Mating Weevils

I found these mating Weevils on a slender creeper. Not able to identify as there is scanty info about weevils. I took this photo without using flash. You can see the nice green background which is blurred (Bokeh). Since depth of field was shallow I had to go away from extreme closeup to keep the … Read moreMating Weevils

Ashy Prinia

The Ashy Prinia or Ashy Wren-Warbler (Prinia socialis), is a small warbler. This prinia is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent, western Myanmar and Sri Lanka. It is a familiar bird of urban gardens and farmland in many parts of India and its small size, distinctive colours and upright tail make it easy to … Read moreAshy Prinia

Canopy

Here is the green canopy created by the Wild Castor bean(Ricinus communis) leaf. Naturally back lit by sunlight. You can also notice a ladybird beetle at the center of the image. The castor oil plant, Ricinus communis, is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. It belongs to a monotypic genus, Ricinus, … Read moreCanopy

White-rumped Munia

The White-rumped Munia or White-rumped Mannikin (Lonchura striata). These are close relatives of the true finches (Fringillidae) and true sparrows (Passeridae). The White-rumped Munia is approximately 10 to 11 cm in length, with a stubby grey bill and a long black pointed tail. The adults are brown above and on the breast, and lighter below; … Read moreWhite-rumped Munia

Handmaiden Moth

These mating Amata cyssea moths commonly known as Handmaiden moths that are day-flying members of the Arctiidae or Tiger moth family and Subfamily Syntominae. They mimic wasps in their body and coloration. Even for a predator who does not get deterred by wasps, the occasional bright body colors usually advertise a bad taste, so Handmaidens … Read moreHandmaiden Moth

Inch Worm

This curious looking caterpillar was found inside Kadri Park in Mangalore when I went for a stroll on Sunday afternoon. Light was terribly bright and I had no flash with me nor any method to shade. This moth caterpillar belongs to family Geometridae. Most probably caterpillar of Dysphania militaris moth. It is called Inch Worm … Read moreInch Worm

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