While studying Heliconia flowers in Costa Rica, biologists noticed that they were clearly choosing their pollinators, but they still didn’t know how the flowers could tell one hummingbird from another.
Milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars eat, has been declining due to the use of glyphosate herbicides on agricultural fields.
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Wings elevate butterflies from creepy, crawly status to majestic heights.
Summer is nearly here. Ever wonder why moths fly toward bright lights? Find out on today's Moment of Science.
What happens in your body when you get nervous? Why do you feel like you have butterflies in your stomach?
Learn about the surprising relationship between caterpillars and ants.
Hundreds of species of butterflies are threatened or endangered worldwide as a result of destruction or alteration of their habitats.
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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.