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:
Anubodh demonstrating flight using strobe lights:
Padmapriya showing the sensitivity of moth eyes under dim light:
Pavan providing the experience of odor tracking:
Deepa and Srinivas discussing the sensitivity of the moth nose:
Shannon waxing poetic about the glory of insects:
Special Thanks to Vaibhav Sinha for the wonderful photos, and congratulations to Sanjay and all the Moth Day volunteers for an amazing event!