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Saturday, 15 June 2019

Night Walk At Ang Mo Kio Garden West (14 Jun 2019)

It's been a while that we last visited the Ang Mo Kio Garden West, so HW and I decided to go there for our night macro photography session.

Here's a photograph of an interesting caterpillar. This was the first time we came across this caterpillar and  if you know what butterfly this caterpillar belongs to, do appreciate that you can drop me a note.

The first beetle for the trip was a commonly encountered Chafer Beetle (Adoretus compressus) munching on a Hairy Clidemia (Clidemia hirta) plant leaf.

A short walk from the Chafer Beetle was this 10 mm Darkling Beetle on the side of a small tree.

After a short walk, this brown color Chafer Beetle was found resting under a leaf.

After walking for a while, another commonly encountered Chafer Beetle (Apogonia expeditionis) was feasting on a leaf.

On a small tree near to the Chafer Beetle was a 1 mm Fungus Beetle.

The highlight for the trip was this 3 mm first-time-encountered Pintail Beetle resting on a small leaf.

Along the path there were several of this 5 mm Darkling Beetles.

Coming to a sandy patch in the garden, several of this commonly encountered Tiger Beetle (Cicindela aurulenta) were found resting on some low bushes.

On a nearby medium size tree was this Fungus Beetle (Eumorphus quadriguttatus quadriguttatus).

About 40 cm from the Fungus Beetle was a 10 mm jet black Darkling Beetle.

Near to the Darkling Beetle was a brown hairy Chafer Beetle.

The surprise find for the trip was this 15 mm Long Horned Beetle (Pterolophia subtincta) on a Singapore Rhododendron (Melastoma malabathricum) leaf.

Time passed by quickly and it was about time to call it a day. Just then, this 10 mm Fungus Beetle crossed our path.

Although the number of beetles found on this trip was not as many compared to other trips, it was a fruitful one with a first-time-encountered beetle found. We will definitely come back here in the future.

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