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Krushnamegh Kunte: I am a naturalist broadly interested in all aspects of the biological world, from species communities to genes. I received my PhD in Integrative Biology from the University of Texas at Austin, USA, in 2008. I was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University, USA, until 2011. In 2012 I joined the faculty at the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru (=Bangalore), as a Ramanujan Fellow. My research lab at NCBS investigates the evolution and organization of biological diversity with a special focus on speciation and morphological diversification in butterflies. Indian butterflies has been my passion for most of my life, and I have studied them since 1991, extensively surveying populations in the Himalaya, NE India and the Western Ghats. Read more at or contact me by email if you want to learn more about my research and writing, the Indian Foundation for Butterflies, this website or Indian insects.



Vivek Sarkar:
I am from Coochbehar, northern West Bengal, where my mother inspired me to observe butterflies and my father provided opportunities to visit the nearby forests at an early age. From 2006 I started photo-documentation of Bengal butterflies, continuing on during my undergraduate years in Bangaluru to document butterflies of Bangalore University Jnanabharti Campus, and Agasthia International Campus in Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh. Later I studied butterflies in Nagarahole National Park and surrounding areas of Kodagu District of Karnataka. Recently I finished my Masters in Wildlife Biology from North Orissa University, and now I am engaged in wildlife and conservation projects in Odisha. In 2012 I published my first book, "Butterflies of Bonai", which is the first field guide on Odisha butterflies. Email me if you want to know more about my work.

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Price, B. W., V. Sarkar, K. Marathe, P. Roy, and K. Kunte. 2023. Cicadas Of India Website Team . In Marathe, K., V. Sarkar, B. W. Price, P. Roy, and K. Kunte. Cicadas of India, v. 1. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.

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