It sounds like something from science fiction: glow-in-the-dark butterfly eyes. Learn about them on this Moment of Science.
Imagine this scenario. You're a plant, and a butterfly lays its eggs on you. What do you do? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Find out about the animals that travels long distances in a single-file line head-to tail.
Learn about the many advantages of butterfly wings on this Moment of Science.
In this instance, nature is said to have “selected” the camouflaged butterfly over other variations that weren’t as well hidden. In “artificial selection,” the same thing happens, only we human beings make the choices.