Republic Poly Trail

25 April 2010
A quiet walk down the deserted path once again. Decided to venture further in this time, and turned back only when I stumbled into the paths of a pack of stray barking dogs. They didn’t seem to like me so I slowly retreated. >.< Lynx Spider (Oxyopidae) - DSC_8011#1 Lynx Spider guarding its nest. I’m seeing this almost everywhere I go!!

Dart (Hesperiinae) - DSC_8013#2 From the Hesperiinae family, can’t confirm which Dart this is!

Lynx Spider (Oxyopidae) - DSC_8014#3 Male Lynx Spider crushes its prey. Male because of its 2 big.. erm.. palps!

Lynx Spider (Oxyopidae) - DSC_8022#4 Working on the prey. SOMEHOW this looks quite motherly…

Lynx Spider (Oxyopidae) - DSC_8025#5 Oops, he noticed me and dropped the little one

Luzon Point Headed termites? (Nasutitermes Luzonicus) - DSC_8030#6 Nasutitermes Luzonicus (Luzon Point Headed termite) Long trail of them leading from tree to tree. Very unique pointed heads! Wonder if they’d use their heads to poke you when they sense danger??

Monkey Hopper (Caerlifera) - DSC_8055#7 Really ugly grasshopper, shall be a record shot for me ūüėõ

Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_8069#8 Tiny Jumping Spider wondering if its going to rain…

Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_8089#9 Warming up for a round of YOGA!

Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_8099#10 Not sure of the exact species, but it has a beautiful purple/yellow-striped body

Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_8110#11 *gulp* so high ah?

St Andrew's Cross Spider (Argiope sp.) - DSC_8131#12 Tiny St Andrews Cross spider, I saw a much larger one nearby but the angle wasn’t possible for me to take a picture. Its legs are usually positioned in pairs to resemble a cross.

St Andrew's Cross Spider (Argiope sp.) - DSC_8144#13 Shifting around for a brighter background

DSC_8157#14 Slowly feasting on what looks like a fruit-bit. Any ID for this bug?

The complete album can be viewed here.



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