These Leafhoppers were all on the Pungapung plant.
This grasshopper stayed in the veranda for 2 days!
Something ate all the leaves of all the Hauli/Hawili trees growing near the veranda. Was it one of these insects? Or maybe it’s some other hopper!
These guys are very small. This was my first time to see them. They are cute, for flies! They look like bees. Unfortunately, they can damage fruits. They were swarming on the the basil plants that are growing wild around the veranda.
Have you seen this frog? He’s wanted! If you see a small frog with a stumpy body and stripes down its side, it could be an Asiatic Painted Frog Kaloula pulchra. The Philippine Center for Terrestrial and Aquatic Research is documenting and mapping the spread of this alien and invasive species. You can help them by sending a photo with the location (Barangay, Municipality/City, province, island), date, and your name to: email@example.com .
Scientists believe that the frog was accidentally introduced through agricultural and horticultural products. Unbeknownst to gardeners and plant collectors, deep within the soil of their potted plants are hibernating frogs that will wake up and start mooing like a cow once the rainy season starts!
Non-natives like the Kaloula pulchra compete with the native wildlife for food and habitat. They can also spread diseases to the native wildlife.
The native Kaloula species are: Smooth-Fingered Narrow-Mouthed Frog Kaloula baleata, Trncate-Toed Chorus Frog Kaloula conjuncta, Catanduanes Narrow-Mouthed Frog Kaloula kokacii, Slender-Digit Choruos Frog Kaloula picta, and Luzon Narrow-Mouthed Frog Kaloula rigida.
Sketching the sounds of the night by the flickering light of an oil lamp.