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2014-07-21 08:29:38

For the first time ever, by activating each Butterfly Bottle with a smart phone or pad, Fans Have a Chance to Win a Trip to Mariah's Summer Party in New York and Get Access to Exclusive 40/40 Club

Monarch Butterflies Rely In Part On Magnetic Compass For Navigation
2014-06-25 07:52:07

New research uncovers that monarch butterflies make the 2,000-mile journey to the same mountains in Mexico using the Earth's magnetic field.

2014-06-12 12:31:10

Go N'Syde Beverage Company Partners with Mariah Carey to Create Revolutionary Beverage Brands NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Powerhouse entertainment executive, former CEO

Winter Road Salt Is Wreaking Havoc On Summer Butterflies
2014-06-10 09:32:30

Very little is understood about consequences for the development and evolution of wild animals created by how the use of road salt has altered patterns of sodium availability.

Monarch Butterflies Threatened Due To North American Habitat Loss
2014-06-05 11:57:41

Populations of monarch butterflies are projected to decline in eastern North America and a new study published today in the Journal of Animal Ecology concluded that habitat loss in North America would be to blame.

Colorful 'Eyespots' On The Wings Of Butterflies Add Detail To The Story Of Evolution
2014-05-28 03:38:55

A new study of the colorful "eyespots" on the wings of some butterfly species is helping to address fundamental questions about evolution that are conceptually similar to the quandary Aristotle wrestled with about 330 B.C. – "which came first, the chicken or the egg?"

Thirsty Butterflies And Bees Like Crocodile Tears
2014-05-01 03:54:03

A boat carrying students, photographers, and aquatic ecologist Carlos de la Rosa was passing slowing and quietly by, and caught the moment on film. They watched [and photographed] in barely suppressed excitement for a quarter of an hour while the caiman basked placidly and the insects fluttered about the corners of its eyes.

Butterfly Emergence Patterns Influenced By Urbanization, Higher Temperatures
2014-04-28 03:12:46

An international team of researchers has found that a subset of common butterfly species are emerging later than usual in urban areas located in warmer regions, raising questions about how the insects respond to significant increases in temperature.

2014-04-14 23:08:16

Danville Science Center celebrates its annual Butterfly Hello and Thyme on April 19 with an herb fair, hands-on activities and butterfly releases. Danville,

Skipping Meals May Affect Butterfly Wing Size And Coloration
2014-04-04 14:22:08

High food stress may impact wing size and coloration—both indicators of migratory success—in monarch butterflies


Latest Butterfly Reference Libraries

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2009-04-28 15:52:13

Buddaleja utahensis is more commonly known as the Utah Butterfly Bush or the Panamint Butterfly Bushand is indigenous to the southwestern United States. Growing nearly 20 inches tall, this bristly shrub features expasive branching network with a wide circumference. Its leaves give off a silvery green color resulting from the fine hairs that cover the plant. Each leaf has a bumpy texture with sides that curl under and measures approximately 1inch. Bundles of tubular soft green flowers...

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2007-12-27 10:26:59

The Rothschild's Birdwing (Ornithoptera rothschildi), is a large butterfly from the birdwing genus endemic to the Arfak Mountains, Western New Guinea. The Rothschild's Birdwing has the most restricted distribution of all birdwings. Its preferred habitat is flowering meadows in an altitude from 6500 to 8800 feet. The females can reach a wingspan up to 6 inches. The forewings are dark brown to blackish brown with creamy white to grayish spots. The hindwings rimmed with black scales and have...

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2007-12-27 09:55:38

The Cairns Birdwing (Ornithoptera euphorion), is Australia's largest native butterfly species. Cairns Birdwings are found southwards from Mount Webb and Cooktown to Mackay in Queensland. Favored habitat is primary rainforest, although the species will breed readily in a home garden if the correct larval host plants are grown. Males have a predominately black upper wing with emerald green flashes, however the female lacks the green coloring, having a plain black upper wing with white...

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2007-12-27 09:52:26

Queen Alexandra's Birdwing (Ornithoptera alexandrae), is the largest butterfly in the world. The species was named by Lord Walter Rothschild in 1907, in honor of Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom. The first European to discover the species was Albert Stewart Meek in 1906, a collector employed by Lord Walter Rothschild to collect natural history specimens from Papua New Guinea. Although the first specimen was taken with the aid of a small shotgun, Meek soon...

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2005-09-12 10:40:35

The Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon) is a common swallowtail butterfly found in western North America. Both the upper and lower sides of its wings are black, but the upper wing has a broad yellow stripe across it, which gives the butterfly an overall yellow appearance. Striking blue spots adorn the rear edge of the rear wing, and the characteristic tails of the swallowtails. Its wingspan is 7-9 cm and its body is somewhat shorter than the rather similar Western Tiger Swallowtail, with...

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