Yesterday we had a couple of unexpected visitors – a pair of bats.

Bats in Phimai, Thailand

They looked quite big. I don’t know what kind of bat they are.

Last year we had a single, smaller visitor.

Bat Phimai Thailand

Bat in Phimai Thailand

Bats in Phimai.


Dragonflies in Phimai

A selection of photographs of dragonflies I have seen in Phimai district.

1 . Common redbolt (Rhodothemis rufa)

2. Yellow-striped flutterer (Rhyothemis phyllis)

Variegated flutterer

3. Variegated flutterer (Rhyothemis variegata)   4. Blue adjudant (Aethriamanta aethra)

5. Pied paddy skimmer (Neurothemis tullia)

6. Green marsh hawk (Orthetrum sabina sabina)


Butterflies and moths in Phimai

Here are some photographs I’ve taken of butterflies in Phimai.

Common Birdwing butterfly Phimai ThailandCommon Birdwing (Troides Helena Cerberus)

Tawny Coster butterfly Phimai ThailandTawny Coster (Acraea violae)

Plain Tiger butterfly Phimai Thailand Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus)

Common Tiger butterfly Phimai ThailandCommon Tiger (Danaus genutia)

Bluemoon-Great Eggfly butterfly Phiami ThailandThe Great Eggfly or Bluemoon butterfly (Hypolimnas bolina)

Bluemoon butterfly Phimai

A female Great Eggfly

Oriental Grey Pansy Phimai ThailandOriental Grey Pansy (Junonia Atlites)

Lemon Pansy (Junonia Lemonias) Phimai ThailandLemon Pansy (Junonia Lemonias)

Junonia almana in Phimai, Thailand

Peacock Pansy (Junonia Almana)

Peacock Pansy wet season form underside

Peacock Pansy (showing wet season form underside)

Lacewing butterfly in Phimai ThailandA Leopard Lacewing (Cethosia cyane) I think

Tirumala Pimai

Blue tiger (Tirumala limniace)

Pimai butterfly

Lime butterfly (Papilio demoleus malayanus –  ผีเสื้อหนอนมะนาว)

Neptis hylas Pimai

Common sailor (Neptis hylas)
Euthalia lubentina

Gaudy Baron (Euthalia lubentina – ผีเสื้อบารอนเขียวแดงธรรมดา)


Gaudy Baron (underside)

Tree yellow butterfly Phmai ThailandA Tree Yellow butterfly (Gandaca harina) ?

Grass yellow

Striped Albatross (Appias olferna – ผีเสื้อหนอนใบกุ่มเส้นดำ)


Common Pierrot (Castalius rosimon rosimon – ผีเสื้อหนอนพุทราธรรมดา)

And finally a moth

Erebus macrops in Pimai

Great owl moth (Erebus macrops – ผีเสื้อมอธตานกฮูก)

I will add more photographs of butterflies and moths in Phimai when I can.

Birds in Phimai

Here is a selection of photographs I have taken of birds in Phimai district. Some of them were in Phimai town and others outside the town in more rural areas.

Eurasian tree-sparrow PhimaiEurasian tree-sparrow (นกกระจอกบ้าน – passer montanus)

House sparrow in PhimaiHouse sparrow – male (นกกระจอกใหญ่)

Passer domesticus indicus in PhimaiHouse sparrow – female (นกกระจอกใหญ่)

Plain-backed sparrow in PhimaiPlain-backed sparrow (นกกระจอกตาล)

Ashy wood-swallow PhimaiAshy wood-swallow (นกแอ่นพง)

Barn swallow Phimai ThailandBarn swallow (นกนางแอ่นบ้าน)Scaly-breasted munia PhimaiScaly-breasted munia (นกกระติ๊ดขี้หมู)

นกกระติ๊ดสีอิฐChestnut munia / Black-headed munia (นกกระติ๊ดสีอิฐ)

นกกระติ๊ดตะโพกขาว PhimaiWhite-rumped munia (นกกระติ๊ดตะโพกขาว)

นกกระติ๊ดแดงRed avadavat (นกกระติ๊ดแดง)

Asian golden weaver PhimaiAsian golden weaver (นกกระจาบทอง)

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