Harlequin Cabbage Bug

The Harlequin Cabbage Bug (Murgantia histrionica), is a stinkbug of the family Pentatomidae. It is also known as calicoback bug, fire bug or harlequin bug.  It's black color with red, orange or yellow color marking. It is pest to cabbage and other related plants such as broccoli, cauliflower, collards, mustard, brussels sprouts, turnip and radish etc..

Harlequin Bug
Harlequin Bug
Harlequin Bug
Harlequin Bug
Harlequin Cabbage Bug Eggas
Harlequin Bug Eggs
Harlequin Bug Eggs


Silver-striped Hawk Moth

The Silver-striped Hawk Moth (Hippotion celerio) is a moth of the Sphingidae family. They are also known as vine hawk moth or grapevine hawk moth, may be because grape vine is one of the host plants for the Silver-striped Hawk Moth caterpillar/larva.

Silver-striped Hawk Moth Pictures
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Sunflower Field

I shot the Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) field pictures a few weeks ago, but didn't post them in the hope of getting some better photos. The sunflower season is almost over and being a lazy person, I could not get more pictures. Due to poor light I have to re-expose the pictures for a better view. Our farmers grow sunflower in a very small quantity for their personal use. The seeds are crushed into oil locally. After frying the crude oil, it's used as edible oil without any further treatment or process.

Sunflower Field Pictures
Sunflower Field
Sunflower Field
Sunflower Field
Sunflower Field

Small Green Winged Creature

Here is a tiny green wing creature, I saw in a small berry plant. Most of them were stuck around the small branches. I'm not sure what they are? Some tiny grasshopper or a fly or some other type of bug.

Correction: This is green plant hopper (Siphanta hebes) belong to family Flatidae, Order Hemiptera.



Tiny Green Winged Creature
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Robber Flies

The robber flies are insects in order Diptera, family Asilidae. There are a number of species that vary greatly in color and appearance. All robber flies are predaceous, lying in wait for victims. Robber fly prey on insects such as wasps, bees, beetles, butterflies and dragonflies etc. The robber fly jabs its strong pointed proboscis into prey's back to inject the neurotoxic saliva to paralyze it and then sucks the juices out. Robber flies can deliver a painful bite to human, if handled roughly.
Robber fly pictures
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Purple Wildflower

I don't know the exact name of this purple wildflower, however it looks like "Rose vervain and Sweet rocket", but still very different and beautiful. It looks like a flower of flowers from the top. The petals have a special pattern, three petals joined together are in one shape, having relatively wide size, while the remaining two are some how narrow in shape.

Purple Wildflower
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Moss Rose

Moss Roses or Rose Moss (Portulaca grandiflora) is the type genus of the purslane family Portulacaceae, found in the tropics and warm temperate regions. It is an annual plant and cultivated as ornamental plant. It is also known as sun plant or portulaca.

Moss Roses Flower Pictures

Yellow moss rose
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Orang moss rose picture
Red moss rose
Red moss rose picture
Moss rose plant and flowers
Moss rose plant and flowers

Bath White Butterfly

The Bath White (Pontia daplidice) is a small butterfly of the family pieridae (yellows and whites) with a wingspan of 45 to 55 mm. The underside of the hindwing has a pattern of greenish blotches, which is characteristic of the bath whites and easily identifies it from other pierids.

Bath white butterfly female (underside)
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Bath white butterfly pictureBath white butterfly male (underside)
Bath white butterfly pictureBath white butterfly male (upper side)
Bath white butterfly picture

Chicory Plant and Flowers

Chicory (Cichorium intybus) is a blue-flowered bushy perennial herb of the family Asteraceae. It grows as a wild plant. Chicory is also cultivated and its leaves are eaten as a vegetable or salad. The dried roots are baked and ground, which is used as a coffee substitute or mixed with coffee. It's a medicinal herb and is used for treating many diseases. Common chicory is also known as blue sailors, succory and coffeeweed. In local languages Urdu and Pashto it is called Kasni.

Chicory Plant
Chicory Plant

Chicory Flowers
Chicory Flower
Chicory Flower
Chicory Flower

Red and White Jumping Spider

I found this beautiful tiny jumping spider (family: Salticidae) in my grapes plant. It has a beautiful white body with red strips and yellow legs.

Red and white Jumping Spider pictures

Man Taking a Rest

A labor is taking rest under the shade in a local park to restore his energy. Due to high temperature it's very difficult for the labors to work continuously for long time in the scorching sun.

Picture of a Man Taking Rest

Bed Bugs Pictures

A bedbug or bed bug (Cimex lectularius) is a small nocturnal insect of the family Cimicidae that lives by feeding on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts. Its name comes from its preferred habitat i.e. mattresses, carpets, sofas and wooden furniture. Bedbugs are mainly active at night. Bed bugs are becoming a great problem with us as we don't have any effective method to control them. Most of the insecticides available in market are not effective against bed bugs, may be because of their low quality.

Bed Bugs Pictures
Bed Bug
Bed bug
Bed bug
Bed Bug
Bed Bug
Bed Bug
Bed Bug
Bed Bug
Bed Bug
Bed bug Eggs Picture
Bed Bug Eggs Picture