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Weevils are not Evil!

Back at Mandai Track 15 again, and I found a big orange weevil (looks like a micro-version of an ant-eater). Many a time, these weevils had let go of everything to fall off the branch or leaf when I approached. Clumsy and slow fellas, but the free-fall method seems an effective method of escape as I had never managed to locate one after it fell.

Cycad Blue (Chilades pandava) - DSC_7346 #1 Cycad Blue with morning dew on it's wings

Cycad Blue (Chilades pandava) - DSC_7360 #2 Another shot with brighter background

Lynx Spider (Oxyopidae) - DSC_7382 #3 Lynx Spider guarding it's nest

Lynx Spider (Oxyopidae) - DSC_7384 #4 Side view of the mother and nest. The nest is overexposed in this one so you can't see the details.

Ant-Mimic Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_7386 #5 Ant-mimicking jumping spider

Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_7393 #6 There's the weevil! Walks in slow-motion and in a clumsy manner, but seen clinging on silently while the ants get busy in the background

Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_7398 #7 Marches along the edge of a leaf

Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_7402 #8 The weevil takes a rest

Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_7418 #9 Pausing on a leaf, not a good choice as their grip isn't known to be fantastic. That was the last shot, before it just slipped down into the pile of dead leaves.

Wolf Spider (Lycosidae) - DSC_7424 #10 Lots of wolf spiders with egg sacs near the entrance, I'm actually keen to find them when the kids come out.

The complete album can be viewed here.

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