Flesh fly of the family Sarcophagidae are similar in appearance to the house fly but are characterized by blackish stripes on the gray thorax. The abdomen has a light and dark gray checkerboard pattern and is often red at the … Continue reading
I saw this damselfly late morning the other day, I think it’s a Rambur’s Forktail. It caught a fly and was devouring it heartily; so busy eating it didn’t mind if I got closer. This made me wonder how the … Continue reading
I had been a victim of this slug caterpillar for several times now. The last time I got stung, the mark left by the bruise it caused in my left arm is visible up to now. Its’ sting is really, … Continue reading
My nephew found these among the leaves of the star-apple tree. They’re more than 15mm in length and unlike the ordinary ants, they move so slow given their unusual large size. I assume this two is a male and a … Continue reading
“Don’t be lazy, be like the ants. Learn their ways and be wise.” I grew up hearing these words from the elders, and it often made me wonder if ants do sleep. And how would they? They haven’t got any … Continue reading
I just learned recently that spiders are not insect. I’m sorry, but maybe I was absent or simply not listening when it was thought in school. With the countless kinds of spiders (not to mention Spiderman,) they ought to have their own group in the animal kingdom. Though I don’t specifically know what they are called, here are a few that take shelter around our place.
These are the other thing that insects do in the early morning. I just felt the need to post this separately… enjoy!