Return of the Whip Spider
#1 I used to see this Whip Spider (Ariamnes flagellum) at Admiralty Park, but that was a long time ago. Here, we found a female again and with prey! The prey is likely to be a Big bellied spider (Tylorida ventralis).
#2 Didn’t stay still, as it juggled with the prey
#3 Still playing around
#4 Twisted itself around
#5 Even tried some yoga poses
#6 Here’s another one that I took some time ago, running around, seemingly busy preparing it’s web
#7 Not looking very friendly there
#8 The camouflage
#9 And yet another time when the female was protecting it’s egg sac
#10 Close up on the egg sac and mother
The morning had some other usual finds as well.
#11 A tiny Laglaise’s Garden Spider (Eriovixia laglaisei). It looked like it had some arrows stuck on it’s legs!
#12 Velvet Ant, a.k.a. Cow Killer walking about on this leaf endlessly. These are actually wingless wasps that pack a really painful bite!
#13 Closeup on an unknown Salticid, possibly Evarcha sp.
#14 Hallo Mr Blackface!
#15 Some kinda beetle?
#16 Mating Net-Winged Beetles
#17 Victor found this cute Copper Cheeked Frog.
#18 It bathed under the sun, and the light shone through little kermit!
#19 Last shot before it hopped away
#20 Dragonfly. I’m bad with dragonfly identification… anyone with help? =D
#21 A pair of mating weevils, really slowly doing it
#22 Longhorn Beetle (Xystrocera festiva)
#23 Top view to confirm it’s identity
#24 Two-Tailed Spider (Hersilia sp) on tree trunk, quite a colourful one!
#25 Close up on the abdomen
The complete album can be viewed here.