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First Shoot of 2012 at Dairy Farm

First shoot of the year and everyone seemed to be finding lots of goodies! I was late due to work, but managed to get a few unique subjects. heng ahhh

Wandering Spider (Ctenidae) - DSC_8872 #1 First subject was found along the main path. This Wandering Spider (Ctenidae). Not sure what it was eating though!

Wandering Spider (Ctenidae) - DSC_8875 #2 Getting a slightly different view

Wandering Spider (Ctenidae) - DSC_8882 #3 Close up on the head

Wandering Spider (Ctenidae) - DSC_8887 #4 It was busy flossing it's mandibles after the meal

Wandering Spider (Ctenidae) - DSC_8899 #5 It allowed me to get close.. really close

Wandering Spider (Ctenidae) - DSC_8912 #6 Another closeup

Huntsman Spider (Sparassidae) - DSC_8950 #7 Beautiful unique Huntsman Spider (Sparassidae)

Huntsman Spider (Sparassidae) - DSC_8953 #8 Lanky legs with smooth graduating colours

Huntsman Spider (Sparassidae) - DSC_8959 #9 Top view to show the leg colours

Huntsman Spider (Sparassidae) - DSC_8964 #10 Closer top view

Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_8971 #11 Jumping Spider (Salticidae), possibly a female Pancorius

Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_8976 #12 Close up on the patterns on the head

Scorpion (Lychas scutilus?) - DSC_8980 #13 Someone found this scorpion (Lychas scutilus?) mama with her relatively mature brood on piggyback. She was also eating a ground spider.

Scorpion (Lychas scutilus?) - DSC_8982 #14 Illuminated with UV light.

Scorpion (Lychas scutilus?) - DSC_8988 #15 Close up on the face

Scorpion (Lychas scutilus?) - DSC_8990 #16 Scorpion head with prey

Scorpion (Lychas scutilus?) - DSC_8992 #17 How many scorpion stings??

Scorpion (Lychas scutilus?) - DSC_8993 #18 Clearer view of the scorpion with prey

Scorpion's Sting (Lychas scutilus?) - DSC_8996 #19 Close up on the mama's sting

Scorpions - DSC_8999 #20 This kiddo jumped off and it was her first step to independence, scampering away from her mama.

Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_9009 #21 Wide-Jawed Viciria heavily engulfed in fungus

Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_9014 #22 I cleared the fungus a little to reveal the Salticid's eyes.

Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_9032 #23 Close up. Can see that the eye was dented.

DSC_9033 #24 Not sure what kinda worm this is?

Fungus Weevil (Anthribidae) - DSC_9039 #25 Reddish looking weevil. Several of them beside the steps.

Fungus Weevil (Anthribidae) - DSC_9040 #26 Side view. Lazy to remove the Raynox so had to settle with a cropped view.

Fungus Weevil (Anthribidae) - DSC_9046 #27 Yet another weevil

Huntsman Spider (Sparassidae) - DSC_9051 #28 Huntsman Spider (Sparassidae)

Timber Beetle (Lymexylidae) - DSC_9052 #29 A very unique beetle. Possibly Atractocerus?

Timber Beetle (Lymexylidae) - DSC_9056 #30 Side view to reveal the antennae

Timber Beetle (Lymexylidae) - DSC_9074 #31 Full-bodied view.

House Centipede (Scutigeridae) - DSC_9087 #32 Purplish looking House Centipede. Likely to be fresh from the molt.

Harvestman (Sandokanidae) - DSC_9093 #33 Harvestman that most of us call the gummybear.

James blogged about this trip here.

The complete album can be viewed here.

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