Macro Photographs of Singapore’s Most Unusual Insects and Arachnids by Nicky Bay (12 pics)




Cicadae Parasite Beetle (Rhipiceridae) One of my favorite Flickr accounts to follow is Singapore-based photographer Nicky Bay ( previously ) who ventures into some of the most ecologically diverse (ie. creepiest and crawliest) places in the world to shoot macro photos of insects, arachnids, and fungi. Bay went on 46 different shooting excursions in 2014 and discovered creatures that seem more at home in an Avatar movie than here on Earth.r

Cicadae Parasite Beetle (Rhipiceridae) One of my favorite Flickr accounts to follow is Singapore-bas

Cicadae Parasite Beetle (Rhipiceridae) One of my favorite Flickr accounts to follow is Singapore-based photographer Nicky Bay ( previously ) who ventures into some of the most ecologically diverse (ie. creepiest and crawliest) places in the world to shoot macro photos of insects, arachnids, and fungi. Bay went on 46 different shooting excursions in 2014 and discovered creatures that seem more at home in an Avatar movie than here on Earth. He’s also begun working more with ultraviolet light that he uses to reveal the natural fluorescence of many organisms he encounters. My favorite discovery while scrolling through Bay’s 2014 photos is this species of moth that builds a cage out of its own caterpillar spines to protect itself while in a pupal stage. You can follow his day-to-day adventures on Facebook .

Archduke larva (Lexias pardalis dirteana)

Archduke larva (Lexias pardalis dirteana)

Caterpillar

Caterpillar

Freshly moulted Jumping Spider

Freshly moulted Jumping Spider

Harvestman illuminated with 365nm wavelength ultraviolet light; Millipede fluorescence.

Harvestman illuminated with 365nm wavelength ultraviolet light; Millipede fluorescence.

Treehopper (Membracidae)

Treehopper (Membracidae)

Cuckoo Bee

Cuckoo Bee

Caged pupa. The spines of the caterpillar were used to construct this magnificent cage for protectio

Caged pupa. The spines of the caterpillar were used to construct this magnificent cage for protection during pupation.

Bioluminescent fungi

Bioluminescent fungi

Longhorn beetle

Longhorn beetle

Huntsman Spider consuming prey exposed under ultraviolet light for 20 seconds.

Huntsman Spider consuming prey exposed under ultraviolet light for 20 seconds.

Twig Spider

Twig Spider




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