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    The prey and the predator

    ID: A freshly caught dragonfly in Signature spider’s web


    The monsoon growth not only brings in vibrance but also attracts a huge variety of biodiversity in form of the butterflies, dragonflies,...
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    The invisible predator

    ID: Crab spider

    One of the best camouflaged predators, these crab spiders are known to blend well or rather place itself well in a surrounding that blends with its appearance. Here is one of the...
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    Cleaning time…

    ID: Mantis(creobroter/flower mantis)

    One of the most beautiful and photogenic specimens I came across while traversing the trail, this particular beauty had perched itself on the crepe ginger...
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    The eye of the zombie

    ID: Zombie snail

    An attempt to frame the interesting phenomena that these unfortunate snails undergo, essentially a parasite infested snail, where a form of parasitic flatworm infects the snail’s...
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    The beauty within

    ID: sesame flower

    One of the most common bloom of the monsoon season, the sesame plant and its bell type flowers can be seen all around, in various colours, but the inner of the flower are...
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    Eyes on the sky

    ID: Lynx spider

    A usual find in any of the society or local gardens, the daisy flowers, seen a huge variety of colours, tend to be magnet for a variety of insects, like butterflies, beetles, etc...
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    One step at a time….

    ID: Common Mormon caterpillar

    I guess one of the thoughts in your mind will be what’s the relation of the caption with this image? Well, for context, this is a butterfly caterpillar, mostly of...
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    In transition

    ID: Common Rose Butterfly Caterpillar

    An interesting sight while exploring the butterfly garden, spotted several of these beauties, in an isolated location, in different stages of life. One of the...
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    Busy feeding

    ID: Angled pierrot feeding on Bushkiller

    Initially spotted a beautiful Angled pierrot and few other insects feeding off the fresh nectar of the freshly bloomed flowers of bushkiller, but by the...
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    The dragon of the butterfly world

    ID: Common nawab butterfly caterpillar

    One of the most aggressive looking caterpillars, this dragon like caterpillar belongs to the Nawab family and with that tentacle like protrusions it almost...
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    Suckling the morning feast

    ID: Common small flat butterfly feasting on the Bushkiller flower

    Like previously shared post, these bushkillers are the best sight naturalists would like to see, especially the flowering ones as...
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    Resting for the night

    ID: Chalky percher

    One of the two common varieties of dragonflies spotted in societies garden, these tend to spend the night, resting, in the garden area, few, like this one, on the tip of the...
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    The purple beauty of the backyard

    ID: Little ironweed(Cyanthillium cinereum)

    A simple frame of one of the latest bloom in the society’s garden, this, kind of weed, seems to pop out of the ground in the monsoon season with its...
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    The faux eyes

    ID: Common Silverline Butterfly

    One of the best Silverline I have encountered, this beauty was busy feasting on the Silver Cock’s comb flower, and so busy in it that it wasn’t much bothered by me...
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    The thorn between the thorns

    ID: Eggplant horned planthopper

    One of the most interesting form of planthoppers, this triple thorned beauty is usually seen around in the nature trails in and around Mumbai. The peculiar specimen...
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    Tricolour feasting

    ID: Tricolour flat

    One of the unique flats of the butterfly world, these peculiarly shy beauties, who prefer to stay underneath the leaves and usually darker part of the terrain, was seen...
  17. Keeping an eye while feasting on the prey

    ID: Slender crab spider with caterpillar catch

    Spotted this beauty hanging on the back side of the leaf, feasting on the morning catch of a juicy caterpillar. Though they have the tendency to drop...
  18. The yellow and blue stripped beauty

    ID: Chondracris bengalensis

    One of the regular sighting one can encounter while traversing the trail cum road, these hulk of a grasshopper, though in its juvenile stage, can be seen along the...
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    Caught in the act

    ID: Chalcidoid wasp

    Named after its copper-ish body colour, this tiny beauty, hardly 3-4mm across, was seen busy laying its eggs into some unknown egg clusters, identification of those egg...
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    Freshly laid

    ID: Striped Albatross butterfly egg

    While returning back from a decent trail, spotted this hyperactive butterfly that seemed to be fluttering around a particular plant, along the side of the road,...
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    The feather like thing is its antenae Yeah,...

    The feather like thing is its antenae
    Yeah, there is some dust on my sensor, as well as in the inner elements of my aged macro lens, awaiting proper opening up of services in Mumbai to get the kit...
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    The velvet beauty

    ID: Velvet ant(male)

    One of the most exclusive beauty (atleast in my case), was spotted at the start of the trail, almost having a face off with a jumping spider. The jumping spider luckily hopped...
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    The hidden tiger…

    ID: Asian Tiger Mosquito(Aedes Albopictus)

    A frame of one of the most potent killer, not a literal, but due to its potency/capability to transmit various virus and pathogens like Dengue,...
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    The monster within

    ID: Red pierrot caterpillar

    Yet another wonder of nature, the frame of the invisible beauty, a tiny caterpillar, feasting on the leaf, from the inside. A peculiar behavior of the species, these...
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    The wonders of nature

    ID: Tortoise shell beetle larvae

    The most neglected world, the insect world, or like what Shardul Bajikarji says, the ‘insectdom’, is such a wonderful treasure trove and we can learn so much from...
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