“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.
“These include the Silver-eared Mesia (Leiothrix argentauris) (above),
“Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Garrulax mitratus) (above),
“Long-tailed Sibia (Heterophasia picaoides) (above).
“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).
“Here is a selection of sample pages from within (above, below):
“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: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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)
12th May 2017
Strange, M. 2004. Birds of Fraser’s Hill: an Illustrated Guide and Checklist. Nature’s Niche Pte Ltd. 120 pp.