Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Damselflies (suborder Zygoptera) are insects in the order Odonata. Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but the adults can be distinguished by the fact that the wings of most damselflies are held along, and parallel to, the body when at rest. Furthermore, the hind wing of the damselfly is essentially similar to the fore wing, while the hind wing of the dragonfly broadens near the base. Damselflies are also usually smaller than dragonflies and weaker fliers in comparison, and their eyes are separated.  (Source : )

The above photo is taken near my house

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pellucid Hawk Moth (Cephonodes hylas).

Pellucid Hawk Moth (Cephonodes hylas).

A moth is an insect related to the butterfly, both being of the order Lepidoptera. Most of this order are moths; there are thought to be about 160,000 species of moth (nearly ten times the number of species of butterfly), with thousands of species yet to be described. Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are crepuscular and diurnal species. (Source: )
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The above moth photo is taken near my house,  

Thanks to Mr.Akshay Charegaonkar, who has helped me in identifying  correct name of this moth at INW