If you are shooting full flash, with typical setting of 1/200, F11, ISO100, and flash (from your speedlight or dedicated macro flash) on, there is really no difference whether it's day or night, rain or shine, since your speedlight will be providing all the light needed anyway.
Basically, it wasn't any different from the usual day time macro, except you'll definitely need a flashlight/torchlight on hand to look around and search for your macro subjects. Headlamp won't work, unfortunately, because it will get in the way when you try to peep through your camera's view finder. In other words, the headlamp will hit the battery compartment of your speedlight/macro light. Unless, of course, your camera's speedlight is not mounted on the hot shoe.
Having said that, you can still wear the headlamp but adjust it slightly off center i.e either to the left or right, so it won't get in the way of your hotshoe mounted speedlight.
Do get the best torchlight/flashlight you can get hold of. Mine is an iTP SA2 Eluma LED Flashlight. You will need it to illuminate your path and to find your macro subjects!
You'll need a helping hand too once you have found a subject. You can try to shine the flashlight on the subject while attempting to focus and press the shutter, but it's much easier if you get a friend to help on the former.
Your torchlight/flashlight will have no effect on your overall exposure. To confirm this, well, just turn off your speedlight, and proceed to take a photograph of the subject illuminated solely by your torchlight/flashlight. The image captured should be totally black.
If your macro flash has built-in focusing light, then you're in luck. My MT-24EX Twin Flash< has just that and it really comes in handy. You can set the Custom Function #9 on your MT-24EX / MR-14EX so whenever you double tap the shutter button, the focusing light will come on and stay on for 20second or until you press the shutter, whichever faster.
You can also try adding a focusing lamp to your macro setup to aid in focusing. That way you don't need someone to help you shine light on your macro subject. Something like this:
A small flashlight/torchlight with adjustable angle
The small flashlight/torchlight attached to the macro rig. That's a DIY Snoot Diffuser attached to a speedlight. A DIY Snoot Diffuser guide is here.
Both images above courtesy of Chee Wai.
The flashlight/torch will have little or no effect on your overall exposure. To test if your focusing light is affecting your exposure, turn off your speedlight and take a shot, with the focusing light from the torch on. If you see total darkness, that means the focusing light from your torch does not affect the exposure. However, do not shine the flashlight/torch into the lens as it will cause glare.
You'll tend to find some different insects/bugs than what you'd find during day time. Best of all, it's much cooler at night! It's also much cooler and based on my limited experience, less mosquitoes too.
Wonderful creatures of the night that I have come across during my night macro outings :)
What do you get when you cross vinegar with macaroons? A vinegaroons! (whip scorpion)
Merged from seven vertical images in CS5.
A harvestman that seems to glow in the dark. Probably newly molted. Sandokanidae.
A harvesstman (Sandokanidae) enjoying its escargot supper.
A Malaysian black and gold huntsman (Thelcticopis sp. family Sparassidae, Tube-dwelling spiders) and a daredevil yellow crazy ant! LOL. Huge spider, 25mm body length!
More tropical spiders here.
Orange huntsman with egg sac
Mommy huntsman with her spiderings.
Check out a huntsman life cycle documentation here.
Another huntsman spider. More tropical spiders here.
A gorgeous green huntsman
A male and female Bolas spiders, Cyrtarachne fangchengensis
You will find many frogs too at night. White lipped frog (Hylarana labialis)
Cute little frog.
Rhacophorus dulitensis, Mount Dulit Treefrog, from Danum Valley.
A ribbon worm, Nemertea, trying to prey on a beetle
Beautiful brown lacewing Family: Hemerobiidae, Genus: Micromus(?)
Sleeping bees.....I don't like to sleep alone :P
More bees and wasps here.
A cute little lizard sleeping on a blade of grass :)
Another lizard on a different night.
Up close with a female angle head lizard (Gonocephalus grandis) at night. More about this beautiful species here.
Another sleeping lizard. They all wake up at the slightest disturbance!
Moss mantis, Majangella sp., probably M. moultoni. More Malaysian mantids here.
Beautiful Fulgorid found on a tree trunk at night. Penthicodes variegata
A really cool cockroach found in Gunung Gading National Park.
Trilobite beetle. More amazing Malaysian beetles here.
Dragonfly portrait. So much easier to get close to at night.
Hairy and wet caterpillar, thanks to the heavy downpour before our night macro session.
A mating pair of caddisflies. More bugs porn here.
Branded Imperial butterfly and a yellow crazy ant.
The eye of a green crested lizard. No way you can get this close to one during day time!
Check out another type of gorgeous lizard here.
Polyrhachis sp. ants with pupae, in between two leaves. Their hive must have been flooded by the heavy rain.
A beautiful moth. Yes, taken at night too. Don't let the background fool you.
Mud-dauber wasp (Sceliphrinae; Chalybion sp.)
Sleeping blue bee Thyreus sp.
Hawk moth caterpillar, Sphingid. Merged from 6 images. Tutorial here.
Moth. Asota sp (Erebidae, Aganainae)
Viciria sp. jumping spider with eggs, and then spiderlings. Life cycle documentation here.
Beautiful katydid in camouflage mode.
Tumbling flower beetle....another skittish subject that I can approach only at night.
Fibre optic bug :D
Beautiful mirid bug
Cool Flatidae hopper, subfamily Flatoidinae(?)