Archive for October, 2014

Morni Wildlife (Insects): Indian Tortoiseshell

October 31, 20141 Comment

Indian Tortoiseshell  (Aglais caschmirensis) is a colourful, medium-sized butterfly (wingspan of about 2 inches) that has reddish-orange wings with prominent black and yellow, high contrast ‘zebra’ markings on the forewings and a border of blue-spots on the edges. Its larvae feeds on nettle (urtica). It occurs in the Himalayas from 1000 to 4000 metres. It is difficult to […]

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Morni Wildlife (Insects): Northern Spotted Grasshopper

October 31, 20141 Comment

Northern Spotted Grasshopper (Aularches miliaris) – a colourful grasshopper of South and Southeast Asia with dark, glossy green head and thorax and a canary-yellow band on the side. Wings are green with yellow spots. Legs are a metallic blue.  Abdomen is banded in red and black. A heavy and sluggish grasshopper it is capable of […]

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