The Dairy Farm Discoveries

21 November 2010
Back to the Dairy Farm Nature Park early in the morning! Many early joggers and strollers, but most would probably not see what I see in the micro world. 😛 Many firsts in this series, read on!

Dairy Farm Nature Park - DSC_9264#1 Beautiful morning sun cutting through the mist. I was using my 180mm lens, had to run very far to capture this. lol

Many-lined Sun Skink? (Eutropis multifasciata?) - DSC_9266#2 Common sun skink (Eutropis multifasciatus) sunbathing on a dead leaf. Thanks to Tim for pointing this out to me!

Many-lined Sun Skink? (Eutropis multifasciata?) - DSC_9280#3 Shimmery skin and pointed mouth, might mistake it for a snake at some angles

Many-lined Sun Skink? (Eutropis multifasciata?) - DSC_9284#4 It’s looking at me!!! Yes that’s my flashes in the reflection.

Many-lined Sun Skink? (Eutropis multifasciata?) - DSC_9307#5 The dude stood up to pose as I switched to the other side against the sunlight

Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_9392#6 Weevil, shot with Raynox DCR250 attached

Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_9409b#7 Realized that my flash was too far to the front and can’t fill the weevil’s face when I went too close, but this looks like a studio shot.. hahahahaha

Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_9412#8 Ok I shifted back a little to capture more of the cute little fella

Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_9424#9 Can’t get enough of these portraits.. lol

Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_9424#10 And the closest I could go to reveal whatever pimples he might have

Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_9434#11 Side view of the fatty weevil

Weevil in Flight (Curculionidae) - DSC_9441#12 Finally got pissed with me and flew off!!

Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_9448#13 Found another weevil on a tree trunk!

Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_9452#14 Perched up on a branch

Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_9458#15 Okok, final weevil pic! 😛

Fungus Beetles - DSC_9462#16 Found these 2 very cute beetles running around the same tree trunk, and kinda placed branches around and guided them to stand side by side for a cute couple shot

Fungus Beetles - DSC_9472#17 But… they decided to do more! Took a few shots and merged them together to form this animation.

Fungus Beetles - DSC_9466#18 Initial shot when they got together

Fungus Beetles - DSC_9473#19 And they got a bit rough

Fungus Beetles - DSC_9478#20 The female got a bit impatient and started running around again, while the male just clung on for his dear life!

Tiger Beetle (Cicindelinae) - DSC_9490#21 Found a turquoise Tiger Beetle! Not sure of the exact species, but it has a blue metallic body, super reflective!

Tiger Beetle (Cicindelinae) - DSC_9490#22 Fierce looking fella

Tiger Beetle (Cicindelinae) - DSC_9497b#23 Side view of the tiger beetle, it has a short body and big ass eyes!

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_9510#24 Assassin Bug

Net-Winged Beetle (Lycidae) - DSC_9532#25 Net Winged Beetle (Lycidae)

Wide-Jawed Viciria (Viciria sp.) - DSC_9537#26 A wide-jawed jumping spider

Wide-Jawed Viciria (Viciria sp.) - DSC_9548#27 Side view of the orange beauty

Darkling Beetle (Tenebrionidae) - DSC_9558#28 A horned back beetle, not sure of the exact species too!

Darkling Beetle (Tenebrionidae) - DSC_9562#29 Wider view

The complete album can be viewed here.
  1. Reply


    24 November 2010

    The unknown insect is probably a net-winged beetle belonging to the family Lycidae.

  2. Reply

    Nicky Bay

    24 November 2010

    Thanks Ivan, does look like the net-winged beetle! Though I can't find a match for the exact species yet.



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