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Online database captures S’pore’s rich biodiversity


Dr Ang Yuchen (left), a post-doctoral researcher helming the new site, with Professor Rudolf Meier. — PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES Online database captures S’pore’s rich biodiversity Audrey Tan audreyt@sph.com.sg A NEW online database has been launched compiling research on how Singapore’s flora and fauna interact with each other. Called Animals and Plants of

Swallowtail moth (Lyssa zampa) in Singapore Biodiversity Records


We seem to be experiencing the largest emergence the swallowtail moth (Lyssa zampa) since 2005. Interest in this phenomenon has appeared in social media, blogs [1,2] and the press[1,2], and even in Malaysia [1,2]. This bumper tranche of Singapore Biodiversity Records features two back-dated natural history documentation of Lyssa zampa in 2005 and 2008. In 2005, Dr. Leong Tze Ming observed caterpillars