Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Toad Feeding on a Centipede

Saw some movement among the ground beside my home one night. I switched on the light to check what it was. It was just an Asian Toad, so I decided to leave it there. But then I spotted something yellowish in its mouth. Upon a closer look, I realized that the toad was actually feeding on a centipede, a really large one in fact.

Centipedes are common here and are considered dangerous pests as their bites can be harmful. These toads are actually doing us a favour by getting rid of these centipedes. I hope this toad doesn't get hurt by eating it though.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Dead Leaf Mimics

I spotted a number of interesting insects one night inside my home. They all shared something in common, which was that all of them looked similar to a dead leaf. Here's a katydid.

A big moth that shared the exact same colour as the katydid above.

And then a moth with different shades of brown. It would still look extremely camouflaged in leaf litter.


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