As I post this, I can remember my school morning prayer…
Sun and Moon and Stars and Sky, All that walk and swim and fly, Ants and Elephants, great and small, You are the maker of them all!
Other than all the birds and butterflies, I also saw a lot of small but remarkable creatures at Namdapha, all with their vivid colors and unique characteristics.
Damselflies, purple and pink, hovering over a water puddle.
Stream Glory Damselfly
Huge Scarab Beetle…looked like it came straight out of the movie, The Mummy! 🙂
Millipede, also known as the Pill Bug, as it rolls up into a ball, as a defense mechanism. I mistook it to be a fruit of some sort at first! 😉
Namdapha, like the rest of India, had the Giant Wood SPiders, Only here, the spiders were really Giant size, much bigger than the ones that I have seen in and around other places in India and the webs shone bright golden in the sunlight.
A Signature Spider, with a spiral kind of Signature.
A Praying Mantis, camouflaged neatly amongst the plant stem!
A Paper Wasp, building its nest!
A Leaf Bug with a cool camouflage! Even its legs are modified to look like dried leaves!
A Hill Cicada! They make quite a ruckus during the daytime calling out to their potential mates!
Check out the lovely colors on this Jewel Beetle that I spied on the River Bed!
A moth that is camouflaged to look like a bird dropping on a leaf from far!
Lyssa Zampa, the huge Daytime moth! Saw quite a few of these!
Weaver Ant Nest in the trees, made with closely woven leaves
Mating Moths belonging to the Lappet Moth family, camouflaged like dried leaves on a tree.
An injured Gliding Frog, that our group leader poured water and revived before setting it back on the ground where it was found
Entranced by Namdapha – The Others