Patterns – Ant on a Leaf

Patterns - Ant on a Leaf

Patterns exist everywhere in nature. The venation patterns of the leaf are an especially pretty interesting pattern. When I saw Common Broad Acrobat Ant (Crematogaster subnuda) on the broad leaf of one of the most widely occurring early successional woody species in my garden, Macaranga peltata, my initial instinct was to take a closeup macro. … Read morePatterns – Ant on a Leaf

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

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

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 moreKatydid

House Sparrow

Male House Sparrow

I found these house sparrows foraging for food in the local garden opposite Wayanad Heritage Museum, Ambalavayal. Last year when I had gone there, I captured them handheld using Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM Lens fitted to Canon EOS 5DS R. It was drizzling. A small group of sparrows were trying to grab … Read moreHouse Sparrow

Common Grass Yellow Caterpillar

Common Grass Yellow Caterpillar

I found this caterpillar of Common Grass Yellow on Peacock Flower in my garden. This looked like the 5th Instar of the caterpillar stage. I was using a Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens, illuminated by Godox Ving V860c E-TTL Li-ion Flash with LumiQuest SoftBox III to capture … Read moreCommon Grass Yellow Caterpillar

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