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#181 Apr 29th, 2013, 17:51
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That's very interesting, and I wonder if there is any research (either allopathic or otherwise) about that effect.

Drumstick trees seem to be very delicate. Every so often ours gets some infestation or sickness and appears almost dead for a while. My wife seems to be able to nurse it back to health, even if it involves cutting it right back. This year it is giving us a bumper crop
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Drumstick trees seem to be very delicate. Every so often ours gets some infestation or sickness and appears almost dead for a while. My wife seems to be able to nurse it back to health, even if it involves cutting it right back. This year it is giving us a bumper crop
Beware!

Hairy caterpillars, specially the sting ones are very fond of this tree. Though the plant has good medicinal value.
The flowers are also edible(pakora) and are natural defense against pox.
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Thankfully, we have had a bumper crop of drumsticks, not of caterpillars and ...no sign of the pox!
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I think some experiments were being conducted under the name "bee sting therapy". Perhaps the caterpillar sting therapy will be an accidental discovery accepted by the mainstream medical science someday.
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Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai in the past few days.

I had been seeing the regulars like Common Crow, Striped Tiger, Palm Fly and Dark Blue butterflies regularly in the pas few days in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai. But yesterday saw this Gaudy Baron (female, I am told).



And this real creepy crawly lizard one posed for a long time! Anybody game for ID-ing it? Interesting thing about this lizard is the color of it's tail which is so different from it's upper body!



Same fellow from another angle - look at his feet and the claws!!



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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I don't know why, but in UK caterpillars like this are called Woolly Bears. There is no need for standing-on-end hair when observing them, but it is better not to touch them as some species can cause a skin rash with their hairs, so better, without specialist knowledge, to leave them all alone.

I've seen Woolly Bears here --- and also the Tiger Moths that they become. These, with their wings folded back, appear to be the archetypically boring large, brown moth, but they are keeping their rear wings covered, which are amazing shades of orange and scarlet!
Nick-H, I found something interesting! Orvasca subnotata (I am told it is the famous asian moth cat, but I don't find much match on the net for that name), isn't it pretty?



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What stunning shots you have got..........i bet all these are quite rare insects
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Thanks SomaGhosh & also Prakaant.

@SomaGhosh, I don't know if they are rare, but I spotted them for the first time! Loved them. Had some leisure time myself and they posed willingly at close range!
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Common Jezebel, photographed in Neyveli township in the month of December 2012.

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Thanks all for those likes!

Got to see another butterfly at SGNP, today (12th May)! So here it is -

Common Gull(Cepora nerissa) - I saw almost 6 to 8 of this specie - on a small moist patch of land. Could not manage a clear picture of the group.



This one could be a 'Lemon Pansy' butterfly - it was not at all co-operative.



Another one - A moth, taken on the 8th of May. It was so tiny that I have almost placed the camera on the moth itself to get a clear view. Not a colorful one, just plain beige colored with some small black spots here and there.

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Stunning photos Naveena
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The green fairy......

Lovely insects, I have a great affinity towards them since childhood,(Probably thought to be some tasty candy). My mom told that once I had even tried to chew one.......

Nevertheless took a snap inside one of the ATM lobby.(my apology for the poor quality )
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Nice pictures naveena You have started this thread again

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Thanks All.

A few more snaps from SGNP.

Wasp nest construction in progress!



Found this not very active bee (?), yesterday. The shiny wings lured me into clicking the pics!



Look at it's hairy legs! Real creepy!



Today's catch!

Indian Common Sailer



Common Mormon



Nothing Creepy but surely something which would crawl around shortly. This cat has given birth to 2 kittens just a day or two back, in the garden! The kittens have not even opened their eyes and the mother has already changed it's place today! Hope to see those kittens crawl, hop & jump all over the garden!



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Nothing Creepy but surely something which would crawl around shortly. This cat has given birth to 2 kittens just a day or two back, in the garden! The kittens have not even opened their eyes and the mother has already changed it's place today! Hope to see those kittens crawl, hop & jump all over the garden!

Carry on.................

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This Sunday we went for my first walkabout after knee surgery. We walked towards our apple orchard and occasionally stopped for a few pictures.
This fly posed on an apple blossom for us. The red eyes don't look nearly as vibrant here as they do in the original, but I didn't want to doctor the shot to enhance them.

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