Sunday, March 23, 2014

Moth....

A moth is an insect related to the butterfly, both being of the order Lepidoptera. Most of this order are moths; there are thought to be approximately 160,000 species of moth, with many species yet to be described. Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are also crepuscular and diurnal species.

Butterfly with Ash color and white dots

Butterfly with Ash color and white dots

Butterfly with Ash color and white dots

Butterfly with Ash color and white dots

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thottavadi/Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi - Mimosa pudica (from Latin: pudica "shy, bashful or shrinking"; also called sensitive plant and the touch-me-not), is a creeping annual or perennialherb often grown for its curiosity value: the compound leaves fold inward and droop when touched or shaken, re-opening minutes later. The species is native to South America and Central America, but is now a pantropical weed.

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica

Thottavadi or Mimosa pudica