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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Moth Resurrection
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 18, 2017
Entomologists have rediscovered a species of moth that was considered lost for 130 years.
Image of the Day: Not a Leaf
Staff | Jul 26, 2017
With brown splotches artfully strewn against its bright yellow coloring, the striking imperial moth (
) appears more leaf than Lepidoptera.
To Attract Pollinators, Flower Mimics Wounded Bee
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 7, 2016
Umbrella flowers lure in flies by mimicking the alarm signals produced by the flies’ preferred prey.
Bob Grant | May 1, 2016
Sorting the Beef from the Bull, Cheats and Deceits, A Sea of Glass,
Following the Wild Bees
Snake Imitators Persist
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 12, 2014
A harmless snake in the Carolina Sandhills has been mimicking a poisonous species for decades, and has become a better imitator since the latter went extinct.
Supergene Discovered in Lookalike Butterflies
Ed Yong | Mar 5, 2014
A butterfly’s varied disguises are controlled by variants of a single gene, partially confirming—and refuting—a decades-old hypothesis.
Flu Fights Dirty
Hayley Dunning | Sep 1, 2012
Mimicking a host-cell histone protein offers flu a sneaky tactic to suppress immune response.
Cristina Luiggi | May 22, 2012
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Hannah Waters | Jan 31, 2012
A roundup of recent studies in behavior research