Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Minute Residents of MacRitchie

So I was back in Singapore and as the March Holidays came closer, I got ready to go for more hunting, this time in MacRitchie Reservoir. Once again, I borrowed my friend's 450D, Well of course, we came across more than a hundred different species of invertebrates, most of which are insects. Here are some of the interesting ones. A species of Pansy butterfly.

A colourful fly with large red eyes.

Snails... they were everywhere since it had rained just a few hours ago.

A tiny leafhopper along the boardwalk.

Termites crawling off in large numbers.

A mating pair of Micropezid Flies.

Colourful forest crickets, they were everywhere as well.

A tiny Flower Mantis, brown in colour. This one was particularly hard to shoot due to its size.

A Giant Millipede perched onto a tree. It's the first time I'm seeing such a big one in Singapore. These are common in India.

Last but not least a hairy caterpillar with a smiley face :).


adrielleroyale said...

You never cease to impress!! Who would have thought I could find insects so interesting/fascinating! I absolutely LOVE that Pansy Butterfly, I've never seen anything like it! Oh and the smiling caterpillar was a treat too :)

Shawn said...

Thanks Adrielle! I feel really honoured to have such a keen reader of my blog. Indeed, insects can be really interesting!


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