Quest for a Rose.


So you’re an ant. A worker ant at that. Doing what you are really good at. Working, that is. In this case, it would be harvesting a fallen coconut flower. Hardly a hotly-contested meal, by anyone’s guess.

And when you see the approach of a seriously badass caterpillar, lusting after the same food-y bits on the flower, you would discover how WRONG you were.

27519446-All_for_a_flowerThe caterpillar was nastier, but the ants were faster, fortunately. They skedaddled in seconds.

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Quest for a Rose.

Raindrops don’t just fall on roses.


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They also fall on many things that aren’t so conventional in their beauty or appeal. This is a large spiny caterpillar, found on a palm frond in the highlands of Uttara Kannada. One of the wettest regions in the world, the area gets over 300 centimetres of rainfall in a year, and much of it in the monsoon months of June to September.

 

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Raindrops don’t just fall on roses.