The Wide Jaw Viciria’s Baby Litter

28 May 2011
Been waiting for the weekend to shoot the eggs of the Wide Jaw Viciria spotted recently, and the babies hatched just before the weekend!! Still an awesome sight, as I took a short trip down to visit the mother and her newborns.

Wide-Jawed Viciria (Viciria praemandibularis) - DSC_8363#1 Trying to round up her kids under the leaf

Wide-Jawed Viciria (Viciria praemandibularis) - DSC_8386#2 Flustered mum: ALL OF YOU COME BACK NOW!!!

Wide-Jawed Viciria (Viciria praemandibularis) - DSC_8398#3 Oops, she spotted me!

Wide-Jawed Viciria (Viciria praemandibularis) - DSC_8424#4 Couldn’t keep her eyes off me and my flash

Wide-Jawed Viciria (Viciria praemandibularis) - DSC_8429#5 Think she might have forgotten about her kids?

Wide-Jawed Viciria (Viciria praemandibularis) - DSC_8456#6 Suddenly remembered that her kids are around, and started counting them again. “one…. two… three… four… OEII stop running around! one… two…”

Wide-Jawed Viciria spiderlings (Viciria praemandibularis) - DSC_8538#7 Lets try to go closer to the little rascals, each barely 1mm long

Wide-Jawed Viciria spiderlings (Viciria praemandibularis) - DSC_8478#8 And closer

Wide-Jawed Viciria spiderlings (Viciria praemandibularis) - DSC_8498#9 Closest I could get! The eyes were not fully formed yet, and just looked like a blur of black. Made me think that the shots were all out of focus. lol

Cicadas (Cicadidae) - DSC_8552#14 Found a pair of cicadas beside each other on my way out. Wondered if they’d start to develop their relationship further and waited…….. nyah, no progress!

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