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A butterfly’s varied disguises are controlled by variants of a single gene, partially confirming—and refuting—a decades-old hypothesis.

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Behavior Brief

By | August 21, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Revealing Metamorphosis

By | May 14, 2013

Three-dimensional imaging of living chrysalises shows how butterflies develop.

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Image of the Day

By | October 29, 2012

The Psyche (Leptosia nina) butterfly, shown here as a mating pair, is a weak flyer, making erratic movements as it bobs across the grass and rarely leaving ground level.

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More Mutations in Fukushima Butterflies

By | August 15, 2012

Researchers have found an increase in butterflies with unusual wing shapes, legs, and antennae than before the nuclear disaster.

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A Scientist Emerges

By | August 1, 2012

At age 16, Alexandra Sourakov has her first scientific publication, on the foraging behavior of butterflies.

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Genome Digest

By | May 22, 2012

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Genome Digest

By | December 19, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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