Click on image for more information.
Cuerici, Costa Rica (2017): Collecting spiders at high altitude.
Female of Oxyopes shweta with egg case. Photo: Atul Vartak
Monte Verde cloud forest, Costa Rica (2017): It’s a digital temperature measuring instrument.
Oxyopes bharatae, the name mostly comes from the tricolour flag of India seen on this spider.
A yet unreported web of an Uloboridae spider
Western Ghats of India (2012): Amphibian micro-habitat study team from Plymouth University, United Kingdom. (left to right)- David Pryce, myself, Todd Lewis, Sanjay Thakur, Christopher Thorpe-Dixon.
Masai rocky outcrop, Western Ghats, India (2014): Amphibian and aquatic beetle biogeography study
La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica (2017): Comparison of bait solutions (detergent vs. beer) used in pit-fall traps; beer performed better!
Western Ghats, India: The popular red-back black widow spider, Latrodectus species.
Tylorida striata from Gujarat, India. Photo: Atul Vartak.
During fieldwork at Makunda Campus, Assam, India with an excellent local spider enthusiast.
Cuerici, Costa Rica (2017)
Costa Rica (2017): The Tropical Biology course team
Panchgani Table Land, India (2014): sampling aquatic beetles from ephemeral pools on rocky outcrops. Jane Akerman, Plymouth University, United Kingdom taking notes. (left)
Some place in the Western Ghats, India
Masai rocky plateau, Western Ghats, India (2014) during summer
No idea about this one!
Fighting males of bird dung spider Phrynarachne species from Assam, India. They are known to compete for female. Photo: Vijay Anand Ismavel.
The present hub- Hormiga lab, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Chalkewadi rocky plateau, Western Ghats, India (2013): Fieldwork for amphibian biogeography study during monsoon, with ecologist Todd Lewis, United Kingdom.
Fieldwork somewhere in India
Female Tylorida sataraensis with egg case. Photo: Atul Vartak.
Palo Verde Biological Station, Costa Rica (2017): The Tropical Ecology study team. The only one without any understanding of spanish jumped at ‘dos’.
Monte Verde, Costa Rica (2017): Ryan Fuller (Chicago), myself and Diego Garcia (Peru).
Near Panama border, Costa Rica (2017)