Long Legged Marsh Glider

Long Legged Marsh Glider

I came upon this dainty Long Legged Marsh Glider (Trithemis pallidinervis), precariously perched on a reed stump at Mallyadi, Kundapura. Long-legged Marsh Gliders are usually encountered around ponds, lakes and rivers, being at home in wetlands and are fascinating, graceful insects. While at rest during the hotter parts of the day, they tend to raise … Read moreLong Legged Marsh Glider

White Footed Ant with Aphids

White Footed Ant with Aphids

The relationship between aphids and ants is symbiotic in that both receive some benefit from the arrangement. Animals and plants in a mutually symbiotic arrangement with ants are called Myrmecophiles. I saw this group of White Footed Ants Technomyrmex albipes, on the plant tending aphids. Here I have used Canon EOS 5DS R coupled with … Read moreWhite Footed Ant with Aphids

Clear-winged Forest Glory

Clear-winged Forest Glory Male

I found this male Clear-winged Forest Glory (Vestalis gracilis) damselfly at Sammilan Shetty Butterfly Park. It was waiting for its snack to arrive on the watermelon which was kept to attract butterflies. Within no time, I saw it picked a fruit fly and then flew over to shade to munch on it. I had taken … Read moreClear-winged Forest Glory

Shiradi Ghat

Kempu Hole

Shiradi Ghat is a 35kms stretch of ghat section on the NH-75 highway through the Western Ghats connecting Mangalore and Bangalore, the state capital of Karnataka. This section of the highway has refreshing scenic views to offer during monsoon. I drove through this stretch just a couple of days ago, on my way towards Bangalore … Read moreShiradi Ghat

The Arboreal Bicolored Ant

Bi-coloured Arboreal Ant

I found this very active Bi-coloured Arboreal ant, Tetraponera rufonigra in my garden. Since it was moving around quite fast, I had to literally chase it to capture it. I used Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens. This was illuminated by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash. Tetraponera … Read moreThe Arboreal Bicolored Ant

Telamonia Spider & Email Hoax

Telamonia Spider

Long before social media like Facebook & Twitter dominated spreading fake news and hoaxes, emails were the staple way to spread similar nonsense around the world and create panic among gullible. There was such an email hoax which warns of the Two-Striped Telamonia Spider, purportedly a poisonous species from India that hide under toilet seats … Read moreTelamonia Spider & Email Hoax

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