Posts Tagged ‘butterflies’

Wallflower or Outgoing Superstar?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
butterflies, caterpillars, camouflage, colors, aposematism

Camouflaged and conspicuous caterpillars each succeed depending on the season.

Monarch Diet and Migration

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
butterfly, butterflies, monarchs, migration, wings, size, color

How does the amount of food monarch larvae receive affect their wing size and coloration?

Happy Oysters, Tricky Butterflies

Friday, March 7th, 2014
butterflies, mimicry, mimics, swallowtail, heliconius, durrell kapan, oysters, farming, sensors, genes, genetics, supergene, doublesex

A sensor that monitors oyster health and the one gene that allows tricky mimicry in swallowtails.

Evolution in Heliconius Butterflies

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
butterfly, butterflies, heliconius, melpomene, evolution, speciation, genomes, durrell kapan, wing-pattern, mimicry

By studying the genomes of various Heliconius butterfly species, Academy research Durrell Kapan and his colleagues can see the rate of evolutionary change in the genus.

Cool Monarchs

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
butterfly, butterflies, monarch, migration, mexico, milkweed, drought, climate change

How do monarch butterflies know when to head north? Temperature!

Butterfly Genome

Monday, July 30th, 2012
DSC_1271_Heliconius melpomene

How does mimicry work in butterflies? Academy researcher Durrell Kapan and his colleagues have found the answer in the butterfly’s genome.

Monarch Genome

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The recently sequenced monarch genome explains much about their migration.

Cool Temps Mean Choosier Males

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
Bicyclys anynana

New research into butterfly behavior shows gender roles can be reversed, given the right circumstances.

Monarch Migration

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

How do monarch butterflies know where to migrate year after year? In Spanish with English subtitles.

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