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 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

Katydid

Katydid

I found this katydid perched on a leaf of Chromolaena odorata in my garden. 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. Insects in the family Tettigoniidae are commonly called katydids or bush crickets. … Read more