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Friday, March 25, 2011

Torch Ginger , Water Strider, Dragonflies & Pied Hornbill

                        TORCH GINGER

WildGinger ( family Etlingera elatior) : Torch Ginger (Malay: Bunga Kantan./ Indonesian : Bunga Kecombrang or honje/  Thai : Kaalaa)
have a special aroma which used for cooking and common in Asian dishes.
Water Spider (Water Strider) known in Japanese words MIZU SUMASHI (whirligig) AMENBO (water strider). From Family : Gerridae( insect)   Length : 1.6mm to 36mm. their body shape ranges from slender and elongate to almost completely round. One command feature is their elongated legs which use for moving over the water surface. The body and legs are covered with tiny hairs. The head is usually elongated in front of the eyes to form a rostrum. They use water surface tension when mating. Ecology : Predatory insect  they live on the surface of ponds slow streams, marshes, and other quiet water. they hunt for insect and other small invertebrates. They can move very quickly up to 1.5 m/s.
Dragonfly (Damselflies) smaller than dragonflies.  It's  Characterized by large multifaceted eyes two pairs of strong transparent wings and an elongated body. max. speed up 10-15 meters per second. can reach 60 miles per hour.
Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthrococeros albirostris) ia a species in the family BUCEROTIDAE family . and command found in Asian country. it's natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.

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