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India Nature Watch - Insects and other Invertebrates

Wildlife Photographs from India

Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:00:02 -0800

Last Build Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:00:02 -0800


India Nature Watch - right combination

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:38:23 -0800

pair of sea slugs...difficult to find on mud as match perfectly with background...

India Nature Watch - predator in action...

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:07:27 -0800

skimmer with mantis...tragic end...

India Nature Watch - Orange blister beetles mating

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 04:59:00 -0800

Orange blister beetle is species of blister beetles that secrete a powerful blistering agent which causes skin burns when it comes in contact with the skin. The bright coloration is a warning to the predators to stay away from them. In some species,while mating, the males would give the blistering agent to the females who would later cover her eggs with it as a protective layer The young ones are beneficial to the crops, while the adult forms in large numbers are very destructive.

India Nature Watch - ID Request...What kind of bee is this?

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:03:03 -0800

Very tiny...Around the 3mm mark...

India Nature Watch - 'Potters' at work - Potter or Mason Wasps

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:19:43 -0800

" ... watching the nest created by a Potter Wasp or a Mason Wasp is indeed witnessing a nature's miracle ... the exquisitely sculpted pot, built bit by bit ... laboriously but lovingly ... the wasp carries the mud by mixing the soil with its saliva ... and then laying an egg in it ... making provision for its food by placing a larva stung with its venom ! On an earlier occasion, we were fortunate to watch a nest taking shape right outside our residence. But watching this team of Potter Wasp at work was indeed a treasured moment. We were on a trail in Bhandup and there was a damp patch on the ground. It was the activity of these wasps which caught our eye. We also saw that a wasp, presumably another species - going by its different appearance - also decided to attend the mud ball making party. It looked like a group activity and probably they had their nesting site close by." It is TheUntamedEarth Moments image for the month of January 2017 and now a part of the Gallery by the same name on To contribute images and or articles, pl refer to the GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION on the site.

India Nature Watch - Wait ...Watch...and Ambush@ crab spider

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:33:26 -0800

on 31 Dec chance to monitor the ambush process..spider was able to catch the bee..policy was simple..wait and watch for chance..

India Nature Watch - signature of cruelty@spider

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:13:12 -0800

killer is known but prey unknown...insted of asingle line thread the spider was using a bunch of silky mass to wrap the prey..pse identify the prey.It's surely not earthworm..and how it got trapped in net?...thanks for kind comments

India Nature Watch - Ant-lion @ Brahmagiri Hills

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:59:42 -0800

India Nature Watch - Exotic Insect on my hand

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:05:58 -0800

Like a fairy

India Nature Watch - Senegal Golden Dartlet - Female

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:36:01 -0800

Ischnura senegalensis

India Nature Watch - ID Plz...

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:35:10 -0800

@ Maureshwar Wild Life Sanctury, Supe, Pune

India Nature Watch - Two-tailed spider

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:52:32 -0800

Shot this on my apartment balcony Place: Gunjur Palya, Bengaluru

India Nature Watch - Bush dart!

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 03:34:55 -0800

Captured this female nearby a stream. I have used a DIY flash diffuser for the inbuilt flash. (using tissue paper). Thank you for viewing and commenting friends!

India Nature Watch - Woody Grasshopper...

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 20:17:17 -0800

India Nature Watch - Jumper with a catch.

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 07:21:09 -0800

Tiny Jumping spider on a flower with a larva catch.

India Nature Watch - The spiral descent....

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:07 -0800

India Nature Watch - Lynx Spider

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:04:07 -0800