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What

Housefly Catchers (Genus Plexippus)

Observer

dhruthi2

Date

September 19, 2022 08:46 AM IST

Description

Feeding on kidney garden spider

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biologocelio

Date

May 29, 2019 07:46 PM -03

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What

Banded Green Argiope (Argiope chloreides)

Observer

hayath_mohammed

Date

August 27, 2022

Place

Agumbe (Google, OSM)

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vasanthi

Date

September 2, 2022 12:00 AM IST

Place

Samethadka (Google, OSM)

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hayath_mohammed

Date

September 2, 2022

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jithesh

Date

September 1, 2022 11:49 AM IST

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What

Stenochilid Spiders (Family Stenochilidae)

Date

September 1, 2022 10:52 AM IST

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What

Bird-dropping Araneids (Genus Cyrtarachne)

Observer

deekshith1

Date

August 29, 2022 09:07 PM IST

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Observer

raghavendrahk

Date

August 21, 2022

Place

Belgaum (Google, OSM)

Description

Not sure about the id . But it looks very similar. Please suggest the exact id .

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Observer

naturalist43365

Date

August 19, 2022 05:39 PM IST

Place

Belur (Google, OSM)

Description

Feeding on chikunia

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What

Snail-mimick Spider (Cyrtarachne sunjoymongai)

Date

September 11, 2016 07:24 AM IST

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What

Comb-footed Platform Spiders (Genus Nihonhimea)

Observer

ashoksengupta5

Date

August 14, 2022 01:00 PM IST

Description

Observed the parasitoid larvae on the tiny spider.

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Date

October 15, 2021 09:24 AM IST

Description

Epocilla calcarata Jumping Spider

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What

Heavy-bodied Jumper (Hyllus semicupreus)

Date

August 11, 2022 10:48 AM IST

Place

Home of (Google, OSM)

Description

Female killed a dragon fly. The spider was about 10 cm up, it descended slowly using web to a nearby perch and then pounced on the dragon fly, I ran in and got my phone for a few pics, by which time the dragon fly became immobile. Hyllus I've seen take big prey at my garden.

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Observer

deekshith1

Date

July 30, 2022 05:08 PM IST

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Date

August 7, 2022 02:11 PM IST

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What

Bird Dropping Crab Spiders (Genus Phrynarachne)

Date

August 5, 2022 04:24 PM IST

Description

Bird Dropping Crab Spider ( Phrynarachne sp) Preying Blow Fly

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What

Bird Dropping Crab Spiders (Genus Phrynarachne)

Date

July 30, 2022 08:17 AM IST

Description

Bird Dropping Crab Spiders (Phrynarachne Sp) Preying Common Fruit Fly

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What

Ant-mimic Spiders (Genus Myrmarachne)

Observer

manojbhat

Date

July 30, 2022 11:44 AM IST

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What

Red Weaver Ant-mimicking Spider (Myrmaplata plataleoides)

Observer

nisha23

Date

June 30, 2022 10:02 AM IST

Place

Tumkur (Google, OSM)

Description

Male Red weaver ant mimicking spider feeding on female ant mimicking spider.

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What

Pirate Spiders (Family Mimetidae)

Observer

manjunath8

Date

April 22, 2022 08:00 PM IST

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vipinbaliga

Date

June 2, 2022 10:14 AM IST

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jithesh

Date

July 16, 2022 11:07 AM IST

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What

Ornamental Tree Trunk Spider (Herennia multipuncta)

Observer

vaidyar

Date

July 14, 2022 05:31 PM IST

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Date

July 2, 2022 09:00 AM IST

Description

Mating pair

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Observer

manjunath8

Date

June 3, 2022 08:27 AM IST

Description

°Observed a female Brettus cingulatus guarding the egg sac. After few days, observed a male mating with the same female over the egg sac.

The female was guarding the eggs for few days and unfortunately the female gone missing(not sure if it was dead).

After few days the spiderlings hatched and they were all alone for 2 days.

The next day we observed a female Brettus near the hatched egg sac and thought that the mother has returned, which was not the case. It was an unknown female, which was feeding on the spiderlings. All the spiderlings were killed and eaten by the unknown female°

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Observer

vijaykumar2

Date

June 2022

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Date

June 26, 2022 09:13 AM IST

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What

Slug Caterpillar Moths (Family Limacodidae)

Observer

nantyherizo

Date

May 12, 2018 02:00 PM +03

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Date

June 17, 2022 08:04 AM IST

Description

Spiders always choose better home...this choose exoskeleton of an insect

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frank-deschandol

Date

June 4, 2019 06:03 PM HST

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What

Garden Orbweavers (Genus Argiope)

Observer

goudagururaj

Date

June 3, 2022 12:24 PM IST

Description

Signature spider with house gecko kill

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What

White Lynx Spider (Oxyopes shweta)

Observer

vijayalakshmi

Date

May 24, 2022 05:28 PM IST

Place

Muddahalli (Google, OSM)

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karthik_83

Date

March 31, 2022 10:04 PM IST

Description

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Vinegaroons (Family Thelyphonidae)

Observer

subbu107

Date

May 18, 2022 10:29 AM IST

Description

Territorial confrontation?

Or mating ?

Is there sexual dimorphism ?

Probably flushed out from their hiding places by flooding due to the overnight downpour.

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Date

May 8, 2022 08:56 AM IST

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Date

May 8, 2022 10:58 AM IST

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What

White Lynx Spider (Oxyopes shweta)

Observer

vishwanathgowda

Date

April 23, 2022 08:24 PM IST

Place

Guddekeri (Google, OSM)

Description

Saw this with it's egg sac, on closer observation could see that it was filled with baby spiders & parasite wasps.

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naveen_iyer

Date

November 7, 2021 05:49 PM IST

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What

Grass Lynx Spiders (Genus Oxyopes)

Observer

hayath_mohammed

Date

April 14, 2019

Place

Bangalore (Google, OSM)

Description

Was seen predating on a social spider, Stegodyphus sp

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What

Crab Spiders (Family Thomisidae)

Observer

naturalist43365

Date

April 15, 2022 06:10 AM UTC

Place

Belur (Google, OSM)

Description

With non biting midge kill

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What

Spiders (Order Araneae)

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harshithjv

Date

March 14, 2022 04:15 PM IST

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vaidyar

Date

March 2, 2022 05:10 PM IST

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What

Asian Spinybacked Orbweaver (Thelacantha brevispina)

Observer

bhanuprakash1

Date

February 11, 2022 05:24 PM IST

Description

Spider with parasitic wasp eggs on it's back.

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Date

February 2, 2022 09:59 PM IST

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eshanyasharma

Date

January 31, 2022 12:05 PM IST

Place

BANAJALAYA (Google, OSM)

Description

Portia labiata female feeding on neoscona thesi

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What

Nursery Web Spiders (Family Pisauridae)

Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

March 14, 2021 05:15 PM IST

Description

The unseen - Fishing spider in its elements

Ever wondered why a peculiar looking spider look that way? Why all the spots, stripes and hairs? Why that color scheme?
Well, this picture might give a clue. The white spots on the fishing spider possibly helps it become one with the reflections. The brown color helps it merge with the rocks.
The predator or prey might not notice a few white spots moving amidst the bright reflections in the rocky, aquatic terrain.

Brilliant isn't it!!

This spider is so well camouflaged expect for the 3 newly formed pale colored limbs which are sticking out like a sore thumb :-D

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What

Pirate Spiders (Family Mimetidae)

Observer

eshanyasharma

Date

Missing Date

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Observer

subhadrad

Date

September 2, 2021 08:14 AM IST

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What

Cellar Spiders (Family Pholcidae)

Observer

naturalist43365

Date

December 30, 2021 01:26 AM UTC

Place

Belur (Google, OSM)

Description

With spider egg parasitoids from the family - platygastridae (likely Idris sps)

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What

Spider-hunting Orb-web Spiders (Genus Chorizopes)

Observer

amith_kiran

Date

June 8, 2020 06:13 PM IST

Description

Chorizopes preying on Argiope

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What

Stumpy Crab Spiders (Genus Thomisops)

Observer

amith_kiran

Date

May 17, 2019 10:51 AM IST

Description

Bomis mating pair

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Observer

amith_kiran

Date

March 8, 2019 06:56 PM IST

Description

Cannibalism of thyene imperialis

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Observer

amith_kiran

Date

May 15, 2019 08:43 AM UTC

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What

Laglaise's Garden Spider (Eriovixia laglaizei)

Observer

amith_kiran

Date

December 29, 2021 06:54 PM UTC

Description

Eriovixia With Derbiid plant hoppers as prey

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What

Hackledmesh Weavers (Family Amaurobiidae)

Date

October 2021

Description

About 1 inch spider with a unique 'trap-door' like web built about 6 feet on a tree trunk next to a stream deep inside the rainforest. Upon removing the 'lid' the natural cavity was lined with fine silk (hence the blue tinge due to the flash). No photo prominantly showing eye-pattern, one image produced here photographed by Rohit Nandakumar. Identification is tentative, because this family is not reported from anywhere in India except the Himalayan region.

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Stone-nest Spiders (Genus Nemoscolus)

Date

October 2021

Description

A very small spider, observed making small orb-webs with the centre attached to a conical retreat made up of debris. Webs mostly built under 30 cm from the forest floor, generally under a small plant. Several such webs found inside the rainforest. One of these that was photographed had a female, male, and at least two spiderlings living inside the same retreat.

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What

Long Horned Spiny Spider (Gasteracantha dalyi)

Observer

jithesh

Date

November 1, 2019 01:26 PM IST

Place

Kabbinale (Google, OSM)

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ashokdm

Date

October 12, 2020 11:15 AM IST

Description

another diff colour rhene. more black in the front and yellow in the abdomen

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jithesh

Date

November 27, 2021 07:37 PM IST

Place

Manjalpade (Google, OSM)

Description

Observed a vailimia male and female sharing the same orb web.
They got disturbed while we photographed.
The male took the chance to dance and seduce the female. But, female.was not interested

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What

Kidney Garden Spider (Bijoaraneus mitificus)

Observer

ashokdm

Date

February 5, 2021 08:31 PM IST

Description

on wild plant leaf

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Date

November 26, 2021 05:30 PM IST

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What

Genus Ovia

Observer

jithesh

Date

May 26, 2019 09:46 AM IST

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ashokdm

Date

November 21, 2021 04:15 PM IST

Description

saw near near the house railings and then moved to the shrub

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vishwanathgowda

Date

November 21, 2021 11:10 AM IST

Description

Found this on a wild plant, noon macro walk.

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ashokdm

Date

November 22, 2021 04:23 PM IST

Description

the abdomen was green and bigger

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What

Hasselt's Spiny Spider (Macracantha hasselti)

Observer

naturalist43365

Date

November 25, 2021 07:41 AM UTC

Place

Belur (Google, OSM)

Description

Molting on web

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Observer

ashokdm

Date

November 20, 2021 02:13 PM IST

Description

an interesting find. we would have ignored as parawixia but the abdomen was so different with colors and patterns. may be look more further when we go there next

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harshithjv

Date

November 2021

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Date

May 8, 2020 04:58 AM IST

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drbmg

Date

November 13, 2021 08:59 AM UTC

Place

Mysuru (Google, OSM)

Description

Identified as Zimiris doriae.

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nisha23

Date

October 22, 2021 09:17 AM IST

Place

Tumkur (Google, OSM)

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rahulshenoy

Date

October 28, 2019 10:32 AM IST

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What

Spiders (Order Araneae)

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roshnir

Date

November 2, 2021 07:44 AM IST

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What

Shorttailed Whipscorpions (Order Schizomida)

Date

October 31, 2021 01:07 PM UTC

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What

Dandy Spiders (Genus Portia)

Observer

naturalist43365

Date

September 29, 2021 08:13 AM IST

Place

Belur (Google, OSM)

Description

With Nephilengys kill

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What

Bark Spiders (Genus Caerostris)

Date

Missing Date

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Date

October 20, 2021 02:32 PM UTC

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vipinbaliga

Date

September 24, 2021 10:11 PM IST

Description

Here is a set of pictures showing the typical moves the male makes in the process of mating.

  1. The male approaches the female from the front
  2. The male persuades the female to turn around
  3. The female turns around
  4. The male positions himself to lift the female's abdomen up
  5. The male lifts the female's abdomen using his right leg 1. (notice the supporting limbs)
  6. The male lifts the abdomen higher and quickly inserts a pedipalp

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venakapoor

Date

October 25, 2021 08:19 AM IST

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ashwinv

Date

October 24, 2021 10:03 AM IST

Description

I was watching this Harmochirus female roaming in the open while on a phone call. Suddenly a Plexippus showed up and quickly advanced towards it before catching it! Managed to take some pics while the call was still ongoing.

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What

Housefly Catchers (Genus Plexippus)

Observer

ashwinv

Date

October 24, 2021 10:03 AM IST

Description

I was watching a Harmochirus female roaming in the open while on a phone call. Suddenly this one showed up and quickly advanced towards it before catching it! Managed to take some pics while the call was still ongoing.

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acharya_mr

Date

October 24, 2021 01:31 PM IST

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What

Flower Crab Spiders (Genus Thomisus)

Observer

csbandi

Date

October 25, 2021 09:06 AM IST

Description

With a wasp prey

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acharya_mr

Date

October 16, 2021 10:42 AM IST

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Date

October 20, 2021 03:42 PM UTC

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Date

October 20, 2021 03:31 PM UTC

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What

Araneoid Spiders (Superfamily Araneoidea)

Date

October 20, 2021 01:05 PM UTC

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What

Orbweavers (Family Araneidae)

Date

October 20, 2021 12:26 PM UTC

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Date

October 20, 2021 12:14 PM UTC

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What

Spiders (Order Araneae)

Date

October 20, 2021 11:37 AM UTC

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Date

October 20, 2021 11:10 AM UTC

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Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

September 24, 2021 08:35 PM IST

Description

Carrhotus viduus - "Fighting"

I was working on my office laptop one afternoon when I heard my 7 year old niece Varna calling for me from the terrace. I knew she had found some bug or spider from her enthusiasm.

I decided to investigate what she had found and went to the terrace when she exclaimed "Chikkappaaaa CAMERA thagondbanni illi ondu jeda ide!!" (uncle bring your camera! there is a spider here!!)

My ever curious and attentive niece never fails to show me every individual spider and bug she encounters. So before I attached my macro diffuser to my flash... fixed my flash, diffuser, raynox to my camera... I wanted to know what she had found this time. If it was a common creature I would have had to make up some excuse not to photograph it again. So I was like "noduva yaava jeda antha". And to my surprise this is what she showed me!

A pair of Carrhotus viduus mating on a Ficus leaf, among the galls, 4 feet away and below the terrace level. I was surprised she could identify it as a spider from that distance given the pair were all bunched up.

I quickly got my camera, carefully pulled the branch closer with one hand and started photographing them when the intrusion caused them to separate and look at each each with utter disbelief. This is when my niece exclaimed "eradu jeda ide chikkappa!! enu maadtha ide?!" (there are 2 spiders uncle! what are they doing?!)

I now had to think fast and I did -

I calmly told her they were fighting. (they were actually mating)
She asked why...
I said they were fighting for the ownership of the tree. Whoever wins gets to eat all the insects on that tree.

So she exclaimed - "Noduva yaaru gelthaare antha!" (let's see who wins!)

As if this was the cue they were waiting for, the "Black and white" spider started "fighting" with the "brown and yellow" spider very enthusiastically :-D

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What

Leafcurling Sac Spiders (Genus Clubiona)

Observer

vishwanathgowda

Date

October 12, 2021 08:26 PM IST

Description

Found this spider with kill on a wild plant. Night walk macro.

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Observer

naturalist43365

Date

October 17, 2021 11:23 AM UTC

Place

Belur (Google, OSM)

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Observer

naturalist43365

Date

October 18, 2021 10:55 AM UTC

Place

Belur (Google, OSM)

Description

Guarding her eggsac

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Observer

naturalist43365

Date

April 29, 2021 06:11 AM UTC

Place

Belur (Google, OSM)