Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Signature Spider on a Rainy Day

The name of this colorful spider is Indian Signature, usually seen in the backyards and front yards, and is a common one in the Indian subcontinent.


Signature Spider (Argiope anasuja)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Common Picture Wing Dragonfly (Female) - 2

This is the continuation of my previous post, and here I am sharing some more photos of this beautiful dragonfly.

Common Picture Wing Dragonfly (Female)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Common Picture Wing Dragonfly (Female) - 1

These are some photos of the female Common Picture Wing dragonfly, taken from almost the same place where the male was also found. I hope you have already seen my previous post about the male picture wing.

Common Picture Wing Dragonfly (Female)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Common Picture Wing Dragonfly (Male)

Common Picture Wing is another dragonfly usually referred as ‘onathumpi’here, as they can be seen in large groups only during Onam season (August – September – October). They are seen during other months also but less in number. Another dragonfly seen during this season is Wandering Glider, about which I had said in the previous post. See that too if you haven’t. 


I took these photos a few months ago, but could post them now only...

Common Picture Wing Dragonfly (Male)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Rose Apple and its Flowers

Do you like Rose Apples? I like them :) Also its bright rose color is so attractive. But its flowers are not very colourful like the fruits, but they are interesting. Here are some of them from my backyard.


Rose Apple (Syzygium samarangense)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Wandering Glider Dragonfly

Wandering Glider is a common dragonfly and can be seen in large numbers during the months of August, September and October. That is also the time of Onam festival in Kerala. So it is also locally known by the name 'onathumpi', although some other species are also called by the same name. ('Thumpi' is the Malayalam word for dragonfly).

Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)