Posts Tagged ‘butterfly’

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?

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
Sonia_Carolina_-_Proxima_estacion-Esperanza_(by-sa)

The recently sequenced monarch genome explains much about their migration.

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