Keetavismaya II, an exhibition on insects — UAS, Bengaluru, Nov 29 – Dec 1, 2019

The second edition of Keetavismaya, an exhibition on insects is being organised on 29, 30 November & 1 December (9.30 AM to 6.00 PM) at the Dr Babu Rajendra Prasad Convention Center, UAS GKVK Campus Bangalore. There are no entry fees.

Insects are the oldest and most diverse group of land animals. Their long association with plants have influenced the evolution of flowers, pollination, complex plant biochemistry, the shapes and textures of all plant parts and have a significant impact … Read More

An Exhibition on Insects (Keetavismaya) — University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, Jan 5 – 7, 2018

Keetavismaya, an exhibition on insects, includes specimens that depict the great diversity of insects and informative posters on the life of insects. Wonderful photographs of insects, insect paintings on the glass and insects on stamps will be special attractions of the exhibition.

You have an opportunity to get your insects identified too, if you bring them along!

All are cordially welcome.


Entry free.… Read More

Insects as Architects — Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bengaluru, September 9, 2016

‘Kaapi with Kuriosity’ is a new monthly public lecture series of the ICTS-TIFR organized as part of its outreach activities.

You are invited to attend the first talk in this series titled Insects as Architects – How insects engineer their ecosystems.

Speaker : Sanjay Sane, National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru

Please let the organizers know if you are attending the lecture by just marking that you are “Going”, using the button on the top right of the … Read More

Book Review — On a trail with ants: A Handbook of the Ants of Peninsular India

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‘On a Trail with Ants’: A Handbook of the Ants of Peninsular India, Ajay Narendra and Sunil Kumar M, 2006. 193 Pp. (paperback), Self-published.

Review: Dinesh Rao, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia.

‘On a Trail with Ants’ by Ajay Narendra and Sunil Kumar is a rarity. It is a book that was published despite great odds and obstacles, and as such, it is an important milestone in the history of field guides in India. Traditionally … Read More