Green Tree Boa - This beautiful green snake is about a metre long and was seen on a tree branch overlooking a river 




 Big snake in a plastic sack ( Python ? )

This was for sale in the local shop ( 280,000 Kip ) it weighs 14 Kgs and the shopkeeper said it does not bite and is easy to handle (!)

- but she made no attempt to wake it up and remove the bag so I could get a better photo !






This amazing spider keeps its legs together in pairs and does zig-zag webs

This bulky spider lived in the downstairs toilet - it's nearly as big as the housebrick !

This medium-sized spider was just outside the toilet

This spider has really long legs - for a few days there were hundreds of them outside the window (!) and then they all departed 

 Baby spider exo-skeleton - found in my room ! Don't know how many times they shed their skin, but they get much bigger than this. Scale is centimetres - not inches !

A BIG hairy moth came into the workshop

Here it is next to my hand to give an idea of its size

Another pretty moth

The biggest Moth I have ever seen - about 12" wingspan

It was in a difficult place to photograph


 A similar, although smaller, moth

Next to my hand to give an idea of its size


Dragonflies are common and hover over the lake

Green and blue butterfly


Orange butterfly seen in Pakse next to Mekong river

Striped butterfly on coffee beans - it keeps one set of wings folded on left side and has a big white spot on one wing only

Moth - a bit tatty


These bugs are quite heavy but have powerful wings and slam into lights outside at night - the Lao eat them !

A big bug

The caretaker holding the same big bug

I think this is a Mantis ?  - quite big - on kitchen door

Wasp nest