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"Turahalli outing 12-08-17"

This entry was originally posted at https://deeyum.github.io/Turahalli-outing-12-08-17, and cross-posted here. Please leave your comments on the original post.


As my friend Janhvi was going to do a trek to Turahalli State Forest as part of her Corporate Social Initiative (CSI), a few of us decided to join in.


True to the lacklustre response from her company, the usual number of people (two!) turned up....and we promptly hijacked the trek into a nature outing.


Here we are, at brefus before beginning the walk:


Akash, Janhvi, Anand, Subbu, Shoba, Padma and Ramaswamy


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We started our walk from a point not known to regular visitors....and the lesser-travelled path proved to be extremely productive.


Several tiny flowers caught our eye.


Andrographis serpyllifolia:


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Commelina sp:


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Ground Orchid, Habenaria roxburghii:


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The "Argyreia cuneata" name of this flower won't stick in my mind, but its common name, "Mahalungi" will, for the wrong reasons!


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We were lucky to find this Ceropagia candelarbrum:


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Tiny flowers of the Dodonea viscosa:


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Some of us took a break to look up things:


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Unknown:


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We were also enchanted by some of the six-footers we saw. Sometimes the insects and flowers were together.


Blister beetle (on Clerodendron flowers):


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Ants on Leucas species:


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Sarcostemma acidum:


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Crinium, or the Spider Lily:


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Stachytarpeta, the Devil's Coach Whip:'


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Such small beauties:


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Gulaganji, or Abrus precatorius:


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The tiny flower of the Bastard Sandal:


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This Puffball mushroom had broken, showing beautifully-speckled spores:


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A tiny fly on the Sarcostemma plant:


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A Common Wanderer female:


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A Bagworm Moth pupa:


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A Hoverfly (that huge part of the head are just its two compound eyes!)


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A Plain Tiger caterpillar:


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A Geometer moth:


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A Peninsular Rock Agama coming into breeding colours:


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We did go over a few rocks:


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Eggs on the Bastard Sandal:


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A Shield or Stink Bug:


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Even the Giant Wood Spider was smaller than usual!


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The insects got tinier:


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Of course, one of the highlights of the morning was sighting not one, but two


Atlas Moths


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Very satisfied with all that we'd seen, we went home...looking forward to the next outing!

Tags: bannerghatta, butterflies, flowers, insects, nature, photography
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