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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Night Walk At Venus Drive (12 Jul 2013)

The weather was a little wet in the late afternoon but decided to proceed to meet up with a fellow macro-photography hobbyist JH for a night walk at Venus Drive. This is JH's first night walk at Venus Drive.

The first beetle that came into the view finder was a Leaf Beetle (Lema diversa). Interestingly this is not the only Lema diversa that I encountered on this trip.


JH spotted a Chafer Beetle (Phyllophaga marginalis) on a creeping plant.


Moving on I spotted another Chafer Beetle (Adoretus compressus) on some low bushes.


Near the Chafer Beetle was this Fungus Beetle that was some broken branches.


Moving a short distance away and I found this lovely Leaf Beetle. It is interesting as I usually do not encounter Leaf Beetle in the night.


Another Chafter Beetle (Apogonia expeditionis) munching away on a leaf.


On a tree trunk was this small little Fungus Beetle (~2 mm).


On the same tree was this Darkling Beetle.


At the lower part of the same tree was this little beetle.


Moving on to a fallen rotting tree trunk, a group of Fungus Beetle (~3 mm) was out in force.


While photographing the Fungus Beetles, I noticed a small little beetle (~1 mm) that was moving close the Fungus Beetle. This is possibly another Fungus Beetle.


On the same trunk was this Fungus Weevil.


Further down was another fallen tree trunk and on it was a number of this Darkling Beetles.


Interestingly, a Leaf Beetle was also found on the tree trunk.


The night was interesting as there was another group of macro-photography hobbyists busily taking photographs. This Long Horned Beetle (Coptops annulipes) was spotted by the group.


Moving further on, a small reddish-brown beetle was found on a tree trunk.


The night seemed to be a special night for this type of Ground Beetle (Catascopus dalbertisi) as there were dozens of them seen through out the trip.


On a nearby tree trunk was some Fungus Weevils (~5 mm).


On the same tree trunk was this tiny Darkling Beetle.


On another fallen tree trunk was this beetle with a metallic sheen.


The long awaited Fungus Beetle (Eumorphus politus) finally made its appearance on a rotting tree trunk.


A Pleasing Fungus Beetle was also found on the same rotting tree trunk.


On a tree vine was this interesting looking Fungus Beetle. Notice the interesting antennae of this beetle.


Another Fungus Beetle (Eumorphus assamensis) on the same tree trunk.


Found on the leaf litters was this black beelte (~10 mm).


More of this Darkling Beetle were found on different trees.


This tiny beetle (~2 mm) can be commonly seen on the tree trunks.


A surprise find was this small (~5 mm) Fungus Beetle (Amblyopus vittatus) that was hiding between two leaves.


On a small tree were three of this Ground Beetle.



Time passes quickly and it was about time to leave, and just before leaving I found this small little beetle moving busily on a tree trunk.


The trip was interesting as I was able to photograph so many different beetles. And more interestingly, the chance to interact with other macro-photography hobbyists during the trip. Wonderful night indeed.