My morning walk picked up this insect and the moderately cloudy sky gave me a perfect background for this creation.
The insect was almost 20 feet (6.0 m) from the ground, and I could get the view from its belly side. (not the top view)
Hind wings at the level of its body showed a tinge of yellow colour. I am not sure of its significance.
(Exif- For those interested in the technicality- EF 70-300 mm f4-5.6, focal length 300mm, shutter speed 1/400s at f/10 ISO 100)
This observation allowed thinking about the role of insects in general in maintaining the ecosystem.
We are aware that insects are crucial for the ecological balance and survival of the human race.
Yet what are we doing?
We kill them for so many reasons including pleasure killing and frequently indulge in indiscriminate elimination and out of proportion most of the time.
The importance of these insects is such that they form the basal part of the food pyramid and help maintain the agricultural ecosystem and most importantly human’s health is interlinked with their survival.
We take things for granted especially commonly found insects like butterflies, dragonflies, honey bees, grasshoppers even ants without realizing that we can survive no more in their absence.
Mother Nature vs Human beings and the difference
In nature, a repulsive caterpillar turns into a lovely butterfly.
But with humans it is the other way around: a lovely butterfly turns into a repulsive caterpillar”
Lesson for us
“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago.
If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos”
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