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Photo 1.   Part of the RAP team on the helipad at Tompoi Camp, Nakanai Mountains. Photo Stephen Richardsf01_37.jpg
Photo 2.   View from the helipad at Tompoi Camp. Photo Stephen Richardsf02_37.jpg
Photo 3.   Katayo Sagata from PNG-IBR discusses results of the RAP survey around Lamas Camp with the local community at Irena Village. Photo Stephen Richardsf03_37.jpg
Photo 4.   Mossy forest interior at Vouvou Camp. Photo Stephen Richardsf04_37.jpg
Photo 5.   Rhytidoponera sp., an ant collected during the Nakanai RAP expedition, is probably new to science. Photo Piotr Naskreckif05_37.jpg
Photo 6.   This beautiful ant, Podomyrma sp., is probably new to science. Photo Piotr Naskreckif06_37.jpg
Photo 7.   Ingrischia macrocephala is a large (40–45 mm) colorful katydid that represents both a genus and a species new to science. It was discovered in the forest understory at Vouvou and Tompoi in the Nakanai Mountians. Photo Piotr Naskreckif07_37.jpg
Photo 8.   Nicsara sp. nov. (Tettigoniidae: Agraeciinae) is a medium-sized (30–40 mm) katydid found on low vegetation at Lamas and Vouvou in the Nakanai Mountains. Photo Piotr Naskreckif08_37.jpg
Photo 9.   Spinisternum sp. nov. 4. (Tettigoniidae: Agraeciinae) is a medium-sized (30–35 mm), flightless katydid discovered at Tompoi in the Nakanai Mountains. Photo Piotr Naskreckif09_37.jpg
Photo 10.   Spinisternum sp. nov. 5 (Tettigoniidae: Agraeciinae). This large (45–50 mm), flightless katydid with nearly white hind knees and tibia was the most abundant species of katydids at Vouvou in the Nakanai Mountains. Photo Piotr Naskreckif10_37.jpg
Photo 11.   This small, bright blue damselfly Nososticta africana was recorded from New Britain for the first time during the Nakanai RAP survey. Photo Stephen Richardsf11_37.jpg
Photo 12.   This beautiful damselfly, Rhinocypha liberata was common along streams near Irena, Lamas and Vouvou. It was previously known only from the Solomon Islands. Photo Stephen Richardsf12_37.jpg
Photo 13.   This un-named damselfly, Pseudagrion sp. nov., was previously known from New Britain and is currently being described. It is probably endemic to the island. Photo Stephen Richardsf13_37.jpg
Photo 14.   Mortonagrion martini is a rare and poorly-known damselfly species known from several islands off eastern Papua New Guinea. Photo Stephen Richardf14_37.jpg
Photo 15.   This colourful dragonfly, Agrionoptera insignis similis, was common near small streams in disturbed forest around Palmalmal Village. Photo Stephen Richardsf15_37.jpg
Photo 16.   A brightly-coloured salticid (jumping) spider (Athamus sp.) that is possibly new to science. Photo Piotr Naskreckif16_37.jpg
Photo 17.   This bizarre salticid spider (Coccorchestes sp.) is a beetle mimic. Jumping spiders mimic many species of insects. Photo Piotr Naskreckif17_37.jpg
Photo 18.   Ariamnes sp. Almost certainly undescribed, this species has an exceptionally elongated abdomen. Photo Piotr Naskreckif18_37.jpg
Photo 19.   A female spider, Achaearanea valoka, resting on its silk lines. This species was previously known only from a few specimens. Photo Piotr Naskreckif19_37.jpg
Photo 20.   An undescribed treefrog (Litoria) discovered at Vouvou is only the fourth species of the genus known from New Britain. Photo Stephen Richardsf20_37.jpg
Photo 21.   This tiny frog of the genus Batrachylodes was found only at Tompoi. It is new to science and represents the first record of this genus occurring outside of the (biogeographical) Solomon Islands. Photo Stephen Richardsf21_37.jpg
Photo 22.   This Platymantis species is new to science and known only from the cold, wet forests atop the Galowe Plateau in the Nakanai Mountains. Photo Stephen Richardsf22_37.jpg
Photo 23.   A beautiful shrub-dwelling Platymantis, this species is new to science and known only from the highest elevations accessed during the 2009 Nakanai Mountains survey. Photo Stephen Richardsf23_37.jpg
Photo 24.   A juvenile Bismarck Python, Bothrochilus boa, photographed at Vouvou in the foothills of the Nakanai Mountains. Photo Piotr Naskreckif24_37.jpg
Photo 25.   This male Shining Flycatcher Myiagra alecto was caught in a net at Lamas Camp. Photo Stephen Richardsf25_37.jpg
Photo 26.   The Bronze Ground Dove, Gallicolumba beccarii, was seen at all sites surveyed during this expedition. Photo Stephen Richardsf26_37.jpg
Photo 27.   A beautiful Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx lepidus from lowland forest at Lamas Camp. Photo Stephen Richardsf27_37.jpg
Photo 28.   This young individual of the rare Slaty-backed Goshawk Accipiter luteoschistaceus was captured in a net at Lamas Camp. Photo C. Benjaminf28_37.jpg
Photo 29.   At night a row of tiny bats Mosia nigrescens shelters under a large leaf several metres above the ground in forest at Lamas Camp. Photo Stephen Richardsf29_37.jpg
Photo 30.   This white-tailed mouse represents a genus and species of rodent that is entirely new to science. Its discovery was one of the highlights of the 2009 Nakanai Mountains RAP survey. Photo Stephen Richardsf30_37.jpg
Photo 31.   The bizarre face of Ascelliscus tricuspidatus, a bat found in lowland forest around Lamas Camp. Photo Stephen Richardsf31_37.jpg
Photo 32.   A cuscus, Phalanger orientalis breviceps. Local communities consider these animals to be an excellent source of meat. Photo Stephen Richardsf32_37.jpg
Photo 33.   Michael Kigl from PNG Institute of Biological Research interviews local community members about their hunting practices and resource use during the Nakanai Mountains RAP expedition. Photo Piotr Naskreckif33_37.jpg
Photo 34.   Extensive forest die-back on top of the Galowe Plateau in the Nakanai Mountains. Drought and fires associated with the El Nino weather event in 1997–1998, possibly exacerbated by a cyclone impact, have caused substantial forest damage and dense bamboo thickets have smothered parts of the plateau. Photo Piotr Naskrecki f34_37.jpg

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