Flower Wasp

The Flower Wasp here is commonly know as Blue-black Flower Wasp or Hairy Flower Wasp belong to family Scoliidae. It has a black hairy body, orange colored antennae and shiny blue wings. The adult wasp feeds upon nectar and thus helps in pollination. The larvae act as important bio-control agents, feeding upon beetle larvae in the ground.


Flower Wasp
Flower Wasp Pic
Flower Wasp Pic

Lahore Pakistan

Lahore is the second largest city of Pakistan after Karachi and serves as the capital city of Punjab province. According to 2010 estimation its population is about 10 million. Lahore is an old and historic city, enriched with ancient architecture. Lahore is the center of education, economic, sports and cultural activities. Every year thousand of people visit Lahore for business purposes or to see historical places. Mughal structures such as the Badshahi Mosque, the Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens, and the mausolea of Jehangir and Nur Jehan, Chauburji Gate, walled city are some of the major tourist attractions in the city. Lahore is also home to many British colonial structures built in the Indo-Saracenic style, such as the Lahore High Court, the General Post Office, Lahore Museum, Lahore Railway Station, and many older universities and colleges including the University of the Punjab, Govt College and King Edward Medical college. The Lahore Zoo (1872), Which is the fourth oldest in the world and 2ng largest in South Asia. is also situated here. Lahore is known is the city of gardens. It has many beautiful parks and gardens including Shalimar Gardens, Lawrence Gardens, Hazuri Bagh, Iqbal Park, Mochi Bagh, Gulshan Iqbal Park, Model Town Park, Race Course Park, Nasir Bagh Lahore, Jallo Park, Wild Life Park, and Bagh-e-Jinnah. Lahore is also famous for its delicious foods. To facilitate and attract of tourists, food streets have been established at Gawalmandi, Anarkali, and Fort Road. Wagah border is also an important and actrictive place for the tourists. The flag downing ceremony at Wagha border is very entertaining to visitors.

Lahore Pakistan
Lahore Pakistan
Lahore Pakistan
Lahore Pakistan
Lahore Pakistan
Lahore Pakistan
Lahore Pakistan
Lahore Pakistan
Lahore Pakistan
Lahore Pakistan

Chalcid wasp

Chalcid Wasp (Conura nigricornis)
Chalcid wasp
Chalcid wasp

Praying Mantis Egg Case

After mating the female lays 10 to 400 eggs, depending on the species. Eggs are typically deposited in a frothy mass that is produced by glands in the abdomen. This froth then hardens to form a papery like case to protect praying mantis eggs inside. The praying mantis egg case is know by a number of names including ootheca, egg pods or egg sack or egg sac.  Different species of praying mantis have different types of egg cases. Below are some pictures of different types of praying mantis cases.


Praying Mantis Egg Case Pictures
Praying Mantis Egg Case
Praying Mantis Egg case
Praying Mantis Egg Case
Praying Mantis Egg Case
Praying Mantis Egg Case

Dictyopharid Planthopper

Dictyopharid Planthopper
Dictyopharid Planthopper

Corporal Punishment in Schools

Although corporal punishment in schools as well as in families is prohibited by law in Pakistan, but still teachers practice corporate punishment in both public and private schools without any hesitation as a way of correcting the students behavior or to improve the child's study habits. The KPK government passed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Child Protection and Welfare Act, 2010, but never tried to implement it.
According to this act "Corporal punishment means intentional use of physical force intended to cause a high degree of pain or discomfort for discipline, correction and control, changing behavior or in the belief of educating or bringing up the child, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, psychological harm, Mal-development or deprivation"
The Act further says:
"Corporal punishment stands abolished in all its kinds and manifestations and its practice in any form is prohibited as provided under section 89 of the Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 (Act No. XLV of 1860).
Whosoever causes or permits to cause corporal punishment, through omission or commission, in any form, under any circumstances or for any purpose, to a child, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees, or with both."
Besides other evils and negative impacts of corporate punishment on children spiritual, moral, mental and physical health, it is one of the main cause of increasing dropout from the schools.


Corporal Punishment in Schools

Apis mellifera

Apis mellifera Picture
The honey bee, Apis mellifera (European Honey Bee, Western Honey Bee), is one of several species of bees in the family Apidae, that produce honey. They are native to Europe and Africa, but now is distributed worldwide, because of their use in beekeeping. There are about 28 dozen recognized subspecies of Apis mellifera.
In Pakistan, thee are four species of honey bees. In which 3 species Apis dorsata, Apis cerana, and Apis florea are indigenous. The forth species Apis mellifera, is imported and established in Pakistan.
Beekeeping is a profitable business in Pakistan. About 7,000 beekeepers are now rearing exotic species, Apis mellifera in the modern beehives. There are about 300,000 colonies producing 7,500 metric ton honey annually. Congenial climate conditions and bee flora in the country provide excellent opportunities for the expansion of beekeeping. Honeybee flora is present on vast areas in all the provinces including Northern areas, FATA and AJK and can support 1,000,000 honeybee colonies. Pakistan Agricultural Research Counci (PARC), is playing an important role by providing training to the individuals and groups of various organizations and also arrange special training courses on request.

Source: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council


Apis mellifera
Apis mellifera Picture
Apis mellifera Picture
Apis mellifera Picture
Apis mellifera Picture
Apis mellifera Picture