Seizing the opportunity, HW & I decided to go to the Island Club Road for this week night macro photography session. We have not try this stretch of the road that leads to the Singapore Island Country Club, which fringes the Windsor Nature Park.
The vegetation at the place looked very much alive as compared to my recent few trips, and we were hopeful that we can find something interesting during this trip. Here's a photograph of a lovely looking moth encountered during the trip.
No surprise to us, the first beetle that we encountered was a commonly encountered Chafer Beetle (Apogonia expeditionis).
While photographing the Chafer Beetle, HW called out to me that he found a 4 mm Leaf Beetle.
HW reached the place earlier and found this 4mm Shiny Fungus Beetle which he showed me after we met up. It has been a while I last photographed this beetle.
After walking for a short while, I found this 10 mm dark bronze color Chafer Beetle resting on a badly eaten up leave.
While exploring an open spot along the road, I was surprised to find this commonly encountered Tiger Beetle (Cicindela aurulenta).
At the spot were several fallen trees and on one of them was this 5 mm Rove Beetle. I am rather fortunate as this particular specimen did not run away from my lights and allowed me to photograph it with relative ease.
A stone's throw away was another commonly encountered Chafer Beetle.
Near to the Chafer Beetle was a 8 mm first-time-encountered Leaf Beetle. This beetle looked similar to another Leaf Beetle but differs in color. The beetle I encountered on previous trips was metallic green in color, whereas this specimen was metallic bronze in color.
Coming to a small Elephant Ear Plant, I am glad to find this 4 mm Ant-like Flower Beetle (Anthelephila cyanea).
After some walking without finding any other beetles except the commonly encountered Apogonia expeditionis Chafer Beetle, this Weevil Beetle was a welcomed sight.
Near to the Weevil Beetle were several 1 mm Fungus Beetles on a small tree.
The last beetle for the trip was a 3mm first-time-encountered Lead Beetle.
Although the number of beetles encountered during this trip was not remarkable as compared to the trips before the dry weather, the trip was still fruitful as different types of beetle were found, especially the two first-time-encountered beetles.