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Mandarin Blue (Charana mandarinus)

Observer

dr_ravindra

Date

May 28, 2022 07:20 AM IST

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Plain Tiger Butterfly (Danaus chrysippus)

Date

March 25, 2022 12:54 PM IST

Description

Parasitic fly trying to inject eggs

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Oriental Rat Snake (Ptyas mucosa)

Observer

ambady_sasi

Date

February 20, 2022 05:20 PM IST

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What

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Observer

vijaybarve

Date

March 4, 2022 12:11 PM EST

Description

Yellow morph (xanthochroism)

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Handmaidens (Genus Amata)

Observer

sonukumar

Date

January 11, 2022 07:38 AM IST

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Date

January 12, 2022 12:49 PM IST

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Blue Nawab (Polyura schreiber)

Observer

netraapte

Date

August 22, 2021 04:46 PM IST

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Malagasy Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone mutata)

Observer

rhinolophus

Date

October 23, 2012 09:20 PM AEST

Description

Black and white bird with a very long tail.

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Dark Violet Pierrot (Tarucus hazara)

Observer

paul_pop

Date

June 25, 2020 09:48 AM IST

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What

Kashmir Dusky Blackvein (Aporia nabellica ssp. nabellica)

Observer

milind_bhakare

Date

August 5, 2015 04:55 AM IST

Description

Female nectaring

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What

Scarlet Basker (Urothemis signata)

Observer

renju

Date

April 27, 2020 01:52 PM IST

Description

Aethriamanta brevipennis sitting on urothemis signata

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Observer

harshithjv

Date

February 23, 2020 03:32 PM IST

Description

Rhagodima cf. nigrocincta

Cincta (cinctus, cinctum) in latin means "surrounded by". So the portmanteau "nigrocincta" can mean "surrounding by black color". This might refer to colors and patterns on the abdomen of this species. Or it may not refer to black patches on some legs which does not form full circle/ring as in R. Annulata.

But these informations are not clear to me as per the description by Henry Meyners Bernard who described the species as Rhax nigrocincta along with Rhax Howesii (currently assigned as Rhagodes melanopygus). Another information I can find is that as per Simon's 1885 description R. annulata has body length of 18mm and as per Bernard's description of R. nigrocincta is around 1.25 to 2 inches. T̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶p̶e̶c̶i̶m̶e̶n̶ ̶w̶e̶ ̶s̶a̶w̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶a̶r̶o̶u̶n̶d̶ ̶1̶.̶2̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶1̶.̶5̶ ̶i̶n̶c̶h̶e̶s̶ ̶l̶o̶n̶g̶.̶ (The specimen was just 2 cms long after I re-checked the video where it climbed to my friend's hand. Videograb is attached as last photo.)

Henry Meyners Bernard's 1894 article on the species called "On two new species of Rhax. Journal of Linnean Soicety London" can be read here: https://ww.rcin.org.pl/dlibra/publication/88759/edition/67942/content?ref=struct

The illustrations on the book has been digitized and uploaded to Wiki Commons over here:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rhagodima_nigrocincta.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rhagodima_nigrocincta_cutted.jpg

Comparing the images above I can see similar black patches on the legs. Also the white moustache pattern has good resemblance on the individual. But I don't see the spurs specified in illustrations.

Note: I am not conforming on the species level identification here. I have just added my notes here for future reference for anybody who wants to take this subject for research.

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Bhutan Glory (Bhutanitis lidderdalii)

Observer

nitinr

Date

August 28, 2017 09:03 AM IST

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Striped Pierrot (Tarucus nara)

Observer

rajatjoshi03

Date

July 24, 2019 11:30 PM IST

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Slate Flash (Rapala manea)

Observer

rajatjoshi03

Date

February 6, 2020 09:21 AM IST

Description

A fast moving flash
underwing is pale while the upperwing cosist of streaks of bluish colours

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Dark Paper Wasp (Polistes fuscatus)

Observer

vijaybarve

Date

February 9, 2018 03:05 PM CST

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What

Grass Lynx Spiders (Genus Oxyopes)

Observer

nuwan

Date

January 26, 2020 04:25 PM +0530

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Observer

prasannaparab

Date

January 2020

Place

India (Google, OSM)

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What

Four-spotted Ant Mimic (Propostira quadrangulata)

Observer

prasannaparab

Date

January 2020

Place

India (Google, OSM)

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christinechua

Date

January 25, 2020 08:26 PM IST

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What

Southern Birdwing (Troides minos)

Observer

pgogte

Date

January 22, 2020 11:12 AM IST

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What

Bright Sunbeam (Curetis bulis)

Observer

sarabseth

Date

November 27, 2019 01:15 PM PST

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What

Broad-tail Royal (Creon cleobis)

Observer

subhajit_roy

Date

January 18, 2020 10:52 AM IST

Place

Barajaguli (Google, OSM)

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What

Kaiser-I-Hind (Teinopalpus imperialis)

Observer

mnauky

Date

June 2008

Place

India (Google, OSM)

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Observer

sahanam

Date

November 2, 2016 12:24 PM UTC

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What

Common Blue Apollo (Parnassius hardwickii)

Date

August 30, 2019 10:35 AM IST

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What

Giri's Geckoella (Cyrtodactylus varadgirii)

Observer

rajeshvs87

Date

May 29, 2018 08:37 AM IST

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Observer

muscicapa

Date

April 2013

Place

India (Google, OSM)

Description

This is most likely Sataspes xylocoparis but would like a confirmation from a Sphingid expert. Have sent email to Dr Ian Kitching.

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Observer

ajit

Date

October 11, 2017

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What

Crab Spiders (Family Thomisidae)

Observer

moghulm

Date

May 24, 2014

Place

Chennai (Google, OSM)

Description

Crab spider with bee and drosophilas

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Giant Asian Mantises (Genus Hierodula)

Observer

firos_ak

Date

January 29, 2018 12:59 PM IST

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What

Wandering Violin Mantis (Gongylus gongylodes)

Observer

christianlangner

Date

August 9, 2015 04:42 PM SAST

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What

Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis capitata)

Observer

treegrow

Date

January 2018

Description

Ceratitis capitata walking on window glass. Els Poblets, Alicante, Spain.

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Grass Demon (Udaspes folus)

Observer

aks

Date

August 5, 2017 11:53 AM IST

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vijaybarve

Date

March 23, 2015 03:55 AM CDT

Description

Nest on the wall in residential area

http://indiabiodiversity.org/observation/show/1725497

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Common Palmfly (Elymnias hypermnestra)

Observer

loarie

Date

August 11, 2016 10:35 PM PDT

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What

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

April 29, 2016

Place

Dal Lake (Google, OSM)

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Lagoon Flies (Genus Eristalinus)

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

March 16, 2016

Description

Spotted in a garden.

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Observer

chiefredearth

Date

September 29, 2015

Place

dhar (Google, OSM)

Description

This mushroom is about 9 cm in height and the dial is 4 cm. Found near the road.