Butterflies

Butterflies origin pushed back in time

Butterflies origin pushed back in time

Researchers say they can learn more about the conservation of butterflies and moths by studying their early evolution. 

Jan 11, 2018, 19:42 PM IST
British man indicted for capturing and killing UK's rarest butterfly

British man indicted for capturing and killing UK's rarest butterfly

The prosecution is believed to be the first involving offences related to Large Blue butterflies in the UK.

Jan 11, 2017, 23:18 PM IST
Here's how butterflies eyespots evolved

Here's how butterflies eyespots evolved

A team of researchers from Cornell University claim that genome editing in butterflies has helped to reveal that how did they get their eyespots.

Jun 16, 2016, 10:27 AM IST
Female butterflies mimic warning signs better than males: Study

Female butterflies mimic warning signs better than males: Study

What surprised the researchers was that the underside of the wings were closer mimics that the upper side.

Nov 03, 2015, 15:00 PM IST

Bonanza awaits butterfly lovers at conservatory

A visual treat awaits Lepidopterists at the sprawling Tropical Butterfly Conservatory in the Upper Anaicut Forest Reserve area in the district, which is all set to welcome hundreds of butterflies.

Apr 14, 2015, 11:56 AM IST
Rapid Action Project to document butterflies in Nagaland

Rapid Action Project to document butterflies in Nagaland

A Rapid Action Project(RAP), a first of its kind in the north east, has been initiated to document different species of butterflies by the Wildlife Trust of India in Nagaland.

Apr 06, 2015, 10:19 AM IST

European grassland butterflies in decline

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.

Jul 23, 2013, 11:08 AM IST

Butterflies, good tools to monitor forests

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.

Apr 16, 2013, 14:29 PM IST

Butterflies fly high on India`s wildlife conservation map

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.

Dec 21, 2012, 11:29 AM IST

Butterflies `at greater risk of extinction than tigers`

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

Aug 31, 2012, 12:15 PM IST

Butterflies with darker wings have greater ability

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

Jul 27, 2012, 10:24 AM IST

Home stay at Coorg with freshly brewed coffee, butterflies

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

Jul 17, 2011, 11:42 AM IST

How female butterflies avoid sexual harassment

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

May 30, 2011, 17:05 PM IST

Mexican butterflies threatened by severe storms

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

Aug 17, 2010, 10:03 AM IST

Found, how some species respond to global warming

Researchers have found evidence of how some species respond to global warming.

Aug 06, 2010, 14:05 PM IST

Can butterflies` wings help cut bank fraud?

Cambridge scientists have discovered a way of mimicking the stunningly bright and
beautiful colours found on the wings of tropical butterflies.

Jun 01, 2010, 15:15 PM IST

Butterflies flutter at Delhi conservatory

If you admire butterflies then
it`s time to head towards Lodhi Garden in the national capital
where hundreds of exquisite colourful winged jewels of nature
are all set to fire your imagination.

May 02, 2010, 18:27 PM IST

Butterflies aboard Atlantis to live in orbit on ISS

Reports indicate that NASA’s space shuttle Atlantis is carrying butterflies, which will live in orbit aboard the International Space Station (ISS), as part of a science outreach project.

Nov 18, 2009, 15:17 PM IST