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Sungei Buloh with Macromaniacs

Had joined this groupie for awhile but never had the chance to meet. So here's the long awaited gathering! Lots of shooters, but I went slowly and ended up last again. heh heh.

Nephilidae - DSC_9802 #1 Funnel Web Spider found perched on a tree bark

Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_9873 #2 A curious jumping spider

Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_9896 #3 Spent quite alot of time shooting this fella, refused to stay still!

Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_9904 #4 Yet more shots

Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_9909 #5 View of it's metallic green body

Praying Mantis (Mantodea) - DSC_9939 #6 Praying Mantis with the water (swamp) in the background

Atlas Moth larva (Attacus atlas) - DSC_9943 #7 Atlas Moth caterpillar, about 2 inches long and will grow up to 4.5 inches! It's the largest moth in the world, so expect no less!

Atlas Moth larva (Attacus atlas) - DSC_9958 #8 View of it's head

Dragonfly (Anisoptera) - DSC_9976 #9 Dragonfly's smile. Notice that it looks like a beetle sitting on it's face?? lol

Flower Chafer Beetle (Cetoniidae) - DSC_9987 #10 Body of a weevil but no weevil snout! Background belongs to the tshirt of a boy staring at what I was shooting

The following shots are of the Eight-spotted Crab spider (Platythomisus cf octomaculatus) which I found out to be extremely rare in Singapore. Very distinct yellow body with 7 spots (no idea why it's called 8-spotted!) and translucent legs.

Eight-Spotted Crab Spider (Platythomisus octomaculatus) - DSC_9999 #11 Hi there!!

Eight-Spotted Crab Spider (Platythomisus octomaculatus) - DSC_0019 #12 At first, I didn't know it's name and called it the Tiger Crab Spider

Eight-Spotted Crab Spider (Platythomisus octomaculatus) - DSC_0026 #13 Praying for rain! Or complaining to others that my flash was too glaring....

Eight-Spotted Crab Spider (Platythomisus octomaculatus) - DSC_0053 #13 It lies very very flat on the leaf

Eight-Spotted Crab Spider (Platythomisus octomaculatus) - DSC_0066 #14 Trying to fly kite.. the web was connected to my finger

Eight-Spotted Crab Spider (Platythomisus octomaculatus) - DSC_0074 #15 RAWR!!! and a tiny bug walks past

Spiderlings - DSC_0085 #16 Found this fresh load of spiderlings under a leaf. Guess how many? :)

The complete album can be viewed here.

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