Our garden is home to several butterfly species and the number of resident species is increasing each season. Apart from recording butterfly species, we also study their host plants and their interaction with other insects such as Ants and Wasps. Butterfly behavior such as courtship, oviposition, and puddling is also an important part of our studies.
Moths form the other half of Lepidoptera and we are fortunate to have close to thirty different genera of them visiting our locality. Moths act both as pollinators and defoliators in the environment.
The vast variety of cultivated and wildflowers present in our garden all around the year, brings several insects. Up to twenty different species of bees and wasps can be found here accompanied by bugs, fruit flies and birds. Attracted by pollen and nectar they help in fertilization while moving from one flower to another.