Monday, 30 March 2009

Beautiful Jumping Spiders (Salticidae) & Tigerbeetle (Cicindelidae)

Chrysilla lauta Thorell 1887 (Elegant Golden Jumper). It
can be seen on foliage in garden.

Cicindela sp.was observed hunting for ants & caterpillars.

Erratum:- Brown grass-spider (Family: Pisauridae)
Species: Polyboea cf. vulpina

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Biogems of IBS' Garden, Universiti Malaya

On young shoot of mango tree a group of ants tending the treehoppers.
The treehoppers secrete the sweet honeydew for the ants, in exchange for protections :=)
This is what symbiosis all about :-)
"You help me, I'll help you"

Help!!!!! we are trapped in mesh-wire... anybody? mosses in front of me...

Im reading news...
me too...

waiting for my food...

ermmm 'concrete jungle' dry :-(

where is my partner...? so tired! maybe my voice not as good as Luciano Pavarroti :-)

Above pictures were taken at the Institute of Biological Sciences' Garden Universiti Malaya at night 21:30 - 22:45 hrs 05.01.2011. In short period of time, I'm managed to photograph 6 species of frog at one particular spot! Indeed our backyard still rich with bio-gems (in this case frogs &toad).

p/s: Culex sp. is a carrier of filariasis and viral encephalitis .

Pictures were taken using NIKON D200 (NA's) + Nikon 60mm f/2.8
There are plenty of organisms (flora, fauna, etc.) to be discovered within the Universiti Malaya's Campus. Waiting for us to reveal their presence around us. I'm believed there are few of us realised what we have in our compounds. So let us do not forget or ignore what we have in our backyards. Could be there any noble things to be discovered sooner or later?

Happy reading...God bless