I wrote about this beautiful butterfly – The Red Lacewing – in a previous blog (‘Don’t eat me I’m poisonous!) posted on this site last year (12 Jan 2014). I … Continue Reading Cethosia biblis Drury, 1770
The Clipper (Parthenos sylvia), is a common butterfly of forested areas in South and South-East Asia. The species occurs over a huge area: from India and Sri Lanka in the … Continue Reading Clipper
A recent paper published in the journal Nature, reports the results of sequencing the genomes of all fourteen of the so-called Darwin’s finches, found on the Galápagos islands (1). These, now famous … Continue Reading Darwin’s finches: evolving into the future
A recent paper published in the journal Science presents a reconstruction of the insect phylogeny (their ‘tree of life’ as it were) based on a gargantuan analysis of their DNA (1). The huge … Continue Reading The ancient lineage of insects
The Changeable lizard (Calotes versicolor) certainly lives up to its name. Also called the Oriental Garden Lizard, the Garden Fence Lizard, or the Eastern Garden Lizard, it varies in colour and pattern … Continue Reading Garden Fence Lizard seen on fence!