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.

2 Responses

  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.

  2. Annette Wezel

    Never kill a moth for the sake of just a photo. The best is leave them alone and admire them for what they are without the need for opening another photo gallery. Birdwatchers are all too often seen doing their activities in an bird-unfriendly way ( audio play, feeding the birds with cultivated worms, fruits).
    I have noticed birds as tame as a pet just because birdwatchers feed them continuously. The birds get sick and you can notice it by watching their feathers. Please remember that these creatures share the same and one life with us humans. Please do not make them subject to any unfriendly method of photography. Remember LIVE and LET LIVE.

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