Habitat differences help determine changes in the nervous system of tropical butterflies, scientists at the University of Bristol have found.
After years of concern, monarch butterflies are doing just fine, thank you
Scientists have been warning for quite some time that monarch butterflies were headed for extinction. But to misquote Mark Twain, rumors of their demise were greatly exaggerated. A new study found that growth in the summer population has compensated for losses during the winter.
Asian butterfly populations show different mimicry patterns thanks to genetic ‘switch’
A new study by researchers at the University of Chicago and the City College of New York (CCNY) has identified a unique, genetic “mimicry switch” that determines whether or not male and female Elymnias hypermnestra palmflies mimic the same or different species of butterflies.
Monarch butterflies raised in captivity may be worse at migrating south than wild monarchs raised outdoors
Researchers at the University of Chicago found that some commercially-bred monarch butterflies appear to be capable of migrating south, while wild-derived monarch butterflies raised in a closed greenhouse are worse at migrating south than their outdoor-raised counterparts.