Butterfly on Ixora blooms, Phitsanulok, Thailand
Over the years I've taken pictures of a variety of bugs/insects/creepy-crawlies in Thailand, and while I'm no more of an entomologist than a botanist - something that's obvious from posts here of flowers from Thailand - I'm not too embarrassed to make a guess at some of them. With luck someone will know better what the critters are below and can leave a comment - I'll correct the information in the post if they do.
The butterfly on the ixora blooms up top was left over after a different post about butterflies, but I figured it fit in here - so why waste it?
The nest hanging in the tree at Phanom Rung historical park is a hornet's nest, as close as I can tell from an image search on the internet - but I suppose it could be a wasp of some sort, too. Any ideas? I didn't see any movement around it and decided I preferred it that way so I didn't disturb it.
Hornet/wasp (?) nest at Phanom Rung in Buriram
The fly below came out with surprising detail, so I've included it, too.
A Thai friend told me this creature above was a wasp, but I can't vouch for that myself. We were heading to the beach for a walk one morning and this was at the curb as we were crossing Beach Road.
My humble snapshot camera isn't always the best for this sort of macro photography, but I keep trying. I get maybe one out of five to come out as I want.