Spot Eyed Hoverfly

I found this spot eyed hoverfly (Eristalinus species) in my garden resting on a leaf of Caribbean cherry plant (Muntingia species). I photographed this hoverfly using a Canon EOS 80D with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens, illuminated by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash with DIY diffuser. Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies, … Read more

Culex quinquefasciatus Mosquito

Female Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito

Macro photography consumes both considerable amount of time as well as considerable quantity of blood which are donated to these insects. Fun part of insect photography is getting bitten by them. Mosquitos rank number one blood suckers in that list. You will find bunch of these Culex mosquitoes in your garden roosting on the green … Read more

Two Ants on a Rattlepod

Two Ants on a Rattlepod

I found this Golden backed Ant (Camponotus sericeus) and a tiny pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis) on a fresh pod of Rattlepod (Crotalaria pallida) in my backyard. I was using my favorite macro rig consists of Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM illuminated by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light … Read more

Orange Lynx Spider

Orange Lynx Spider

I found this female Orange Lynx spider under a leaf waiting in ambush. Lynx Spider belong to Oxyopes species, family Oxyopidae. I was using my favorite macro rig consists of Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM illuminated by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash. Their common name lynx … Read more

Ropalidia Wasp

Ropalidia Wasp

I found this Ropalidia species of paper wasp, resting on a leaf in my garden. I used my Canon EOS 5DS R fitted with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, lit by Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash with a DIY diffuser to capture this wasp. The social wasp genus Ropalidia, a primitively eusocial … Read more

Social Carrying in Weaver Ants

Social Carrying in Weaver Ants

While photographing for the last blog on weaver ants I observed one of the weaver ant worker was carrying another worker in its mandible. This bares the question as to why? Are these individuals being carried lazy or are they injured or even dead? The answer is none of these but is in fact that … Read more

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