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Friday, 15 May 2015

Night Walk At Pasir Ris Park (15 May 2015)

It rained heavily in the afternoon but my friend and I kept to our original plan of going to Tampines Quarry for our night macro photography session. The trip started off promising as within seconds I found this Chafer Beetle (Adoretus compressus).

Sadly, after walking a good twenty minutes we were not able to find any beetles. So we decided to go to the Pasir Ris Park which is about 10 min drive away. When we reached the place, it was still wet from the afternoon heavy rain and there was a large column of termites moving along the pavement in the park.

The first beetle we encountered at Pasir Ris Park was this Click Beetle (Pectocera babai). It was a great start as we were found two of this beetle just meters apart.

The next beetle was a commonly encountered Chafer Beetle (Apogonia expeditionis).

Further down the path, there was a small colony of Tiger Beetle (Cicindela aurulenta).

On a tree near to the Tiger Beetle was a 5 mm Darkling Beetle.

For this trip we decided to take a walk along the mangrove boardwalk and I was glad to be able to find this large Chafer Beetle (Phyllophaga marginalis) on a mangrove plant.

Not much action along the mangrove boardwalk and we decided to go back to our usual route. Just then my friend found this bronze color Ground Beetle on a rotting tree trunk next to the boardwalk.

Just after exiting from the mangrove boardwalk, we came across a tree with several of this tiny 1 mm beetle on it.

On another tree nearby was this 3 mm Fungus Beetle.

While walking along some low bushes, I was surprised to find this lone Leaf Beetle (Lema diversa) resting on a blade of grass.

Less than a meter from the Lema diversa Leaf Beetle were several other Leaf Beetle (Lema rufotestacea).

Further down the trail, I was elated to find this lovely Weevil Beetle (Cylas formicarius). This is the second time that I encountered this beetle around this location.

The last beetle of the trip was a small 4 mm Leaf Beetle. To our disappointment, a large section of our regular spot was boarded up for construction. Guessed that we will have to look for new location for our macro photography soon.

The trip was not exceptionally fruitful but it is definitely better than the Tampines Quarry that we started off with.

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