Friday, February 5, 2010

DO YOU KNOW IT'S NAME?

You might be familiar with this insect (pics shown below). Anyway, is it an insect? I saw it for the first time yesterday while I was spraying my plant with some liquid fertilizer. It was crawling around the brim of the flower pot. The main body was about 1 inch x o.75 inch. I would love to know the insect's name, sex, favourite food, life span, etc. I left the insect on my 'bemban' tree (first pic) after taking a few snapshots of the creature.





Indeed, the human mind will not know and will not be able to explore all the mysteries of the diverse universe that ALLAH has created. ALLAH is The Creator. It is He alone who knows everything that He has created, in the heavens or on the earth, visible or invisible.

I might be told a lot about that insect. But the knowledge gained would certainly be just like a very minute particle of dust, compared with the knowledge that ALLAH has. But, as He has told us, we should not stop from seeking knowledge, so that we continue to uncover His creations and recognize His greatness.

26 comments:

Ayah Zain said...

Salam Temuk,

Cantiknya ciptaan Allah ini. Sekali pandang macam pijat. hehheheh.

Pak Idrus said...

Temuk, It is a great shot of a rare insects. I think it is one of those beetle but I am not sure. Anyhow thanks for sharing it with us.

How I wished that I get the opportunity to see it at close range and photograph it like you did. Nature always has a great way of showing off itself.

Thanks and do have a nice day.

luahfikiran said...

Salam.
Tak tahu namanya. Inilah antara kehebatan Allah. Temuk kena tanya orang UPM.

Kak Nora said...

Salam Temuk,
Now on a serious note. But nice shot of a rare creature, Allah's creation. Maybe belongs to the beetle's family, shape of a leaf with two ends bitten off,

Hajah Zainab bt Abdullah said...

Salam Temuk,

I always admire the beauty of nature, the flora & fauna. That cute 'beetle' is really astonishing. Seldom see it nowadays...what more if we do not go out into its habitat. I guessed I learnt about this species way back when I studied in UPM some 30+ yrs ago! But, sorry I can't recall its name anymore! Sad!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Salam, Temuk. Pak Idrus directed me here. The insect you so capably photographed is the nymph of the stink bug. Scientific name: Pycanum rubens. Those are some awesome photos -- so clear and from such good angles!

Temuk said...

Salam sdr Zain
Benar, setiap ciptaan Allah itu cantik. Kita saja yg tak tahu atau nampak kecantikan itu. Pijat ye? Jenis besar? Tak pa, kita baca respon kawan-kawan lain. Ceria selalu!

Temuk said...

Salam Pak Idrus
Thanks for visiting & for your kind words. Based on your blog entries, I know you love 'benda-benda begitu'. Friends seem to have different views with regard to what exactly the creature is. I wouldn't want to stick to my earlier belief that it is an insect. Have a nice day!

Temuk said...

Salam Luahfikiran
Terima kasih singgah. Boleh kita panggil saja dia 'kumbang papan'? Siapa yg arif di universiti penyelidikan tu ye?

Temuk said...

Salam Hjh Nora
Thanks for your guess. Beetle = bug = 'kumbang'? Never mind, we'll leave it to the experts. I hope there will be some kind entomologists coming forward to enlighten us on this fine creature. Have a great weekend!

Temuk said...

Salam Hjh Zainab
Aa aa, now it looks like you are the best person to give us the correct answer, since you have learned about it! But how can you retrieve your old lecture notes? Anyway, the good news is ~covert_ operations'78~ has actually found us the answer to the problem. Have a nice day, Hjh!

Temuk said...

Salam ~covert_ operations'78~,
Thank you for dropping by & for your kind words. And of course for telling us the name of that beautiful creature, Pycanum rubens! After reading your response, I took the opportunity to search for more information about it in the internet. Friends who are interested should refer, among others, Flickr Dadida's Photostream ! Thanks again.

DrSam said...

Salam. A lovely insect indeed. You captured the subject very well. really a rare sighting.

Temuk said...

Salam DrSam
Thank you. By surfing the internet, now I begin to learn more about Pycanum rubens. It is interesting to know that it also exists in other countries and has quite a different 'paras rupa'! In your kebun/ladang getah, you certainly have encountered with many different types of creatures. Halus & tak halus.... Maaf sangat, just kidding. Have a nice day!

Daddy Zuki said...

menatang gappo tu? haiwan2 yg pelik gini x ada di Malaysia. kalau pi ke amerika selatan byk la.

Temuk said...

Salam sdr Daddy Zuki
Pycanum rubens (stink bug) tu mungkin tak banyak di Malaysia kot. Tapi ntah macamana ada pulak yg tersesat sampai pasu saya di rumah. Melalui rujukan seterusnya, selepas dapat 'hints' dari pemblog ~covert_ operations'78~, jelas hidupan itu ada di negara-negara lain, termasuk USA. Selamat bercuti Ahad.

ahmad humairi said...

Salam Abang Temuk,

Mungkin hanya ini serangga yang ada di dunia ini di laman Abang Temuk dengan corak , warna dan saiz yang mungkin telah mengalami mutasi gen. Biarkan ianya hidup....nyawa makhluk sama harganya!

Hebahkannya di National Geografic...boleh jemput pengkaji yang berminat..

Temuk said...

Salam Cikgu Humairi
Kalau cikgu lihat Flickr Dadida's Photostream di internet, ada hidupan yg saya blogkan itu yg Dadida paparkan, selain dari puluhan "insects" lain. Menarik & informatif paparannya. Sbb tak pandai sains, saya bingung dgn pengelompokan hidupan kecil kpd insects, bugs, lice, beetles, dll. Semoga ceria selalu!

azieazah said...

Salam Bang TEMUK...

cantiknya... warna merah yang sangat lain dr lain...

Temuk said...

Salam azieazah
Kot suka tengok wajah2 hidupan kecil (termasuk mcm yg saya paparkan), jgn lupa buka Flickr Dadida's Photostream. Mcm2 warna & rupa gang si kecil2 tu. Menanti cerita cuti azieazah di Johor.

Aida Ali said...

Cantik n cute

Temuk said...

Cikgu Aida
Di kawasan baru sekolah cikgu mesti banyak juga yg cantik n cute. Kita tunggu paparan cikgu, menunjukkannya... Salam bahagia.

roha said...

Salam Cikgu Temuk.
Comel-comel serangga ni. Macam-macam bentuk yea. Teruskan berblogging dan semoga sihat walafiat dan dirahmati Allah swt. InsyaAllah, saya akan menziarah lagi ke sini dengan izin Allah swt.

Anak Tumpat said...

salam saudara temuk.. harap sihat selalu..aiishhh x pernah tgk mende nih..

Temuk said...

Salam Cikgu Roha
Terima kasih. Semoga cikgu juga sihat wal'afiat selalu & berpanjangan mendapat rahmat Allah. Ceria selalu!

Temuk said...

Salam Sdr Anak Tumpat
Semoga sdra juga sihat selalu. Luasnya dunia ini, ye. Dan banyaknyalah ciptaan Allah sehingga kita tak mungkin bakal sempat melihat semuanya. Syukurlah sempat lihat segelintir jenis hidupanNya. Ceria selalu!