sign in a cave in Laos

9 April 2012

Gua Tempurung fauna

I've been going to Gua Tempurung for years. In the days before it was a show cave, it was easy to see lots of fauna on the walls, especially in Top of the World below Rolls Royce garage.

Nowadays there is far less fauna there. Also on my most recent visit in March 2012 there seemed to be less bats generally throughout the cave - and I was caving in areas off the show cave route.

The cave has one "claim to fame" in that it has a trapdooor spider named after it, Lipthistius tempurung.

I have not taken many fauna photos, despite having visited Gue Tempurung many times.

millipedes

whip spider

cricket

cricket feeding on a dead bat

scorpion.

I rarely see scorpions in Malaysian caves. See more on my webpage.

© Liz Price
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