Hamadruas Spider

Hamadruas Spider

I found this Hamadruas spider in my garden waiting for the prey. Hamadruas is a genus of lynx spider family Oxyopidae with Indo-Malayan distribution. Most Lynx spider species make little use of webs, instead spending their lives as hunting spiders on plants. Many species frequent flowers in particular, ambushing pollinators. I used Canon EOS 5DS … Read moreHamadruas Spider

Pod Sucking Bug – Riptortus linearis

Pod Sucking Bug - Riptortus linearis

I found this Pod sucking bug Riptortus linearis on Peacock Flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) leaves in my garden. This bug is a major pest of Soybean. They are also known to feed and breed on seed pods of peacock flowers. I was using Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. … Read morePod Sucking Bug – Riptortus linearis

Firefly Larva

Firefly Larva

I found this beautiful firefly larva on the doorway of my house. Fireflies are found on every continent except Antarctica. Fireflies, also commonly called lightning bugs, use their bioluminescent abdomens to attract mates. The pattern of flashes is unique to each species, as is the colour of their glow. I captured this firefly larva using … Read moreFirefly Larva

Brief Review of Two 7artisans Lenses

7Artisans lenses 50mm f/1.1

Two weeks back I received two 7Artisans lenses an Leica M mount 50mm f/1.1 and a 35mm F/2.0 lens in Sony full frame E mount from Videolinks who are distributors of this lens in India. These two are very unusual manual lenses made by 7artisans who created this company making lenses for mirrorless. They have … Read moreBrief Review of Two 7artisans Lenses

Lema Leaf Beetle

Lema Leaf Beetle

I saw this leaf beetle in my backyard feeding on the leaves of the Cheilocostus speciosus (Crepe Ginger). It has 4 tiny dark spots on their hard wing cases (elytra), two on each elytron. This corresponds to the description by Martin Jacoby back in 1908 The Fauna of British India V1: Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, this beetle … Read moreLema Leaf Beetle

Carrhotus Spider

Carrhotus Spider

I captured this Juvenile Carrhotus Spider on a vine using Canon EOS 80D fitted with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM and Canon MT-24EX macro twin light flash. Carrhotus species tend to be found in silken cells in low vegetation in the open. They are not very colourful and are sturdy, solid-looking spiders. Carrhotus … Read moreCarrhotus Spider

Share