Asemonea Spider

Asemonea Spider

I found this tiny spider under the leaves of Jamaica Cherry (Muntingia calabura) tree. The spider was hardly 2mm in size. This shy and reclusive spider tried hiding from my view by going around the leaf in circles. I was able to capture it with lot of difficulty. Here are five photos I could manage … Read more

Stratiomyidae Soldier Fly

Stratiomyidae Soldier Fly

I found this soldier fly resting on a leaf in my backyard. I was using Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. The Canon Speedlite 580EX II, I was using was fitted with ExpoImaging Ray Flash Adapter. Unfortunately the shiny metallic body of the fly produced plenty of specular … Read more

Eggs and Lightroom Bugs

Probably Metanastria Moth Eggs

These clump of eggs belong to Lasiocampidae family of moth, most probably Metanastria species. The moths are commonly called Lappet moths. It was laid on the blackberry shrub in my garden. I photographed these in the month of February this year using Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM … Read more

Stitching Giant Lappet Caterpillar

Giant lappet caterpillar Lebeda sp.

Giant lappet caterpillar (Lebeda species) is a huge caterpillar belonging to Lasiocampidae family of moths, was resting on trunk of Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) Tree. At 128 mm in length, it was massive compared to other species. It is pale greyish brown in color to make itself looks like a heap of dried vegetation waste. The … Read more