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 more

Bark Mantis (Humbertiella sp.)

Bark Mantis (Humbertiella sp.)

Bark Mantis is a common name given to various species of praying mantis, especially those with cryptic camouflage resembling tree bark. This particular Bark Mantis seems to belong to genus Humbertiella. 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 … Read more

Tiny Grass Blue

Tiny Grass Blue

I found this tiny grass blue butterfly foraging in my backyard. I used Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens. This was illuminated by Godox Ving V860c E-TTL Li-ion Camera with LumiQuest SoftBox III to capture this tiny butterfly. Tiny Grass Blue, (Zizula hylax), is known to be the … Read more

Oriental Fruit Fly

Oriental Fruit Fly

I found this Oriental Fruit Fly jumping around on a leaf in my backyard. I used Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens. This was illuminated by Godox Ving V860c E-TTL Li-ion Camera with LumiQuest SoftBox III to capture this beauty. Oriental Fruit Fly belongs to Bactrocera genus, which … Read more

Orange-tailed Marsh Dart Feeding Mosquito

Orange-tailed Marsh Dart Feeding Mosquito

This female Orange-tailed Marsh Dart (Ceriagrion cerinorubellum) damselfly was on a leaf in my garden munching on a male Culex mosquito. Damselfly larvae are important aquatic predators. Besides serving as food for various fishes, the adults play a similar role on land. They do eat mosquitoes, and they also eat a vast variety of other … Read more