Category Archives: Insects of Thekambattu

Monkey Moth ( Eupterotidae)

This is a small family of moths of the old world. Wonderful creatures!



Bug’s life!

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If you happen to touch them, you will remember them for a long time!poker-pillar1


Butterflies all around

With good decent showers during the last two weeks, the temperature has come down. Everything on the hills is gleaming green. Mangos of some kind are ready to pluck and eat. Farming looks hopeful this year. We hoped to get good rains and had already ploughed the land and kept ready. On the first rain, we have planted சாமை (Samai- little millet),வரகு (Varagu – kodo millet ) and ஆரியம் (Ariyam – finger millet). We hope that we get a decent enough harvest for own consumption.
With the nice weather around, a lot of butterflies all around. this is a very cute one which I managed to capture!!

Our mango harvest is not as great as last year. But this year we got fruits from some trees which did not yield anything last year. Some people, friends and relatives, keep asking us to parcel mangos to them. We feel that the value for these organic products gets lost if people dont get the story behind them. And the only way to get the story is to be in it 🙂 So, visit us, harvest with us and enjoy the fruits of the labour!!

Lost head but . . .

Some weeks back I was riding my motorbike down the road to Thumbal around 9.30am. I heard a noise that sounded like a bullet swish past me. After about an hour I reached my workplace in Sittilingi; removed my helmet and started my work. At about 4pm I started back home and took out my helmet. There on the glass, I saw some insect. On closer inspection, it turned out to be a dragonfly; but without its head. It was the one that banged on me that morning. Amazingly it was still alive! even after six hours after it lost its head!

Lost my head :(

Where is my head??

Insects, animals. . .

We have been having a great time with life abound us 🙂

A beautiful caterpillar, armed to the hilt!

This beauty was spotted by Aju and promptly caputered in a bottle. He fed it with lots of love & leaves and after a few weeks it turned into a. . .

Atlas Moth

A huge moth called Atlas. The south american counterpart is the biggest in the world.

Last week our Cat, sweetly called as Mango, delivered her first litter. three tiny catties are mewing all the time.

The new arrivals

The new arrivals: photo taken by Arun

Naughty mango brought  a snake for a snack! Comet, our puppie teamed up with her and poor snake didn’t have a chance!


Kingdom of Insects -2

Green Babe

Spider on the prowl

Kingdom of Insects






A giant beetle!