Revisiting the Mantidfly!
#1 Net-wing beetle (Lycidae) that kept rotating on the spot as I positioned the camera.
#2 A bug-eyed katydid. Described by Mr Tan Ming Kai as Asiophlugis temasek. Thanks to James for the reference.
#3 Ichneumon Wasp. You wouldn’t want it to pierce that long thingy through you! (to lay eggs?)
#4 Cute little cricket, did the same peekaboo with me around that branch
#5 Ant-snatching assassin bug. These guys are the nymphs, and when they grow up, they graduate to piercing larger bugs!
#6 Longhorn Beetle (Cerambycidae), should be a young one with very fresh colours
#7 Tiger Beetle closeup (Cicindela aurulenta)
#8 Closeup of a two-tailed spider. Too lazy to remove the Raynox, so ended up with just closeup shots!
#9 A tiny praying mantis. Would love to take a back-lit shot of this fella, but it refused to stand still.
#10 Peering at me
And… finally found the Mantidflies!!
#11 Not a perfect angle but sharper than previous attempts
#12 No difference in this one, just making many shots. lol
#13 Top view. Or rather, view from the bottom since this fella usually hides under a leaf.
#14 This one allowed me to get close. Sharpest shot so far!
#15 Found another one and pushed my luck to get this close!
#16 Last mantidfly for the day. 🙂
The complete album can be viewed here.
James blogged about this trip here