The Moths That Make Eyes at You!
Hawk, or sphinx, moths belong to the family Sphingidae, of which around 45 species are resident in Singapore. A number are found only in forest reserves, where their host plants reside, but some are often encountered in parks and gardens, particularly as caterpillars.
Living Fossils: Horseshoe Crabs
Did you know two species of horseshoe crabs can be found in Singapore? A survey was recently conducted to learn more about how these unique animals are faring in highly urbanised Singapore.
An Amazing Discovery – A New Plant Species In Singapore!
Who would imagine that new species could be discovered in urban Singapore! Tucked within the military zone in the western part of mainland Singapore is a small population of an inconspicuous shrub that has been recently described as Thottea praetermissa.
The Things We Bee-lieve: Bees In Singapore’s Parks
Prior to 2012, like many people, I had several misconceptions about bees. That year, I conducted a study of local flower-visiting insects in Singapore’s parks. I was particularly interested in bees, as little was known about these insects.