Cyclophorus perdix aquila
Mandai, 5th June 2018
Daily Decay (24th June 2018): Carapace of Flower Crab (Portunus pelagicus
) @ Chek Jawa
Daily Decay (23rd June 2018): Giant African Snail (Lissachatina fulica
) @ Springleaf Nature Park
Daily Decay (22nd June 2018): Caterpillar of Oleander Hawkmoth (Daphnis nerii
) @ Changi
Several bushes were severely infested with Oleander Hawkmoth caterpillars. Many of the caterpillars were dead, possibly killed by pesticides.
Daily Decay (21st June 2018): Mangrove Horseshoe Crab (Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda
) @ Kranji
Daily Decay (20th June 2018): Unidentified Grouper (Epinephelus
sp.) @ Changi
This was one of the many casualties of a fish mass death in late February and March 2015, caused by a harmful algal bloom in the eastern Straits of Johor.
Several species of Grouper (as well as hybrids) are raised in offshore fish farms in the Straits of Johor, so this individual might have been a farm escapee.
Daily Decay (19th June 2018): Giant Honeybee (Apis dorsata) @ Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
There was a large colony located next to a trail, and due to safety reasons, the hive had to be removed. Pest control was called in, and this was among the many casualties.