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

PLOS Two days without food for larvae may contribute to pale coloration, smaller butterfly wings High food stress may impact wing size and coloration—both indicators of migratory success—in monarch butterflies, according to results published April 2, 2014, in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Haley Johnson from University of Jamestown and colleagues. Monarch butterflies migrate long distances according to the seasons every year. Because this requires so much energy, they...

Wings Of The Morpho Butterfly Inspire New Wave Of Technologies
2013-09-10 06:40:03

[ Watch the Video: Butterfly Wings Inspire New Technologies ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly might expand the range of innovative technologies, according to a new study from an international research team. Findings based on studies of these butterflies have already inspired designs of new displays, fabrics and cosmetics. A research team comprised of scientists from the University of Exeter,...

2012-04-30 19:50:19

University of Florida lepidopterist Andrei Sourakov has spent his life´s work studying moths and butterflies. But it was his teenage daughter, Alexandra, who led research on how color impacts butterflies´ feeding patterns. The research shows different species exhibit unique foraging behaviors, and the study may be used to build more effective, species-specific synthetic lures for understanding pollinators, insects on which humans depend for sustaining many crops. In a study...

Butterfly Inspires New Thermal Imaging Technology
2012-02-13 12:42:36

[ Watch the Video ] GE Global Research announced on Monday that its researchers have developed a technology for new butterfly-inspired thermal imaging devices. GE scientists have developed new bio-inspired nanostructured systems that could outperform thermal imaging devices available today. The GE researchers discovered the new technology by studying Morpho butterfly wings. "The iridescence of Morpho butterflies has inspired our team for yet another technological opportunity," Dr....

2011-12-13 06:30:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ZyGEM Corp. Ltd., a developer and marketer of innovative products for the analysis of DNA and other nucleic acids, today announced an agreement with Morpho (Safran group) to market advanced forensic products to police forces worldwide. ZyGEM's products have the potential to revolutionize many forensic applications where accuracy, speed, ease-of-use and accessibility are critical. Morpho will apply its three decades of...

2011-11-10 03:00:00

GRENOBLE, France, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Crocus Technology, a leading developer of magnetically enhanced semiconductors, and Morpho (Safran group), a leading supplier of identification, detection and e-document solutions, today announced an agreement to develop and commercialize the world's first smart card based on Crocus' Magnetic-Logic-Unit (MLU) technology. The agreement enables the companies to collaborate on a new breed of smart cards, which integrate Crocus' disruptive MLU...

2011-03-21 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Morpho (Safran group), worldwide leader in identity and secure credentials and leader in mobile telecommunications technologies, will be exhibiting at the CTIA Wireless and demonstrating that SIM cards are "Part of your world." Mobile communications technology is a vital part of our world today and in Orlando the company will showcase secure and comprehensive solutions that will shape the future of telecommunications. Morpho's main focus this...

2011-02-13 23:01:00

TOKYO, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Morpho, Inc., the global leader in software image processing solutions for mobile devices, announced on Feb. 14 the development of High Dynamic Range imaging technology (HDR technology) and rolling shutter distortion correction technology. These technologies operate on mobile handsets including Android (TM) devices. About "Morpho HDR technology" HDR technology compensates for clipped highlights in bright areas and clipped shadows in dark areas of high...

2010-08-05 07:00:00

WALL, N.J., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification solutions announced the award of another contract for a fingerprint biometric identity solution built on the fusion of BIO-key and MorphoTrak algorithms. The first contract for this fused solution, awarded to MorphoTrak (a Morpho company) by Lockheed Martin in September 2009, provides fingerprint identification technology for the FBI's Next...

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2009-10-21 13:58:08

A clever structure in the ear of a tropical butterfly that potentially makes it able to distinguish between high and low pitch sounds has been discovered by scientists from the University of Bristol. The team believes that the remarkable structure may be associated with the detection of predators, in particular birds.  The Blue Morpho butterflies (Morpho peleides), native to Central and South America, are more famous for their amazing wing coloration and now turn out to have ears on...


Latest Morpho Reference Libraries

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2005-09-09 09:58:05

PHOTO CAPTION: Photograph of a Blue Morpho butterfly (Morpho menelaus) by Gregory Phillips The Blue Morpho (Morpho menelaus) is a beautifully iridescent tropical butterfly of the Central and South American regions.

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2005-08-25 10:15:23

A Morpho butterfly is one of over 80 described species of the genus Morpho. They are showy, neotropical butterflies found mostly in South America with a few species recorded in southern Mexico and Mesoamerica. Morphos range in wingspan from the3 inch (7.5 cm) M. rhodopteron to the imposing 8 inch (20 cm) Sunset Morpho, M. hecuba. The name Morpho derives from its use as an epithet of Venus. Many Morpho butterflies are colored in metallic, shimmering shades of blue and green. These colors...

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