It has been several years that I last visited Cameron Highlands. Although I was mentally prepared to encounter a lot more people at Cameron Highlands during this trip because of the Malaysian school holiday, I was not prepared to see the extend of developments the place is undergoing. It was almost at every turn of the winding road of Cameron Highlands that one would find a new housing development. My heart sank as I see large areas of pristine jungle cleared away for the building of concrete jungle.
Nevertheless, Cameron Highlands is still a good place to visit given that you visit the place outside of their school holiday and weekends. Here's a photograph of the beautiful Lake House Resort at the lower altitude Ringlet Township.
The first beetle for the trip was a Fungus Beetle (Eumorphus quadriguttatus quadriguttatus) feasting on a rotten log.
The surprise find for the trip was a lovely Ladybird Beetle (Epilachna admirabilis) which was just meters from the Fungus Beetle.
There were not many critters encountered let alone beetles, because of the earlier rain. While I was walking along the path, at the corner of my eye I saw a flash of white that went under a leaf. Curious of what it would be, I quietly approach the plant and found this white Ladybird Beetle.
More walking without finding any beetles until I chanced upon a low bush where there were several of this small 3 mm Weevil Beetle.
A stone's throw away was a group of Tumbling Flower Beetle (Glipa malaccana) flying around some vegetation.
Further down the trail was a beetle larvae on a tree. It was good to see beetle larvaes as it is good sign that beetles are doing well at the place.
Coming to a woodpile, there was a Fungus Weevil (Eucorynus crassicornis) hiding under one of the rotting wood.
Another surprise encounter was this small 3 mm Jewel Beetle found on a leaf.
After some more walking, I finally encountered the first and only Leaf Beetle (Graphops curtipennis) for the trip.
On a tree near by,a colorful beetle larvae was found moving about the tree trunk.
Next to the beetle larvae was a Fungus Beetle on a fallen log.
The number of beetles encountered so far was really worse then expected and just when I was about to call it a day that I encountered this small 3 mm Pintail Beetle on a small leaf.
As I was about to reach the exit of the trail, I was glad to be able to find these two small Fungus Beetle hiding in a crevice of a small tree.
The last beetle encountered for the trip was this small Darkling Beetle on a tree near the exit.
The trip was not as fruitful due to the earlier rain but nevertheless, it was still interesting to find the various beetles during the trip.