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Firefly

Posted in Animals, Latest of Asienreisender with tags , , on December 27, 2013 by Thim Kwai

Fireflies or ‘lightning bugs’ are always a fascinating appearance, particularly when they come in swarms. They have a light-producing organ at their abdomen. This bioluminiscent light has the function to attract mates or prey as well as to warn predators. Fireflies appear in the tropes, particularly in marshland and tropical rainforests, but as well in moderate climate zones.

Firefly, Sketch by Asienreisender

The sketch is made after a firefly seen in Kampot, Cambodia. Length below 1cm.

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Posted in Animals, Latest of Asienreisender with tags , , , on December 6, 2013 by Thim Kwai

Blowfly in Cambodia by Asienreisender

Sketch of a blowfly in Cambodia.


A blowfly, seen in Cambodia. Flies, appearing in masses, are an indicator for a low hygienic standard. Where food remains are thrown or spit on the floor, these animals thrive. That’s the case in many rural places in restaurants and fresh markets. Dogshit is another agars for these insects.

When going on food they serve as a vector for countless diseases. Their larvaes thrive in meat, milk, fish. Excrements of blowfly larvaes are very poisonous for humans and after they attaint food it’s no more edible.

The high child mortality in Cambodia has partially to do with the lack of hygiene. Sketch by Asienreisender, 2013

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This is only a part of the richly illustrated article ‘Animals of Southeast Asia’. Read here the whole article on Animals of Southeast Asia.

Keep yourself up-to-date

Check the list of recently published articles on a great variety of Southeast Asian themes. All of them are richly illustrated: Asienreisender