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Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

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abhiapc

Date

October 28, 2017 11:20 PM IST

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abhiapc

Date

October 28, 2017 10:12 PM IST

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Common Four-Ring (Ypthima huebneri)

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nomadash

Date

November 21, 2022 03:06 PM IST

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sakuna

Place

Sri Lanka (Google, OSM)

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Australian Fruitworm (Helicoverpa punctigera)

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neelxd

Date

May 6, 2022 02:44 PM IST

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Cutworm Moths and Allies (Family Noctuidae)

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ajaylives

Date

April 8, 2012 10:38 AM IST

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chayantgonsalves

Date

May 10, 2022 03:18 PM IST

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neelxd

Date

October 22, 2022 03:46 PM IST

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karthik_83

Date

July 25, 2022 08:24 PM IST

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greeeenriver

Date

June 23, 2011 12:18 PM -05

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Eastern Bath White (Pontia edusa ssp. moorei)

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vijay_dixit

Date

June 4, 2020 01:19 PM IST

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Eastern Bath White (Pontia edusa)

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ananding

Date

October 2, 2022 09:12 AM +0545

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Ray Orbweavers (Family Theridiosomatidae)

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iam_kk

Date

September 4, 2022 11:31 AM IST

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Indian Nawab (Polyura bharata)

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deepthisunjith

Date

January 8, 2022 11:46 AM IST

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Australasian Cat Snakes (Genus Boiga)

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aravindmanoj

Date

September 24, 2022 09:00 PM IST

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Crow Butterflies (Genus Euploea)

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bhagwatn

Date

September 23, 2022 12:40 PM IST

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Walker's Moth (Sosxetra grata)

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laurent_h

Date

July 29, 2022 08:25 PM CST

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Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)

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kckasem

Date

September 1, 2017 01:06 AM EDT

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Asian Longnose Whipsnakes (Genus Ahaetulla)

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tejaspm2001

Date

April 30, 2022 04:49 AM IST

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seemamerchant

Date

June 7, 2022 07:36 PM IST

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Crambid Snout Moths (Family Crambidae)

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seemamerchant

Date

September 1, 2022 09:01 PM IST

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The Passenger (Dysgonia algira)

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firos_ak

Date

July 4, 2021 09:57 PM IST

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Date

September 8, 2022 10:10 AM IST

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Tropical Fire Ant (Solenopsis geminata)

Description

A male ant, unsure of species. In an urban area, on an incandescent light.

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Dark Pierrot (Tarucus ananda)

Date

September 3, 2022 11:54 AM IST

Description

2 pierrots feeding on cat snake road kill

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seemamerchant

Date

August 27, 2022 10:46 PM IST

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Grape Fruit Piercer (Eudocima hypermnestra)

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abhiapc

Date

August 30, 2022 09:23 PM IST

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wrcf

Date

May 15, 2022 10:10 PM IST

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rajukasambe

Date

July 24, 2022 09:26 AM IST

Description

As suggested by experts, the ID is updated. Apologies for delay in updating.

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ajaylives

Date

October 23, 2021 11:13 PM IST

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Formosan Swift (Borbo cinnara)

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sudheesh

Date

August 15, 2022 11:52 AM IST

Place

Wayanad (Google, OSM)

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drnamgyal04

Date

September 2, 2021 08:56 PM IST

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Oriental Rat Snake (Ptyas mucosa)

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nomadash

Date

August 17, 2022 03:26 PM IST

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Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

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poorna_sona

Date

July 28, 2022 03:50 PM IST

Description

On kokum plant ( Garcinia indica)

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Lesser Black Krait (Bungarus lividus)

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prajjwal_ray

Date

June 20, 2020 02:32 AM IST

Description

The white one is the first recorded leucistic specimen of this species.

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drnamgyal04

Date

June 3, 2021 06:08 PM IST

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seemamerchant

Date

August 6, 2022 08:57 AM IST

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nomadash

Date

July 15, 2022 12:00 AM IST

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drnamgyal04

Date

October 16, 2018 05:59 AM IST

Description

This moth, first time for me, was spotted at Karzi-Mangnam, West Sikkim, one of the remotest villages in our state. I'd taken my family to show them how does it feel like reaching there (adventurous roads, first road came in 2004), living there and experiencing their lives.
The trip indeed was fruitful, despite the back-breaking journey, I managed to photograph some extraordinary moths, like this one.

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seemamerchant

Date

July 23, 2022 08:30 PM IST

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nomadash

Date

May 20, 2022 12:47 PM IST

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alison_pollack

Date

May 30, 2022 02:33 PM PDT

Description

Found by @corndog in snowmelt area on Mt. Shasta on dead conifer wood in early June. I took the specimen home and rehydrated them. First photo is as found in situ. Remaining photos are of rehydrated fruiting bodies two months later.

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nomadash

Date

July 17, 2022 11:30 AM IST

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Common Hedge Blue (Acytolepis puspa)

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sheily_srinivas

Date

November 8, 2021

Description

Variation of Common Hedge Blue

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po-po-pro

Date

March 31, 2021 01:50 PM IST

Place

Bengaluru (Google, OSM)

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Blue Tiger (Tirumala limniace)

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vijaybarve

Date

September 10, 2007 03:42 PM EDT

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Common Sawflies (Family Tenthredinidae)

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anand_james

Date

May 10, 2022 07:25 AM IST

Description

Size: less than two cm

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Common Cat Snake (Boiga trigonata)

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ravinaidu

Date

June 4, 2022 11:14 PM IST

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seemamerchant

Date

June 19, 2022 09:45 PM IST

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Pyralid Snout Moths (Family Pyralidae)

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seemamerchant

Date

June 16, 2022 10:47 PM IST

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seemamerchant

Date

May 25, 2022 10:34 PM IST

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Pearl Moths (Subfamily Spilomelinae)

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ivijayanand

Date

November 1, 2020 11:10 PM IST

Description

Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 1st November 2020
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Micro-Nikkor 105mm

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seemamerchant

Date

June 18, 2022 11:05 PM IST

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What

Greater Banded Hornet (Vespa tropica)

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veenas

Date

June 15, 2022 01:29 PM IST

Description

Raiding a paper wasp nest

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Insects (Class Insecta)

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nomadash

Date

June 14, 2022 12:56 PM IST

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abhiapc

Date

August 24, 2021 07:48 PM IST

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Andaman Mormon (Papilio mayo)

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kristofz

Date

April 1, 2022 08:52 AM IST

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seemamerchant

Date

June 3, 2022 07:20 PM IST

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prabhakaranpv

Date

September 2, 2020 11:26 AM IST

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seemamerchant

Date

May 30, 2022 10:10 PM IST

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Golden-winged Bamboo-Carpenter (Xylocopa auripennis)

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karthik_83

Date

April 18, 2022 01:43 PM IST

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prayash29

Date

July 19, 2021 10:10 AM IST

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bonpradhan

Date

February 22, 2022 08:19 PM IST

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Jigsaw (Dysgonia torrida)

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rikudoukarthik

Date

January 31, 2022 11:16 PM IST

Description

So pretty!

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Danaid Eggfly (Hypolimnas misippus)

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tapbirds

Date

September 21, 2008 02:55 AM PDT

Description

Great Eggfly Butterfly (Hypolimnas bolina), Mumbai India

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naveen_iyer

Date

November 6, 2021 11:21 PM IST

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Dark Blue Tiger Butterfly (Tirumala septentrionis)

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engelhard

Date

March 9, 2020 07:47 AM GMT

Description

A strikingly patterned butterfly, here visiting Indian heliotrope.

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Insects (Class Insecta)

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nomadash

Date

May 16, 2022 03:30 PM IST

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piakrishen

Date

March 24, 2022 05:48 PM IST

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ramanarayanan

Date

February 20, 2022 02:36 AM IST

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ygurjar

Date

June 15, 2003 10:31 AM IST

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Short-tailed Ichneumonid Wasps (Subfamily Ophioninae)

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csbandi

Date

March 7, 2022 09:00 AM IST

Description

That was(p) a congregation! On Artocarpus heterophyllus leaf

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Rusty-spotted Cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus)

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dryocopus

Date

March 2022

Description

I was attracted to the ruckus made by crows from a tree, about 200 m. from where I stood. Expecting them to be mobbing an unfortunate owl or bird of prey, I approached the tree, taking my time. The mobbing persisted.

When I finally reached the spot some ten minutes later I could see some 30+ House Crows cawing and flying around the target tree, which was a modest, barren tree with slender branches on which I first noticed the swinging of a bushy tail.

On approaching closer, I saw the small, fawn-coloured cat trying to get down from the tree but getting intimidated by the pestering crows that kept flying close or landing close to it on the tree, calling loudly all the while.

It was really unfortunate that these very circumstances that made this elusive animal uncomfortable opened up a rare window of opportunity for me to photograph it. For the next few minutes, I kept clicking as the crows prevented the cat from climbing down the tree and escape into the undergrowth.

As this drama was getting enacted, the poor animal seized opportunity to escape when a male Oriental Honey Buzzard flew in to land just 5 m. above my head on a young Eucalyptus tree. Momentarily, the crows got distracted with the unexpected arrival of this raptor that the cat was forgotten and the entire bunch landed seeking the buzzard's blood!

When I took my eyes off the honey buzzard and looked at the tree on which the harassed cat was stuck for the past several minutes, I was so happy to see it empty, the animal having used this diversion of attention of the crows away from itself to climb down and melt into the tangled undergrowth.

Though known to occur in lightly wooded rocky and scrub-covered areas, the Rusty-spotted Cat is rarely seen in the open and hence not often reported or photographed. I think it was one of those rare days and I was happy to be able to use the opportunity to photo-document this smallest wild cat.

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surajit

Date

April 26, 2013

Description

These eggs are very common on Moringa oleifera Lam. (Moringa pterygosperma Gaertn. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moringa_oleifera), all over Hooghly, West Bengal.

They develop into hairy caterpillars, hundereds of them covering the trunk and branches of the tree.

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alison_pollack

Date

February 4, 2022 03:46 PM HST

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Eyelash Cups (Genus Scutellinia)

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alison_pollack

Date

February 14, 2022 08:34 PM HST

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anubhav-agarwal

Date

September 4, 2019 02:05 PM IST

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Slug Caterpillar Moths (Family Limacodidae)

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anubhav-agarwal

Date

February 12, 2022 08:49 AM IST

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Baronet (Euthalia nais)

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tusharagarwal18

Date

February 28, 2022 10:49 AM IST

Description

The black patch is confusing

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Wallich's Owl Moth (Brahmaea wallichii)

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ansilbr

Date

December 31, 2021 08:29 AM UTC

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Date

February 6, 2022 04:29 PM UTC

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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

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aibor

Date

February 12, 2022 11:52 AM IST

Place

Shillong (Google, OSM)

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Indian Black Ant (Camponotus compressus)

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susmitabera

Date

August 13, 2021 01:25 PM IST

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Black-tipped Forest Glory (Vestalis apicalis)

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karthik_83

Date

July 26, 2017 12:29 PM IST

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Black Golden Orbweaver (Nephila kuhli)

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chayantgonsalves

Date

November 7, 2021 12:43 PM IST

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Stink Bugs (Family Pentatomidae)

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subbu107

Date

January 4, 2022 08:52 AM IST

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Cellar Spiders (Family Pholcidae)

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rishika_wild

Date

January 17, 2022 07:56 PM IST

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Common Lady Beetles (Subfamily Coccinellinae)

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nomadash

Date

January 3, 2022 01:39 PM IST

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devpatel1

Date

December 22, 2021 10:26 AM IST

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azhagu

Date

December 24, 2021 08:38 AM IST

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Indian Honey Bee (Apis cerana ssp. indica)

Date

December 18, 2021 01:33 PM IST

Description

Observed a strange looking Bee, a closer look indicated it was covered by possibly mites 🤔. Initially assumed that it was pollen - am a novice 🙂

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Banded Krait (Bungarus fasciatus)

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tapankumardeb

Date

October 18, 2021 04:21 PM IST

Description

Length- 4ft
The uncommon pattern on the body.

Could it be a new subspecies? or a normal anomaly?

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Greater Banded Hornet (Vespa tropica)

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chayantgonsalves

Date

October 31, 2021 12:40 PM IST
Insects

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What

Insects (Class Insecta)

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anubhav-agarwal

Date

December 27, 2017 12:49 PM IST

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lifemeetsthelens

Date

January 26, 2020 11:26 AM IST

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Flat-headed Leafhoppers (Subfamily Ledrinae)

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lifemeetsthelens

Date

December 10, 2019 12:06 PM IST

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dheeraj_c_l

Date

November 21, 2019 03:21 PM IST

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Arthropods (Phylum Arthropoda)

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anubhav-agarwal

Date

June 19, 2019 05:53 PM IST