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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Some random pics

Sharing some recent photos.

A beautiful Dead leaf mantis eating what's left of a moth?. 

Red Huntsman Spider 

Beautiful Wolf spider with purple and blue metallic sheen

A rare Trilobite Beetle 

 A close up of the Trilobite tiny head

Pill Cockroach

Assassin Bug

A freshly molted Centipede eating it's shell

Beautiful Comb Footed spider with metallic plates

Assassin eating a cricket

Monday, 21 November 2011

Stalk-Eyed Signal Flies


 This group of flies contains some spectacular species including the stalk-eyed signal flies, belonging to the genus Achias. True to their name, the males have eyes on long stalks extending from either side of their heads.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Reduviidae, Assassin Bug

Reduviidae (from the contained genus, Reduvius which comes from the Latin reduvia meaning hangnail or remnant) is a large, cosmopolitan family of predatory insects in the suborder Heteroptera.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Harvestman, Opiliones

Opiliones (formerly Phalangida) are an order of arachnids commonly known as harvestmen. As of 2006, over 6,400 species of harvestmen have been discovered worldwide, although the real number of extant species may exceed 10,000.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Robberflies, Asilidae

Hanging Thief Robber Fly

Insects in the Diptera family Asilidae are commonly called robber flies. The family Asilidae contains about 7,100 described species worldwide.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Jumping Spiders



The jumping spider family (Salticidae) contains more than 500 described genera and about 5,000 described species, making it the largest family of spiders with about 13% of all species. Jumping spiders have good vision and use it for hunting and navigating.

Singapore Tarantula, Phlogiellus inermis


Octurnal. Hides in silk-lined spaces among leaf litter. When disturbed, the spider will adopt a threat posture by lifting its cephalothorax and spreading its jaws and first two pairs of legs.

Spiny Orb Weavers, Gasteracantha

Curved Spiny Spider (Gasteracantha arcuata)

Spiny orb-weavers is a common name for Gasteracantha, a genus of spiders. They are also commonly called Spiny-backed orb-weavers, due to the prominent spines on their abdomen. These spiders can reach sizes of up to 30mm in diameter (measured from spike to spike). Although their shell is shaped like a crab shell with spikes, it is not to be confused with a crab spider.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Weevils


A weevil is any beetle from the Curculionoidea superfamily. They are usually small, less than 6 millimetres (0.24 in), and herbivorous.

Dead Leaf Mantis

This species of praying mantis is always brown, but the shade of brown may vary between individuals. Their brown color is not solid all over, but it has dark and light spots to mimic a dead leaf.