Insects


Kecoa (Cockroach)

These creatures are a normal part of life in Indonesia. If you come for a visit, prepare yourself to see and deal with them.

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Picture taken at our Jambi home.
June 25, 2013

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Centipede

This is a picture of the largest centipede we’ve ever seen. It was a little over 8″ long.

Here in Indonesia they are called kaki seribu (1,000 feet). From the picture we took, we estimate it to have around 300 feet. Wikipedia says the number of feet they have averages from 20 to over 300 feet, depending on the type of centipede.

Same centipede as in the picture on the left. When touched with a stick, they roll up.

Same centipede as in the picture on the left. When touched with a stick they roll up.

Picture Taken March 23, 2013Centipede found along the bank of the Tabir River in the Merangin Regency of the Jambi Province, Indonesia.

Picture Taken March 23, 2013
Centipede found along the bank of the Tabir River in the Merangin Regency of the Jambi Province, Indonesia.

Blood Suckers

C.'s muddy foot with a leech on it. This was taken after 3 hours of walking through the jungle.

Picture taken March 24, 2013
C’s muddy foot with a leech on it. This was taken after 3 hours of walking through the jungle.

Yes, Jambi is inundated with leeches, as well as small worms which do the same thing… suck blood. They refer to the larger leeches as lintah, and the very small worms as pacet, or pacat.

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Interesting Insects

We found the colors on this insect quite interesting.

To bad we can’t determine what it’s called.

Very colorful bug we found in our home here in Indonesia.

Very colorful bug we found in our home here in Indonesia.

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We saw these two dragonflies in and outside our home the last few days.

This dragonfly was about 4" long.

This dragonfly was about 4″ long.

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Interesting Insect

We occasionally find these insect cocoons hanging on our walls. They aren’t butterflies, but they are a flying insect of some sort.

Ballpoint pen tip for size comparison.

Today we found an interesting beetle.  It’s evidently one of the “Horned Beetle” species. We thought our younger friends in the US would enjoy seeing this picture, since there isn’t anything like that there.

Horned Beetle

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