Sungei Buloh with Macromaniacs

13 June 2010

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.

Nephilidae - DSC_9802#1 Funnel Web Spider found perched on a tree bark

Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_9873#2 A curious jumping spider

Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_9896#3 Spent quite alot of time shooting this fella, refused to stay still!

Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_9904#4 Yet more shots

Jumping Spider (Salticidae) - DSC_9909#5 View of it’s metallic green body

Praying Mantis (Mantodea) - DSC_9939#6 Praying Mantis with the water (swamp) in the background

Atlas Moth larva (Attacus atlas) - DSC_9943#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!

Atlas Moth larva (Attacus atlas) - DSC_9958#8 View of it’s head

Dragonfly (Anisoptera) - DSC_9976#9 Dragonfly’s smile. Notice that it looks like a beetle sitting on it’s face?? lol

Flower Chafer Beetle (Cetoniidae) - DSC_9987#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.

Eight-Spotted Crab Spider (Platythomisus octomaculatus) - DSC_9999#11 Hi there!!

Eight-Spotted Crab Spider (Platythomisus octomaculatus) - DSC_0019#12 At first, I didn’t know it’s name and called it the Tiger Crab Spider

Eight-Spotted Crab Spider (Platythomisus octomaculatus) - DSC_0026#13 Praying for rain! Or complaining to others that my flash was too glaring….

Eight-Spotted Crab Spider (Platythomisus octomaculatus) - DSC_0053#13 It lies very very flat on the leaf

Eight-Spotted Crab Spider (Platythomisus octomaculatus) - DSC_0066#14 Trying to fly kite.. the web was connected to my finger

Eight-Spotted Crab Spider (Platythomisus octomaculatus) - DSC_0074#15 RAWR!!! and a tiny bug walks past

Spiderlings - DSC_0085#16 Found this fresh load of spiderlings under a leaf. Guess how many? 🙂

The complete album can be viewed here.

  1. Reply


    18 June 2010

    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.. 🙂

  2. Reply

    Nicky Bay

    18 June 2010

    Thanks! Yeah I sent him a note in Flickr earlier, saw that he had an album just on spiders in SBWR! 🙂



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