New Book: Marvellous Moths of Fraser’s Hill

“Fraser’s Hill has long been recognised as an excellent destination for bird watchers and photographers alike (Strange, 2004). However, a lesser known fact is that these highlands are also great for moth watching as well. For as long as the surrounding forests remain pristine and protected, the birds, moths and other wildlife will continue to thrive. As most moths are nocturnal, they tend to fly by night. In doing so, some will be consumed by insectivorous bats, as well as owls, nightjars and frogmouths. In the mornings, certain insectivorous birds may have them for breakfast.

Silver-eared Mesia (Photo credit: Nick Baker)
Silver-eared Mesia (Photo credit: Nick Baker)

“These include the Silver-eared Mesia (Leiothrix argentauris) (above),

Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Photo credit: NickBaker)
Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Photo credit: Nick Baker)

“Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Garrulax mitratus) (above),

Long-tailed Sibia (Photo credit: CW Gan)
Long-tailed Sibia (Photo credit: CW Gan)

“Long-tailed Sibia (Heterophasia picaoides) (above).

Marvellous Moths of Fraser's Hill
Marvellous Moths of Fraser’s Hill

“For over a decade, we have made multiple visits to Fraser’s Hill to enjoy the ambience and photograph the flora and fauna. Particularly mesmerised by the moth diversity, we felt compelled to compile and identify our moth images, which eventually resulted in the publication of this book (above).

Marvellous Moths of Fraser's Hill
Marvellous Moths of Fraser’s Hill
Marvellous Moths of Fraser's Hill
Marvellous Moths of Fraser’s Hill

“Here is a selection of sample pages from within (above, below):

Marvellous Moths of Fraser's Hill
Marvellous Moths of Fraser’s Hill
Marvellous Moths of Fraser's Hill
Marvellous Moths of Fraser’s Hill
Marvellous Moths of Fraser's Hill
Marvellous Moths of Fraser’s Hill

“In total, more than 600 moth species across 18 families are featured. Through this publication, we hope to encourage a greater appreciation for moths, the lesser known siblings of perpetually popular butterflies! To get your very own copy of this book, please contact Mrs Bee Choo Strange (e-mail: bcngstrange@gmail.com) for further details on ordering.

“A musical montage of representative moth species featured in this book may be previewed here:”

Dr. Leong Tzi Ming (on behalf of the M Team)
Singapore
12th May 2017

REFERENCE:
Strange, M. 2004. Birds of Fraser’s Hill: an Illustrated Guide and Checklist. Nature’s Niche Pte Ltd. 120 pp.

One Response

  1. I always knew that Vilma was a keen bird watcher & now she manifests herself as a keen student of moths.
    I can imagine the patience & hard work in the study of moths , actually like insects; how do you study & photograph such tiny creatures?
    Well done , keep it up. God bless.

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