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Whenever we hear the term ‘Robber Fly’, the first thing that come to our mind’s eye is a femme fatale or a vampiric version of the insectivora family, who sucks out the life-force of other insects, and sometimes from their

In this section, Saevus brings to you short stories of life from the undergrowth. These often escape our attention but they can be of immense importance in the natural world. Predators lurk in every nook and corner in the undergrowth. Most

The art of tracking your prey, lulling them to a placid state by enacting a false sense of solidarity, and then finally springing the trap – all are the traits of a master assassin, as seen with  a jumping spider

Often seen as a major nuisance and hazard to public health, the common housefly is a ubiquitous insect—so much so that their presence is simply taken for granted. Yet, it packs a mighty punch within its diminutive frame. We take

Saevus brings you short stories of life from the undergrowth, which often escape our attention but are of immense importance in the natural world. The very sight of a swarm of red ants can make your face twitch with the recollection

The Pathogenic Fungus on the Cicada infects and kills the insect. Milind Vachhani recounts his experience of research from their recently travelled photography tour at Agumbe Rainforest Research Station with Vipul Ramanuj (Wildark) in July 2018. Many cicada species suffer from fungal

An Arachnopus belonging to the Droseraceae family, the Drosera indica is an insectivore found in the tropics. The Drosera indica is one of the carnivorous plants found in tropical regions worldwide. The nomenclature of the plant originates from the Greek, droseros

The rains are a signal for butterflies to lay their eggs on young host plants. Follow the incredible metamorphosis of the majestic Orange awlet from larva stage, through a chrysalis to spread its wings for the author to capture the

A tale of ants and aphids… or maybe, of the free childcare services provided by ants to the blue caterpillars. Ants are important, highly effective and even specialized predators of many other insect species. But at the same time, a complex

Toadstools and gnomes can be found in quite a few fairy tales and folktales across the world. While some can be edible or have medicinal properties, most of the wild mushrooms found are harmful for human consumption if ingested… July /