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

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

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 moreBark Mantis (Humbertiella sp.)

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 moreTiny Grass Blue

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 moreOriental Fruit Fly

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 moreOrange-tailed Marsh Dart Feeding Mosquito

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