Another beautiful moth I found in our backyard: Army Green Moth or the Oleander Hawk-moth. Also known as Daphis Nerii.
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Sunday Morning Treat.
Haven’t posted for quite a long while, felt bad about that. Good thing I found these bunch of baby grasshoppers in our garden two Sunday mornings ago – and I just have to share them.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Home.
The nest or home of the colony of weaver ants; I read somewhere that this is among the most complex amongst ant’s nest. Knowing how they constructed it made me understand why. It is really admirable to watch them build … Continue reading
Pollens wouldn’t be the same without those flying insects. They play a big role in the reproduction system of the flowers/plants, especially the bees. That’s why, I think, an insect definitely completes the picture a flower. Last week I signed … Continue reading
Butterflies are made beautiful mostly because of their wings. And it’s heartbreaking to see them ripped. It makes me wonder what causes these wings to be torn like that. Maybe someone tried to capture them… or too much flapping. Or … Continue reading
Before They Have Wings.
Caterpillars are the larval stage of butterflies and moths (known as the order Lepidoptera.) This is said to be the longest stage for many Lepidoptera because they last from two weeks to a month. What they do most is eat … Continue reading
An Accidental Find.
Caught this in my viewfinder when I was shooting some mosses. I thought it’s just a leftover skin but it suddenly flew. It’s less than five millimeter in size; I think it’s a newly hatched mayfly.
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
One Happy Damselfly.
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
One Lovely Caterpillar.
This is among the list of my favorite insects; the color and the pattern on its skin are just lovely. I usually find this kind of swallowtail caterpillar in a citrus plant like calamansi. What I particularly like about this … Continue reading