Sungei Buloh with Macromaniacs
Had joined this groupie for awhile but never had the chance to meet. So here’s the long awaited gathering! Lots of shooters, but I went slowly and ended up last again. heh heh.
#1 Funnel Web Spider found perched on a tree bark
#2 A curious jumping spider
#3 Spent quite alot of time shooting this fella, refused to stay still!
#4 Yet more shots
#5 View of it’s metallic green body
#6 Praying Mantis with the water (swamp) in the background
#7 Atlas Moth caterpillar, about 2 inches long and will grow up to 4.5 inches! It’s the largest moth in the world, so expect no less!
#8 View of it’s head
#9 Dragonfly’s smile. Notice that it looks like a beetle sitting on it’s face?? lol
#10 Body of a weevil but no weevil snout! Background belongs to the tshirt of a boy staring at what I was shooting
The following shots are of the Eight-spotted Crab spider (Platythomisus cf octomaculatus) which I found out to be extremely rare in Singapore. Very distinct yellow body with 7 spots (no idea why it’s called 8-spotted!) and translucent legs.
#11 Hi there!!
#12 At first, I didn’t know it’s name and called it the Tiger Crab Spider
#13 Praying for rain! Or complaining to others that my flash was too glaring….
#13 It lies very very flat on the leaf
#14 Trying to fly kite.. the web was connected to my finger
#15 RAWR!!! and a tiny bug walks past
#16 Found this fresh load of spiderlings under a leaf. Guess how many? 🙂
The complete album can be viewed here.
Wow…u got the Eight-spotted Crab Spidey! Very lucky…You may wish to share this with Mendis Tan from Nparks. They are doing a survey on spideys.. 🙂
Thanks! Yeah I sent him a note in Flickr earlier, saw that he had an album just on spiders in SBWR! 🙂