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Insect and Spider Identification: Dehra Dun Insects identification

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(Zone 10a)

November 2, 2013
10:52 AM

Post #9700340

Last week I was on a tour to Dehra Dun in North India. Very close to it is the lower Himalayas and known for its lovely wild flowers and other life. This was actually a tour to play cricket, but I had found time along with team to tour nearby tourist places and I tried to stop and capture what I saw there. Here are some insects I want to identify. Please help.

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(Zone 10a)

November 2, 2013
10:55 AM

Post #9700342

A few more.
One is a moth. The Spider was quite huge. 2 inches long - from head downward and had tough web. It was in the forest-like campus we were put up.

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Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

November 2, 2013
2:11 PM

Post #9700442

Here is a good link for IDing the butterflies
It has links above the introduction for each species
Minot, ND

November 2, 2013
7:11 PM

Post #9700621

The first butterfly is a nymphalid in the genus Acraea; likely Acraea violae, known as the tawny coster -

The second and third images are of a nymphalid in the genus Ypthima see for an example (likely not your species)

The fourth and fifth images are of a nymphalid in the genus Neptis, see for an example.

The dragonfly might be a libellulid in the genus Orthetrum see for an example.

The spider is a giant/golden silk spider in the genus Nephila see for an example.

Unfortunately, I cannot at this time provide an i.d. for the damselfly or the little white moth.

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