We have come to the end - of an era, maybe not, but of a rotation around the sun, of the usage of 2-0-1-4 in dates, of - well, really, nothing. Still, it's as good a time as any to round up what I've done and figure out where I'm going. No doubt you've been… Continue reading 2014


Crazy Tiny Insects: Crazy Curious (Tiny) Spider

I still haven't identified this spider, spotted at Pasir Ris Boardwalk on a walk there with the Naked Hermit Crabs last weekend. (Admittedly, I know zilch about arachnids.) So, once again, I'm going to talk about something that's not really related to this cute critter at all: namely, Singapore's endemic animals. For such a tiny… Continue reading Crazy Tiny Insects: Crazy Curious (Tiny) Spider

Crazy Tiny Insects: Demonic Butterflies

Believe it or not, there are actually butterflies smaller than 5 cm. There are some pretty crazy tiny butterflies-- some that could be still concievably seen as a conventional, brightly colored butterfly, and others... not so much.Exhibit A: the Banded Demon (Notocrypta paralysos varians).Banded Demons, though common, aren't normally seen in urban areas, preferring nature… Continue reading Crazy Tiny Insects: Demonic Butterflies