October 2011

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A Night of Hairy Huntsman Spiders

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29 October 2011
A night into Nangka Trail led to several sightings of Huntsman Spiders – really hairy ones. If we didn’t have the ID, they’d be fondly called the Orang Utan…
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The Teeny Weeny Pseudoscorpion

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25 October 2011
Pseudoscorpions are tiny little critters that prey on other insects – usually much bigger than themselves. They resemble scorpions due to their 2 powerful pedipalps/pincers which contain venom for…
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The Story Behind Stalk Eyed Flies

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23 October 2011
I often encountered a particular family of flies that had their eyes on extended stalks. Their heads resembled a hammerhead shark, which led to many calling them the hammerhead…
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Looking Like a Tree Stump…. Spider

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21 October 2011
Many spiders adopt different methods to camouflage themselves. In the previous post, the Scorpion-Tailed Spider disguised itself amongst dead leaves. In another post from last year, I documented the…
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The Scorpion Tailed Spider and other bugs named after scorpions

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16 October 2011
Many spiders and bugs are named according to their appearances, while some according to their behavioral traits. The Scorpion-Tailed Spider (Arachnura genus) obtained it’s name from it’s long appendage…