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Image of the Day: Butterfly Wing Scents

By | November 13, 2017

In Heliconius butterflies, researchers discover the importance of a male wing structure in female choice. 

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Image of the Day: Solar Butterfly

By | October 27, 2017

The wings of black butterflies are inspiring the design of new solar-cell technology.

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Image of the Day: Colorful Crystals

By | April 27, 2017

Thecla opisena butterfly wings get their unique luster from the crystalline structures in their scales (bottom right).

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Behavior Brief

By | December 23, 2016

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Migrating Monarch Numbers Rebound

By | March 1, 2016

The iconic butterflies have flocked to their Mexican overwintering grounds, seemingly reversing recent population declines.

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Week in Review: November 2–6

By | November 6, 2015

How Ebola hides from immune cells; gut microbes’ role in immunotherapy response; new mechanisms of hearing loss; butterflies use milkweed toxins to ward off predators

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image: Butterflies Weaponize Milkweed Toxins

Butterflies Weaponize Milkweed Toxins

By | November 4, 2015

Monarch and queen caterpillars store toxic compounds from their milkweed diet to ward off predators into adulthood, a new study suggests.

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Parasite’s Genes Persist in Host Genomes

By | September 17, 2015

Researchers find evidence of gene flow from parasitoid wasps to the butterflies and moths they lay eggs in.

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Butterflies in Peril

By | August 12, 2015

Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.

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Genome Digest

By | March 4, 2015

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

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