Here's a shot of a beautiful Leaf Hopper found at the place.
The first beetle for the trip was a 3 mm Ant-like Flower Beetle (Anthelephila cyanea) and it was at a right height so I was able to take a much closer shot of it.
Near to the Ant-like Beetle was a commonly encountered Chafer Beetle (Apogonia expeditionis) munching on a blade of grass.
Walking past a small tree, I was glad to find this small 5 mm beetle on it. Not sure what beetle this is but it looked like a Fungus Beetle.
On the same tree was another 3 mm Darkling Beetle.
Moving to another tree, I found this first-time-encountered 2 mm Fungus Beetle (or I think it is a Fungus Beetle given the shape of its antennae). It looked very much like the Darkling Beetle that I often encounter during my walks, but differs in the direction of the "arrow" pattern on the elytra.
Walking to another tree with a patch of moss growing on its side, I found this Darkling Beetle as mentioned above. Compare the direction of the "arrow" on its elytra.
Moving further down the trail, these Chafer Beetles (Adoretus compressus) were mating under a leaf.
On a tree near by was a 5 mm Darkling Beetle.
Coming to a tree stump, a Pleasing Fungus Beetle (Micrencaustes lunulata) was found on top of a large bracket fungus.
Running crazily on another bracket fungus on the same tree stump was this small Rove Beetle. This has always been a challenge as apart from it being hyper-active, it is also very sensitive to light and would run away from the light.
On a fallen log near to the tree stump was this Darkling Beetle.
On the same log was another 3 mm Darkling Beetle.
On the same tree stump was a large patch of white fungus growing on it. Feasting among the white fungus were several of this first-time-encountered Darkling Beetle.
It was almost at the end of the trail that I found a colony of Tiger Beetle (Cicindela aurulenta) resting on some low bushes.
The Tiger Beetles were exceptionally calm and so I decided to take a close-up of one of the beetles.
On a rotten log near to the Tiger Beetle colony was a 10 mm Ddarkling Beetle (Ceropria induta).
On a tree nearby were a number of this small 3 mm Darkling Beetle.
And also a few of these Darkling Beetles, looking like grazing cows in a meadow.
On the same tree were also several of these Darkling Beetles.
The last beetle for the trip was a Darkling Beetle (Strongylium tenuipes) found among a woodpile.
This trip was so much better than the previous few trips to the place and I am thrilled to be able to find two first-time-encountered beetles.