Daily Decay (19th June 2018)

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.

Daily Decay (23rd February 2018)

 
Daily Decay (23rd February 2018): Giant Honeybees (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 these were among the many casualties.
 

Daily Decay (30th January 2018)

Daily Decay (30th January 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 one of the many casualties.

Weaver Ant

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Weaver Ant (Oecophylla smaragdina)
Lorong Halus, 31st May 2017

This particular individual Weaver Ant was a gyne or queen (female reproductive) – she would have left her colony as an alate (winged reproductive), flown for some distance, mated and shed her wings, and then searched for a site to establish her own colony. Unfortunately, it appears that something had stepped on her, or she had gotten run over by a passing vehicle.

 

 

Daily Decay (13th January 2018)

Daily Decay (13th January 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 one of the many casualties.

Blue Carpenter Bee

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Blue Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa caerulea)
Henderson Waves, 3rd January 2018

 

Greater Banded Hornet (Vespa tropica)
Lower Seletar Reservoir, 23rd October 2016

Lesser Banded Hornet (Vespa affinis)
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 6th November 2015

Weaver Ant (Oecophylla smaragdina) being scavenged by Carpenter Ants (Camponotus auriventris) (?)
Chek Jawa, 14th March 2015

This particular individual Weaver Ant was a gyne or queen (female reproductive) – she would have left her colony as an alate (winged reproductive), flown for some distance, mated and shed her wings, and then searched for a site to establish her own colony. Unfortunately, it appears that something had stepped on her. The only colony she would ever sustain would be that of the Carpenter Ants scavenging on her remains.