We only see this beetle at night, they love to go to bright light sources. Its shell is so hard that when you press the back at its neck portion, it will click hard on the surface emitting a loud sound. This makes it sometimes as toys by young boys, by placing it on top of matchboxes for the clicking tok-tok-toks!
This coccinellid or lady bug is so cute, and a bit different in design with the more common spotted ladybugs. My friend blogger, Caroline Gill, calls it testudinate lady bug because of the turtle-like design. I love the name Harlequin ladybird, and Asian lady beetle . The scientific name is Heteroneda reticulata. Thanks Caroline for sending me the link to Project Noah which led me to its ID.
These are the most common ones, and despite of its commonness i still can't afford not to shoot them. They are the most photographed creatures in our household, and they make a lot of poses that really catch our attention.
Just like this one, i don't know why she likes sleeping in the backyard on top of those pile of dry leaves. It seems like the ants and termites there don't sting her!
These are my sisters brood. Whenever ours have kittens, the mother bring them one by one to my sisters house. When they are older, the mother coached them back to return to our house. I don't know what arrangements they have among themselves, but it seems that is the general practice. Whenever someone wants to deliver her kittens, they always come to our house for mother's attention. We concluded that mother is good in attending to delivery chores, while my sister is good in feeding them.
And this kid is my nephew's other pet. He always bring them out to eat the grasses in the vicinity. Tethering them is the normal way of letting them eat during the dry season, when weeds and food are difficult for goats.
Haha, he still prefers his mother's milk than the grasses. The mother can't eat when her baby is sucking her milk. We in the household have fun literally watching our farm creatures. And i don't get bored waiting for them to pose for me.