Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Location : Palode, Thiruvananthapuram

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Location : Malayinkil, Thiruvananthapuram
8-6-11-  Seen mating in  grass at 12 noon


Location: Palode, Thiruvananthapuram
19-5-2011 – Seen a praying mantis guarding its egg (oothaca) in a mangostein tree leaf. There is one more egg is there in another leaf.

7-6-2011 – Egg hatched
Large in numbers

                            Spread all over the tree

Sunday, June 5, 2011


The name cicada is derived from Latin which means “Tree Cricket”
Kingdom:      Animalia
Phylum:         Arthropoda
Class:            Insecta
Order:            Hemiptera
Family:          Cicadidae
There are about 2,500 species of cicada around the world
Cicada do not bite or sting
Male cicadas are loud noisemakers . They making this noice by vibrating the membranes called "tymbals" on the sides of the abdominal base.Each species has its own distinctive sound.
The newly hatched nymphs drop to the ground and they dig the ground and burrow. Most cicadas go through a life cycle that lasts from two to five years.
After these periods it come outs to surface after a heavy rain and climbs in a tree branch and moulting and become an adult cicada

Cicada is very sensitive to sound and having effective eye sight in my experience

The Moulted exoskelton of cicada

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Location : Palode, Thiruvananthapuram


17-05-2011 – Caterpillar in the flower of Acampe orchid
It can hung in its own web

23-05-2011 – Become pupa by making a web covering

01-06-2011 – Emerged a fly from the pupa

                        The caterpillar may be the parasited

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