A new study shows that butterflies evolved an effective way of cupping and clapping their wings to generate thrust that helps them avoid dangerous predators.Read more
Scientists have found 77 new rare species of butterflies in Matheran, near Mumbai. The total number of butterfly species in Matheran has gone up to 140.Read more
There was once a butterfly
With bright colours crowned
Oh, she can fly
So far from the ground!
A Himalayan butterfly named Golden Birdwing is India’s largest butterfly. The female of the species has a wingspan of 194 mm.Read more
The black-eyed satyr (Euptychia attenboroughi), a rare butterfly, is named after Sir David Attenborough, the host of many popular nature-themed TV series, including the BBC’s Life and Planet Earth.Read more