but here are some more interesting creatures from that morning at Arikere Reserve Forest....
There's an old riddle, "Have you seen a house fly?"...and the answer is, "They don't..." But here's one:
Can you imagine, such prismatic colour, sitting on a heap of what I will politely call fecal matter?
looking away from me,
and at me!
This is web of
see the wasp caught in the web.
This one's a
(and don't ask me what Katy did...I don't know!)
female, with her egg case:
and the male:
You can see a female
(on its way to the US, perhaps?)
If you thought (like I do) that those names make no sense, here's a name that does...the
Here's how to photograph it:
This one's a
belonging to the family Fuligoridae:
This is the
(the open wing shows a bright electric blue)
sits, well camouflaged, in the leaf clutter:
This is the cat ( Which is what butterflyers call a caterpillar) of the
COMMON BRANDED AWL:
You want the size reference?
what this was, mimicking a tiny scorpion....he said it WAS a tiny
We did look at beings with merely two legs, too, and amongst the human beings and the dogs I saw this
Three more bipeds whose knowledge of butterflies and moths I esteem very highly:
Karthik, Krushnamegh Kunte, and Rohit Girotra:
But there are, literally, millions of legs in this photo, because
means, a thousand-legged one!