Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Crape Jasmine (Nandyarvattam)

Here are some nice Crape Jasmine flowers. These white  five petaled flowers are also called 'Pinwheel' flower, see, the petals are arranged like the leaves of a pinwheel. Malayalam name is Nandyarvattam, also known as Nandyavartham.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Heliconia Flowers or Lobster Claw

These are some pictures of Erect Heliconia Flowers (Heliconia stricta) a little away from my house.

Heliconia Flower or Lobster Claw

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Granite Ghost Dragonfly

The Granite Ghost dragonfly (Bradinopyga geminata), is an interesting one due to its special characters - it is very friendly to artificial human environment unlike other dragonflies. Due to this character, I prefer to call it as 'modern' dragonfly :) 
See the pictures below, it is evident..

Sitting on a plastic rope..

Granite Ghost Dragonfly (Bradinopyga geminata)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Yellow - Black Potter Wasp

A Potter Wasp (Eumenes flavopicta) collecting mud for building its nest...