Jungle Lou Hei – Made in Singapore

3 February 2012
This is an extremely backdated post, over 2 months old!!

Chinese New Year, and we had to do our Lou Hei (in hope for more bugs) and what better place to do it than the jungle itself??! Credits to Victor for preparing the Lou Hei. =D

Behind the scenes photos by Victor and Melvyn.

louhei_403246_10150528843526441_618276440_9130609_1381184291_n#1 Our makan. Handmade by Victor!! Abalone included. God of Fortune provided by Lance. It plays prosperous music too. lol

louhei_6813922597_d9d9a3f438_o#2 Before the mayhem, we used our torches to light up the background

louhei_6813922597_d9d9a3f438_o#3 HUAT AH!!! Sure enough, we won 4D soon after.

louhei_6813922597_d9d9a3f438_o#4 Devouring some bak kwa supplied by Alfred.

Now for the real subjects of the night…. 🙂

Comb-footed Spider (Theridiidae) - DSC_1303#5 Found this Comb Footed Spider Chrysso sp. Theridiidae) carrying an egg sac

Planthopper nymph (Fulgoromorpha) - DSC_1319#6 Beautiful but tiny planthopper nymph

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_1327#7 Assassin bug’s rostrum (Reduviidae)

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_1331#8 Polishing the rostrum

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_1341#9 Standard side profile

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_1343#10 Top view

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_1359#11 Front view

Assassin Bug (Reduviidae) - DSC_1385#12 Close up on the eyes. Hard to get most of this bug in focus.

Orb Weaver Spider (Eriovixia pseudocentrodes) - DSC_1397#13 Possibly Cyclosa centrodes, not sure.

Orb Weaver Spider (Eriovixia pseudocentrodes) - DSC_1408#14 Front view of the tiny critter

Pachymantis bicingulata - DSC_1440#15 Find of the night – Pachymantis bicingulata with beautiful brown body and green wings.

Pachymantis bicingulata - DSC_1488#16 Lumpy/spiky back, bulging abdomen too, possible sign of pregnancy.

Pachymantis bicingulata - DSC_1496#17 Hallo!

Pachymantis bicingulata - DSC_1499#18 From bottom-up

Pachymantis bicingulata - DSC_1528#19 Can’t get enough of the side profile

Pachymantis bicingulata - DSC_1562#20 Close up on the body

Pachymantis bicingulata - DSC_1565#21 Slightly higher angle

Pachymantis bicingulata - DSC_1571#22 Head shot

Pachymantis bicingulata - DSC_1595#23 Final shot of it on a flower where we left it

Gecko (Gekkota) - DSC_1607#24 Tiny little gecko

Gecko (Gekkota) - DSC_1612#25 Smile at the camera!!

James blogged about this trip here.

The complete album can be viewed here.



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