Insects

The bright yellows and oranges of the Indian Jezebel make the butterfly unattractive to predators but pleasing to the human eye.

Mumbai’s world of small insects

1 min read . 16 Mar 2018
A praying mantis outfitted with shades for an experiment on how the brain reacts to 3D images.

The praying mantis wears goggles

7 min read . 02 Mar 2018
An ant with a pupa. Photo: Deepjay Sarkar, IISER-K<br />

When ant enslaves ant

6 min read . 09 Apr 2017
Apocrypta, or a fig wasp. Photo: Sandesh Kadur<br />

The secret life of bugs

5 min read . 08 Aug 2015
<br />Parasitic: Tezuka’s book tells a story through entomology.<br />

A bug&#8217;s life

1 min read . 24 Feb 2012
<br />Growing threat: Around 100 of the butterfly species found in India are nearing extinction, says a life sciences professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University.Photographs by Abel Robinson/Mint<br />
Slow crawl

Slow crawl

3 min read . 03 Sep 2011
<br />Photo: Ramesh Pathania / Mint<br />

Allergic to flowers?

8 min read . 15 Mar 2009