Instead of the usual route that I take, I decided to go around the edge of the Windsor Nature Park and see if there are anything interesting. As expected all the vegetation at the place were drenching wet, so the chance of finding beetles was expected to be low. Here's a photograph of a commonly encountered Common Four Ring butterfly (Ypthima huebneri).
The first beetle of the trip was a small 1 mm Darkling Beetle found on a small tree near to the carpark.
Near to the 1 mm Darkling Beetle was another 3 mm Darkling Beetle.
Further down the rows of small trees that lined the carpark was this 2 mm Darkling Beetle resting on a small tree..
Coming to a patch of Bamboo Orchid (Arundina graminifolia), I was glad to be able to find several of this Orchid Beetle (Lema pectoralis) feasting on the Bamboo Orchid flower. From the look of the flowers, it is not hard to understand why many beetles are considered a pest. Notwithstanding this fact, it is still one of my favorite beetles found in Singapore.
The surprise find for the night was this diurnal Leaf Beetle (Hoplosaenidea singaporensis) out in the open. It has been a while I last encountered it.
There is a tarred walking path that fringed the Windsor Nature Park and so for the night, my plan was to explore both sides of the path for beetles. To my pleasant surprise, I managed to find several of this Tiger Beetle (Cicindela aurulenta) around a muddy patch next to the path.
Near to the Tiger Beetle was a 3 mm Fungus Weevil (Habrissus omadioides) at the base of a small tree.
Near to the Fungus Weevil was a lone 10 mm Darkling Beetle (Ceropria induta) on a fallen log.
On another fallen log nearby was another 15 mm Darkling Beetle.
The vegetation along side the path consists mainly of tall grass bushes and small trees on the side of Windsor Nature Park, and the other side of the path is mainly lined with the Leea rubra plant. Here's a commonly encountered Chafer Beetle (Adoretus compressus) found on the "wilder" side of the path.
A stone's throw away was another Chafer Beetle.
Coming to a spot where there were several fallen logs and on a low bush next to them was this 10 mm first-time-encountered Long Horned Beetle.
On one of the logs was a pair of 2 mm Darklng Beetles.
On the same log was this 1 mm Darkling Beetle.
On another fallen log was this 10 mm commonly encountered Darkling Beetle.
On the last fallen log at the spot was this 4 mm Sap Beetle, busily feasting on the black fungus that it was on.
It was after a while of walking before coming across this 8 mm Fungus Beetle (Eumorphus tetrapilotus) on a low bush.
Some more walking before finding several of this Leaf Beetle (Hemipyxis semiviridis) on a tapioca plant.
It was time to turn back and on the way back there were several of this commonly encountered brown Chafer Beetles found on the Leea rubra plants by the side of the path.
The last beetle for the trip was another commonly encountered Chafer Beetle (Apogonia expeditionis) found feasting on the Leea rubra flowers.
Although the number of beetles found on this trip was relatively small compared to previous trips to the place, it is still considered to be a fruitful one given the super wet weather. Indeed Windsor Nature Park is one of my favorite places to visit for finding beetles.