Moths of the genus Glanycus (Thyrididae - Striglininae) ranges from China and India to Borneo. It consists of six species, all with fenestrae (“windows”) on at least the hindwings and with bright orange/red and brown/brick coloration, probably aposematic (a warning that the moth is presumably distasteful to predators).
This striking species, Glanycus coendersi, distinguished by the conspicuous red coloration on the wings, occurs in Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Brunei, Sabah, Sarawak, Kalimantan and Malaku Islands.
Photo credit: ©Gan CW | Locality: Endau-Rompin National Park, Malaysia (2013)
brazil’s yacare caiman was once hunted to near extinction for its valuable skin, but thanks to a global ban on the trade, its home in the pantanal — the world’s largest wetland, situated along along the paraguay river — now supports the world’s largest population of crocodiles. the caiman, however, face new threats: deforestation, dams, tourism, mining and seaport development.
photos by luciano candisani, who notes that the caiman are neither aggressive nor fearful but, for the most part, approachable - especially when busy with the shoal fish seen here in the pantanal’s shallow, murky waters.