Wolf Spiders look nothing like wolves, but most of them sure are efficient hunters! Wolf Spiders are mostly ground-dwelling, and are largely abundant in parks to gardens to forests. These spiders have eyes that are arranged in three rows, and the females can often be seen carrying their egg sacs as well as their young […]
Members of the Order Orthoptera are diverse, including those commonly known as grasshoppers, crickets, katydids and locusts; many of which are capable of flying and are thus widely distributed throughout the world. These insects rely heavily on sound and vibration to locate individuals, particularly for mating.
Some of the characteristics of Orthopterans include a long and strong hindlegs (for […]
Hersilidae- Two-Tailed Spiders
Two-Tailed spiders, as the name suggests, have extraordinary long “tails” which are actually part of the spider’s web-spinning structure. These spiders, also known as Tree Trunk Spiders, are often found on tree trunks and walls of abandoned buildings.
Hersilia spiders are extraordinarily good at camouflaging themselves on tree trunks, where they simply press their […]
Geckos are lizards which are usually found in warm regions, where the most common ones can often be found within houses. Geckos often occur in sizes between 1-60cm, and are mostly nocturnal. These tiny lizards have excellent eyesights which are highly adaptable to ambient light.
Most geckos do not possess eyelids and thus do not blink: they clean their […]
Iguania is a suborder of Squamata (lizards and snakes) which includes iguanas, chameleons, agamids, and New World Lizards. However, most of these reptiles except agamids do not occur naturally in Malaysia. Iguanians generally live on trees and possess primitively fleshy, non-grasping tongues, and are believed to be closely related to snakes.
Iguanian lizards in Malaysia are generally small to […]
Hemiptera is an order of insects commonly known as true bugs, which includes cicadas, stink bugs, leafhoppers, planthoppers, aphids, ladybugs, lanturn bugs and many more. Although bugs may vary greatly from one another, they all display similar mouthparts. All bugs possess a proboscis capable of penetrating plant tissue to suck sap.
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Spiders of the family Pholcidae are often called Daddy-Long-Legged Spiders because they have a tiny body but very long legs. These spiders are not to be mistaken with harvestmen which are not spiders. Most common pholcids are found in corners of houses, where they build messy, 3-dimensional cobwebs.
Learn more about Pholcids below:
** Identification of the […]
Hymenopterans include the largest orders of insects, ranging from ants, bees, hornets, wasps to sawflies. Many of these insects have evolved efficient to downright bizarre body parts e.g. mouth-parts or stingers which serve various purposes. However, despite the extensive range of morphology, these insects have, at certain stages, unique wing structures where the hind-wings are attached […]
Spiders of the family Oxyopidae are generally hunters that rely on speed and agility to hunt for preys, commonly known as Lynx Spiders. They have unique eye arrangement of 8 that somewhat forms a circle on the “head”. However, they are usually recognized by the presence of spines spatially arranged on the legs, giving a […]