Critters from my garden

I am posting here after a month. COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire in Bangalore and I am not stepping out. Today after lunch, I saw a beautiful footman moth in my terrace garden. I decided to have a closer look with my Macro lens and check out other critters. Here are a few critters I saw before the sun forced me in... 

Here's Nepita conferta - the footman moth...

One really tiny shield bug...

This one was almost invisible...

Then saw this really colourful long-legged fly...

Another angle...

A grasshopper...

I could find some moth eggs in the underside of a leaf...

An assassin bug?

Common housefly...

A shield bug...

Show stopper of  the day was this Indian Green tortoise beetle...

Hope you liked the post. Do let me know your thoughts in the comments section below...


  1. Well done it is amazing what one can find in a small area if you really look hard. We have quite a reasonable size garden, but everything is so dry that I am struggling to find much about which is unusual. We are also staying put and I suspect this might be the case for quite a while yet!! Strange year we are having. Love all your photos but I agree the Indian Green tortoise beetle is incredible, a totally new one on me.
    Take care and stay safe. Diane

  2. Such a wonderful series of little critters!

  3. Wow, these are great pictures, I showed them to my 7 year old and he loved them.

  4. Wonderful photos - and on your doorstep as well! Stay home and safe.

  5. Gorgeous photos!
    Thanks so much for sharing at

  6. With your way of photography you can always have something to capture, even in the Covid war:):) Your insects look rather fierce and remind me on a fi sci movie:) The tortoise beetle is quite beautiful, but also that moth in the beginning of your post. Hope you won't let that virus ruin your summer! Many thaks for sharing this post with All Seasons, and have a terrific week ahead! Jesh

  7. Brilliant captures nice close ups :-)

    Have a crittertastic safe week 😷😷😷

  8. Marvelous macro shots! Continue to stay safe.

  9. I am so sorry that Covid continues to take its toll. Worsening in Australia too. Sigh.

    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek #199. Next week, the optional prompt is Food. Hope to see you there. Denyse,.

  10. Hello
    I really like what you can find in this crazy time in its close surroundings
    Regards Frank

  11. Hello,

    I am sorry about the Covid outbreak. It seems to be increasing in numbers once again here too. Your insect collection is amazing, great macro photos. The Indian Green Tortoise Beetle is beautiful. I love the details on the moth in the 2nd photo. Take care, stay safe! Have a great day!

  12. Great images! Thank you for sharing!

  13. It's fun to see the detail of such tiny critters. Even the house fly looks beautiful under your lens.

  14. Hello,

    Awesome insect images. Well done! Take care and stay safe! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, have a great weekend! PS, thanks for visiting my blog and for the comment.

  15. The close ups really give us a better respect for these little critters. So much detail and interesting markings! You are amazing with a camera! WOW!

  16. Amazing what you can find. Stay safe...

  17. Hello. Amazing and gorgeous little creatures. Fantastic photos.
    Take care!

  18. Your photos are exquisite. So many of them are difficult subjects to photograph and you did a great job.

  19. Some insects are truly awesome.
    Stay safe and let's hope this nightmare will end little by little!

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