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A Photoshoot With a Leaf Insect

The Phasmatodea (also known as Phasmida or Phasmatoptera) are an order of insects, whose members are variously known as stick insects in Europe and Australasia; stick-bugs, walking sticks or bug sticks in the United States and Canada; or as phasmids, ghost insects or leaf insects (generally the family Phylliidae). The group’s name is derived from the Ancient Greek φάσμα phasma, meaning an apparition or phantom, referring to the resemblance of many species to sticks or leaves.


Greeny Visitor with Fake Eyes

Can you see how cute this worm is? yes a bunch of them attacked my Crape Jasmine plant by eating al the leaves. But still who can hate them? I heard these worms are called Tomato Worms. They are a type of caterpillars who will later turn into moths. Tomato worms, or commonly called as hornworms with the scientific name manduca quinquemaculata, are a type of caterpillars. It’s named due to its tail that similarly appears horn. They’re one of the largest caterpillars extending up to 4 inches long. Read more about their life cycle here. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]


Horton Plains National Park, Sri Lanka

Horton Plains is a spectacular piece of nature, a world heritage site, a could forest located in central highlands of Sri Lanka (at an altitude of at an altitude of 6,900–7,500 ft). It was declared as a national park in 1988 due to the rich tourist attraction and valuable biodiversity. Many species found here are endemic to the region. The World’s End and Baker’s Falls are among many of the tourist attractions of the park. This plains is a home to sambar moose and many other endemic species.  Horton Plains is the only park where you are allowed to walk freely without a Read more…