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European grassland butterflies in decline

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 11:08

More than half of Europe`s main species of grassland butterflies are in sharp decline as a result of habitat loss, the European Environment Agency (EAA) warned on Tuesday.

Butterflies, good tools to monitor forests

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 14:29

Creatures as little as butterflies and moths are bio-indicators and can be used as an effective tool to monitor the health of our forests, says a new book.

Monarch butterflies use landmarks to reach wintering sites

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 14:41

Monarch butterflies fly without a map, and use basic orientation and landmarks to find their way to their wintering sites, thousands of miles away.

Butterflies fly high on India`s wildlife conservation map

Last Updated: Friday, December 21, 2012, 11:29

India has managed to protect nearly 1,504 species of butterflies discovered in the subcontinent despite threats to their survival by sporadic forest fires and depleting green cover.

Butterflies `at greater risk of extinction than tigers`

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012, 12:15

Bumblebees, beetles and butterflies are more endangered than lions and tigers, a new study has warned.

`Fukushima radiation triggered mutations in butterflies`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 18:23

Three generations of butterflies in Japan have been rendered mutant following the radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Butterflies with darker wings have greater ability

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012, 10:24

Monarch butterflies who have dark orange wings fly further than those with light orange wings.

Female butterflies prefer males with flashier wings

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 21:25

With only limited exposure, female butterflies can learn to prefer males with more spots on their wings.

Home stay at Coorg with freshly brewed coffee, butterflies

Last Updated: Sunday, July 17, 2011, 11:42

Coorg is that perfect holiday spot in Karnataka that is sure to please toddlers, youth and the old alike.

Harvard scientist on trail of new species of butterflies

Last Updated: Monday, June 06, 2011, 10:50

A scientist of Harvard University, who has been trekking all over Sikkim, is hoping to find new species of butterflies in the Himalayan state.

How female butterflies avoid sexual harassment

Last Updated: Monday, May 30, 2011, 17:05

By folding away their striking wing patterns, the females make themselves less visible to males.

Mexican butterflies threatened by severe storms

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 10:03

Mexican butterflies are facing a new threat from severe storms that have devastated forests.