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The first book of Mumbai butterflies 07.05.2012 21:56 Lev Bely

There are still butterflies in Mumbai albeit they're increasingly getting lack of habitation space due to the growing deforestation and developing industry. So it was chosen to count the rest what resulted in the first book of butterflies of ...

07.05.2012 21:56 Lev Bely, The first book of Mumbai butterflies

There are still butterflies in Mumbai albeit they're increasingly getting lack of habitation space due to the growing deforestation and developing industry. So it was ...

Bradley Elementary School (South Carolina) students released butterflies 05.05.2012 20:29 Lev Bely

The bee was always the mascot at Bradley Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, but last Friday it went on a small vacation. That Friday turned for a while into a butterfly day. Few weeks ago the 2nd grade students started raising ...

05.05.2012 20:29 Lev Bely, Bradley Elementary School (South Carolina) students released butterflies

The bee was always the mascot at Bradley Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, but last Friday it went on a small vacation. That Friday turned for a while into a ...

“The caterpillar is not so hideous as its venom”, South Florida would say 02.05.2012 22:00 Lev Bely

We obviously get more cautious when we spot a wasp, bee or spider. Better take care, anyone could prudently think. Though you may easily add to this “could-be-dangerous” list one more critter that is a bright, colorful caterpillar innocently ...

02.05.2012 22:00 Lev Bely, “The caterpillar is not so hideous as its venom”, South Florida would say

We obviously get more cautious when we spot a wasp, bee or spider. ...

“Scoop net”-optera versus Lepidoptera: Part II 29.04.2012 22:02 Lev Bely

Once again (see Part I there: http://lepidoptera.pro/community/8230), the small critter throws a big one staying fearless and cool-blooded. The dog was fighting with might and main, though in vain!

01.05.2012 20:53 Lev Bely, “Scoop net”-optera versus Lepidoptera: Part II

Done.

Reading: few more decent butterfly books 29.04.2012 20:08 Lev Bely

Modern bookstores are ready to offer you a full range of whatsoever butterfly books from a thin brochure to a large heavy volume that might tell about anything but the butterflies. Yet a good home library should be rather made up of best and worth ...

29.04.2012 20:08 Lev Bely, Reading: few more decent butterfly books

Modern bookstores are ready to offer you a full range of whatsoever ...

The butterfly collection at the California Academy of Sciences 27.04.2012 20:58 Lev Bely

The California Academy of Sciences found in 1853 has a world's largest biological collection of over than 20 million specimens including 17 million insects. The video underneath gives an interesting short review from an Entomology Department ...

27.04.2012 20:58 Lev Bely, The butterfly collection at the California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences found in 1853 has a world's largest ...

1st Butterfly Day to be celebrated in Moscow, Russia, on May 1 24.04.2012 21:42 Lev Bely

1st Butterfly Day initiated by Moscow Butterfly House will be celebrated in Moscow (Russia) on May 1st. The event will take place at the All-Russia Exhibition Center starting with a flash mob everyone is welcome to join. To participate, you should ...

25.04.2012 13:19 Dmitriy Pozhogin, 1st Butterfly Day to be celebrated in Moscow, Russia, on May 1

Irina Ishkhanovna won't practice such a nonsense.

Storms showered Nebraska (USA) with butterflies 23.04.2012 16:58 Lev Bely

Strong storms moved through the Midwest (USA) lately and brought unwelcome guests to Nebraska. Leon Highley, an entomologist from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said that butterflies and moths which presently flutter around Lincoln and ...

23.04.2012 16:58 Lev Bely, Storms showered Nebraska (USA) with butterflies

Strong storms moved through the Midwest (USA) lately and brought ...

Damien Hirst's great and terrible butterflies 20.04.2012 23:09 Lev Bely

It was butterflies who brought fame to Damien Hirst, a fancy English artist and famous provocateur who in turn demonstrates his devotion putting them in an empty, unanimated windowless space at the Tate Modern gallery* in London, just to amuse ...

20.04.2012 23:09 Lev Bely, Damien Hirst's great and terrible butterflies

It was butterflies who brought fame to Damien Hirst, a fancy English ...

Lubbock (USA, TX) residents are disturbed with moth invasion 18.04.2012 18:45 Lev Bely

Moths have been hatching from last year eggs right inside homes of locals who literally have to dodge insects rushing out onto the streets. “The moths start off as army cut worms, and as adults become what are commonly known as miller moths ...

18.04.2012 18:45 Lev Bely, Lubbock (USA, TX) residents are disturbed with moth invasion

Moths have been hatching from last year eggs right inside homes of ...

Garden blooming for butterflies 17.04.2012 19:14 Lev Bely

Butterflies might overlook quite the stuff but an exuberant, bloomy garden. Plant your garden with native plants that will surely attract various butterflies. Choose the very native ones so as butterflies could feed on nectar and caterpillars do ...

17.04.2012 19:14 Lev Bely, Garden blooming for butterflies

Butterflies might overlook quite the stuff but an exuberant, bloomy ...

Butterflies react to the climate warming 15.04.2012 21:31 Lev Bely

One of the latest studies* says that some butterflies get away from sun to shady forests. Albeit, only few do save themselves in such a way. “A lot of the butterflies we were looking at are threatened by climate change. With the warmer ...

15.04.2012 21:49 Peter Khramov, Butterflies react to the climate warming

What's so appealing in interviewing folks?.. Why not just show butt-flies ...

Lecture: “Sesiidae: the gathering and breeding” at Timiryazev State Biological Museum, Moscow (Russia) 11.04.2012 19:31 Lev Bely

Today, April 12th there will be a lecture “Sesiidae: the gathering and breeding” at Timiryazev State Biological Museum, Moscow (Russia). The author is Oleg Gorbunov*, a doctor of biological sciences, the leading research associate of A.N. ...

11.04.2012 19:31 Lev Bely, Lecture: “Sesiidae: the gathering and breeding” at Timiryazev State Biological Museum, Moscow (Russia)

Today, April 12th there will be a lecture “Sesiidae: the gathering and ...

Awesome critter: the Oleander moth 04.04.2012 22:06 Lev Bely

This moth of Arctiidae family is that very camel designed by a committee. The Polka-Dot Wasp moth (@@Syntomeida epilais@@) plays a wasp and has a quite vividly colored getup: its body and wings are iridescent blue-green; legs, wings and antennae ...

05.04.2012 21:01 Igor Sakhno, Awesome critter: the Oleander moth

As for video, that would be wonderful!

Education: University of Nebraska—Lincoln distance entomology courses 27.03.2012 17:58 Lev Bely

The University of Nebraska—Lincoln, NE, chartered in 1869, today is an educational institution of international stature. UNL is listed by the Carnegie Foundation within the “Research Universities (very high research activity)” category. On ...

01.04.2012 10:21 Vasiliy Feoktistov, Education: University of Nebraska—Lincoln distance entomology courses

Seems to be Eurytides marcellus? Much pity. Isn't it protected in USA (I ...

New generation spy: the cyborg moth 17.02.2012 21:31 Lev Bely

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) researches successfully implanted an electric neural probe into the body of a huge, fist-sized moth. That's it, a pull-string spy is ready to use. Cyborg moth not only can be turned at will left or ...

25.03.2012 19:21 Lev Bely, New generation spy: the cyborg moth

“Cyborg bugs come to help” lecture by Dr. Michel Maharbiz from the ...

“Butterflies Go Free” exhibition at the Montreal Botanical Garden 24.03.2012 16:50 Lev Bely

How to tell the difference between moths and butterflies except knowing the fact that some are active during the day and others at night? The Montreal Botanical Garden makes it clear with over than 2000 alive butterflies and moths which flitting ...

24.03.2012 16:50 Lev Bely, “Butterflies Go Free” exhibition at the Montreal Botanical Garden

How to tell the difference between moths and butterflies except knowing ...

No Miami blue butterfly on Florida's coasts anymore 20.03.2012 14:47 Lev Bely

Last year august the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced an emergency listing* of the Miami Blue Butterfly (@@Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri@@) as endangered, “We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), exercise our authority pursuant to ...

20.03.2012 14:47 Lev Bely, No Miami blue butterfly on Florida's coasts anymore

Last year august the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced an emergency ...

Park for butterflies in Palmerston North, New Zealand 14.03.2012 23:03 Lev Bely

Tucked away so that you hardly notice it even passing nearby, a small park in Apollo park somewhere at Milson outskirts, a Palmerston North suburb, being inch by inch turned with hands of its creator and inspired volunteers, into an unordinary, ...

14.03.2012 23:03 Lev Bely, Park for butterflies in Palmerston North, New Zealand

Tucked away so that you hardly notice it even passing nearby, a small ...

Spring butterfly hunt in Holgates Silverdale Park, Cumbria 12.03.2012 22:56 Lev Bely

How to spend the Easter weekend? Hunting butterflies, obviously. Holgates Silverdale Park in Cumbria offers you to get your family together and enjoy the amazing spring bloomy nature. Holgates Silverdale Park which is wonderfully embedded in the ...

13.03.2012 16:47 Peter Khramov, Spring butterfly hunt in Holgates Silverdale Park, Cumbria

How to spend the Easter holidays?))

Peppered moth is an accurate example of natural selection 10.03.2012 23:37 Lev Bely

The darkening of the peppered moth (@@Biston betularia@@) often met in school textbooks as a case study for adaptation, was confirmed as an accurate example of natural selection, according to a study made by a biologist of the Harvard university ...

10.03.2012 23:37 Lev Bely, Peppered moth is an accurate example of natural selection

The darkening of the peppered moth (Biston betularia) often met in ...

A moth tsar Attacus atlas posed for a photographer Sandesh Kadur 10.03.2012 19:04 Lev Bely

Sandesh Kadur photographer met a giant Atlas moth (@@Attacus atlas@@) during his trip through the eastern Himalayas where he headed for to study and shoot the local biodiversity. Early morning while driving somewhere in Arunachal Pradesh he ...

10.03.2012 19:04 Lev Bely, A moth tsar Attacus atlas posed for a photographer Sandesh Kadur

Sandesh Kadur photographer met a giant Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) during ...

Artist Paul Villinski brought butterflies to East Rockaway School, NY 08.03.2012 18:59 Lev Bely

On February 16 “butterfly” artist Paul Villinski came to Centre Avenue Elementary School (East Rockaway, New York) and made a good thing: namely, he installed a cobalt-blue butterfly sculpture. They obviously could not let him leave ...

08.03.2012 20:52 Peter Khramov, Artist Paul Villinski brought butterflies to East Rockaway School, NY

Wonder where you could only dig such out...

Two new exhibitions at Timiryazev State Biological Museum 07.03.2012 20:52 Lev Bely

On February 18th Timiryazev State Biological Museum presented a new exhibition “New arrivals”. Over the past few years museum collections were supplied with more than 16000 new showpieces which are selectively shown at the exhibition. The ...

07.03.2012 20:52 Lev Bely, Two new exhibitions at Timiryazev State Biological Museum

On February 18th Timiryazev State Biological Museum presented a new ...

Parasitic wasp tracks down fertilized butterfly by its smell 20.02.2012 16:41 Lev Bely

Parasitic wasp tracks down the Large White butterfly (@@Pieris brassicae@@) female which is ready to lay eggs by its special anti-sex smell that repels males. The wasp hangs on the butterfly and being carried suchwise to the Brussels sprout plants ...

20.02.2012 16:41 Lev Bely, Parasitic wasp tracks down fertilized butterfly by its smell

Parasitic wasp tracks down the Large White butterfly (Pieris brassicae) ...

Judy Istock Butterfly Haven at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 17.02.2012 23:38 Lev Bely

Hundreds of butterflies and moths flutter above pools of water, tropical trees and flowers in Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, a butterfly conservatory at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Whatsoever you happen to meet in the 2,700 square-foot ...

18.02.2012 19:20 Lev Bely, Judy Istock Butterfly Haven at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Cyborgias!

Topic: Arctic butterflies at the Athol Bird and Nature Club gathering, MA 14.02.2012 21:32 Lev Bely

“Butterflies Near and Far” evening will be held on March, 14th in the Millers River Environmental Center, Massachusetts. This event will let you look into the world of Arctic butterflies, watch photos and listen to the expert naturalist Sue ...

14.02.2012 23:15 Peter Khramov, Topic: Arctic butterflies at the Athol Bird and Nature Club gathering, MA

These guys are truly nice...

Grizzly vs. moths, BBC vs. grizzly 13.02.2012 22:37 Lev Bely

BBC Planet Earth did all possible to watch unwatchable: namely, they fixed a powerful Canon HJ40 super-telephoto lens to a helicopter, combed through steep and seemingly desolate rock slopes for hours and, finally, found few grizzly bears that ...

13.02.2012 22:37 Lev Bely, Grizzly vs. moths, BBC vs. grizzly

BBC Planet Earth did all possible to watch unwatchable: namely, they fixed ...

The El Segundo Blue Butterfly comes back to LA 13.02.2012 21:56 Lev Bely

The endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly (@@Euphilotes battoides allyni@@) population increases in the Dunes Habitat Preserve at Los Angeles International Airport. The Los Angeles Times reports that a lately made survey shows the species population ...

13.02.2012 21:56 Lev Bely, The El Segundo Blue Butterfly comes back to LA

The endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly (Euphilotes battoides allyni) ...

Neither fish nor flesh, or what butterflies actually prefer 05.02.2012 15:34 Lev Bely

Look at this photo (the author is Renee Mertz) of a diorama at Vienna's Naturhistorisches Museum that shows butterflies sitting on a dead piranha and, seemingly... eating the poor fish? The question is not so simple. In fact, it's not such ...

12.02.2012 14:49 Dmitriy Pozhogin, Neither fish nor flesh, or what butterflies actually prefer

Not seen clearly. Seem to be Hesperiidae as its antennas say.

I've missed the last train... again 11.02.2012 21:28 Lev Bely

Well, how about identifying a butterfly chaotically flying away having no any helpful stuff as a hand net, for instance? Poor otters had no success in making their collection complete whatsoever hard they tried to. Still, they did it good:) The ...

11.02.2012 22:19 Peter Khramov, I've missed the last train... again

:--)) Superb.

The “Alive Tropical Butterflies and Moths” exhibition at the Volzhsky city Regional History Museum, Russia 10.02.2012 19:49 Lev Bely

Late January the “Alive Tropical Butterflies and Moths” exhibition opened at the Volzhsky city Regional History Museum. The museum exposes about 10 species and over 100 specimens of butterflies and moths from Southeast Asia, South America and ...

11.02.2012 16:12 Peter Khramov, The “Alive Tropical Butterflies and Moths” exhibition at the Volzhsky city Regional History Museum, Russia

Ha!

The Insect Museum in Pyatigorsk, Russia 10.02.2012 16:55 Lev Bely

The Insect Museum works since 1995 in the Akademicheskaya (Elizavetinskaya) gallery in Pyatigorsk, Russia. There is a collection of about 1000 tropical and Caucasian insects partly gathered by Valentin Tikhonov, entomologist and the owner of the ...

10.02.2012 16:55 Lev Bely, The Insect Museum in Pyatigorsk, Russia

The Insect Museum works since 1995 in the Akademicheskaya ...

The Křídla Motýlí exhibition of Max Švabinský's works in Kroměříž, the Czech Republic 07.02.2012 23:03 Lev Bely

“A Butterfly's Wing” (Křídla Motýlí) exhibition is open this Thursday, February 9th in the Small Gallery (Malá Galerie) of the Museum of Kroměříž district. The exhibition is dedicated to Max Švabinský, a well-known Czech painter ...

07.02.2012 23:03 Lev Bely, The Křídla Motýlí exhibition of Max Švabinský's works in Kroměříž, the Czech Republic

“A Butterfly's Wing” (Křídla Motýlí) exhibition is open this ...

The first National Moth Week is held on July 23—29 06.02.2012 20:29 Lev Bely

The first National Moth Week calls on everyone who is interested in moths to take part in moth watching and surveying. During the Week there will be arranged a “Moth Night” for both professionals and amateurs could communicate and exchange stuff ...

06.02.2012 20:29 Lev Bely, The first National Moth Week is held on July 23—29

The first National Moth Week calls on everyone who is interested in moths ...

Turkey: The Butterfly Valley and other curious views 29.01.2012 1:20 Lev Bely

Thousands of butterflies and moths from all over the Mediterranean coast are available to watch in Turkey, near Fethiye, in the Butterfly Valley (Kelebekler Vadisi). To see the rare Jersey Tiger (@@Euplagia quadripunctaria@@) people take water taxis ...

03.02.2012 21:57 Peter Khramov, Turkey: The Butterfly Valley and other curious views

Matter of course, it's not. Anyway, it's nicer to hold this ignorant side ...

Sori Yanagi's Butterfly Stool 02.02.2012 21:07 Lev Bely

On December, 25th Sori Yanagi, the Japanese designer and creator of the famous Butterfly Stool, died in Tokyo. He invented both simple and exceptionally elegant model performed with two pieces of moulded plywood that is fastened with brass rod. ...

02.02.2012 21:07 Lev Bely, Sori Yanagi's Butterfly Stool

On December, 25th Sori Yanagi, the Japanese designer and creator of the ...

Education: N. I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, the Faculty of Biology 01.02.2012 18:34 Lev Bely

The Faculty of Biology was the first faculty of the university as it was opened in 1916. Today it consists of 9 departments which are the Department of Botany, Department of Zoology, Department of Ecology, Department of Biochemistry and Plant ...

01.02.2012 23:04 Peter Khramov, Education: N. I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, the Faculty of Biology

It works fine by my side. Check out your settings, can you hear other ...

Most biggest world's moth in the Perm city Butterfly Park 31.01.2012 16:47 Lev Bely

Next few days and no more in the Perm city Butterfly Park you can see the alive Atlas moth (@@Attacus atlas@@) which is one of the biggest world's moths both by its total wing surface area and wingspan. The wingspan can reach 25cm and even more, ...

31.01.2012 17:12 Peter Khramov, Most biggest world's moth in the Perm city Butterfly Park

There are two giraffes at the video thumbnail.

Alive and paper butterflies by The American Museum of Natural History 30.01.2012 23:22 Lev Bely

The American Museum of Natural History in New York published a well-done book set 'The Exquisite Butterfly Companion: The Science and Beauty of 100 Butterflies' which includes a field guide to identify 100 butterfly and moth species plus 100 ...

30.01.2012 23:22 Lev Bely, Alive and paper butterflies by The American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History in New York published a well-done ...

Butterfly of the year 2012 in Germany: The Small Emperor Moth 26.01.2012 22:12 Lev Bely

Every year since 2003 The Association for the Environment and Nature Protection of Germany (Bund fur Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland) chooses a butterfly or moth and announces it The Butterfly of the Year (Schmetterling des Jahres). This status ...

26.01.2012 22:12 Lev Bely, Butterfly of the year 2012 in Germany: The Small Emperor Moth

Every year since 2003 The Association for the Environment and Nature ...

The Lepidopterists' Society annual meeting will be held on July 23—29, in Denver, CO 24.01.2012 21:25 Lev Bely

The Lepidopterists' Society was created in 1947 by students Charles L. Remington and Harry K. Clench in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They announced to their colleagues the intention to create a society which would be aimed at popularizing the studying ...

24.01.2012 21:25 Lev Bely, The Lepidopterists' Society annual meeting will be held on July 23—29, in Denver, CO

The Lepidopterists' Society was created in 1947 by students Charles L. ...

British Lepidoptera are reducing alarmingly: exactly 72% of species 24.01.2012 17:51 Lev Bely

According to a survey made by Butterfly Conservation and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) nearly three-quarters of all UK butterflies and moths have shown its reducing over the last decade when even rather common Lepidoptera have ...

24.01.2012 17:51 Lev Bely, British Lepidoptera are reducing alarmingly: exactly 72% of species

According to a survey made by Butterfly Conservation and the Centre for ...

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