Broadly convex soft white caps attached to wood by a very short eccentric stipe. Caps were a pale creamy white and smooth with slightly translucent margins. Gills were bright white, close and radiating from point of attachment out to the margins.
The Indian flying fox (Pteropus giganteus) is a species of megabat in the Pteropodidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, China, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Also known as the greater Indian fruit bat, it lives in mainly forests. It is a very large bat with a wingspan between 1.2 and 1.5 m (3 ft 10 in and 4 ft 10 in). It is nocturnal and feeds mainly on ripe fruits, such as mangoes and bananas, and nectar. This bat is gregarious and lives in colonies which can number a few hundred. Their offspring have no specific name besides 'young'. They have one to two young. The Indian flying fox lives in tropical forests and swamps, where a large body of water is nearby.
Callirrhipis marmorea Fairmaire, 1878 (Ripiceridae : Coleoptera) Ann. Soc. Ent. France 47: 272 in Nature and Life in Southeast Asia III (Chujô, 1964) The male, length 14-16 mm, brownish gray, with strongly punctured above, antennae are flabellate at least half the length of the entire body and with the long and slender branches. Female, length 18 mm, black, smooth with fine pubescent above, antennae are serrate to pectinate about as long as the head and thorax taken together and have only short branches. The larvae are parasites of cicada nymphs.
A very common moth around here, Lyssa menoetius can be mistaken easily as another similar species - Lyssa zampa. These L. menoetius are every abundant here, maybe it is their season. Much more common than Lyssa zampa, I did not see any Lyssa zampa during my stay here.
For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.
Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.
A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.