Fulvous Forest Skimmer – Female

Fulvous Forest Skimmer - Female

I found these female Fulvous Forest Skimmer (Neurothemis fulvia) dragonfly roosting on a dry branch in our kitchen garden. Two of these female dragonflies were sitting there continuously in the same position for 6 days without a break. It was raining heavily during that period and I could get only a short time to photograph … Read more

Jumping Spider

Phintella Spp. Jumping Spider

This jumping spider was photographed on a rainy day on the top of my car. The background what you see is the pearl white finish paint of the Maruti Suzuki Swift car. Rain droplets as well as the spiders eye reflect the light source which was my ExpoImaging Ray Flash Adapter which was mounted on … Read more

Indian Three-Striped Palm Squirrel

Indian Palm Squirrel

Indian Palm Squirrel (Funambulus palmarum) or Three-Striped Palm Squirrel is a urban dwelling rodent which co-habits with us in South India. Its cousin, the Five-striped Palm Squirrel (Funambulus pennanti) is common in North India. Both these are associated with man and cities, while other related species of striped squirrels like the Malabar Giant Squirrel, Grizzled … Read more

The Common Indian Tree Frog

The same night when I photographing Red Palm Weevil, I also had another guest in my kitchen. On the kitchen sink was a Common Indian Tree Frog or Chunam Tree Frog (Polypedates maculatus). It is a common species of tree frog found in India. During summer it visits moist places like kitchen and bathrooms. The … Read more

Red Palm Weevil

Ready.... Steady....GO

Actually a very beautiful animal, this red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus), is widely found in southern Asia and Melanesia, where it feeds on a broad range of palms including coconut, sago, date, and oil palms. It is a serious pest of palms, particularly coconut. For example in Tamil Nadu, India, yield losses of 10-25% have … Read more

Black Potter Wasp

Black Potter Wasp

On that Sunday I was looking out for critters in my garden. I found this black bee like insect with deep bluish iridescent wings (similar to carpenter bee but far slimmer and smaller than them) on an Indian almond (Terminalia catappa) flowers. On a closer inspection it turned out to be a wasp than a … Read more