NIGHT STALKER

Pulau Ubin at night - creepy crawlies abound. On 5 Jan 2018, we were fortunate that it did not rain. We covered the eastern section of the island and

we had 2 lifers - a leaf insect and a bark mantis. Stick insects were common, especially the Lonchodes brevipes. Whipsnakes (green as well as the brown)

were easily spotted. We encountered five whipsnakes that night. Mist nets put up by the Vertebrate Survey team managed to trap insectivorous bats (a surprise) while the harp

nets caught nothing ( during the time we were there). The Net-casting spider was a welcome find as it is the second time that I had encountered it. The Land

Planarium worm was rather unusual at it had only one colour and it was large! The new species of Stick insect still eluded us.

MANGROVE CRAB
NET CASTING SPIDERl
COTTON BUD STAINERS
BARK MANTID
LEAF INSECT -MALE
 
LONG HORN GRASSHOPPER
LAND PLANARIAN WORM
HEAD SHOT OF LONCHODES
LONCHODES BREVIPES
 
 
ORIENTAL WHIPSNAKE