Located at: India

Host organization(s):

National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Contact person(s):

Prof. Krushnamegh Kunte: krushnamegh@ncbs.res.in, +91 9483-525-925

Mr. Viraj Nawge: virajnawge@ncbs.res.in, +91 9589-027-090

Aim of the project

  • To survey butterfly populations on the NCBS and GKVK campuses
  • Create educational materials such as brochures and field guides for butterfly identifications and surveys for the Bengaluru area
  • Study population dynamics of butterflies to understand long-term trends in butterfly populations in response to changing climate, habitat management, urban pollution, etc.

Regular activities

  • Two-weekly counts of butterflies on campus, conducted since 2013
  • Butterfly counts in other areas in and around Bengaluru, such as Doresanipalya Forest Research Campus, Bangalore University Campus, Savanadurga, Devarayanadurga, and Valley School

Infrastructure for hosting visiting butterfly-watchers?

Academic visitors can be hosted in the NCBS guest house. Write to Prof. Kunte or Mr. Nawge about this.

Explore observations from this Local Project

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Other notes

See all the other local projects here.

Page citation

Nawge, V., and K. Kunte. 2024. LOCAL PROJECTS: NCBS BUTTERFLY BIOLOGY PROJECT . In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.