Malaysian Cave critters and flora

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  1. San

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    Made a little excursion in a limetone mountain in Malaysia :

    1) A trilobite beetle - the bug that never grows up. The female is eternally locked in the juvenile state even when it is sexually mature. The tail is luminiscent but is not captured here. Any ID suggestion ?
    2) I suspect this to be Spelaeanthus chinii but needs verification.
    3) An Amblypygid - a nocturnal dweller of caves and crevices. Can anyone suggests an ID ?
    4) A stick insect - the bite mark on the leaf gave it away.
     

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    More pics ....and need help with ID

    5) A cave cricket
    6) Cave racer - waiting for bats at cave mouth. The front colouration of the snake looks very different from the posterior.
    7) Red eyed mantid
    8) An unknown plant needs ID - long peduncle bearing 2 different coloured flowers.
    9) Habit of the unknown plant. Please help me ID this - I am totally clueless.
     

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    Hi Togata,

    I think whipless scorpion is pretty harmless....unless your are a criicket..hehe
     
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    Most impressive lookin' critter, though. Like something out of one of the 'Transformers' movies!

    Just more evidence (as if any was needed!) that anything humans can think up has already been done by Mother Nature.
     
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    LOVE the whip scorpian and the snake! I often tell people about the 'psuedos' and the snakes being one of the very few true predetors of bats.........people don't often like to listen to either story. lol
    Great photos everyone!
     
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    Thanks everyone- I truly need an ID for the last plant - any suggestions most welcome !
     
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    Yeah, but the leaves don't.
    Any chance that you could give us more views of the plant, San? (I am assuming that photos 4 and 5 of your last group show the same plant...?)
    Surprised that Silver surfer, lila, Ron, or lorax have not yet IDed it!
     
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    heres another of the unknown.

    older flowers turn red apparently.
     

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    This looks very like a Polygala?

    Probably Polygala venenosa.
     

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    Hi Steve,

    I think you are right on - thanks a lot !

    I am not familiar with this genus, not sure if its widespread in SE Asia. Do you have any more data on this species? Do not seem to find much in the web.
     

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