Requesting the ID of this beautiful adult stick Insect...
Size: 8cm approx (body only)
Several spiders use their webs to fly. Called ‘ballooning’, they first climb to a high point such as a tree branch. They then point their backsides in the air, squirt out a long line of silk and let nature do the rest. Given a strong wind, ballooning spiders have been known to travel huge distances.
It is said the Himalayan jumping spider has been found at altitudes as high as 6700 meters above sea level. Its only source of food at these extreme heights is stray insects that are blown up the mountainside by the wind. :-)
These tiny creatures no bigger than Sesame seed were feeding on a decaying matter.
Close-up of the snout here: www.flickr.com/photos/vipinbaliga/7399447888/in/photostream
I read - the long labial palps have a chemosensory function...
ID help requested :-)
An unfortunate Common Fivering fell prey to a Crab Spider, beautifully camouflaged on a Spanish Needle flower... :-)
Found this beautiful Beetle waiting for me on a Coffee plant.
Size: 6cm approx(body)
Blue-eyed Bush Frog Top view
2 short video clips goes here:
Vocal Sac Deflating: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FuCKJSZpj8&feature=context-cha :-)
Top view will be uploaded soon... :-)