The Singapore Trilobite Larva
It was a long and tiring night, and the trilobite was a last minute find while we were trudging our way out of the trail. Approximately 5cm long, the trilobite larva bore a vibrant red at it’s tips.
More about the local trilobite here: A SINGAPORE TRILOBITE LARVA, DULITICOLA SPECIES
#1 Spotted the bizarre Trilobite Larva (Duliticola sp.)
#2 Walking around, it can move quite fast due to it’s size. The tiny head can be seen to be protruding from the front when it is in motion.
#3 When threatened, it may play dead and curl up
#4 Close up on the tiny head. Say hi!!
#5 Close up of the suction at the tail, it moves in a similar manner to firefly larvae
#6 Moving fast again!
#7 Very vibrant orange-tipped “horns”
#8 It dropped to the ground while running about and we picked it up with a stick
#9 Starting running again.
#10 Playing with a bit of back-light
#11 Lighting the scene with our torch lights
#12 This is another Trilobite Larva that I shot in Kubah last year
#13 Playing dead, as usual
#14 This Firefly Larva shot in Thailand earlier this year has many similar characteristics with the Trilobite Larva
#15 Another firefly larva shot very recently, this one was much thinner than others that we had seen before
#16 A very tame damselfly that allowed me to get really close
#17 Another one landed on my tripod, so I took a handheld shot. 😛
#18 Back to the very nice damsel
#19 And a tighter crop!
#20 Whip Spider (Ariamnes flagellum) guarding her egg sac
#21 Going closer to get a glimpse of her tiny face
#22 Can you see the teeny weeny eyes?
#23 This is the most direct shot I could get as the web was in the way
#24 Sleepy wasp
#25 Another comes by to complete the composition!
#26 A crab spider captures a cricket for supper
#27 Cicada closeup
#28 Freshly molted Cicada
#29 Trying to shoot a close up of the cicada when a jumping spider landed on it’s face!
#30 Happy cicada after the Jumping Spider went off
#31 Scaly details on the Bristletail (Machilidae)
#32 Wider shot
#33 Up close again.
#34 A mother scorpion carrying her young. A little one is seen here scampering around her mother’s face
#35 Big ugly toad with a huge supper
#36 Another shot before we went off for the night
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