To access coral reef beach of the island, everyone has to pass a forest trail. For those have been there, the density and the strength of mosquito bite are surely the unforgetable experiences. In many a time, people will just covered themselves with whatever means, or/and running through it so as to get less bites. But for us, we are aiming to survey this place, back and forth slowly looking for various kinds of insect and spiders. Those mosquitoes were happily enjoying their unexpected food source.
The recce trip is rewarded quite well with a list of of spider species, and some of insects which have been spotted....
Species list of spiders
1.Argiope cf perforata
6. Theridon sp (green)
17. sp1 (dog-faced jumper)
18. sp2 (long-tailed jumper)
19.Desis cf martensi
21.Clubiona sp2 (elongated abdomen)
22.Clubiona sp3 (rounded abdomen, green)
List of Insects
Common Grass Yellow Butterfly
Two species of Long legged fly
Two small moths
Squash bug and nymph
Koh, K. H. 1989. A guide to common Singapore Spiders. Singapore Science Centre, Singapore, pp 1-160.
Murphy, F. & J. Murphy, 2000. An introduction to the spiders of South East Asia, with notes on all the genera. Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp 1-625, plates. 1-32.