Karianshola Macro Life

It was the much awaited weekend for wildlife enthusiasts in and around Coimbatore. Greenspiration 2016 was underway and we had speakers from all over India. Most of them couldn’t take a day off after the event because of their busy schedule, but upon request Mr. Karthikeyan Srinivasan, Head Naturalist of The Jungle Lodges and Resorts decided to stay back for an extra 2 nights and head out for a jungle trek with our team.

Right after the event, we headed towards Sethumadai, Pollachi, where accommodation was arranged for the team. The following day we went for a trek in Karianshola, Topslip. With Karthik guiding us, it was a learning process for most of us. The forest floor was teaming with macro life, so much so we were on the look out to not step on any creatures!

We came across some amazing spiders, mantis, butterflies, bugs and geckos.

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Ant mimic Praying Mantis


Ant mimic Praying Mantis

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Pisaura sp. with a distinctive nest

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Tiger Beetle

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Cotton Stainer Bug- Adult

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Tent-Web built by spiders of the Cyrtophora genus

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Brown Lynx Spider (Awaiting ID Confirmation)

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Praying Mantis

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Praying Mantis

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Praying Mantis

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Wings of a Cicada

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Bracket Fungi

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Awaiting ID

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Robber Fly

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Nilgiri Langur in the forest canopy

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Awaiting ID

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Cotton Stainer Bugs- Young

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Bright Babul Blue

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Large Salmon Arab


Karthik in the field


Tiger claw marks on the tree. My friend here stands 5.7″ tall. For your imagination to figure how tall the Tiger stands on it’s hind legs

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Robber Fly

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The Pioneer, with a spider!

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Grass Jewel- India’s Smallest Butterfly

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Dusk at Sethumadai



2 thoughts on “Karianshola Macro Life

  1. Thanks a lot, Badri 🙂 Not been finding time to write about my trips as much as I want to! I’ve been following your work too. The recent on for Valparai was nice. I officially photograph all the Briar Tea Bungalows properties, so it was nice to read though and relate.

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