All Hail the Mighty Moths!

by Shannon – On Friday, October 5, 2018, several members of the NICE Group participated in the NCBS Annual “Moth Day”.  Conceived by Prof. Sanjay Sane here at NCBS,  Moth Day is a celebration of insects and their many wonders  – particularly moths. Over 800 students from 4-80 years came to visit exhibits created by the students and faculty of NCBS, including the life of silk moths, insect muscles, flight behavior, butterfly mimicry, and a variety of extremely cool and interactive exhibits.  Here are some photos of the NICE group in action at our exhibits:

Geetha and Harshith illustrating the circulatory system of moths with a live open-heart surgery to show the beating heart of a hawk moth:

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Anubodh demonstrating flight using strobe lights:

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Padmapriya showing the sensitivity of moth eyes under dim light:

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Pavan providing the experience of odor tracking:

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Deepa and Srinivas discussing the sensitivity of the moth nose:

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Shannon waxing poetic about the glory of insects:

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Special Thanks to Vaibhav Sinha for the wonderful photos, and congratulations to Sanjay and all the Moth Day volunteers for an amazing event!

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