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Bengaluru | Apr 19, 2021
Butterflies and moths look at the world differently: Blame it on evolution

Researchers have compared the visual abilities of butterflies and moths.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Aug 19, 2020
To move or not to move: It’s a million-dollar question for the butterflies

In a new study, researchers from the National Center for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru, and SASTRA University, have studied what trade-offs drive movement of butterflies.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Aug 12, 2020
Pierrot butterflies take scientists from museum collections to the outdoors and back!

In a study, researchers have resolved the taxonomic challenge of butterflies in the Tarucus genus, also called Pierrots.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Thiruvananthapuram | Aug 10, 2020
Amidst the alluring colour and scents, here’s how butterflies pick their flower

Plants have many tricks in their hat to attract pollinators—vivid colours, attractive scents, exciting shapes and patterns, heat and also electric potential. But what is fascinating is how these pollinators process these attractive cues from various plants to pick which flower to visit. If you love chocolates, which one would you choose in a big bag of assorted chocolates? Well, most pollinators must have a similar dilemma. Now, a recent study throws some insights into how insects process so many cues from flowers.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Jun 14, 2017

Survival of the fittest has been the norm in nature. Every organism that has to survive, has to find ways to escape from its predators or develop skills to adapt to the adversities of its environment. But, how does the immobile and defenseless pupa of a butterfly survive from being caught by predators? A new study has now explored strategies used by the pupa during its developmental stages to hide from the prying eyes of the predators. It says that based on environmental factors, the pupal colors change, which might help them survive by camouflage. 

Science, Ecology
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