Republic Poly Trail

7 March 2010
Been over a month away from shooting! Threw myself into the bushes once more in search of unique sights near my home, hope I’m not too rusty. ūüôā

For those curious about this trail, it is just an unlabeled and deserted trail just beside Republic Polytechnic at the end of Woodlands Drive 91. Like Harry Potter, just bash through with a little climb and you’ll reach the trail!

Caterpillar? - DSC_6795#1 You’ve probably seen this dude around before, a type of caterpillar that sticks junk on itself. Will post again with more details. ūüôā

Lynx Spider (Oxyopidae) - DSC_6796#2 A Lynx Spider with 2 sockets where its legs used to be. ūüôĀ

Lynx Spider (Oxyopidae) - DSC_6802#3 And its fiercely protecting its nest below!

Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_6814#4 Tiny weevil looking for food. Its barely 2mm long!

Wasp (Apocrita) - DSC_6839#5 Orange Wasp at rest

Wasp (Apocrita) - DSC_6847#6 Front view! zzz.z.zz.. *drool*

Ant-Mimic Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_6881#7 Ant-Mimicking Jumping Spider, looks and acts just like an ant with the 2 front legs pretending to be ant feelers!

Ant-Mimic Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_6890#8 I saw the dude, the dude saw me.. and he raised his arms(legs) up in surrender

Ant-Mimic Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_6892#9 Side view of the fake ant

Ant-Mimic Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_6878#10 Intense staring competition with the spider

Flower Tumbling Beetle (Mordellidae) - DSC_6929#11 Flower Tumbling Beetle, first time sighting this skittish bug, dancing aimlessly on a leaf

Flower Tumbling Beetle (Mordellidae) - DSC_6923#12 Front view of the Flower Tumbling Beetle

Lynx Spider (Oxyopidae) - DSC_6938#13 Another Lynx Spider protecting its nest. We’re going to see lots of Lynx Spiders around soon!

Broad-Headed Bug (Alydidae) - DSC_6951#14 Stink Bug?

Orb Weaver Spider (Cyclosa ginnaga) - DSC_6998#15 Spotted a pearly web in the morning dew

Orb Weaver Spider (Cyclosa ginnaga) - DSC_6993#16 The same web with its creator after it dried up

The complete album can be viewed here.



Hi my name is Nicky Bay. I am a macro photographer, instructor and book author, travelling the world to document the vast micro biodiversity that nature has to offer. Follow my updates and discover with me the incredible beauty and science behind our planet's micro creatures!

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