Thorn Mimic Treehopper

This curious insect belongs to the group of trehoppers belonging to family Membracidae. It is also called thorn Mimic treehopper as it looks like a thorn. most treehoppers are considered as pest, but some like Leptocentrus taurus was found feeding on the noxious weed Parthenium hysterophorus in Karnataka, India, thus acting as potential biological control … Read more

Common Crow Butterfly

This butterfly is as common as crow. It is also not afraid as none of the birds want to taste this butterfly which is full of alkaloid imbibed during its caterpillar stage of life. Yesterday evening it had stopped raining. So taking my gears I ventured out in my garden to find any good critter … Read more

Juvenile Common Wolf Snake

I found this 20cm long juvenile common wolf snake (Lycodon aulicus) at my hospital. I had tough time identifying it as it did not have the distinctive white bars which wolf snakes have. My good friend Sharath B.K was kind enough to identify it for me. I used Canon EOS 5D mark II with Canon … Read more

Help! I Am Trapped

Last Sunday it was raining heavily. In the night my daughter called my attention to an ant which was trapped in silken web. my initial thoughts were that it was a spider’s web which had trapped the ant. I could not see any spider around. It was dark and i was struggling to focus on … Read more