July 29, 2020

It has a conical abdomen that is mostly silver in colour. These small spiders (females to 3mm, males to 2.5mm) live on the edges of webs of large orb-weavers.The Dew Drop doesn't build a web of its own - it is found sharing the web of the much larger spiders such as th...

December 17, 2019

My journey was started around 34 months back. After publishing my first record of Neobrettus, I extended my observation and finally the research paper has been published  which includes identification at the species level, observations on the behaviour of Neobrettus ti...

The thirst for an unknown beauty of nature when mingles with the rush for some enchanting small creatures, the journey becomes more close to a soul for a photographer like me who is always crazy on studying small wonders of nature. Sherpagaon, a projected remote land o...

February 4, 2019

The world is a dangerous place for a small spider, so they hide from it. The better I can hide there, the better I can spot them. When I am in a city of a human zoo, badly suffocated by the concreate jungle, I look for a jungle to breathe in.

This time, my intention was...

It was a lovely rainy day, perfect time to go searching for spiders, and that I am specializing for last five years. The expedition was held in a hilly area with fabulous landscape and a lot of greenery. While I was returning to my forest resort, near a tribal village,...

Spider wasps are solitary; that is, each female works alone to provision a nest for her offspring rather than working in a social colony. When the female wasp is ready to lay her egg, she seeks out a spider to help raise her child. She stings the spider to paralyze it...

May 18, 2018

My patience, perseverance, hard work, determination, focus, sacrifice and love for Mother Nature has today brought me this excellence wherein I got the opportunity to record for the first time the nesting and oophagy by the nesting females of the genus Neobrettus Wanle...

April 21, 2018

It was one of those hot Saturdays, early this month and I was out for my usual weekend shooting spree. The sun shone bright as I packed my bag and left for the forest greens. The month of April welcomes spring in all its shades and hues. And the jungle I was visiting w...

February 1, 2018

Looks like winter has stayed back a little longer this year and perhaps took Kolkata in a panic mode. People here are famous to cover up from head to heel with even the slightest of fog blurring up their vision. This is a point of joke for sure to the people from other...

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