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Posts tagged Butterflies

May 27, 2014

 

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Why Moths Fly Toward Lights

Summer is nearly here. Ever wonder why moths fly toward bright lights? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

July 16, 2013

 

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A World Without Insects

A world without them might not be as nice as we might think...

December 24, 2009

 

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Butterflies In Your Stomach

What happens in your body when you get nervous? Why do you feel like you have butterflies in your stomach?

September 15, 2008

 

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The Special Relationship Between Ants and Lycaenid Butterflies

Learn about the surprising relationship between caterpillars and ants.

February 21, 2006

 

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Butterfly Farming

Hundreds of species of butterflies are threatened or endangered worldwide as a result of destruction or alteration of their habitats.

January 29, 2004

 

Flutter Battle

How do male butterflies get their mate? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Flower Power

The natural fragrance of flowers counts among the simpler pleasures in life.The delicate aroma of a rose in bloom is something that does not require explanation; we enjoy it simply and intuitively.

September 27, 2003

 

Butterflies and Their Magnetic Compasses

Millions of monarch butterflies fly southwest from eastern Canada and the United States down to Mexico each autumn; then millions more fly back to the northeast in the spring.The one-way trip is as long as 2500 miles for some of these creatures.

September 27, 2003

 

Were Butterflies Created by Bats?

Scientists aren’t exactly sure how butterflies evolved this way, but evidence suggest that these ears might be evidence that bats created butterflies by driving moths into the daylight. The idea is that with the evolution of bat echolocation, moths had to find some way of avoiding the predator’s jaws.

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