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India Nature Watch - Insects and other Invertebrates

Wildlife Photographs from India

Published: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:00:03 -0800

Last Build Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:00:03 -0800


India Nature Watch - Stegodyphus sp.

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:46:24 -0800

This genus has the typical Eresidae feature and the colour varies from shades of grey to brown with black markings and yellow infusions. The flat face has 2 contiguous (so near that they touch) black triangular markings meeting medially. Females of the social species are 8-14 mm in length and males slightly smaller. Spiders of the solitary species are normally larger, ranging from 6-23 mm in length.

India Nature Watch - Scorpion under UV

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:40:41 -0800

Fluorescent compounds in the exoskeletion of scorpion are responsible for this phenomenon but there is not concrete evidence as to why scorpions need to glow under UV light. There are various theories put forth by researchers but none are conclusive!! bio-luminescence

India Nature Watch - multiplication......

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:40:20 -0800

lynx spider on watch for a chance to kill behind the buds......not in frame...

India Nature Watch - Humbertiella similis

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:27:50 -0800

It remains on the tree bark Insect Mostly Its color is the same as Barack and size ranges from 5cm

India Nature Watch - Bug-on-Blossom...

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:04:30 -0800

The curious bug.....tried to reach I was Bugging ( jargon for Bug-watching , like Birding )....he was equally interested in me....but....I tell you...when I went closer....he reacted like a " Skunk" know what I mean...Yechh...!!!

India Nature Watch - Asian giant hornet nest...

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:54:30 -0800

The Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), colloquially known as the yak-killer hornet,is the world's largest hornet, native to temperate and tropical Eastern Asia. They prefer to live in low mountains and forests, while almost completely avoiding plains and high-altitude climates. V. mandarinia creates nests by digging, co-opting pre-existing tunnels dug by rodents, or occupying spaces near rotted plant roots.It feeds primarily on larger insects and honey from honey bee colonies. Some dimensions of this hornet are a body length of 45 mm (1.8 in), a wingspan around 75 mm (3.0 in), and stinger length of 6 mm (0.24 in) which injects a large amount of potent venom. This particular nest was of 5 feet height..

India Nature Watch - Indrella ampulla

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:11:42 -0800

India Nature Watch - Speckled Bush Cricket, Nymph

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:18:59 -0800

India Nature Watch - Indian Wax scale

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:09:40 -0800

A very interesting insect. Noticed it on a bonsai Jamun tree....

India Nature Watch - SPIDER WITH PREY

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:34:46 -0800


India Nature Watch - preparation for duel..

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:55:49 -0800

spider id requested

India Nature Watch - Alien look

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 15:48:16 -0800

flower mantis

India Nature Watch - A grass mantis dry season form

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:48:34 -0800

Thank you for viewing and commenting friends!

India Nature Watch - ?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:58:55 -0800

Trying macro ...

India Nature Watch - ROBBERFLY

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 05:27:34 -0800

India Nature Watch - Assasin bug!

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 01:35:16 -0800

Captured this Beautiful /weird looking insect in an agricultural field. Mistook it as stick insect nymph and later found it to be a Reduuvid. Used a DIY diffuser and shot during mid day and under harsh lighting condition.Thank you for viewing and commenting friends.

India Nature Watch - Go Green

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:33:57 -0800

Green Jewel Bug...

India Nature Watch - forest skimmer

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:34:32 -0800

thanks for kind support

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...