Butterfly

Scientists edit butterfly wing spots and stripes

Scientists edit butterfly wing spots and stripes

The WntA protein is a very conserved signalling molecule. The WntA gene is part of a small family of genes influencing body plans and other patterns during insect development.

Sep 19, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
Delhi's first ever 'Big Butterfly Count': Enthusiasts cover the city in search of different species

Delhi's first ever 'Big Butterfly Count': Enthusiasts cover the city in search of different species

The approximately four-hour-long butterfly count began at 8:00 am and finished at noon – the 'best window' to record butterfly species, as per experts.

Sep 18, 2017, 10:39 AM IST
Rare species of endangered white-letter hairstreak butterfly spotted in Scotland after 133 years

Rare species of endangered white-letter hairstreak butterfly spotted in Scotland after 133 years

The rare species of the endangered white-letter hairstreak butterfly was last recorded sighting in 1884, as per media reports.

Aug 18, 2017, 22:11 PM IST
Jab Harry Met Sejal: Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma turn total Punjabis in 'Butterfly' song

Jab Harry Met Sejal: Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma turn total Punjabis in 'Butterfly' song

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma's on-screen pairing has always been loved by the masses. The jodi is once again coming to entertain everyone in Imtiaz Ali's 'Jab Harry Met Sejal'.

Jul 13, 2017, 16:41 PM IST

Monarch butterfly population drops by more than a quarter in Mexico

The orange and black butterfly covered 2.91 hectares (7.2 acres) of pine and fir forest in the 2016-2017 season, compared to 4.01 hectares last year, a 27.4 per cent fall, the government said.

Feb 10, 2017, 19:09 PM IST
Butterflies distinguish between plants to lay eggs

Butterflies distinguish between plants to lay eggs

The tropical butterfly Heliconius erato distinguishes between shapes to use them as a cue for choosing the plants on which to feed and lay eggs, shows a new research.

Jul 29, 2016, 22:40 PM IST
Over 50 species of butterflies spotted in Pange Valley

Over 50 species of butterflies spotted in Pange Valley

Ziro Butterfly Meet has been started as a part of its initiative to create awareness among the local people about the rich biodiversity of the place and the need to conserve them.

Oct 06, 2015, 12:31 PM IST
Butterfly-inspired technique could make solar energy cheaper

Butterfly-inspired technique could make solar energy cheaper

 Mimicking the v-shaped posture adopted by a butterfly species to heat up its flight muscles before take-off, the amount of power produced by solar panels can increase by almost 50 percent, a study led by an Indian-origin scientist has found.

Aug 01, 2015, 13:38 PM IST
Olympic failure taught Katinka Hosszu to seek gold in business

Olympic failure taught Katinka Hosszu to seek gold in business

Before she became 2014 World Swimmer of the Year and the first to pass the $1 million mark in prize money, Hungarian Katinka Hosszu nearly hung up her goggles, frustrated that she failed to win a medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Jul 26, 2015, 22:49 PM IST
New butterfly species found in forests of Arunachal

New butterfly species found in forests of Arunachal

A tiny butterfly species new to science has been discovered in the verdant forests of the Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh.

Jul 10, 2015, 20:55 PM IST
Rare species of butterfly discovered in Manipur

Rare species of butterfly discovered in Manipur

Wildlife photographers claimed to have spotted a rare species of butterfly near Kwatha village under Yangoupokpi Wildlife Sanctuary in Manipur.

Apr 29, 2015, 11:20 AM IST

Butterfly-inspired technology to ensure safe currency

Inspired by a butterfly whose wings appear to change colours, researchers from Harvard University have found a way to mimic the colour change using artificial materials to build a new counterfeit-proof material.

Oct 07, 2014, 16:14 PM IST

Rare butterfly discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

Discovery of a rare butterfly in Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh has brought smiles to many butterfly lovers and experts in the country.

Aug 26, 2014, 17:02 PM IST

Monarch butterflies employ `magnetic compass` during migration

Researchers have claimed that monarch butterflies use a light-dependent, inclination magnetic compass to help them orient southward during migration.

Jun 25, 2014, 14:26 PM IST

Butterfly `eyespots` reveals origin of life

It may still be a quandary - which came first, the chicken or the egg. With a study of the colorful “eyespots” on the wings of some butterflies, scientists have come closer to explaining how one breed of chicken evolved into another.

May 28, 2014, 15:54 PM IST

Odisha gets first Butterfly Garden in Nandankanan Zoological Park

Anybody visiting the Nandankanan Zoological Park near Bhubaneswar can now spot hundreds of beautiful colourful day-flying insects in the garden.

Feb 21, 2014, 19:07 PM IST

Rare butterfly sub-species discovered in Arunachal sanctuary

A rare sub-species of butterfly has been discovered by two scientists at Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, much to the delight of in the country.

Sep 11, 2013, 18:38 PM IST

Butterfly wings and rice leaves could inspire high-tech surfaces

Researchers including an Indian origin scientist have taken a new look at butterfly wings and rice leaves surface, to improve a variety of products.

Nov 08, 2012, 16:09 PM IST

Michael Phelps’s last Olympics will be emotional, says his mom Debbie

It won’t be easy for Michael Phelps, or his family to say goodbye to the pool, as he will be retiring from the Olympics next month.

Jul 09, 2012, 14:43 PM IST

Phelps gives up 200m for London Olympics

Fourteen-time Olympic winner Michael Phelps will give up 200m freestyle in London Olympic Games.

Jul 03, 2012, 15:54 PM IST