacheri

I added 420 observations and 160+ species from Sulawesi to iNaturalist.
For butterflies I have added 50+ new species to Sulawesi butterfly list on iNaturalist



The black sand beach of Tangkoko National Park.

North Sulawesi : 109 species and 240+ observations
- Butterflies : 59 species
- Moths - [in progress] species
- Plants : 11 species
- Birds : 11 species
- Others : 14 species

South Sulawesi : 100 species and 210+ observations
- Butterflies : 80 species
- Plants : 9 species
- Birds : 3 species
- Others : 8 species

Posted on March 10, 2020 14:26 by gancw1 gancw1 | 80 observations | 2 comments | Leave a comment

November 17, 2019

Oct 2019 - Chumphon and Phetchaburi, Thailand

25-30 October 2019 South Thailand : 300+ records, 120+ species .

- Saphli Villa Beach Chumphon
- Khao Dinsor
- Ban Bang Home Resort
- Phetchaburi Salt Pan

Notable observations :
Danaus affinis

Hypolimnas misippus

Charaxes echo, Polyura delphis

Marsdenia tinctoria, Secamone elliptica

300+ observtions, 120+ speices :
-- Bird : 31 species,
-- Moth : 7 species,
-- Butterfly : 58 species,
-- Insect without lepidoptera: 13+ species.
-- Plant : 9+ species,


Posted on November 17, 2019 08:46 by gancw1 gancw1 | 59 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

October 08, 2019

Oct 2019 - Pantai, Negeri Sembilan

5-6 October 2019 , The FarmHouse@Pantai near Gunug Berembun, Negeri Sembilanb : 229 records, 120+ species .

Notable observations from the trip :
Antheraea helferi ,Samia tetrica

Clanis stenosema, Cechenena chimaera

Arhopala agesias, Discophora sondaica

Chorotypus sp, Giant millipedes

All observations : 120+ speices
-- Plant : 3 species,
-- Moth : 70+ species,
-- Butterfly : 31 species,
-- Insect without lepidoptera: 19+= species.

Posted on October 08, 2019 13:26 by gancw1 gancw1 | 39 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

September 04, 2019

2019 August - Pulau Ubin

31 Aug 2019 7pm-11pm Moth survey at western side of Pulau Ubin near to OBS.
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93 records, 50+ species .

Notable observations from the survey :
Arctornis egerina ,Somatina sp

Mantis fly?, A Mantis

All observations : 50+ speices
-- Plant : 28 species,
-- Moth : 30+ species,
-- Butterfly : 2 species,
-- Insect without lepidoptera: 12 species.

Posted on September 04, 2019 14:59 by gancw1 gancw1 | 55 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

August 25, 2019

2019 August - Hong Kong

August 2019 Hong Kong : 95 records, 46+ species .
- Lantau Island
- Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Tai Po
- Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

Notable observations from the trip :
Polyura nepenthes (Shan Nawab) , Charaxes marmax (Yellow Rajah)

Hestina assimilis, Milionia zonea (moth)

All observations : 46+ speices
-- Plant : 28 species,
-- Bird : 11 species,
-- Butterfly : 44 species,
-- Odonata: 8 species.

Posted on August 25, 2019 08:37 by gancw1 gancw1 | 39 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

August 21, 2019

2019 July - Bali, Indonesia

26-29 July 2019 Southern and Northern Bali : 191 records, 90+ species, 30+ identifiers.

A few notable observations from the trip :
Delias periboea and Cepora temena

Grey Glassy Tiger and Zebra Blue

All observatios (191 records, 90+ species) :
-- Plant : 11+ species,
-- Bird : 3 species,
-- Butterfly : 34 species,
-- Moth : 70+ observations ,

Posted on August 21, 2019 11:04 by gancw1 gancw1 | 29 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

August 07, 2019

3,000 species milestone !

I just hit the 3,000 species milestone !

What is more amazing than the 3,000 milestone is the 600+ identifiers, most of whom I have never met or known, that help to identify my photos.

Thank you my fellow iNaturalists !

Posted on August 07, 2019 13:16 by gancw1 gancw1 | 2 comments | Leave a comment

April 24, 2019

2019 April - Bhutan (1241 observations, 440+ species)

11-20 April 2019 Bhutan - Visited Jigme Dorji National Park, Geylegphug hotspring, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park and Royal Manas National Park. Moth watching at Darachhum, Bermoo Recreational Garden and Pangtang Eco- lodge.

A few notable observations from the trip :
Chinese Peacock Swallowtail, Glassy Bluebottle

Tawny Mime, Great Nawab

Sikkim Freak, Golden Emperor

All observations :1241 records, 440+ species, 80+ identifiers.
-- Plant : 70+ species,
-- Bird : 48 species,
-- Butterfly : 101+ species,
-- Moth : 200+ species ,
-- Insects exclude Lepidoptera : 10+ species

Posted on April 24, 2019 14:54 by gancw1 gancw1 | 64 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

April 21, 2019

2018 Dec - Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia (upload in progress)

12-15 Dec 2018, Ulu Geroh, Gopeng & Gua Tempurung

A few notable observations from the trip :


All observations :110+ records, 60+ species.
-- Plant : 10 species,
-- Bird : 3 species,
-- Butterfly : 54 species,
-- Moth : To be uploaded,
-- Dragonfly : 9 species,
-- Insects exclude Lepidoptera : 36+ species

Posted on April 21, 2019 14:26 by gancw1 gancw1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

January 08, 2019

2019 Jan Sabah Trip (updating in progress)

7-11 Jan 2019 Tambuan, Sabah with Lemon, Bro and Ohm.

View 57 butterfly species from Tambuan

View all obs

Posted on January 08, 2019 13:34 by gancw1 gancw1 | 15 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment