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Monday, September 13, 2010

Macro @Bukit Pelindung

come to think of it, it's actually the first time i was doing macro at my hometown! i'd well heard about the profusion of insects at Bukit Pelindung, and i'd decided to check it out on that morning... ...

Encounter! an Ant-Mimicry Spider! Ants are incredibly dominant organism throughout the world, estimated 15%-20% of terrestrial animal biomass is ant biomass, their huge numbers and ecological dominance make them appealing target for other insects to parasitize in anyway they can. and this spider, evolved to look and behave just like ants in order to blend in the colonies, some steal food from colony; some prey on the ants or eggs. Very cool creature!

this beetle barely move at all. look at its' hind and fore legs, it's all enduring the assaults of parasites!

Black ant with red butt! Just checking out all the ants, in case i'll get any more ant mimicry! =)

Not sure what's this, but it sure hold out amongst plant with that color.

Mating Beetles...

Grasshopper nymph! So cute! In case you don't know, grasshopper undergoes 6 stages of development from a newly hatched nymph to fully winged adult.

very beautiful spider resting in its' web. My guess? This should be a wolf spider, poisonous but not lethal and non-aggressive.

then i finally got my first bee in flight shot!
Wait a minute!!! The bee wasn't hovering! Look closely! It was caught on a flower?!
Holy moly cannoli! It's a Crab Spider!
Definitely awesome! What a day! Crabster with Prey!

Definitely an awesome place for night macro!!! But very dangerous to get there alone =(

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