About two, six, eight, and a thousand legs….

I’d posted about

Weaver Ants

but here are some more interesting creatures from that morning at Arikere Reserve Forest….

There’s an old riddle, “Have you seen a house fly?”…and the answer is, “They don’t…” But here’s one:

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Can you imagine, such prismatic colour, sitting on a heap of what I will politely call fecal matter?

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Here’s a

CRAB SPIDER

looking away from me,

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and at me!

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This is web of

SOCIAL SPIDERS

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see the wasp caught in the web.

This one’s a

KATYDID

(and don’t ask me what Katy did…I don’t know!)

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Here’s a

LYNX SPIDER

female, with her egg case:

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and the male:

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You can see a female

BARON:

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a male

BARONET:

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and an

EMIGRANT

(on its way to the US, perhaps?)

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If you thought (like I do) that those names make no sense, here’s a name that does…the

COMMON REDEYE:

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Here’s how to photograph it:

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This one’s a

PLANT HOPPER

belonging to the family Fuligoridae:

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This is the

COMMON OAKBLUE:

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(the open wing shows a bright electric blue)

A

CHOCOLATE PANSY

sits, well camouflaged, in the leaf clutter:

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This is the cat ( Which is what butterflyers call a caterpillar) of the

COMMON BRANDED AWL:

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You want the size reference?

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We asked

Karthik

what this was, mimicking a tiny scorpion….he said it WAS a tiny

SCORPION:

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We did look at beings with merely two legs, too, and amongst the human beings and the dogs I saw this

SHIKRA:

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Three more bipeds whose knowledge of butterflies and moths I esteem very highly:

Karthik, Krushnamegh Kunte, and Rohit Girotra:

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An

ANT

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But there are, literally, millions of legs in this photo, because

MILLIPEDE

means, a thousand-legged one!

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2 Responses to “About two, six, eight, and a thousand legs….”

  1. Veena Bhat Says:

    is this your new camera ??

  2. deponti Says:

    It’s my friend’s camera which I am hoping to buy.

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