Image of the Day: Structural Colors
Image of the Day: Structural Colors
The films coating buckeye butterflies’ wing scales vary in thickness, creating a broad spectrum of iridescent colors.  
Image of the Day: Structural Colors
Image of the Day: Structural Colors

The films coating buckeye butterflies’ wing scales vary in thickness, creating a broad spectrum of iridescent colors.  

The films coating buckeye butterflies’ wing scales vary in thickness, creating a broad spectrum of iridescent colors.  

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Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Defender Found Dead
Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Defender Found Dead
Ashley Yeager | Jan 30, 2020
Details of Homero Gómez González’s death are not yet known.
Genomes Sequenced for Every US and Canada Butterfly
Genomes Sequenced for Every US and Canada Butterfly
Emily Makowski | Nov 20, 2019
Researchers analyzed more than 800 species.
Gene Regulation Gives Butterflies Their Stunning Looks
Gene Regulation Gives Butterflies Their Stunning Looks
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 14, 2019
Distantly related, lookalike Heliconius species arrive at the same appearance using the same few genes, but regulated differently, according to recent studies.
Image of the Day: ButterflyNet
Image of the Day: ButterflyNet
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 16, 2019
Scientists used machine learning to analyze the coevolution of physical traits in butterflies.
Image of the Day: Attendance Record
Image of the Day: Attendance Record
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 11, 2019
Genetic material left behind on flowers can reveal which insects have visited.
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Catherine Offord | Oct 18, 2018
A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.
Monarch Butterfly Conservationist Dies
Monarch Butterfly Conservationist Dies
Catherine Offord | Jul 23, 2018
Lincoln Brower, an American entomologist famous for his work to conserve the monarch populations of Mexico and the US, has passed away at age 86.
Image of the Day: Infrared Tumors
Image of the Day: Infrared Tumors
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 18, 2018
A camera inspired by butterfly eyes allows surgeons to see cancer cells during surgery.
Image of the Day: Butterfly Wing Scents
Image of the Day: Butterfly Wing Scents
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 13, 2017
In Heliconius butterflies, researchers discover the importance of a male wing structure in female choice.