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Another unknown insect that I found in my back yard

Discussion in 'Macro' started by Rhino123, May 25, 2014.

  1. Rhino123

    Rhino123 SC Veteran

    201
    May 11, 2014
    Singapore
    Tiew Chong Yi
    Good evening,

    I have taken into taking more macro shot recently and is wildly interested in the different insects that are in my backyard in Singapore.

    Just today, I found another one that I have never seen before.

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    This insect was really small (around 5mm) and it camouflage really will with the ground, found it at the base of a starfruit tree, on the ground. If it didn't move, I wouldn't have notice it.

    Would appreciate it if anyone could help me identify the creature or at least point to the general species it belongs to.

    Thanks a million.
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    the camouflage is brilliant.
     
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  3. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Tiew, can I suggest that you do an internet search for natural history societies in Singapore, they should be in a much better position to help you with your identification queries. If you thought there were a lot of moths in the world, just wait until you find out how many insects there are!

    Barrie
     
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  4. Rhino123

    Rhino123 SC Veteran

    201
    May 11, 2014
    Singapore
    Tiew Chong Yi
    The problem here is... I don't think there are a lot of natural history societies in Singapore. I was looking around keywords like Insect Identification in Singapore, and found none.
     
  5. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    The Natural History Society of Singapore has to be your best starting point http://www.nss.org.sg/

    Most people who study insects tend to concentrate on particular families or regions, by which I mean sub divisions of countries. Given the mind boggling numbers of insects in the world no one person covers the whole world!

    Barrie
     
  6. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Tiew, another thought springs to mind, on the m4/3 site there is a member in Singapore who is keen on natural history and has posted many bird and insect pictures from that part of the world, he might be a good contact point, user name ricseet
    http://www.mu-43.com/member.php?u=1556

    Barrie
     
  7. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    You could write a book on your yard!
     
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  8. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    It could become a tourist attraction, your back yard that is!
     
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  9. Rhino123

    Rhino123 SC Veteran

    201
    May 11, 2014
    Singapore
    Tiew Chong Yi
    Damn! How did I missed that. Thanks a million Barrie. I am going to drop them an email soon.

    Ah... thanks again Barrie.

    We could write a book on all backyards. Actually, if we keep a keen eye... there are bound to have strange and wonderful creatures all over the place. Really.
     
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  10. Rhino123

    Rhino123 SC Veteran

    201
    May 11, 2014
    Singapore
    Tiew Chong Yi
    If you guys don't mind the small little yard. If you come to Singapore, I will be glad to invite all of you over to have a macro session ;)

    Serious.
     
  11. Rhino123

    Rhino123 SC Veteran

    201
    May 11, 2014
    Singapore
    Tiew Chong Yi
    Thanks guys. I found the species of this creature.

    Pygmy Grasshopper (Tetrigidae). I was thinking (from the structure of the legs) this creature should be a grasshopper. So I looked into google with the wording (Fat Camouflage Grasshopper) and this name came up. Looked into it and found it to look alike the insect I found in my backyard.

    Thanks again guys for your help and advise.