VIEW POST

View more
Checklist

Salticidae Checklist: Jumping Spiders

on
23 August 2020
Jumping spiders from the family Salticidae Blackwall, 1841 are active hunting predators. Based on the World Spider Catalog, Salticidae has over 600 described genera…
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Review

Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO for Micro Four Thirds Field Review

on
18 August 2020
Over the past few months, pre-production copies of the new Laowa 50mm 2:1 F/2.8 Super Macro Lens for Micro Four Thirds (MFT or M4/3)…
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Checklist

Pholcidae Checklist: Daddy-Long-Legs Spiders

on
31 July 2020
Daddy-long-legs spiders or cellar spiders from the family Pholcidae C. L. Koch, 1850 are very often confused with other invertebrates with the same common…
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Checklist

Formicidae Checklist: Ants

on
6 May 2020
Ants are eusocial insects belonging to the family Formicidae, and have been recorded on every continent on earth except Antarctica. Ants thrive so well…
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Checklist

Cercopoidea Checklist: Froghoppers

on
27 April 2020
Froghoppers from the superfamily Cercopoidea are also known as spittlebugs. They are best known for encasing themselves with a foam fortress during their nymphal…
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Checklist

Araneidae Checklist: Orb Weaver Spiders

on
9 April 2020
Orb weaver spiders from the family Araneidae Clerck, 1757 belong to the most morphologically diverse group of spiders. Almost all spiders from the family…
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Checklist

Fulgoridae Checklist: Lantern Bugs

on
26 March 2020
Lantern bugs or lanternflies are some of the most colourful and enigmatic subjects in the realm of macro photography. They belong to the Fulgoridae…
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Checklist

Thomisidae Checklist: Crab Spiders

on
17 February 2020
Crab spiders from the family Thomisidae Sundevall,1833 are ambush predators and do not weave webs. The first two pairs of legs are typically longer…
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Checklist

Nephilinae Checklist: Golden Orb Weaver Spiders, Hermit Spiders, Coin Spiders

on
5 January 2020
Golden Orb Weaver Spiders, Hermit Spiders and Coin Spiders belong to the family Nephilidae or due to certain taxonomic revisions, the subfamily Nephilinae. This…
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Checklist

Chameleons of Madagascar

on
20 October 2019
Chameleons (family Chameleonidae) are probably the most well-known lizards of Madagascar where the highest diversity of chameleons in the world live in. This photo checklist…
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Checklist

Membracidae Checklist: Treehoppers

on
6 October 2019
Treehoppers belong to the family Membracidae and their nymphs are sometimes also referred to as thorn bugs. They have an enlarged and often ornate…
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Checklist

Tenebrionidae Checklist: Darkling Beetles

on
14 September 2019
The common name darkling beetles was derived from the Latin name Tenebrio, which meant “seeker of dark places”. While most tenebrionids are nocturnal, some…
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Checklist

Cassidinae Checklist: Tortoise Beetles

on
13 August 2019
Tortoise beetles belong to the subfamily Cassidinae. They are characterised by a broad domed oval shaped elytra, like that of a tortoise shell. The…
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Checklist

Buprestidae Checklist: Jewel Beetles

on
12 July 2019
Jewel beetles are wood-boring beetles belonging to the Buprestidae family. They are most well-known for their glossy and iridescent colours in many species. Due…
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Checklist

Cerambycidae Checklist: Longhorn Beetles

on
11 June 2019
Longhorn beetles are also known as longicorns, and belong to the Cerambycidae family. They are wood-borers and characterised by exceptionally long antennae, often as…
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Checklist

Cicindelinae Checklist: Tiger Beetles

on
10 May 2019
Tiger beetles belong to the subfamily Cicindelinae. They are known for their aggressive predatory habits and running speed. The fastest insect on land is…
READ ARTICLE
NICKY BAY
Singapore

Hi my name is Nicky Bay. I am a macro photographer, instructor and book author, travelling the world to document the vast micro biodiversity that nature has to offer. Follow my updates and discover with me the incredible beauty and science behind our planet's micro creatures!

Copyright Notice

All images © 2008-2020 Nicky Bay unless stated otherwise. Reproduction of any content without permission is prohibited. Please read the Image Use Policy and contact [email protected] for licensing requests.

Mailing List

Like the content here? Get notified for new posts, stories, workshops and book launches! Your email will never be shared with others.

Like the content here? Get notified for new posts, stories, workshops and book launches! Your email will never be shared with others.