Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Indonesia--To Bug, or Not to Bug, That is the Question

By Conrad

 As most of you know, I love bugs (and macro photography)!

So far, Indonesia has been rainy, hot, and humid (not to mention it has a large amount of tropical rainforest) and that equals lots of bugs. So I can say that macro photography has been going pretty well so far. Here are some of the numerous adventures with bugs so far.

This ant mimicking spider is in the genus Myrmerachne and I suspect it to be a female Myrmerachne Japonica.  


This was my pet spider, Jubilee. She is in the Chrysilla genus. 
This nice blue damselfly landed on a blade of grass, but flew away as soon as I snapped a second picture.

A green beetle we found on a walk through Sorong. It was a very metallic green, but it doesn't show up well in the picture.
The first scorpion I've seen in a while. I saw another one before this one, but it died, so I call the second scorpion Scorp the Reincarnated.
Not much to say about this ordinary wolf spider.
A very hairy jumping spider.
I don't even know what this thing was.
A (green?) huntsman spider.
A cool moth that flew into the cockpit.
A neon green beetle. It doesn't show up very well in the picture.

A green jumping spider in my arm!

A hunched up, grumpy spider.
Soon we will head to Australia, and I will be in paradise (tons of bugs)! So get ready, because this day or the next, a flood of bug photos will rain down from the sky!
Until next time...