Wild Strawberry-Potentilla indica

Wild Strawberry (Potentilla indica, formerly Duchesnea indica), also called mock strawberry, Gurbir, Indian strawberry or false strawberry belong to family Rosaceae. Its foliage and fruit are similar to true strawberry, though it is classified in a different genus, and has yellow flowers, unlike the white or slightly pink flowers of true strawberries. It is considered a noxious weed in some parts of the world.

Wild Strawberry (Potentilla indica)
Wild Strawberry
Wild Strawberry
Wild Strawberry

Evaniidae Ensign Wasps

Evaniidae is a family of parasitic wasps, generally known as the ensign wasps or hatchet wasps. There are about 400 species of  ensign wasps in 20 extant genera all over the world. The ensign wasp deposits her eggs inside cockroach egg cases, where the larvae develop. Due to this behavior of ensign wasps, They're know as Cockroach Egg Parasitoid Wasps. They're also known as Cockroach Killer Wasps.

Evaniidae-Ensign Wasp

Pakistan in Pictures

These ignored people are deserved the utmost attention of our rulers, social welfare departments, NGOs and others who claim to be the philanthropists and collect a large amount on the names of these most deprived people of our community.

دریدہ پیرہنوں کا خیال کیا آتا
امیر شہر کی اپنی ضرورتیں تھیں بہت

Pakistan in Pictures
Pakistan in Pictures
Pakistan in Pictures
Pakistan in Pictures
Pakistan in Pictures

Dengue Fever Epidemic in Pakistan

Pakistan is facing dengue fever epidemic these days. In the last two weeks more than 6,000 cases have been reported and at least forty people have died.
This post is intended to help the people effected by dengue fever.
Papaya leave juice is proven to be very effective against dengue fever. Only two spoonful of raw papaya leaves juice, taken once a day can help dengue patients increase their platelet count and therefore overcome the fever. Ready-made papaya leave juice/syrup is available in Pakistani markets, which is especially prepared to treat dengue fever. The syrup is prepared by Dr. Asif Mehmood Jah. According to Dr. Asif Mehmood Jah, the papaya syrup is given to two hundred patients and proved effective. To get the syrup in Peshawar or for further information you can contact on Mobile Number: 03335511132

Papaya for Dengue

You can also prepare the juice at home, if the papaya leaves are available.
Here is how to juice the leaves:
For each dose of 2 tablespoonfuls once a day, you need 2 papaya leaves. Clean and pound them, and squeeze it with a filter cloth. Do not boil or cook or rinse with hot water. Use only the leafy part with no stem or sap.
ڈینگی بخار کے علاج کیلۓ ڈاکٹرآصف محمود جاہ کی بنائی ھوئی دوا شربت پپیتہ اسلم مروت پشاور  سے حاصل کرنے اور دیگر معلومات کے لئے اس نمبر پررابطہ کریں. 03335511132

Castor Semi-Looper Moth

The Castor Semi-Looper (Achaea janata) is a species of moth in the family Noctuidae (owlet moths). It has a wingspan of about 50mm. It has light and dark brown patterned forewings, and black and white hindwings. They are called  Castor Semi-Looper Moth, because their caterpillars known as costar semi-looper, feed on costar plant and move by looping.

Castor Semi-Looper (Achaea janata)

50 Cents a Day

This little guy is a new serving boy at a local cold drinks shop. I didn't ask him about his age , but most probably he is under 12 years of age. I asked him about his working hours and his daily wage. He works from 9:00am to 7:00pm i.e 10 hours a day and gets 40 Pakistani rupees i.e 50 cents a day. 40 Pakistani rupees mean 0.5kg rice (uncooked) or 1.25kg wheat flour or 500ml milk or 4 cups of tea or a cane of Pepsi and that's all.

Serving Boy
Child Labor in Pakistan

Praying Mantis with Prey

Praying Mantis with Prey
Praying Mantis with Prey
Praying Mantis with Prey

Hippodamia variegata

The Hippodamia variegata is a species of ladybugs belonging to the family Coccinellidae, subfamily Coccinellinae. It's about 6-8mm long. It's black head with white pattern. The pronotum is also black with white border and two spots. The elytra are orange with 13 black spots. It's known by a number of common names including Adonis' Ladybird, Spotted Amber Ladybird, White Collared Ladybird and Variegated ladybird. Like the most species of lady beetles, it's also a farmers and gardeners friendly species that feed on aphids.

Ladybug-Hippodamia variegata
Hippodamia variegata
Hippodamia variegata Mating
Hippodamia variegata Mating
Hippodamia variegata Adult and larva Feeding on Aphids
Hippodamia variegata Eggs
Hippodamia variegata Larva

Bidens pilosa

The Bidens pilosa, commonly known as Spanish Needle, is an annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It's a weed that grows up to 3 feet in height. This plant produces individual small flowers which usually contain 4 to 8 white petals and yellow colored disc florets. The seeds are black and contain 4-5 black burrs which cling to livestock and humans. The flowers are a good source of nectar for butterflies and honeybees particularly in the early winter.
Some other common English names of  Bidens pilosa include Black Jack, broomstick, broom stuff, cobbler's pegs, burr marigold and devil's needles.

Bidens pilosa
Bidens pilosa
Bidens pilosa
Bidens pilosa
Bidens pilosa
Butterfly feeding on Bidens pilosa flower
Bidens pilosa
Bidens pilosa  Seed Head

Damselfly Nymphs

what do Damselfly Nymphs look like? The pictures below will answer the question.
Damselfly nymphs are aquatic, who live underwater and molt several times before turning into adults damselfly. They only come to the surface when they are ready to emerge as adults. Nymphs are carnivorous, feeding on small aquatic organisms. They breath through tail like gills at the end of their bodies. The nymph stage last from a few months to a few years.

Damselfly Nymphs
Damselfly Nymphs Picture
Damselfly Nymphs Picture
Damselfly Nymphs Picture
Damselfly Nymphs Picture