Foreign places often have very interesting looking mini-beast populations and Nepal is no different. Many of the insects I have encountered have been similar to, but often bigger and more colourful, than the same species I have found in the UK.
Here is a selection!
|large red beetle.|
|This black and white moth was feeding on |
fruit from a wild tree in the forest
|Not quite sure what this creature is, beetle maybe?|
|Millipede - about 30 cm long|
|Large praying mantis on the window frame in my flat|
|and another on my grandsons arm|
|Large speckled spider on a piece of bamboo.|
|Dragon fly - during the monsoon time there |
were swarms of them in the sky above Besisahar.
However the cockroaches, which seem to plague me in my flat, are so horrible that I have not photographed them!! Also very common are ants and the mosquitos during the monsoon time make it worth sleeping under a mosquito net.
All in all the small creatures are not too daunting or scary - except cockroaches!!