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Evolution of Moth Vision




My research is about how moths and butterflies sense the world. I want to understand how their eyes and brains have evolved to complicated visual tasks in light-limited environments. I use an integrative approach looking at their genes, behavior and in the light of evolution to understand how butterflies and moths visual systems function.

Like many other nocturnal animals, moths get disoriented and entrapped by light, something often utilized by moth collectors. I study the effects of light pollution on nocturnal insects and how we can combat this issue. I also help with citizen science and biodiversity monitoring in India. Read my CV to know more.