DAILY PHOTO: Praying Mantis on the Gunwale

Taken on the Kameng River crossing to Nameri National Park in Assam

 

Full Disclosure: I know little to nothing about insects. Therefore, it’s possible this bug isn’t in the Praying Mantis family at all. It just had a triangular head with bugged-out eyes and the folded up stabby arms, and I saw some in pics on the internet in which mantises had wings similar to this one.

 

If you know your insects and I’m wrong, please feel free to comment and I will own my mistake and fix it.

DAILY PHOTO: Big Ole Spider, Nameri National Park

 

Taken in April of 2017 at Nameri National Park Eco Camp

 

As near as I can tell from a Google search, and with no knowledge of arachnology, this is either a Giant Wood Spider, a Giant Golden Orb Weaver, or something related.

 

If you know better, feel free to correct me in the comments.