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    The bug collector

    ID: Lacewing larvae

    One of the most ferocious larvae in the insect world, the lacewing larvae is infamous for feasting on the prey and carrying the dead bodies of them, and other waste stuffs,...
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    The creatures off the city

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    While exploring the weekend trekking destination, on the outskirts of Pune, the cold morning was a perfect weather for the occasional escapades. Though the terrain had...
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    The size parity

    ID: Signature spider

    Spiders have a unique characteristic, especially the difference in gender parity that exists. Here is one example where a male signature spider seemed to sneak into the web...
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    The burst

    ID: Not sure, probably Sandburs

    The post monsoon/pre winter trail has a unique ambiance to it, not too dried off but neither lush green as the monsoon time. This transitional phase seems to have a...
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    The hair raising beauty

    ID: Monkey Orb weaver(Neoscona Sp.)

    Usually seen in this posture along the trails, these nocturnal spiders can be spotted resting in the daytime, making it easy to frame them. These typically can...
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    Resting time

    ID: BiColoured Leafcutter

    While traversing the fresh monsoon drenched trail, and attempting to capture the rare(not sighted much, by me, in Thane) and elusive Picture winged Dragonfly, stumbled...
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    It was a Dragonfly, as it almost tried to free...

    It was a Dragonfly, as it almost tried to free itself, due to it being curled up, it almost resembled a bee
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    Death amongst the bloom

    ID: Crab spider with butterfly catch

    While traversing the trail, looking out for butterflies, was surprised to see a skipper feeding on the flowers, and to top it off, it hardly was getting...
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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...
  25. 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...
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