Curry leaf – Leaf intervein observed under Foldscope by Dr. M. Kumar, TNAU, Coimbatore
I found this in my backyard
I found this also in rain water . It is slightly pink coloured
Please help me to identify. It moves slow and turns
This sample also collected by XISc students from Karang Island, Manupur during Field Exposure Trip. It seems to be a nematode so kindly help to identify this sample.
This sample is collected by the XISc students during Field Exposure Trip at Karang Island, Manipur. It looks like Brachionus so kindly help proper identification.
Crotalaria juncea flower pollen tube and pollen grains observed under Foldscope by Dr. M. Kumar, TNAU, Coimbatore
The claws are the final (furthest from the body) segment in the leg of an insect. Most insects possess two claws on each leg. Claws are present in the saltatorial leg types are observed and identified through foldscope.
Bitter gourd Cercospora leaf spot observed under Foldscope by Dr. M. Kumar, TNAU, Coimbatore
Saltatorial legs are the type of the enlarged hind legs adapted for jumping. These legs are characterized by an elongated femur and tibia. Ex: Grasshoppers, crickets and Katydids (Orthoptera). Spines are present on the tibia are observed and identified using Foldscope.
A pterostigma is a group of specialized cells in the outer wings of insects, which are often thickened or coloured, and thus stand out from other cells. It is particularly noticeable in dragonflies but presents also in other insect groups, such as snakeflies, hymenopterans, and megalopterans. The pterostigma is a dark pigmented spot on the…
Dragonfly has excellent flight performance and maneuverability due to the complex vein structure of the wing. In this research, nodus as an important structural element of the dragonfly wing is identified and confirmed through an experimental foldscope visualization approach. Three vein structures were fabricated as, open-nodus structure, closed-nodus structure (with a flex-limiter) and rigid…
Bitter gourd (hairs with tendril) observed under Foldscope by Dr. M. Kumar, TNAU, Coimbatore
The antennae of insect are often called ‘feelers’ because the insect waves them around. This is the wrong name because they are not only used for touch. The antennae are actually the insects ‘nose’ – they are used for the sense of smell. The paired antennae are made up of a number of individual joints….