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Beautiful! Lovely dragonflies, damselflies, and maybe the little butterfly is a skipper of some sort? Don't know the types on any of these, but they're all lovely!
I'm sure I know less about them than you do, but that last dragonfly with the yellow in its wings is amazing!
the butterfly seems to be a (tropic) dart (thus named due to the alignement of the wings). I think i have a picture of a similar bug in my blog...http://patalidev.blogspot.com/2010/08/bugs-life.html
An amazing collection of insects and bugs that i surely don't see here in the mountains of CO! Those two different red and black species are beautiful and exotic.
I have no idea what they are, but your pictures are stunning. The clarity amazes me.
It's good to see your bug collection. I love to capture photos of bugs too. They are dragonflies, damselfly, skipper butterfly, moth...I am following your blog... :)
I think i have seen some of them but no idea of the exact names..
Great collection of bugs....the last 3 are very interesting!! Scary looking!!!
Hi all,Many thanks for leaving comments and giving clues for the IDs. :)
I adore the dragonfly wings...such perfect detail!
The details of the dragonfly are gorgeous! Happy Macro Monday!!
Can't help with the names; but Excellent shots!
They are gorgeous and so are the macros!I don't have the insect book with me to at least get a general idea of a few.No help here, sorry.You could try at Birdforum. They have an excellent section for ID-ing critters too :)
http://www.birdforum.net/forum.phpMaybe I should add the link, that would help ;)
Hi friends,Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback!:)Nicole,Many thanks for the link!:)
You're welcome. Try it out!
Dragonfly in 6 and 7 images from the top is Elusive Adjutant(http://biodiversityofsrilanka.blogspot.com/2010/09/elusive-adjutant-aethriamanta.html). It can be easily identified by small red spot on the hind leg. One in your picture is a male since female has yellow spot instead of red. However this one seems to be a juvenile (compare it with adult male in my blog) since it is bit unusual of having yellow patches in abdomen and less dark color head.Black and light yellow one in next image is very common Variegated Flutterer (Rhyothemis variegata)Damselfly with reddish annal appendage next to it is Wandering wisp(Agriocnemis pygmaea) one of the smallest in Sri Lanka. Which is also common in both dry and wet zone.Dragonfly in first four images is female Spine-tufted Skimmer(Orthetrum chrysis. Dragonfly in 5th picture from the top is difficult to identify with above image since there are several dragonflies with brownish above eye and yellowish body with dark line on abdomen. Better if you can take several photos with different angles once you encounter a one so that identification task is much easier especially regards these type of insects.Sorry I can't identify other moths, beetles and wasps perhaps except two butterflies of family Hesperiidae( I will come back again with separate comment if I would succeeded with identifying them hopefully :))
These are wonderful shots! I think they are dragonfly, damsel, moth, butterfly, beetle. id I pass?Macro Monday
Hi Bushana, Mate,I can't thank you enough for helping me with the IDs. ! :)Hi Ladynred,Yes you do!:)
These macro photos are really nice
Hi AmilaAs I have promised you I could find time today to attend on identifying two butterflies of family Hesperiidae. :) Butterfly in image 11,12 and 13 from the top is 'Smallest swift' (Panara bada bada) probably a male. Uncommon butterfly of all zones. Next one is a female Bush hopper (Ampittia dioscrides singa)common butterfly of lowlands upto about 500m a.s.l.Larva of both species feeds on varies grasses of family Poaceae including paddy.
Hi Bushana, That's wonderful mate,thank you!:)
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