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2014-03-03 23:25:07

12,000 Exotic Butterflies, 100 species on display from March 1, 2014 - April 6, 2014 Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) March 03, 2014

World's First Butterfly Bacteria Sequenced
2014-01-30 14:24:03

For the first time ever, a team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has sequenced the internal bacterial makeup of the three major life stages of a butterfly species, a project that showed some surprising events occur during metamorphosis.

Butterflies Offer Insights Into Evolution
2013-10-31 16:39:31

A new study of butterflies found that it’s genetically easier to spin off into a new species than it may have once been thought, even if the two species remain close and interbreed with one another.

Researchers Find That Some Butterflies Share DNA
2012-05-17 10:44:55

Geneticists have made a startling breakthrough while sequencing the genome of a South American butterfly, according to a study published in the May 16 edition of Nature.

Predators Drive Evolution Of Poison Dart Frogs' Skin Patterns
2011-11-22 04:10:01

Natural selection has played a role in the development of the many skins patterns of the tiny Ranitomeya imitator poison dart frog, according to University of Montreal biologist Mathieu Chouteau.

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2011-08-15 07:09:20

The mystery of how a butterfly has changed its wing patterns to mimic neighboring species and avoid being eaten by birds has been solved by a team of European scientists.

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2011-07-25 06:45:00

A red splash on a toxic butterfly's wing screams DON'T EAT ME!

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2011-03-01 09:10:59

Observing a split in the butterfly family tree.

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2010-02-16 15:17:28

Butterfly experts have suspected for more than 150 years that vision plays a key role in explaining wing color diversity.

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2010-02-07 11:10:00

How two butterfly species have evolved exactly the same striking wing color and pattern has intrigued biologists since Darwin's day.


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