The release of radioactive materials due to the Fukushima nuclear accident has raised concern regarding the biological impacts of ingesting radioactively contaminated diets on organisms. We previously performed an internal exposure experiment in which contaminated leaves collected from polluted areas were fed to larvae of the pale grass blue butterfly, Zizeeria maha, from Okinawa, which is one of the least polluted localities in Japan. Using the same experimental system, in the present study, we further examined the effects of low-level-contaminated diets on this butterfly.

The small tortoiseshell butterfly has continued to fight back against long-term declines this year, an annual survey has revealed.

Monarch butterflies are dying off fast, with 90 per cent gone in the last 20 years, and they urgently need endangered species protection, a coalition of environmental and health groups said.

Two species of butterflies that live in South Florida will be listed as endangered under federal law, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday.

The number of butterflies seems to have reduced in the City over the years due to increasing urbanisation and pollution levels.

Neurotoxic pesticides blamed for the world's bee collapse are also harming butterflies, worms, fish and birds, said a scientific review that called on Tuesday for tighter regulation to curb their u

Researchers from the biodiversity department of Abasaheb Garware College have recorded the presence of 70 species of dragonflies in northern part of Western Ghats during a project funded by the Ind

The Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary in Sonitpur district is on the verge of extinction due to the negligence of the Forest Department.

Delhi being termed as “most polluted city in the world” by the recent WHO report poses a serious threat to wildlife in the Capital.

A flutter here, a peek-a-boo there and a bright flash of colours elsewhere — welcome to Central Delhi’s only open butterfly conservatory which boasts 24 varieties of the species.

Spread over 3.5 acres of green insecticide/pesticide free zone, the butterfly park — out of bounds for the general public — has a viewing gallery and an array of host plants brought in especially to encourage butterflies to stay and breed.