Pigeon feather

While looking for butterflies in the Nangal region, I got interested in pigeons. A lot many could be found near my place. I picked up a small, light weighted, delicate, silky, fluffy feather to look under a foldscope and saw beautiful cross fibres that I am sharing.  

Magnificent world of butterflies-2

1. wings of peacock pansy butterfly collected during my field visit. 2. a single scale dusted from the wing having villi like projections at tip and many striations in its body. 3. wing scales as seen under foldscope. 4. scales magnified. 5. black coloured scales magnified. 6. scales having different projections at their tips. 7....

Magnificent world of butterflies-1

    Butterflies are one of the most fascinating creatures on this planet and these beauties have always left me impressed.Here is me Jasdeep singh, student of G.G.D.S.D. College,chandigarh(INDIA) who is trying to explore their magnificent world. Butterflies have scales on their wings and these scales are arranged just like tiles on the floor.These scales…