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Tingidae Checklist: Lace Bugs

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10 October 2022
Lace bugs belong to the family Tingidae and are recognised by the lace-like structure on their pronotum and forewings. Lace bugs are usually host-specific…
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BugShot Ecuador 2022 Highlights

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13 July 2022
BugShot Ecuador 2022 was held from 4 to 13 June 2022, brimming with a troupe of naturalists hungry for some macro action after a…
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BugShot Ecuador 2022 Checklist

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17 June 2022
BugShot Ecuador 2022 was an unforgettable adventure with some of the world’s most wonderful bug folks. From the cloud forest to the Amazon river…
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Fake News Explained: Cork-Lid Trapdoor Spiders

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12 April 2022
My photos of the Cork-Lid Trapdoor Spider have been making their rounds on the internet again this month with yet another entirely untrue caption…
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BugShot 2022 – Ecuadorian Amazon

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4 April 2022
If you get breathless or froth in the mouth on seeing a bizarre invertebrate that you’ve only ever heard of or read about and…
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Macro Highlights – The Best of 2021

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31 December 2021
2021 has pretty much contained us within Singapore but despite that, we had many significant discoveries in the little red dot. While we were…
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Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO Field Review: World’s Smallest 2:1 Full Frame Macro Lens

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29 November 2021
The new Laowa 85mm F/5.6 2x Macro lens is one of the smallest macro lenses that I’ve ever used for a full-frame sensor. It…
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Fulgoroidea Checklist: Planthoppers

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1 June 2021
Planthoppers from the superfamily Fulgoroidea are plant-feeding insects which “hop” in the same fashion as grasshoppers. The nymphs, as well as some females, produce…
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Bioluminescence: Glowing Mushrooms of Singapore

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8 May 2021
Singapore is home to a number of bioluminescent fungi. Out of over 148000 known species of fungi across the world, over 70 of them…
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Argiope Checklist: Cross Spiders

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25 March 2021
Cross orb weaver spiders from the genus Argiope Audouin, 1826 have some of the most common names tagged to them, namely Cross Spiders, Zig-Zag…
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Theridiidae Checklist: Comb-Footed Spiders

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28 February 2021
Comb-footed spiders from the family Theridiidae Sundevall, 1833 are small spiders, but it is one of the largest family of spiders living in tree…
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Pelican Spiders: The Spider Assassin Specialist

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22 January 2021
Spiders of the family Archaeidae are also known as pelican spiders or assassin spiders. They really don’t look like any typical spider, and should…
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Macro Highlights – The Best of 2020

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31 December 2020
2020 is not a normal year by any measure. With varying degrees of lockdowns happening across the globe due to COVID-19, way fewer field…
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Sulawesi Shrimps from Lake Poso and the Malili Lake System

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27 November 2020
Sulawesi shrimps are small, tropical shrimps endemic to the ancient lake systems in Sulawesi, one of the 4 Greater Sunda Islands, also the 11th…
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Cicadellidae Checklist: Leafhoppers

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1 November 2020
Leafhoppers from the family Cicadellidae are little plant feeders with modified hind legs for jumping. One of the most distinctive traits of this family…
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Sparassidae Checklist: Huntsman Spiders

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13 October 2020
Huntsman spiders from the family Sparassidae Bertkau, 1872 are nocturnal hunters. They don’t weave webs nor wait in ambush, but actively move about to…
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NICKY BAY
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