Ilocano-speakers call this particular stinger ansisilud then. I have yet to ask its Isinay name.
The ansisilud is different from the akut-akut (mud-dauber) that is colored black and imprisoned butterfly larvae in mud catacombs on corners of walls. The ansisilud was reddish brown and made holes on the ground and we feared them so much that when we see a hole nearby with the insect going in and out, we moved to other areas in the neighborhood or played other games.
This refers to the native catfish called pattat in Isinay, paltat in Ilocano, hito in Tagalog.
Ayungin in Isinay, Ilocano and Tagalog. A white and silvery fish that swims and feeds along with tilapia.
Dalit in Isinay, igat in Ilocano, palos in Tagalog.
The mountain clockbird. A hunter from outside Dupax dropped by Apong’s house once with his bloody catch – huge red bill, wings somewhat bigger than a roosters.
Tariktik in Isinay, Ilocano, and Tagalog. Very noisy bird but our slingshots could not reach their kallautit tree perches.
The mammals in the forests of Dupax were partly responsible for the town's name.
Banbanyahaw in Isinay, bambannagaw in Ilocano, hunyango in Tagalog.
"Iraw an dioy si siina" in Isinay, alibut in Ilocano, bangkalang in Tagalog.
No, we don't have crocodiles in Dupax. Even as Dupax had been unexplored jungle country for many decades before the inroads of commercial logging, and even as Nueva Vizcaya may not be very far from San Mariano, Isabela, where remnants of the native crocodile (Crocodillus mindorensis) have been found and are now being protected, there have been no mention at all of the dreaded species in the earlier accounts written by Isinays or about Isinay land.