Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Seven Spotted Cockroach

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First I spotted this kind of bug in the Theosophical Society in the neighborhood (Adyar), around a muddy terrain and fallen leaves. About half a decade later, I was surprise to see this bug inside our compound wall and again around the fallen (dry) leaves of Neam and an unknown tree of the neighbor. I spotted the bug few months back and days after showering, the bug was wandering around the dry leaves for its prey.  And last week it decided to stick to the compound wall sometime for me to shoot.

P.S. Thanks DI (Destination Infinity) for letting me know the real name of the bug in comment, which I referred early as white spotted black bug.

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it is pretty.

Destination Infinity said...

There are so many of them in the Adyar Poonga. They call it seven-spotted cockroach. I am generally afraid of the maroon cockroaches, but this one is OK :)

Destination Infinity

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Beautifully captured !

deeps said...

thats some findings...

ladyfi said...

What an unusual cockroach!

Twilight Man said...

This looks like a bug but I believe you that it is cockroach. So unique!
In China, some folks still eat those horrible dark cockroaches that we see running on the streets and drains! Bluek!
The folks there would peel off the legs and wings before tossing it onto the burning charcoal to roast it for few seconds before swallowing them. They swear that it cures the most stubborn and nagging coughs! Bluek!

ashok said...

creepy and beautiful :)

Indrani said...

Polka dotted bug, so cute, :)

Terri Young said...

Very cool! For a cockroach1