Butterflies


Butterflies Distinguish Between Plants to Lay Eggs

Butterflies Distinguish Between Plants to Lay Eggs

The tropical butterfly Heliconius erato distinguishes between shapes to use them as a cue for choosing the plants on which to...

Jul 29 2016, 10:08am CDT

Secret of the Colors of Black Moths and Bright Butterflies Revealed

Secret of the Colors of Black Moths and Bright Butterflies Revealed

Researchers have found that the same gene mutation causes coloration in both moths and butterflies....

Jun 1 2016, 9:25pm CDT

Beyond Milweed: Monarch Butterflies are Threatened by Habitat Fragmentation and Lack of Nectar Sources

Beyond Milkweed: Monarch Butterflies are Threatened by Habitat Fragmentation and Lack of Nectar Sources

The combination of threats are contributing to a dramatic decline in the monarch butterfly population....

Apr 24 2016, 10:05pm CDT

Monarch Butterflies are on a Big Rebound

Monarch Butterflies are on a Big Rebound, Says Study

Iconic monarch butterflies were facing extremely high risk of extinction but now they are making a big comeback....

Mar 1 2016, 8:53pm CST

Mexico Will See 4 Times More Monarch Butterflies This Year

Mexico Will See 4 Times More Monarch Butterflies This Year

Iconic butterfly is on a rebound after significant decline in the past two decades....

Nov 16 2015, 10:11pm CST

Butterflies Headed for Extinction due to Climate Change

Butterflies Headed for Extinction due to Climate Change

Six species of butterflies in the UK happen to be headed for extinction due to climate change....

Aug 11 2015, 5:52am CDT