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Posts tagged Butterflies

June 12, 2019


Flowers Are Able To Choose Who Pollinates Them

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.

May 14, 2019


Monarch Butterflies In Decline

Milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars eat, has been declining due to the use of glyphosate herbicides on agricultural fields.

September 23, 2016


Insects. They're yuck to humans but yum to other animals.

A World Without Insects

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

June 8, 2015



Butterfly Wings

Wings elevate butterflies from creepy, crawly status to majestic heights.

May 27, 2014


Those eyes may look big, but they aren't terribly keen.

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.

December 24, 2009


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


The Special Relationship Between Ants and Lycaenid Butterflies

Learn about the surprising relationship between caterpillars and ants.

February 21, 2006


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


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.

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