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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.


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2005-07-14 11:15:16

The Small Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis urticae) is a well-known colorful butterfly found in temperate Europe. There are a few records from New York City which, however, are believed to have arrived human-assisted. This is a species often found in gardens. The caterpillars feed on nettles, as do those of several Nymphalidae butterflies. The adult is remarkable, with its dark body and red and yellow wings, which have a row of blue dots around the rear edge. However, the underwings are dull,...

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