Slender-bodies diurnal insects having large, broad wings often strikingly colored and patterned.
Coloration or discoloration of a part by a pigment.
The use of wings or wing-like appendages to remain aloft and move through the air.
The group of celestial bodies, including the EARTH, orbiting around and gravitationally bound by the sun. It includes eight planets, one minor planet, and 34 natural satellites, more than 1,000 observed comets, and thousands of lesser bodies known as MINOR PLANETS (asteroids) and METEOROIDS. (From Academic American Encyclopedia, 1983)
Periodic movements of animals in response to seasonal changes or reproductive instinct. Hormonal changes are the trigger in at least some animals. Most migrations are made for reasons of climatic change, feeding, or breeding.
Chemical agents or odors that stimulate sexual desires. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
A large order of insects comprising the butterflies and moths.
The splitting of an ancestral species into daughter species that coexist in time (King, Dictionary of Genetics, 6th ed). Causal factors may include geographic isolation, HABITAT geometry, migration, REPRODUCTIVE ISOLATION, random GENETIC DRIFT and MUTATION.
A plant genus of the family ASCLEPIADACEAE. This is the true milkweed; APOCYNUM & EUPHORBIA hirta are rarely called milkweed. Asclepias asthmatica has been changed to TYLOPHORA.
The process of laying or shedding fully developed eggs (OVA) from the female body. The term is usually used for certain INSECTS or FISHES with an organ called ovipositor where eggs are stored or deposited before expulsion from the body.
The visually perceived property of objects created by absorption or reflection of specific wavelengths of light.
Sexual activities of animals.
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.
Changes in biological features that help an organism cope with its ENVIRONMENT. These changes include physiological (ADAPTATION, PHYSIOLOGICAL), phenotypic and genetic changes.
Communication between animals involving the giving off by one individual of some chemical or physical signal, that, on being received by another, influences its behavior.
The detection of RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISMS by selective PCR amplification of restriction fragments derived from genomic DNA followed by electrophoretic analysis of the amplified restriction fragments.
The genetic complement of an insect (INSECTS) as represented in its DNA.
The functional hereditary units of INSECTS.
Insects of the suborder Heterocera of the order LEPIDOPTERA.
A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Areas designated for use by the armed forces personnel.
The pattern of any process, or the interrelationship of phenomena, which affects growth or change within a population.
Proteins found in any species of insect.
The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed)
The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.
Specialized cells in the invertebrates that detect and transduce light. They are predominantly rhabdomeric with an array of photosensitive microvilli. Illumination depolarizes invertebrate photoreceptors by stimulating Na+ influx across the plasma membrane.
Persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of the value of these possessions. Epidemiological studies suggest that hoarding occurs in 2-5% of the population and can lead to substantial distress and disability, as well as serious public health consequences.
Warm-blooded VERTEBRATES possessing FEATHERS and belonging to the class Aves.
A form of interactive entertainment in which the player controls electronically generated images that appear on a video display screen. This includes video games played in the home on special machines or home computers, and those played in arcades.
Theoretical construct used in applied mathematics to analyze certain situations in which there is an interplay between parties that may have similar, opposed, or mixed interests. In a typical game, decision-making "players," who each have their own goals, try to gain advantage over the other parties by anticipating each other's decisions; the game is finally resolved as a consequence of the players' decisions.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
Paired sense organs connected to the anterior segments of ARTHROPODS that help them navigate through the environment.
Mental processing of chromatic signals (COLOR VISION) from the eye by the VISUAL CORTEX where they are converted into symbolic representations. Color perception involves numerous neurons, and is influenced not only by the distribution of wavelengths from the viewed object, but also by its background color and brightness contrast at its boundary.
Type of vision test used to determine COLOR VISION DEFECTS.
The largest and strongest bone of the FACE constituting the lower jaw. It supports the lower teeth.
Performing the role of a parent by care-giving, nurturance, and protection of the child by a natural or substitute parent. The parent supports the child by exercising authority and through consistent, empathic, appropriate behavior in response to the child's needs. PARENTING differs from CHILD REARING in that in child rearing the emphasis is on the act of training or bringing up the children and the interaction between the parent and child, while parenting emphasizes the responsibility and qualities of exemplary behavior of the parent.
Organized efforts by communities or organizations to improve the health and well-being of the child.
Software used to locate data or information stored in machine-readable form locally or at a distance such as an INTERNET site.
Organized services to provide health care for children.
Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.
Organized activities related to the storage, location, search, and retrieval of information.
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
The art, technique, or business of producing motion pictures for entertainment, propaganda, or instruction.
Knowing or understanding without conscious use of reasoning. (Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, 1994)
The storing of visual and usually sound signals on discs for later reproduction on a television screen or monitor.
The act or practice of literary composition, the occupation of writer, or producing or engaging in literary work as a profession.
A genus of gram-negative, strictly aerobic, non-spore forming rods. Soil and water are regarded as the natural habitat. They are sometimes isolated from a hospital environment and humans.
Analog or digital communications device in which the user has a wireless connection from a telephone to a nearby transmitter. It is termed cellular because the service area is divided into multiple "cells." As the user moves from one cell area to another, the call is transferred to the local transmitter.

Ultrabithorax function in butterfly wings and the evolution of insect wing patterns. (1/710)

BACKGROUND: . The morphological and functional evolution of appendages has played a critical role in animal evolution, but the developmental genetic mechanisms underlying appendage diversity are not understood. Given that homologous appendage development is controlled by the same Hox gene in different organisms, and that Hox genes are transcription factors, diversity may evolve from changes in the regulation of Hox target genes. Two impediments to understanding the role of Hox genes in morphological evolution have been the limited number of organisms in which Hox gene function can be studied and the paucity of known Hox-regulated target genes. We have therefore analyzed a butterfly homeotic mutant 'Hindsight', in which portions of the ventral hindwing pattern are transformed to ventral forewing identity, and we have compared the regulation of target genes by the Ultrabithorax (Ubx) gene product in Lepidopteran and Dipteran hindwings. RESULTS: . We show that Ubx gene expression is lost from patches of cells in developing Hindsight hindwings, correlating with changes in wing pigmentation, color pattern elements, and scale morphology. We use this mutant to study how regulation of target genes by Ubx protein differs between species. We find that several Ubx-regulated genes in the Drosophila haltere are not repressed by Ubx in butterfly hindwings, but that Distal-less (Dll) expression is regulated by Ubx in a unique manner in butterflies. CONCLUSIONS: . The morphological diversification of insect hindwings has involved the acquisition of different sets of target genes by Ubx in different lineages. Changes in Hox-regulated target gene sets are, in general, likely to underlie the morphological divergence of homologous structures between animals.  (+info)

Interaction of process partitions in phylogenetic analysis: an example from the swallowtail butterfly genus Papilio. (2/710)

In this study, we explored how the concept of the process partition may be applied to phylogenetic analysis. Sequence data were gathered from 23 species and subspecies of the swallowtail butterfly genus Papilio, as well as from two outgroup species from the genera Eurytides and Pachliopta. Sequence data consisted of 1,010 bp of the nuclear protein-coding gene elongation factor-1 alpha (EF-1 alpha) as well as the entire sequences (a total of 2,211 bp) of the mitochondrial protein-coding genes cytochrome oxidase I and cytochrome oxidase II (COI and COII). In order to examine the interaction between the nuclear and mitochondrial partitions in a combined analysis, we used a method of visualizing branch support as a function of partition weight ratios. We demonstrated how this method may be used to diagnose error at different levels of a tree in a combined maximum-parsimony analysis. Further, we assessed patterns of evolution within and between subsets of the data by implementing a multipartition maximum-likelihood model to estimate evolutionary parameters for various putative process partitions. COI third positions have an estimated average substitution rate more than 15 times that of EF-1 alpha, while COII third positions have an estimated average substitution rate more than 22 times that of EF-1 alpha. Ultimately, we found that although the mitochondrial and nuclear data were not significantly incongruent, homoplasy in the fast-evolving mitochondrial data confounded the resolution of basal relationships in the combined unweighted parsimony analysis despite the fact that there was relatively strong support for the relationships in the nuclear data. We conclude that there may be shortcomings to the methods of "total evidence" and "conditional combination" because they may fail to detect or accommodate the type of confounding bias we found in our data.  (+info)

Inbreeding of bottlenecked butterfly populations. Estimation using the likelihood of changes in marker allele frequencies. (3/710)

Polymorphic enzyme and minisatellite loci were used to estimate the degree of inbreeding in experimentally bottlenecked populations of the butterfly, Bicyclus anynana (Satyridae), three generations after founding events of 2, 6, 20, or 300 individuals, each bottleneck size being replicated at least four times. Heterozygosity fell more than expected, though not significantly so, but this traditional measure of the degree of inbreeding did not make full use of the information from genetic markers. It proved more informative to estimate directly the probability distribution of a measure of inbreeding, sigma2, the variance in the number of descendants left per gene. In all bottlenecked lines, sigma2 was significantly larger than in control lines (300 founders). We demonstrate that this excess inbreeding was brought about both by an increase in the variance of reproductive success of individuals, but also by another process. We argue that in bottlenecked lines linkage disequilibrium generated by the small number of haplotypes passing through the bottleneck resulted in hitchhiking of particular marker alleles with those haplotypes favored by selection. In control lines, linkage disequilibrium was minimal. Our result, indicating more inbreeding than expected from demographic parameters, contrasts with the findings of previous (Drosophila) experiments in which the decline in observed heterozygosity was slower than expected and attributed to associative overdominance. The different outcomes may both be explained as a consequence of linkage disequilibrium under different regimes of inbreeding. The likelihood-based method to estimate inbreeding should be of wide applicability. It was, for example, able to resolve small differences in sigma2 among replicate lines within bottleneck-size treatments, which could be related to the observed variation in reproductive viability.  (+info)

An ultraviolet absorbing pigment causes a narrow-band violet receptor and a single-peaked green receptor in the eye of the butterfly Papilio. (4/710)

The distal photoreceptors in the tiered retina of Papilio exhibit different spectral sensitivities. There are at least two types of short-wavelength sensitive receptors: an ultraviolet receptor with a normal spectral shape and a violet receptor with a very narrow spectral bandwidth. Furthermore, a blue receptor, a double-peaked green receptor and a single-peaked green receptor exist. The violet receptor and single-peaked green receptor are only found in ommatidia that fluoresce under ultraviolet illumination. About 28% of the ommatidia in the ventral half of the retina exhibit the UV-induced fluorescence. The fluorescence originates from an ultraviolet-absorbing pigment, located in the most distal 70 microns of the ommatidium, that acts as an absorption filter, both for a UV visual pigment, causing the narrow spectral sensitivity of the violet receptor, and for a green visual pigment, causing a single-peaked green receptor.  (+info)

Molecular cloning of an apoptosis-inducing protein, pierisin, from cabbage butterfly: possible involvement of ADP-ribosylation in its activity. (5/710)

We have previously reported that the cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae, contains a 98-kDa protein, named pierisin, that induces apoptosis in a variety of human cancer cell lines. In the present study, sequencing and cloning of a cDNA encoding pierisin was accomplished. PCR-direct sequencing showed that the gene encodes an 850-amino acid protein with a calculated molecular weight of 98,081. An intact clone at the amino acid level encompassing the entire coding region was obtained by recombination of two independent clones, and the molecular mass of its in vitro expressed protein was about 100 kDa on SDS/PAGE, the same as that of purified native pierisin. The expressed protein induced apoptosis in human gastric carcinoma TMK-1 and cervical carcinoma HeLa cells, like the native protein, indicating functional activity. The deduced amino acid sequence of pierisin showed 32% homology with a 100-kDa mosquitocidal toxin from Bacillus sphaericus SSII-1. In addition, pierisin showed regional sequence similarities with ADP-ribosylating toxins, such as the A subunit of cholera toxin. A glutamic acid residue at the putative NAD-binding site, conserved in all ADP-ribosylating toxins, was also found in pierisin. Substitution of another amino acid for glutamic acid 165 resulted in a great decrease in cytotoxicity and induction of apoptosis. Moreover, inhibitors of ADP-ribosylating enzymes reduced pierisin-induced apoptosis. These results suggest that the apoptosis-inducing protein pierisin might possess ADP-ribosylation activity that leads to apoptosis of the cells.  (+info)

Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus L.) use a magnetic compass for navigation. (6/710)

Fall migratory monarch butterflies, tested for their directional responses to magnetic cues under three conditions, amagnetic, normal, and reversed magnetic fields, showed three distinct patterns. In the absence of a magnetic field, monarchs lacked directionality as a group. In the normal magnetic field, monarchs oriented to the southwest with a group pattern typical for migrants. When the horizontal component of the magnetic field was reversed, the butterflies oriented to the northeast. In contrast, nonmigratory monarchs lacked directionality in the normal magnetic field. The results are a direct demonstration of magnetic compass orientation in migratory insects.  (+info)

Ectopic gene expression and homeotic transformations in arthropods using recombinant Sindbis viruses. (7/710)

BACKGROUND: The morphological diversity of arthropods makes them attractive subjects for studying the evolution of developmental mechanisms. Comparative analyses suggest that arthropod diversity has arisen largely as a result of changes in expression patterns of genes that control development. Direct analysis of how a particular gene functions in a given species during development is hindered by the lack of broadly applicable techniques for manipulating gene expression. RESULTS: We report that the Arbovirus Sindbis can be used to deliver high levels of gene expression in vivo in a number of non-host arthropod species without causing cytopathic effects in infected cells or impairing development. Using recombinant Sindbis virus, we investigated the function of the homeotic gene Ultrabithorax in the development of butterfly wings and beetle embryos. Ectopic Ultrabithorax expression in butterfly forewing imaginal discs was sufficient to cause the transformation of characteristic forewing properties in the adult, including scale morphology and pigmentation, to those of the hindwing. Expression of Ultrabithorax in beetle embryos outside of its endogenous expression domain affected normal development of the body wall cuticle and appendages. CONCLUSIONS: The homeotic genes have long been thought to play an important role in the diversification of arthropod appendages. Using recombinant Sindbis virus, we were able to investigate homeotic gene function in non-model arthropod species. We found that Ultrabithorax is sufficient to confer hindwing identity in butterflies and alter normal development of anterior structures in beetles. Recombinant Sindbis virus has broad potential as a tool for analyzing how the function of developmental genes has changed during the diversification of arthropods.  (+info)

Sex-ratio-distorting Wolbachia causes sex-role reversal in its butterfly host. (8/710)

Sex-role-reversed mating systems in which females compete for males and males may be choosy are usually associated with males investing more than females in offspring. We report that sex-role reversal may also be caused by selfish genetic elements which distort the sex ratio towards females. Some populations of the butterflies Acraea encedon and Acraea encedana are extremely female biased because over 90% of females are infected with a Wolbachia bacterium that is maternally inherited and kills male embryos. Many females in these populations are virgins suggesting that their reproductive success may be limited by access to males. These females form lekking swarms at landmarks in which females exhibit behaviours which we interpret as functioning to solicit matings from males. The hypothesis that female A. encedon swarm in order to mate is supported by the finding that, in release recapture experiments, mated females tend to leave the swarm while unmated females remained. This behaviour is a sex-role-reversed form of a common mating system in insects in which males form lekking swarms at landmarks and compete for females. Female lekking swarms are absent from less female-biased populations and here the butterflies are instead associated with resources in the form of the larval food plant.  (+info)

North American monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) undergo a spectacular fall migration. In contrast to summer butterflies, migrants are juvenile hormone (JH) deficient, which leads to reproductive diapause and increased longevity. Migrants also utilize time-compensated sun compass orientation to help them navigate to their overwintering grounds. Here, we describe a brain expressed sequence tag (EST) resource to identify genes involved in migratory behaviors. A brain EST library was constructed from summer and migrating butterflies. Of 9,484 unique sequences, 6068 had positive hits with the non-redundant protein database; the EST database likely represents ∼52% of the gene-encoding potential of the monarch genome. The brain transcriptome was cataloged using Gene Ontology and compared to Drosophila. Monarch genes were well represented, including those implicated in behavior. Three genes involved in increased JH activity (allatotropin, juvenile hormone acid methyltransfersase, and takeout) were
Scientists estimate that there are 28,000 species of butterflies around the world . • Most butterflies are found in rainforests but can live in all the climates and altitudes of the world. • Butterflies migrate to avoid the cold. • Many believe that butterflies got their name because they flew around the buckets of milk on the farms. While the milk was being beaten in butter, many noticed that these flying insects would appear and soon were called butterflies. • Butterflies have three body parts , like all the other insects: the head, the chest (chest) and the abdomen (bottom). The four wings of the butterfly and the six legs are attached to the thorax. • Butterflies are colorful for many reasons . The colors help to attract a mate, absorb heat and color also helps to blend into the flowers when they feed. • As the caterpillar grows, the skin will move and squeeze to get rid of your skin. When the caterpillar has grown several thousand times its original size, it enters a stage of ...
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The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is emerging as a model organism to study the mechanisms of circadian clocks and animal navigation, and the genetic underpinnings of long-distance migration. The initial assembly of the monarch genome was released in 2011, and the biological interpretation of the genome focused on the butterflys migration biology. To make the extensive data associated with the genome accessible to the general biological and lepidopteran communities, we established MonarchBase (available at The database is an open-access, web-available portal that integrates all available data associated with the monarch butterfly genome. Moreover, MonarchBase provides access to an updated version of genome assembly (v3) upon which all data integration is based. These include genes with systematic annotation, as well as other molecular resources, such as brain expressed sequence tags, migration expression profiles and microRNAs. MonarchBase utilizes a variety of
PENSACOLA, FL ( - In her thrilling new childrens book The Caterpillars that Grew … and Grew … and Grew, debut author and illustrator Robin Murray follows the three-year old Maddison as she explores the world through her magical magnifying glass and learns all about the amazing life cycle of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly.. When the Black Swallowtail Butterfly makes its debut each spring, seeking out colorful flowers for nectar, Maddison is able to identify it from its unique wing shape and distinctive black, yellow and cornflower blue markings. After the butterfly lays its eggs on dill, parsley, fennel or carrots, they can see a little caterpillar munch its way out of the egg and start eating. Finally, the caterpillar stops eating and find a place to spin its chrysalis, its cocoon.. And there it rests quietly, hanging by a little silk thread. Several weeks later, an amazing thing happens to Maddisons surprise. Really close to the chrysalis, she glimpses a little head will ...
In the fall, Eastern North American monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) undergo a magnificent long-range migration. In contrast to spring and summer butterflies, fall migrants are juvenile hormone deficient, which leads to reproductive arrest and increased longevity. Migrants also use a time-compensated sun compass to help them navigate in the south/southwesterly direction en route for Mexico. Central issues in this area are defining the relationship between juvenile hormone status and oriented flight, critical features that differentiate summer monarchs from fall migrants, and identifying molecular correlates of behavioral state. Here we show that increasing juvenile hormone activity to induce summer-like reproductive development in fall migrants does not alter directional flight behavior or its time-compensated orientation, as monitored in a flight simulator. Reproductive summer butterflies, in contrast, uniformly fail to exhibit directional, oriented flight. To define molecular correlates of
Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus with pictures and description of what this butterfly needs and which native plants to put in your garden.
The nano-photonic structures on the wings of three Papilionidae butterflies, Papilio blumei, Papilio ulysses and Papilio peranthus, were investigated. It was observed that the photonic structure is multi-layer with alternate air and cuticle layers forming one-dimensional photonic crystal. The multi-layer structures of the three butterflies differ subtly but are sufficient to account for the differences in their iridescence. The subtleness is more obvious in their polarized reflection results. We performed the simulation of polarized reflection using characteristic matrix method with parameters obtained from SEM images of butterfly wing scales cross-section. The simulated reflection spectra are matched with the experimental spectra to derive the effective refractive index of the air lamina in the butterfly wing scales. It shows that through varying the optical thickness and periodicities in air/cuticle bilayer stacks, the iridescent color of these three Papilionidae butterflies appear different. ...
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Seasonal polyphenism demonstrates an organisms ability to respond to predictable environmental variation with alternative phenotypes, each presumably better suited to its respective environment. However, the molecular mechanisms linking environmental variation to alternative phenotypes via shifts in development remain relatively unknown. Here we investigate temporal gene expression variation in the seasonally polyphenic butterfly Bicyclus anynana. This species shows drastic changes in eyespot size depending on the temperature experienced during larval development. The wet season form (larvae reared over 24 degrees C) has large ventral wing eyespots while the dry season form (larvae reared under 19 degrees C) has much smaller eyespots. We compared the expression of three proteins, Notch, Engrailed, and Distal-less, in the future eyespot centers of the two forms to determine if eyespot size variation is associated with heterochronic shifts in the onset of their expression. For two of these ...
South Floridas climate offers gardeners the opportunity to attract butterflies every month of the year. There are about 160 species of butterflies in Florida. You can make them a part of your garden. First some facts about our flying friends. Butterflies do not bite or carry disease. In their adult form they do no harm. Butterflies are cold blooded; they do not produce metabolic heat like humans, so they must rely on the sun to raise their body temperature so they can move about. Some bask with their wings open, others with wings shut. Many butterflies are territorial and fight, chasing others out of their territory. Butterflies can see ultraviolet light (light invisible to the human eye) which makes the markings on flowers very vivid to them and guides them to the nectar tubes. Some butterflies have ultraviolet reflectants or markings on their own wings which are visible only to other butterflies. Butterflies are pollinators. While they are not as abundant as bees, they do offer a particularly ...
A majority of the known Colias species (Lepidoptera: Pieridae, Coliadinae) occur in the mountainous regions of Central-Asia, vast areas that are hard to access, rendering the knowledge of many species limited due to the lack of extensive sampling. Two gene regions, the mitochondrial COI barcode region and the nuclear ribosomal protein RpS2 gene region were used for exploring the utility of these DNA markers for species identification. A comprehensive sampling of COI barcodes for Central-Asian Colias butterflies showed that the barcodes facilitated identification of most of the included species. Phylogenetic reconstruction based on parsimony and Neighbor-Joining recovered most species as monophyletic entities. For the RpS2 gene region species-specific sequences were registered for some of the included Colias spp. Nevertheless, this gene region was not deemed useful as additional molecular barcode. A parsimony analysis of the combined COI and RpS2 data did not support the current subgeneric
What is the difference between butterflies, moths, and skippers?. Butterflies: drink and rest with their wings up, but sun themselves with their wings outstretched. They have smooth antennae with a knob at the end. Their body hardens into a chrysalis for metamorphosis. They are active in the daytime. Some can be quite colourful.. Moths: rest with their wings outstretched along their back, or tented. Have feathery antennae. They spin a cocoon with silk for metamorphosis, and some species are active during the night, while others are active during the day. They are usually muted colours. Their bodies are usually fuzzier and plumper than that of butterflies.. Skippers: are often considered a mix between butterflies and moths. They rest usually with their wings angled upwards, sometimes outstretched, although parted, and rarely completely folded upwards. Like butterflies, they are active during the day, and have smooth antennae with a club end, although the club is often hooked. Like moths they are ...
Moth and butterfly are common names given to insects of the order Lepidoptera. There is no strong scientific basis for these terms. There is an evolutionary continuum from the most ancient moth group to the most sophisticated butterfly group. Some moths are more closely related to butterflies than to other moths.. There are some general differences between moths and butterflies. Moths usually hold their wings flat while resting, have feathery antennae, and are active at night. Butterflies tend to be more brightly coloured, have clubbed antennae, hold their wings erect while at rest, and are active by day. But there are exceptions to these generalisations. Many New Zealand moths fly during the day or at dusk. The black mountain ringlet butterfly holds its wings flat while at rest. Some New Zealand butterflies are drab, and most people would call them moths. One sure way to distinguish the two in New Zealand (this does not apply globally) is that all native butterflies have clubbed ...
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To assess the change in the size of the eastern North American monarch butterfly summer population, studies have used long-term data sets of counts of adult butterflies or eggs per milkweed stem. Despite the observed decline in the monarch population as measured at overwintering sites in Mexico, these studies found no decline in summer counts in the Midwest, the core of the summer breeding range, leading to a suggestion that the cause of the monarch population decline is not the loss of Midwest agricultural milkweeds but increased mortality during the fall migration. Using these counts to estimate population size, however, does not account for the shift of monarch activity from agricultural fields to non-agricultural sites over the past 20 years, as a result of the loss of agricultural milkweeds due to the near-ubiquitous use of glyphosate herbicides. We present the counter-hypotheses that the proportion of the monarch population present in non-agricultural habitats, where counts are made, has increased
Heliconius butterflies are widely distributed across the Neotropics and have evolved a stunning array of wing color patterns that mediate Müllerian mimicry and mating behavior. Their rapid radiation has been strongly influenced by hybridization, which has created new species and allowed sharing of color patterning alleles between mimetic species pairs. While these processes have frequently been observed in widespread species with contiguous distributions, many Heliconius species inhabit patchy or rare habitats that may strongly influence the origin and spread of species and color patterns. Here, we assess the effects of historical population fragmentation and unique biology on the origins, genetic health, and color pattern evolution of two rare and sparsely distributed Brazilian butterflies, Heliconius hermathena and Heliconius nattereri. We assembled genomes and re-sequenced whole genomes of eight H. nattereri and 71 H. hermathena individuals. These species harbor little genetic diversity, skewed site
The Monarch Butterfly. The knowledge of citizen scientists, biologists, and naturalists informs this books coverage of every aspect of the monarch butterflys life cycle (breeding, migration, and overwintering) from the perspective of every established monarch population...
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Report sightings of migrating Monarch Butterflies. Journey North citizen scientists track monarch butterfly migration each fall and spring as Monarch Butterflies at Sanctuary in Mexico migrate to and from Mexico.
Monarch butterflies who have dark orange wings fly further than those with light orange wings, a new study has revealed.. Previous work has shown that monarch colouring is intended to warn their predators about their bitter taste and toxicity, and that migratory butterflies are darker coloured than non-migratory ones, suggesting an association between darker colour and increased fitness.. The current work, led by Andrew Davis of the University of Georgia, provides further evidence for this association.. The researchers tested 121 captive monarchs in an apparatus called a tethered flight mill, where they can quantify butterfly flight speed, duration, and distance, and found that those with darker orange wings overall flew longer distances than those with lighter wings.. Butterfly researchers dont often look closely at colour variation between individuals of the same species. The results of this project will pave the way for a new line of inquiry into the significance of butterfly wing colour, ...
The Nymphalidae are members of the Superfamily Papilionoidea, the true butterflies. Distributed worldwide, butterflies of this family are especially rich in the tropics. They are highly variable, and there are more species in this family than in any other. Adults vary in size from small to large, and their front legs are reduced, unable to be used for walking. Wing shape is also highly variable: some species have irregular margins (anglewings and commas), and others have long taillike projections (daggerwings). Browns, oranges, yellows, and blacks are frequent colors, while iridescent colors such as purples and blues are rare. Adults of some groups are the longest-lived butterflies, surviving 6-11 months. Adult feeding behavior depends on the species, where some groups primarily seek flower nectar while others only feed on sap flows, rotting fruit, dung, or animal carcasses. Males exhibit perching and patrolling behaviors when seeking mates. Egg-laying varies widely, as some species lay eggs in ...
Heliconius cydno, the cydno longwing, is a nymphalid butterfly that ranges from Mexico to northern South America. It is typically found in the forest understory and deposits its eggs on a variety of plants of the genus Passiflora. It is a member of the Heliconiinae subfamily of Central and South America, and it is the only heliconiine that can be considered oligophagous. H. cydno is also characterized by hybridization and Müllerian mimicry. Wing coloration plays a key role in mate choice and has further implications in regards to sympatric speciation. Macrolide scent gland extracts and wing-clicking behavior further characterize this species. Listed alphabetically: H. c. alithea Hewitson, 1869 H. c. barinasensis Masters, 1973 H. c. chioneus Bates, 1864 H. c. cordula Neustetter, 1913 H. c. cydnides Staudinger, 1885 H. c. cydno Doubleday, 1847 H. c. hermogenes Hewitson, 1858 H. c. gadouae Brown & Fernández, 1985 H. c. galanthus Bates, 1864 H. c. lisethae Neukirchen, 1995 H. c. pachinus Salvin, ...
Great white butterflies lay large yellow eggs in clusters, have large green caterpillars that feed in groups, and the adults are twice the size of the small white cabbage butterfly (images from DOC). The great white butterfly, also known as the large white, is the big cousin of the familiar small white cabbage butterfly. It was first detected in Nelson in 2010, when the Ministry for Primary Industries decided it would be too hard to control, based on how quickly the small white cabbage butterfly had established. However, the great white butterfly established more slowly than expected, so a year ago a massive multi-agency eradication attempt swung into action, funded and led by the Department of Conservation. The great white butterfly has been declared an unwanted organism in New Zealand under the Biosecurity Act 1993.. Great white butterfly caterpillars eat brassicas (such as broccoli, cabbage, and cattle feed such as kale), along with nasturtium and honesty, and DOC is concerned that they could ...
A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly. Both are of the order Lepidoptera. The division of lepidopterans into moths and butterflies is a popular, not a scientific distinction. While butterflies are considered to be a natural group-having descended from a single common ancestor-moths are an artificial group, defined as any lepidopteran that is not a butterfly. However, neither hold formal taxonomic rank.. Popularly defined, most species of Lepidoptera are moths, and about 70 of the 80 families of the order. Butterflies can be considered to be a small group that arose from within the moths.. In general, moths are considered to be distinct from butterflies in that moths are chiefly nocturnal, while butterflies are diurnal; moths have comb-like or feathery antennae while butterflies have thin, slender, and filamentous antennae; and moths have a stouter and more furry-looking body, duller coloring, and proportionately smaller wings than butterflies. However, there are many exceptions ...
The breeding of common butterflies for export plus their by-products help to fund the Centers host-plant research, development and the breeding of rare butterflies. Only hand bred sources, not those captured from the wild, are used by the Center to protect the butterfly population. Only the surplus from these hand bred butterflies are used for making by-products for both the local and foreign markets ...
To learn more, I recommend the new Butterflies of Illinois: A Field Guide by Michael Jeffords, Susan Post, and James Wiker. This beautiful book contains descriptions, field photos, and life-size specimen photos of all Illinois butterfly species.. I also encourage you to visit the Kim St John Butterfly Habitat at Wildlife Prairie Park. The house showcases native Illinois butterflies using a modest structure of metal hoops covered with netting. The house covers 2,600 square feet and is filled with larval and nectar plants.. Finally, reduce pesticide use and use more native plants. Butterflies are insects and are susceptible to most insecticides. Many insects feed on the native plants they evolved with over time. Although adult butterflies feed on many different types of nectar, their larvae need specific (and often) native plants in order to survive.. Plant your own butterfly garden this summer. Then, sit back and enjoy the show. Butterfly gardening is very rewarding.. ...
Atmospheric Nostalgia. Butterflies are powerful symbols in many cultures, often believed to represent material or spiritual transformation. In Greek, the word psyche means both butterfly and soul. Butterflies start life as eggs that hatch into caterpillars (larvae). As the caterpillars grow, they molt (shed their skins) several times until their final molt produces a chrysalis, or pupa. When the butterfly is truly formed, it emerges from the chrysalis and pumps fluid from its body into its wings. Adult butterflies live anywhere from one week to six or eight months.. Butterflies are threatened by loss of habitat due to human development, and by environmental factors such as pollution, pesticides, and genetically modified crops. While many gardeners strive to attract butterflies, some destroy the larvae because they do not recognize them as immature butterflies.. This card features three species of butterfly found in North America: the Viceroy, Western Tiger Swallowtail, and Malachite. The ...
Many insect species have a well-developed visual system with the capacity to see colour, i.e. objects in their environment are discriminated by their spectral content. Butterflies are considered to be highly visual animals and are generally believed to possess colour vision. Nevertheless, definitive evidence for colour vision was only recently obtained for two papilionid species, the Japanese yellow swallowtail Papilio xuthus (Kinoshita et al., 1999) and the Australian orchard butterfly Papilio aegeus (Kelber and Pfaff, 1999). In the classical example of insect colour vision, the honeybee Apis mellifera, three photoreceptors form the standard set of photoreceptors underlying colour vision, with spectral sensitivities in the ultraviolet, blue and green, respectively (Menzel and Backhaus, 1989), corresponding well with the absorption spectra of three identified rhodopsins (Townson et al., 1998). These rhodopsins are assumed to be expressed in anatomically well-defined photoreceptors (Menzel and ...
High in the eucalyptus trees in coastal southern California, a cluster of migrating monarch butterflies formed huddled masses, as if to brave the chill. I could appreciate their need for warmth as my own wind-chilled fingers refused to move, making the delicate task of handling one of the netted butterflies even more challenging.
Modeling population dynamics that include mutualistic interactions is an important and complex problem in theoretical biology and quantitative ecology. Mutualistic interactions, which are generally considered relationships in which two or more species benefit from each others presence, play a significant role in determining population dyanmics, and are essential to fully understanding the dynamics of interacting species. However, mutualistic interactions are a historically understudied topic in ecology; accurately describing populations in multi-species interactions is inherently challenging (Hastings & Powell, 1991), and models describing these populations increase greatly in complexity as the intricacy and interdependence of the relationship increases. As such, there have been relatively few attempts within the field to fully account for the particulars of these relationships. Through numerical simulation of lycaenid butterfly and aphid populations together with deterministic and stochastic ...
When exposed to butterflies with four brilliant ultraviolet-reflecting spots for only three hours, females no longer show preference for the type of males found in the wild. But females initially exposed to drabber males with one or zero spots did not change their original preferences.. There is a bias in what females learn, and they learn extra ornamentation is better, said Antónia Monteiro, EEB professor and senior author of the paper.. The findings that social environment can change mating preference of female butterflies helps explain how novel wing patterns evolve, say the researchers Now Westerman wants to discover how female butterflies learn to make these choices.. What we have found is a previously unexplored mechanism for biasing the evolution of morphological diversity, Westerman said. We are now investigating what other cues are being evaluated during the learning period and what prevents females from mating with members of other species.. Study was funded by the National ...
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British butterfly larvae and pupae, historical illustration of the larvae and pupae of butterflies that were known to occur in the British Isles in the 19th century. The larvae here are: 1. Swallowtail (Papilio machaeon), 2. Orange tip (Euchloe cardamines), 3. Silver-washed fritillary (Argynnis paphia), 4. Peacock butterfly (Vanessa io), 5. Purple emperor (Apatura iris) and 6. Duke of Burgundy fritillary (Hamearis lucina). The pupae are: 7. Swallowtail (Papilio machaeon), 8. Orange tip (Euchloe cardamines), 9. Silver- washed fritillary (Argynnis paphia), 10. Purple emperor (Apatura iris), 11. Duke of Burgundy fritillary (Hamearis lucina) and 12. Dingy skipper (Nisoniades tages). Taken from: British Butterflies and Moths by William Furneaux, which was published in 1897. - Stock Image Z355/1850
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From the UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA and the department of interchangeable lexicon comes this study that may have merit, except they cant seem to decide if it is weather or climate having an effect by the way they word it.. Research into extreme weather effects may explain recent butterfly decline. Researchers investigated the impact of Extreme Climatic Events (ECEs) on butterfly populations. The study shows that the impact can be significantly positive and negative, but questions remain as to whether the benefits outweigh the negative effects.. While it is well known that changes to the mean climate can affect ecosystems, little is known about the impact of short-term extreme climatic events (ECEs) such as heatwaves, heavy rainfall or droughts.. Osgur McDermott-Long, PhD student and lead author from the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA, said: This is the first study to examine the effects of extreme climate events across all life stages of the UK butterflies from egg to adult butterfly. ...
Burundi Butterflies Imp. Souvenir Sheet of 4 stamps Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. The group comprises the large superfamily Papilio
Beyond Pesticides, May 30, 2019) Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) agreed to a 2020 deadline for reaching a decision on protection status for monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act. This agreement comes nearly five years after the filing of a petition by conservationists with the Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety led to the launch of an ongoing status review in 2014. While FWS deliberates, monarch butterflies continue their staggering, decades-long population decline, perhaps for the last of their decades.. In the 1990s, the eastern monarch population numbered nearly one billion butterflies, and the western population numbered more than 1.2 million. Last years winter counts recorded around 93 million eastern monarchs and fewer than 200,000 western monarchs. That loss is so staggering that in human-population terms it would be like losing every living person in the United States except those in Florida and Ohio, Tierra Curry, a senior ...
When planting for butterflies and to attract butterflies to your garden it is important to plan for all four stages of a butterflys life: adult, egg, caterpillar, and chrysalis.. When you spend the time to attract butterflies to your garden, it can be a rewarding experience. Adult butterflies feed on nectar, which is obtained from flowering plants. In due course the adults lay their eggs, which need an unobtrusive leafy or grassy spot. When caterpillars hatch from the eggs, they will need all kinds of plant protein (although some are carnivorous) to prepare for the day when they form a chrysalis, and the whole process begins again.. One group of nectar-producing plants native to Australia is Micromelum minutum, small trees or shrubs of the citrus family Rutaceae. These plants are more commonly known as Lime Berry, Micromelum, Tulibas Tilos, Talafalu and Chememar. Other native Australians are Bursaria spinosa (Sweet Bursaria, Christmas Bush, Blackthorn, Prickly Box), Leptospermum (Teatree), ...
Oberhauser, K.S., O. R. Taylor, S. M. Reppert, H. Dingle, K. R. Nail, R. M. Pyle, C. Stenoien. 2013. Are monarch butterflies true navigators? The jury is still out. PNAS 110(39):E3680.. Diffendorfer J.E., Loomis J.B., Ries L., Oberhauser K.S., Lopez-Hoffman L., Semmens D., Semmens B., Butterfield B., Bagstad K., Goldstein J., Wiederholt R., Mattsson B., Thogmartin W.E. 2013. National valuation of monarch butterflies indicates an untapped potential for incentive-based conservation. Conservation Letters. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12065.. Zipkin, E., L. Ries, R. Reeves, J. Reetz, K.S. Oberhauser. 2012. Tracking climate impacts on the migratory monarch butterfly. Global Change Biology 18:3039-3049. Pleasants, J., K.S. Oberhauser. 2012. Milkweed loss in agricultural fields because of herbicide use: Effect on the monarch butterfly population. Insect Conservation and Diversity. DOI:10.1111/j.1752-4598.2012.00196.x. Oberhauser, K.S., G. Lebuhn. 2012 . Insects and plants: Engaging undergraduates in authentic ...
Just like a caterpillar changing into a beautiful butterfly, spring is finally here in Ventura County! The warm weather and longer days make it is a perfect time to observe animals and plants coming to life. One symbol of spring is an insect that starts its life as a tiny egg on a leaf. This little egg then hatches into a colorful caterpillar, only eating the sap and leaves from the Milkweed plant. This caterpillar then goes through a second transformation, into a beautiful butterfly! Around California you might see this majestic orange, black and white insect called the Monarch Butterfly. Is there more than meets the eye to this brightly colored bug? ...
Western Monarch Butterfly Count Join the local team conducting the Western Monarch Butterfly Count of overwintering western monarch butterflies at Elwood Grove and other nearby locations. Documentation helps us understand the declines in monarch butterfly populations. For more information, please email the regional coordinator, Charis van der Heide. Find out more information
Common blue butterflies (Polyommatus icarus) sequester flavonoids from their larval host plants and allocate these UV-absorbing pigments to the wings. In field experiments using dummies constructed from female butterflies, mate-searching males inspected flavonoid-rich dummies more intensively than those with little or no flavonoids. Flavonoid content as signalled by UV-wing pattern may indicate ontogenetically determined female quality or enhance detectability to males. ...
And in adult stage they only sip nectar from flowers vegetation and trees. This gives them the necessary nutrients to endure mate and reproduce. Many butterflies also derive various minerals and vitamins such as sodium and amino acids from mud puddles and wetlands. Mud puddling is nonetheless restricted to male butterflies.. A butterflys antenna is sensitive to touch and style. Mouthparts of grownup butterflies is named proboscis which is developed for sucking fluid nutrients like nectar sugar prosperous liquid present in flowers and vegetation. Most butterflies thrive on nectar from plants but some also suck juices from more than ripe or rotten fruits bird droppings and animal dung.. ...
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The yellow tip Anthocharis scolymus has a heterogeneous retina with two types of ommatidia, details of which we have identified by light and electron microscopy. Using light microscopic histology, the ommatidial types are characterized by a difference in color and distribution of the perirhabdomeral pigment clusters (Fig. 2). Combined histology and fluorescence microscopy reveals that the trapezoidal ommatidial type emits strong fluorescence under 420 nm excitation light (Fig. 3). Electron microscopy further reveals that the ommatidial types differ in the shape of the rhabdom and the arrangement of the rhabdomeral microvilli (Fig. 4).. The eye heterogeneity of Anthocharis scolymus with two ommatidial types seems rather simple, for other insect species so far studied have three or more types of ommatidia. In another pierid butterfly, Pieris rapae crucivora, three types of ommatidia are evident, even by light microscopy, from three distinct patterns of pigment clusters: trapezoidal, square and ...
Madama Butterfly[edit]. The original version of Madama Butterfly, premiered at La Scala on 17 February 1904 with Rosina ... "Puccini: Madama Butterfly". Retrieved 2015-11-13.. *^ Version 1 (Milan, 1904). (403 pp) G. Ricordi & C.: ... Puccini's most renowned works are La bohème (1896), Tosca (1900), Madama Butterfly (1904), and Turandot (1924), all of which ... Madama Butterfly, libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa (in two acts - premiered at La Scala, 17 February 1904) ...
"UK Butterflies. Retrieved October 2, 2017.. *^ van Strein, Arco (July 2011). "Metapopulation dynamics in the grayling butterfly ... Butterfly Conservation website. *UK Butterflies website - includes a list of sites around the UK where this species can be ... Butterfly Conservation. February 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2017.. *^ a b Feltwell, John (1975). "Migration of the Hipparchia ... The grayling or rock grayling (Hipparchia semele) is a species in the brush-footed butterfly family Nymphalidae.[1] Although ...
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National Butterfly Center[edit]. The proposed border wall has been described as a "death sentence" for the American National ... Now his wall may destroy my butterfly paradise". Perspective. Washington Post. Retrieved April 10, 2019.. ... Gilbert, Samuel (December 13, 2018). "'Death sentence': butterfly sanctuary to be bulldozed for Trump's border wall". The ... In early December 2018, a challenge to wall construction at the National Butterfly Center was rejected by the US Supreme Court ...
"Butterflies and Moths of North America , collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera". Retrieved ... Boggs, C. L. (2003). Butterflies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p. 63.. ...
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true butterflies). Lycaenidae (gossamer-winged butterflies: blues, coppers and relatives). Nymphalidae (brush-footed, or four- ... footed butterflies). Papilionidae (swallowtail butterflies). Pieridae (whites, yellows, orangetips, sulphurs). Riodinidae ( ... In: Kristensen, N.P. (ed.), Lepidoptera, Moths and Butterflies, 1: Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography. Handbuch der ...
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Varshney, R.K.; Smetacek, Peter (2015). A Synoptic Catalogue of the Butterflies of India. New Delhi: Butterfly Research Centre ... Butterflies. 1 (1st ed.). London: Taylor and Francis, Ltd. p. 244. One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text ... Euripus consimilis, the painted courtesan, is a species of nymphalid butterfly mostly found in India, Myanmar and Thailand. ... Additionally, these butterflies are found in Tenasserim, Myanmar and Thailand. ...
Chapin, Katherine Garrison (May 1958). "Butterflies". Poetry. 92 (1): 77. ISSN 0032-2032. JSTOR 20586974. Outside of the World ...
New Delhi: Butterfly Research Centre, Bhimtal & Indinov Publishing, New Delhi. p. 174. doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.3966.2164. ISBN 978- ... 81-929826-4-9. "Mycalesis orcha Evans, 1912 - Pale-brand Bushbrown". Butterflies of India. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. ... Mycalesis orcha, the pale-brand bushbrown, is a satyrine butterfly found in south India. Some authors consider this as a ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) R.K., Varshney; Smetacek, Peter (2015). A Synoptic Catalogue of the Butterflies of ...
List of butterflies of India (Nymphalidae) Bingham, C. T. (1905). The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. ... Butterflies. Taylor & Francis. p. 469. Bingham, C. T. (1905). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma ... Acraea issoria, the yellow coster, is a small, leathery-winged butterfly. This species of the subgenus (Actinote) and the tawny ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Wynter-Blyth, Mark Alexander (1957). Butterflies of the Indian Region. Bombay, India: ...
Insects displayed include over 650 types of butterfly. Victorian curiosities such as a hoax merman and a "Toad in the Hole" are ... "Butterflies". Booth Museum. "A Curious Night at the Booth Museum". Brighton Museum. Official website. ... as well as collections of butterflies, and British fossils and animal bones. Other items have been added to the museum's ...
Varshney, R.K.; Smetacek, Peter (2015). A Synoptic Catalogue of the Butterflies of India. New Delhi: Butterfly Research Centre ... Butterflies. 1 (1st ed.). London: Taylor and Francis, Ltd. p. 233. One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text ... Rohana parisatis, the black prince, is a species of butterfly of the family Nymphalidae found in Indomalayan realm. Male ...
India List of butterflies of India (Pieridae) Varshney, R.K.; Smetacek, Peter (2015). A Synoptic Catalogue of the Butterflies ... The flight is weak and erratic and the body of the butterfly bobs up and down as it beats its wings. They fly low over the ... New Delhi: Butterfly Research Centre, Bhimtal & Indinov Publishing, New Delhi. p. 71. doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.3966.2164. ISBN 978- ... Butterflies. Vol 2. (1907) Unpublished manuscript of Lionel de Nicéville gives it the common name of "wandering snowflake" ...
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"New York Conservationist Magazine 2004". Butterfly Alphabet, Inc. Retrieved 2008-05-11. "Butterfly Alphabet, Inc". Butterfly ... Butterflies, Rainforest and Cloudforest, Leaves, Bark, Butterfly Alphabet, and Spiders in the Smithsonian. Butterfly Alphabet ... most known for his Butterfly Alphabet which contains pictures of Butterfly Wings resembling all the 26 letters in the latin ... "Kjell Sandved, photographer who found art in butterfly wings, dies at 93". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2016- ...
Ford E.B. (1945, 3rd edn 1977). Butterflies. New Naturalist No. 1 Collins, London. Ford E.B. (1951). British butterflies. ... The biology of butterflies. Symposia of the Royal Entomological Society of London no 11. Teän, Isles of Scilly: the site of ... His work on the wild populations of butterflies and moths was the first to show that the predictions made by R.A. Fisher were ... Butterflies. New Naturalist No. 1 Collins, London. Ford E.B. 1955, 3rd edn 1972. Moths. New Naturalist No. 30 HarperCollins, ...
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Aoki, T., Yamaguchi, S. & Uemura, Y., 2006: Additional notes on the satyrid butterflies after publication of "Butterflies of ... Ptychandra ohtanii is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is endemic to the Philippines. Its forewing length is 26-29 mm ... In Tsukada, E.(Ed.), Butterflies of the South East Asian Islands, 3. 500pp., incl. 113pls. Plapac. Tokyo. Treadaway, C. G., ... Checklist of the butterflies of the Philippine Islands (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins ...
The Common Blue is not a migratory butterfly and no marked butterflies were captured on the west side of St Martin's, so ... It was noted that the normal form of the butterfly was found on St Mary's, Tresco and St Martin's whilst on Teän there is a ... Teän was the site of groundbreaking mark-and-recapture population studies of the Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) butterfly by ... Isles of Scilly Birdgroup.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link) Ford, E. B. (1990). Butterflies. London: New Naturalist ...
Butterfly Bush is a beautiful plant and helps to support the dwindling numbers of butterflies. The purpose of this website is ... Butterflies. In the UK Half of the butterflies are under threat of extinction, and more than 70% are in decline, we can help ... Butterflies love Buddleia because of the nectar, and nectar is the butterflies primary food source that gives them the energy ... "In butterfly bush, butterfly visitation appears to be based on both flower color and nectar qualities. In general, visitation ...
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To bring butterflies to a garden, one can easily plant black-eyed Susans, butterfly weed, monarda, coneflowers, corepsis - even ... When preferred plants disappear, butterflies are at risk. Adult butterflies sip nectar from many flowers - primarily yellow, ... To the Editor: It was encouraging to read in A World of Butterflies in Florida (Travel, Jan. 28) that Coconut Creek ... a member of the National Wildflower Research Center and received a bibliography and suggestions to help with a home butterfly ...
Biologists are ecstatic to learn that the tiny butterfly has occupied an area of coastal sage scrub in Redondo Beach and ... Biologists are ecstatic to learn that the tiny butterfly has occupied an area of coastal sage scrub in Redondo Beach and ... The El Segundo blue butterfly, an insect on the endangered species list, sits on a flowering seacliff buckwheat plant at ... The El Segundo blue butterfly, an insect on the endangered species list, sits on a flowering seacliff buckwheat plant at ...
... Butterflies are very active during the day and visit a variety of wildflowers. Butterflies are less ... Fritillary butterflies and crescent butterfly on butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa). Photo by Rhonda Stewart. ... Butterflies and Milkweed. Many insects cannot feed on the sap of milkweeds. The caterpillars of the milkweed butterflies ( ... Some butterflies like the viceroy butterfly are not milkweed eaters but they mimic the color and patterns of the distasteful ...
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Although butterflies have pupated in the orbiting outpost before, this is the first time the insects have spent so much of ... Four Painted Lady butterflies emerged this week from chrysalises floating freely in a suitcase-sized container on the ISS, ... NASA said the test will be instructive to how the butterflies function living in a near zero-G environment for most of their ... Moreno said an adult Painted Lady butterfly can be expected to live about two to four weeks in a similar environment on Earth, ...
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  • This is probably due to the fact that butterflies, unlike many insects, can perceive red wavelength colors. (
  • Our album includes only butterflies, but the Met's has other insects and even a lizard. (
  • Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera , which also includes moths . (
  • Larvae of a few butterflies (e.g., harvesters ) eat harmful insects, and a few are predators of ants , while others live as mutualists in association with ants. (
  • Although butterflies have pupated in the orbiting outpost before, this is the first time the insects have spent so much of their lifecycle in microgravity. (
  • Butterflies are the adult flying stage of certain insects belonging to an order or group called Lepidoptera. (
  • Like all other insects, butterflies have six legs and three main body parts: head, thorax (chest or mid section) and abdomen (tail end). (
  • There's a group of fossils insects that look really quite a lot like butterflies. (
  • Flowering plants, which butterflies drink from, hadn't colonised the land during the kalligrammatid era, so these early insects probably fed from ancient plants like conifers and cycads (which are still around) and bennettitaleans (which are not). (
  • Butterflies are popular, well-known insects with large, colorful wings covered with tiny scales. (
  • Butterflies are one of our very favorite insects. (
  • From the animal point of view, butterflies are near the bottom of the food chain and provide food (especially in their caterpillar stage) for birds, mammals, and other insects. (
  • Butterflies and moths are the only insects that have scales. (
  • Butterflies are some of our most attractive, best known and popular insects and are the epitome of beautiful summer days. (
  • It's because butterflies are choosy insects. (
  • 1. Gather assorted books about butterflies and let students get together in small groups to read about these colorful insects and study the patterns on their wings. (
  • Toss kitchen and yard waste (including fruits) into your compost pile, and you'll create a haven for all sorts of insects including butterflies. (
  • I still remember the school garden full of butterflies, grasshoppers, crickets and other insects. (
  • This book invites young naturalists to spot wildlife and gives basic information about insects, caterpillars, and butterflies. (
  • This is the time of year when I expect to see one of my favorite insects - the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly. (
  • Insects have been considered to be highly resistant to radiation, but this butterfly was not," said Otaki. (
  • Butterflies netted six months after the release had more than twice as many abnormalities as insects plucked two months following the release, the team found. (
  • Buddleia is called the "Butterfly Bush" for a very good reason, it acts like a magnet to butterflies, they just love Buddleia nectar. (
  • In butterfly bush, butterfly visitation appears to be based on both flower color and nectar qualities. (
  • Butterflies love Buddleia because of the nectar, and nectar is the butterflies primary food source that gives them the energy to survive and reproduce. (
  • They love Buddleia because it produces nectar that has a higher content of sucrose, glucose, and fructose than many other garden flowers, in particular Buddleia generally has a higher sucrose level (two or three times higher than fructose or glucose) and that is what attracts butterflies, however Buddleia do not produce much nectar, which is why we see butterflies spending so much time on a particular plant. (
  • It is also worth mentioning that usually only the larger butterflies visit Buddleia, this is because the tiny individual flowers of Buddleia are relatively long and the smaller butterflies simply can't reach their proboscis far enough into the flower to extract the sucrose laden nectar. (
  • Native plants provide butterflies with the nectar or foliage they need as adults and caterpillars. (
  • Plant good nectar sources in the sun - Your key butterfly nectar source plants should receive full sun from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. (
  • If sun is limited in your landscape, try adding butterfly nectar sources to the vegetable garden. (
  • Plant for continuous bloom - Butterflies need nectar throughout the adult phase of their life span. (
  • Adult butterflies sip nectar from many flowers - primarily yellow, orange, pink and purple ones - but the females require specific plants as host plants for their eggs and food for the caterpillars. (
  • Butterflies probe for nectar, their flight fuel, and typically favor the flat, clustered flowers that provide a landing pad and abundant rewards. (
  • Adult Karner blues feed on the nectar of many plants, some of their favorites are butterfly weed ( Asclepious tubersoa ) leafy spurge ( Euphorbia podperae ), blazing star ( Liatris cylindracea ), wild Virginia strawberry ( Fragaria virginiana ), and New Jersey tea ( Ceanothus americanus ). (
  • As they feed on nectar, some pollen sticks to the adult butterfly and is unintentionally transferred from flower to flower. (
  • Most butterflies prefer flower nectar, but others may feed on liquids found in rotting fruit or on ooze from trees. (
  • During its life cycle, a butterfly undergoes a complete metamorphosis (pronounced met-uh-MORE-fuhsiss) during which it changes from a leaf-eating caterpillar to a nectar-sipping butterfly. (
  • Adult butterflies have different food requirements, needing nectar which they suck up through straw-like mouthparts. (
  • Butterflies & Blooms is a unique opportunity to view a wide variety of brightly colored daisies, sunflowers, zinnias, and more, while free-flying butterflies flit from flower to flower, drinking nectar and getting covered in pollen. (
  • While native American species play an important role as host plants for hungry butterfly caterpillars, most adult butterflies have cosmopolitan tastes, supping as readily on the nectar-filled flowers of exotic plants as natives. (
  • Butterflies seem especially attracted to gardens boasting generous patches of a given nectar flower. (
  • Although the garden hosts a variety of nectar flowers, the butterflies concentrate when anise hyssop and Joe-pye weed bloom. (
  • What complicates things is that not all butterflies eat nectar. (
  • These feeders appeal to butterflies with nectar diets. (
  • A. Adult butterflies are attracted to large groups of stiff-stemmed plants with nectar-producing flowers protected from wind and growing in full sun. (
  • Sunlight helps plants produce more nectar and warms the butterflies. (
  • A tiger swallowtail butterfly flies between two wildflowers looking for nectar in Telogia, Fla., in 2009. (
  • Sweet nectar is not the only thing that butterflies need for nourishment. (
  • Butterflies primarily feed on nectar, but some also derive nourishment from tree sap, rotting fruit and pollen. (
  • Most butterflies feed on flowers (like members of the sunflower or zinnia family) with large exposed sites to easily obtain nectar. (
  • The most effective way to attract them is to provide not only nectar sources for the adult butterfly but food plants for caterpillars. (
  • The butterflies typically arrive fat and happy, having gorged on nectar for thousands of miles. (
  • With many parts of the country experiencing an abundance of butterflies, Duncraft now offers customers the opportunity to lure them in closer with their Eco Butterfly Feeder that can offer special nectar as well as fruit pieces. (
  • Including a nectar recipe developed by a butterfly breeder along with the feeder was a nice touch. (
  • The cups can be used to feed homemade butterfly nectar or customers can purchase instant butterfly nectar that includes sugar, sodium salts and minerals that are craved by butterflies. (
  • For a homemade nectar, Duncraft provides this recipe developed by a butterfly breeder. (
  • That's because several butterfly species are attracted to its nectar, and an added benefit for you is that they'll keep your garden looking stunning throughout the entire summer season. (
  • But in addition to finding plants and flowers that produce enough nectar that encourages this process, butterflies also enjoy sunny spots and shelter to protect them from the wind and other weather conditions, so be sure to consider this when you position each of your flowers and plants. (
  • 2. Butterflies rely on nectar throughout their entire adult life, so if you want to continuously see them in your yard, make sure you have plants ready to bloom at all possible times. (
  • To attract butterflies, a garden should contain colorful plants that produce nectar and offer places where they can form their cocoons. (
  • Since native plants evolved in the same geographic areas as local butterflies, native plants supply the nectar and foliage adult butterflies need. (
  • These flowers should have flat tops or be clustered and have short tubes, so the butterflies can reach the nectar. (
  • A butterfly is usually a herbivore because they eat plant nutrients such as nectar, however, there is one species of butterfly that eats meat. (
  • Butterflies eat by sipping nectar and other liquids through their proboscis, a tubular appendage that functions like a straw. (
  • The caterpillars of the milkweed butterflies (Danaidae) - e.g., the monarch butterfly - feed on the leaves of milkweed plants. (
  • One last case - the monarch butterfly. (
  • One of the plants it's wiping out is milkweed, the sole source of food for monarch butterfly larvae. (
  • Milkweed is often one of the first butterfly plants gardeners mention because it is very important for monarch butterfly survival. (
  • We could lose the monarch butterfly if we don't take immediate action to rein in pesticide use and curb global climate change," said Tierra Curry, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity. (
  • Realizing that many species will use a medicinal approach to combat parasite infiltration, they observed how the monarch butterfly utilizes toxins in milkweed plants as a form of resistance to parasites. (
  • The researchers suggest further study to compare the effects of reduced- and normal-sized parasites on the monarch butterfly-parasite interaction. (
  • A monarch butterfly visiting the flowers of a butterfly bush ( Buddleja davidii ). (
  • This is why NRDC recently filed Freedom of Information Act requests to various states along the migratory path of the monarch butterfly asking for an accounting of their roadside management practices including their use of herbicides and their mowing practices. (
  • The annual migration of the monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus is in peril. (
  • The monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus is famous for its annual mass migration across North America ( 1 , 2 ). (
  • Out of concern that the monarch migration may go extinct in the foreseeable future ( 5 ), the US Fish and Wildlife Service is currently considering whether to list the monarch butterfly as a threatened species under the US Endangered Species Act ( 6 ). (
  • The monarch butterfly is a hardy and vigorous insect, but whatever compels it to migrate south does not tolerate much flexibility in the itinerary. (
  • A Monarch butterfly rests on a flower at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens on Oct. 20, 2000. (
  • A Monarch butterfly caterpillar crawls on a Tropical Milkweed plant at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center on March 25, 2007. (
  • A Monarch butterfly caterpillar crawls on a Tropical Milkweed. (
  • A Monarch butterfly takes flight at a wetland station at Cooks Slough Nature Park in Uvalde on Oct. 19, 2007. (
  • A Monarch butterfly takes flight at a wetland station at Cooks. (
  • A Monarch butterfly rests on a plant at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg and warms up before its long journey to southern Mexico for the winter on Oct. 18, 2009. (
  • by Anurag Agrawal is a fantastic, readable, scientifically rich, detailed monograph about - you guessed it - the monarch butterfly and the milkweed plant. (
  • The monarch butterfly begins a springtime northward migration by flying a good ways north, where females lay eggs and die. (
  • It is a widespread belief in America that monarchs rely on milkweed plants, and that the decline of milkweed explains an alarming decrease in monarch butterfly numbers over recent decades. (
  • by Barbara Kingsolver, about monarchs, climate change, an interesting family living in Appalachia and an interesting monarch butterfly research, you should! (
  • A scanning electron microscope image of a monarch butterfly wing. (
  • While the drop in Monarch butterfly numbers has sparked a national recovery campaign, the status of most Alabama species is unknown. (
  • Even "benign" insecticides, such as Bacillus thuringiensis , are lethal to butterflies (while caterpillars). (
  • Feed butterfly caterpillars - If you don't "grow" caterpillars, there will be no adults. (
  • Most butterfly caterpillars never cause the leaf damage we associate with some moth caterpillars such as bagworms, tent caterpillars, or gypsy moths. (
  • The milky juice of the plant, once ingested, makes the caterpillars and the adult butterflies distasteful to birds and other predators. (
  • Like many members of the Lycaenid butterfly family (the blues and coppers), Karner blue butterfly caterpillars are "tended" by ants. (
  • The butterfly life cycle has four stages, beginning with eggs that hatch to release caterpillars, or larvae, that eat almost constantly and grow rapidly until the third stage, the pupa. (
  • Caterpillars of the alcon blue butterfly have developed an outer coat that tricks ants into believing the young are its own, duping the ants into carrying the larvae back to their colonies to care for. (
  • Back in 2000, the researchers discovered that when they took an alcon butterfly larvae and introduced it into an ant population that was not normally parasitised, the caterpillars had a higher survival rate. (
  • Mostly, I welcome the occasional presence of butterfly caterpillars in my garden, sometimes carrying one indoors along with a spray of its food plant so that I can observe the miracle of metamorphosis. (
  • Spying dozens of painted lady caterpillars on your borage plants does not mean the end result will be a crowd of butterflies emerging from their cocoons in your garden. (
  • The caterpillars of Monarch butterflies feed exclusively on milkweed plants and a few other, closely related plants, such as dogbane. (
  • Because they are able to store the poisons in their bodies, Monarch butterflies and caterpillars taste bad to most predators. (
  • Both young caterpillars and adult butterflies rely on camouflage and poison to defend themselves and can also fly away to avoid being eaten from pursuing predators. (
  • Caterpillars, Bugs & Butterflies (Take Along Guides) is a book for children written by Mel Boring. (
  • The book helps to get acquainted with 8 caterpillars, 12 bugs and 10 butterflies and moths. (
  • Caterpillars, bugs, and butterflies are separated into sections dealing with each type. (
  • Butterfly larvae (caterpillars) are selective and usually feed on just one or two types of plants. (
  • Then the eggs hatch, the caterpillars feed and metamorphose, and the newly minted butterflies then fly further north, and this cycle happens again. (
  • Mature butterflies are most attracted to gardens with plants that will supply food for young caterpillars. (
  • Skip the commercial pesticides and fertilizers -- the chemicals they contain are poisonous to butterflies. (
  • Attracting butterflies involves incorporating plants that serve the needs of all life stages of the butterfly. (
  • Images are from Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service Publication FOR-98, Attracting Butterflies with Native Plants, by Thomas G. Barnes. (
  • Two popular ways of attracting butterflies are planting the right plants in your yard and building butterfly feeders. (
  • When you have a goal of attracting butterflies to your garden, one of the most important things to know is what they're looking for. (
  • Moths and butterflies are mainly different in their appearance and activities. (
  • Chalk grasslands can be home to a diversity of moths and butterflies, many of which are threatened nationally. (
  • Our study, rather intriguingly, raises the possibility that promiscuous female moths and butterflies can choose which male fertilises their eggs," explained Dr Graziella Iossa from the University of Lincoln's School of Life Sciences, who led the study. (
  • Karner blue butterflies were federally listed as endangered in 1992, because of dramatic declines in populations due to habitat loss and modifications, such as fire suppression. (
  • Karner blue butterfly reintroductions are underway in New Hampshire, Ohio, and Indiana, with the goal of reestablishing viable populations in those states. (
  • Monarch populations are measured by the number of acres of trees occupied by clustering butterflies that spend the winter in Mexico. (
  • We have now sampled larvae of ants from parasitised populations and other populations where alcon butterflies have never been recorded," Nash told New Scientist . (
  • There is considerable argument over whether butterfly populations have, in fact, dropped, or just varied widely from year to year. (
  • Those booster injections of new butterflies may be the last and best hope, having worked to reinvigorate populations in other states. (
  • Butterfly populations are not only influenced by climate, habitat conditions, and other site specific variables, they are also influenced by direct harm. (
  • I reported here about populations of Apollo butterflies in the Rocky Mountains so fragmented by the escalator effect that they could be wiped out by one particularly bad weather event. (
  • Because many states are seeing diminished butterfly populations, a small group of butterfly specialists and wildlife professionals met at the University of West Alabama in 2013 to begin creating an online butterfly atlas to be ready in the Fall of 2016. (
  • Since 1990, there has been a continuing marked downward trend in populations of farmland birds and grassland butterflies in the EU. (
  • This briefing examines trends in populations of common farmland and forest birds, and grassland butterflies. (
  • The larvae of many butterflies aren't particular about what they eat, and enjoy a variety of herbaceous plants, but some are picky, including the celebrated monarch, whose larvae only eat milkweed. (
  • Also, the larvae of many butterflies feed only on certain plants and trees. (
  • The El Segundo blue butterfly, an insect on the endangered species list, sits on a flowering seacliff buckwheat plant at Miramar Park in Torrance. (
  • Butterflies have the typical four-stage insect life cycle. (
  • Both butterflies and moths belong to the same insect group called Lepidoptera. (
  • What is interesting, says Tommi Nyman, an expert in insect parasites at the University of Joensuu in Finland, is that the butterfly forces the ants to become more diverse. (
  • It is thought that the word butterfly may have originated in England when people started calling the yellow Brimstone or the English sulfur a "butter-colored fly" because the pretty insect reminded them of the color of butter. (
  • When a butterfly changes from a slow-moving, fat caterpillar to a colorfully winged, beautiful flying insect, one of nature's most magical events occurs. (
  • Though butterfly watching doesn't rival bird-watching, the delicate creatures are fascinating for many people, said Daniels, calling them "as close as you can get to the panda'' in the insect world. (
  • It measures 10 ¾" wide x 6 x 9" tall and can be seen in the Butterfly and Insect Department at . (
  • Not only do pesticides kill many types of insect larvae (including butterfly…), they often contain an herbicide called glyphosate, which destroys milkweed. (
  • As a result, they become toxic to predators when they emerge from their cocoons as butterflies , according to the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at the Florida Museum of Natural History. (
  • Research on habitat management, dispersal, ant tending, and female egg-laying preferences are helping with the management of the butterfly. (
  • Protection of the Karner blue butterfly, wild blue lupine, and the habitat where they live is likely to assist in the survival of many other plants and pollinators that also thrive in these rare habitats. (
  • Deforestation, drought, and shifts in global temperature are all altering butterfly habitat. (
  • This butterfly, and hundreds of others just like it, found some friendly habitat at a coffee farm in Costa Rica. (
  • In addition to bad weather, illegal logging and habitat destruction are the main threats to the butterflies, according to Rickards. (
  • The problem, says Taylor, is that milkweed in particular is a perfect habitat for butterflies. (
  • Less habitat, fewer butterflies. (
  • For most butterfly species, climate change seems to be a stronger change-agent than habitat loss," lead author Greg Breed tells the Harvard Gazette . (
  • Protecting habitat remains a key management strategy, and that may help some butterfly species. (
  • A significant decline of 30 % is also apparent for grassland butterflies, which are species with a high sensitivity to habitat fragmentation and degradation. (
  • The negative trend in farmland-related biodiversity is supported by the population index of 17 grassland butterfly species with a high sensitivity to habitat degradation and loss (see Figure 2). (
  • A beautiful butterfly is able to fool ants into rearing its young by masking them with the ants' own smell, say researchers. (
  • The Maculinea alcon butterfly has a parasitic relationship with two species of Myrmica ants in Denmark. (
  • Nash and colleagues also found signs that the ants and butterflies are engaged in an evolutionary arms race. (
  • This suggested that regularly exploited ants have somehow adapted a defence against the butterflies. (
  • They found that the ants that are untroubled by the butterflies have very similar chemical signatures in their waxy outer coats. (
  • In some cases, invasive predatory ants may have supplanted native varieties that once protected butterfly larvae in symbiotic relationships. (
  • Butterflies, ants, beetles and flies all radically remodel their bodies within a pupa as they develop from larvae to adults. (
  • One great opportunity for this would be to get milkweed planted along roadsides - in a sense this would create a "butterfly highway" for the monarchs to follow as they migrate from Mexico across the entire US to Canada and then back. (
  • Earlier this spring, NRDC filed a petition with EPA asking them to review the registration of glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) as well as other herbicides in light of their impact on monarch butterflies and we are calling on EPA to impose restrictions on the use of herbicides to allow for areas where milkweed - the plant that monarchs need to reproduce - can grow. (
  • We plan to use this information to help us devise a strategy for converting roadsides that are currently heavily managed with herbicides and mowing into butterfly highways for monarchs and other pollinators. (
  • Captive rearing and release of monarch butterflies is a cultural phenomenon in the United States, where commercial breeders sell monarchs for release by school children and hobbyists raise wild monarchs in an effort to boost dwindling numbers. (
  • Milkweed is the only plant that monarch butterflies lay eggs in, and its leaves are the sole food eaten by this butterfly's larvae, so killing it off = destroying monarchs forever. (
  • Most monarchs migrate to Mexico for the winter, but illegal logging in that country has decimated the forests where these butterflies usually congregate. (
  • Some butterflies like the viceroy butterfly are not milkweed eaters but they mimic the color and patterns of the distasteful milkweed butterflies to utilize this strategy for survival. (
  • Butterflies are often polymorphic , and many species make use of camouflage , mimicry and aposematism to evade their predators. (
  • The butterflies are identical in colors and patterns as a visible warning to predators. (
  • Butterflies are known to employ some interesting convergent evolutionary tactics to survive -- some nonpoisonous species have similar wing patterns to those of noxious species that predators avoid. (
  • Bring students together after a while to discuss how the patterns are useful to butterflies (camouflage, alert predators that the butterfly is poison, attract a mate). (
  • Most birds and other predators will not feed on Monarch butterflies. (
  • Bringing caterpillar foods into your garden can greatly increase your chances of attracting unusual and uncommon butterflies, while giving you yet another reason to plant an increasing variety of native plants. (
  • Finding the right combination of plants to attract butterflies starts with accommodating the caterpillar stage of their life cycle, when their primary activity is eating. (
  • This means that the butterfly changes completely from its early larval stage, when it is a caterpillar, until the final stage, when it becomes a beautiful and graceful adult butterfly. (
  • You can help the caterpillar to quickly turn into a butterfly. (
  • - Readers will learn how butterflies reproduce and grow with photos that highlight each stage of the growth process, from eggs to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. (
  • The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly is one of the most exquisite in the natural world. (
  • Each species of butterfly caterpillar feeds on certain foods, so planting food that supports these species helps bring butterflies to the garden. (
  • A Gold Rim Caterpillar perches on a host plant at the Lukas Nursery Butterfly Encounter in Oviedo, Fla. on Monday, July 15, 2013. (
  • In general, butterflies differ from moths in the following ways: (1) Butterflies usually have clubbed antennae but moths have fuzzy or feathery antennae. (
  • Butterflies use their antennae to sense the scent of nectars and locate food, then they uncoil their proboscis and explore. (
  • Brightly colored butterflies can be a welcome addition to your wildlife garden, not only because of their beauty, but also because of their usefulness in pollinating flowers. (
  • The scent of these butterfly-pollinated flowers might have evolved as an adaptation that made use of the existing attractiveness of these scents. (
  • A tender perennial with vibrant red flowers ideal for butterflies and hummingbirds, salvia splendens blooms continuously from spring to fall and is native to Brazil. (
  • Flowers started spreading over the world at roughly the same time, and about 40 million years later, they entered into the same relationship with butterflies. (
  • For the plant world, butterflies pollinate or carry pollen from plant to plant, helping fruits, vegetables, and flowers to produce new seeds. (
  • In arid regions use drought-tolerant butterfly flowers. (
  • Primarily trees or shrubs , most species of Buddleja have hairy leaves and clusters of purple, pink, white, yellow, or orange flowers that are attractive to butterflies . (
  • Butterflies like clusters of vibrantly colored, fragrant flowers such as marigolds and zinnias, which can be planted in butterfly gardens, existing vegetable- gardens or in containers. (
  • Butterflies and Flowers collection on eBay! (
  • Butterflies are primarily active during the day and eat the flowers and leaves from plants. (
  • These large yellow and black butterflies emerge from their chrysalises in late May or early June and begin to flit about in search of flowers. (
  • The adult butterflies feed from a wide variety of garden flowers and wild blooms, especially lilac, phlox and honeysuckle. (
  • The butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii), a shrub native to China and Japan, produces clusters of colorful flowers that attract butterflies. (
  • A butterfly bush produces flowers on new wood, which means more blooms appear if the shrub receives a severe pruning to encourage new growth. (
  • Duncraft suggests placing a butterfly feeder where it can easily be found by butterflies, such as near flowers or other places where they are seen landing. (
  • What Flowers Do Butterflies Like? (
  • For anyone who loves to plant, grow and take care of a backyard garden like us, then you know that the right flowers and the right landscaping aren't the only things that contribute to their success - other aspects of nature, such as beautiful butterflies, do too. (
  • 1. Adult butterflies primarily seek out flowers that are orange, yellow, pink or purple. (
  • Butterflies are attracted to certain colors, so the garden should contain red, yellow, orange, pink and purple flowers. (
  • Butterflies, Flowers (Japanese: 蝶よ花よ, Hepburn: Chō yo Hana yo) is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Yoshihara, serialized in Petit Comic and published by Shogakukan in bound volumes between 2006 and 2009. (
  • Give them a place for puddling - Butterflies often congregate on wet sand and mud to partake in "puddling," drinking water and extracting minerals from damp puddles. (
  • If it happens to be a particularly rich site, dozens of butterflies may congregate together. (
  • How to Attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies to your Backyard. (
  • Butterfly bushes attract hummingbirds as well as butterflies. (
  • Butterflies & Blooms is a hit! (
  • Praise for Butterflies & Blooms! (
  • Our fabulous new Butterflies & Blooms exhibit has been garnering high praise all over town. (
  • So long as your garden is located in a sunny part of your yard, you should seriously consider purple coneflower if you want to have a swarm of butterflies surrounding your blooms. (
  • Staggered planting can assure that there are always blooms available for the butterflies during their entire life cycles. (
  • Butterfly eggs are tiny, vary in color and may be round, cylindrical or oval. (
  • The female butterfly attaches the eggs to leaves or stems of plants that will also serve as a suitable food source for the larvae when they hatch. (
  • Others are reared by hobbyists, who collect wild eggs from their backyard and raise the butterflies in their home. (
  • The adult butterflies will then mate and lay eggs multiple times until they return south in the Fall. (
  • Butterflies have specific favorite host plants to lay their eggs on. (
  • butterflies will come to lay their eggs. (
  • The eggs of some butterfly and moth species vary to give females control over the paternity of their offspring, according to new research published today. (
  • Together they examined the eggs of 56 species from different families of butterflies and moths, whose number of micropyles varied from one to 15. (
  • A butterfly bouncing from leaf to leaf is probably a female in search of a place to lay an egg. (
  • Check out this Google Scholar search page for just how many papers are being published on butterflies feeling the heat. (
  • 4) Butterflies are generally more brightly colored than moths, however, this is not always the case. (
  • Butterflies are active during the day and are brightly colored. (
  • Plant native flowering plants - Because many butterflies and native flowering plants have co-evolved over time and depend on each other for survival and reproduction, it is particularly important to install native flowering plants local to your geographic area. (
  • To the Editor: It was encouraging to read in ''A World of Butterflies in Florida'' (Travel, Jan. 28) that Coconut Creek visitors go home with information on the importance of native plants to native butterflies. (
  • When preferred plants disappear, butterflies are at risk. (
  • Conservation Corps project coordinator Monica Acosta, left, and Amanda Cook and Trent Houston tend to native buckwheat plants at the butterfly nursery in Redondo Beach. (
  • Butterflies are less efficient than bees at moving pollen between plants. (
  • I'm not sure what particular plant attracted the butterflies at the coffee farm, but there are a number of sweet-smelling plants around the area. (
  • Plants that attract butterflies - and plants that encourage pollinators in general - play a pivotal role in the ecosystem. (
  • Different types of butterflies feed on different plants, so planting a wide range in your garden is best, and likely to also attract other pollinators. (
  • Read on to discover 30 different plants that attract butterflies. (
  • It seems that kalligrammatids also used these straws for much the same purpose as butterflies: to drink from plants. (
  • Encourage their food plants and the butterflies will follow. (
  • Grow suitable plants in your garden to attract and feed butterflies such as lavender, marjoram, Michaelmas-daisies, sedum and thistles. (
  • To butterflies, the plants in a garden are more important than the design. (
  • From late spring on through autumn, many butterfly plants bloom. (
  • The study examines various stages of the parasite life cycle and how monarch butterflies utilize toxins in milkweed plants to ward off parasites. (
  • Forty-one monarch butterflies and three different types of milkweed plants were used in the experiment. (
  • Butterfly bush , (genus Buddleja ), any of more than 100 species of plants constituting the genus Buddleja (family Scrophulariaceae ), native to tropical and subtropical areas of the world. (
  • Leafy green plants provide butterflies with shelter and a spot to rest. (
  • Transforming your yard into a butterfly-friendly retreat is as easy as offering the right plants for the right stages of the butterfly's life. (
  • Butterflies can be found in terrestrial, temperate, polar and tropical climates and tend to live close to food plants that their young depend on. (
  • Scorned by farmers, milkweeds are a diverse genus of plants, with more than 120 species identified, that co-evolved over the millennia with the butterflies. (
  • Because the relationship between butterflies and native plants is so important, the ABA will be linked to the Alabama Plant Atlas ( ). (
  • Adult butterflies feed in the sunlight, so plants intended for their use should be planted in direct sun. (
  • A new production of Giacomo Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" starring Placido Domingo launches the season. (
  • Everything worked ideally to make the Opera Society's new production of "Madama Butterfly" an unusual triumph. (
  • Butterflies deed het het best in het Verenigde Koninkrijk , waar het in de Billboard Hot 100 op de veertiende plek belandde, en als tweede in een alternatieve Billboard in 2001. (
  • Once they reach adulthood, butterflies emerge from a chrysalis to mate and begin the cycle again. (
  • If the pupa was formed during mid-summer, metamorphosis will take place within the chrysalis in about 9 to 11 days at which point an adult butterfly will emerge. (
  • The chrysalis hangs down like a small sack until the transformation to butterfly is complete. (
  • However, it is within the chrysalis shell that the caterpillar's structure is broken down and rearranged into the wings, body and legs of the adult butterfly. (
  • Once the chrysalis casing splits, the butterfly emerges. (
  • Left: Chrysalis of a painted lady butterfly, showing breathing tubes (blue) and guts (red), at day 1 (left), day 13 (centre) and day 16 (right). (
  • We learn the details of the Butterflies' martyrdom slowly and, as it emerges from its chrysalis, readers find a story that spreads its wings, pauses to breathe the air of freedom, and gently takes flight. (
  • So before you buy another davidii, consider planting another variety of Buddleia to encourage different species of butterfly The more variety and colour the better! (
  • Rotting fruits, sap and even feces and urine appeal to some species of butterfly. (
  • In more southern parts of their range however, the female tiger swallowtail may display a black morph and look like an entirely different species of butterfly. (
  • Twenty-eight species of butterfly have been recorded here, including small blue, Duke of Burgundy and dark green fritillaries. (
  • During the butterfly larvae stage, parasite spores were introduced into the butterfly's development. (
  • The goal of this project is to reveal the butterfly's mouth or proboscis and how it works.Butterflies' mouths are long tubes that they keep tightly coiled until they are hungry.When the butterfly senses sweet edibles, it uncoils the flexible snout, explores the source of the scent and sucks up the food.An elephant's trunk is also a proboscis. (
  • He is most famous outside science for the 'The Butterfly Effect' described in his 1972 paper "Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly's Wings in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas? (
  • Queen Alexandra Birdwings take about four months to morph from an egg to an adult butterfly. (
  • The Cambridge team of researchers from United Kingdom and US universities has been searching for the genes responsible for the butterflies' wing patterns and the answer to the question of whether the same genes in two different species are responsible for the parallel evolution of colors and patterns. (
  • The next stage of the research is to look at other traits, such as behavior, because the butterflies have preferences for particular colors and use wing patterns to select mates. (
  • 2. Ask students to describe characteristics many butterflies have in common (bright colors, distinctive markings and patterns, wings are the mirror image of each other). (
  • Of course, not all butterflies are decorated in brilliant colors and design. (
  • A particular bloom that thrives all summer long, and in a number of colors we might add, these are the perfect addition to any garden if you want to see groups of butterflies fluttering throughout your yard. (
  • Fritillary butterflies and crescent butterfly on butterfly weed ( Asclepias tuberosa ). (
  • A walk through the tropical Butterfly House takes one into a fantasyland - where beautiful butterflies from across the world fly freely in a spectacular display of colour. (
  • The scales, which are arranged in colorful designs unique to each species, are what gives the butterfly its beauty. (
  • A butterfly is the brilliant, often colorful, result of a four-stage life cycle. (
  • Monarch Butterflies are in the family Danaidae, and butterflies in this family are known collectively as the 'milkweed butterflies. (
  • The soy provides salts that are particularly appealing to male butterflies. (
  • In one experiment the researchers tried to ensure that male butterflies developed less quickly than female butterflies. (
  • However, if the researchers succeeded in speeding up the development of the female butterflies in a new generation, the male butterflies also developed quicker. (
  • South Florida has one of the world's highest concentrations of rare butterflies. (
  • Some butterflies, especially in the tropics, have several generations in a year, while others have a single generation, and a few in cold locations may take several years to pass through their entire life cycle. (
  • A butterfly undergoes a process called complete metamorphosis during its life cycle. (
  • The first stage of the butterfly life cycle is the egg or ovum . (
  • One of the most interesting things about butterflies is their unique life cycle. (
  • But the milkweeds that are eradicated are crucial to the life cycle of the butterflies. (
  • Tiger Swallowtails land on a butterfly feeder at the "Butterfly Zone" at the Bronx Zoo in 1999. (
  • Female Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly ( Battus philenor ) on Echinacea purpurea . (
  • Pale Swallowtail butterfly ( Papilio eurymedon ) on columbine ( Aquilegia sp. (
  • A Swallowtail butterfly visits a Cornflower in a herb garden in Pittsburgh Sunday, July 26, 2009. (
  • Jaret Daniels, a biologist with the Florida Museum of Natural History, holds an endangered Schaus swallowtail butterfly before releasing it into the wild on Elliott Key, Monday, June 9, 2014, in Biscayne National Park, Fla. A collection and captive breeding operation, begun in 2012 in an effort to save the butterfly from extinction, has shown initial success. (
  • Butterflies also drink water and extract minerals from puddles, so creating a space for mud or wet sand attracts them. (
  • The Uncompahgre fritillary butterfly is a small butterfly with a 2 - 3 centimeter (1 inch) wingspan. (
  • The smallest butterflies have a wingspan of three-quarters of an inch, about as wide as a dime. (
  • The Queen Alexandra Birdwing (Ornithoptera alexandrae) is the largest living butterfly, with a wingspan that stretches almost a foot across. (
  • Woodland - Dense woodland does not suit butterflies but those with open rides or clearings and surrounded by uncultivated grassland are ideal for species such as the hairstreaks, comma, peacock and speckled wood. (
  • Grassland - The majority of butterfly species breed on various types of grassland. (
  • Population trends in common birds and grassland butterflies are among key indicators in monitoring this. (
  • This includes preserving 'common biodiversity' such as common birds and grassland butterflies. (
  • A significant decline of 34 % was also apparent for grassland butterflies. (
  • Provide a place for butterflies to rest - Butterflies need sun for orientation and to warm their wings for flight. (
  • Male and female butterflies can be distinguished by the coloring on the top side of their wings. (
  • 3) When a butterfly rests, it will do so with its wings held upright over its body. (
  • Butterflies will, however, bask with their wings out-stretched. (
  • They found that some kalligrammatid species had eyespots on their first pair of wings, which look remarkably like those of, say, the peacock or owl butterflies. (
  • Since both butterflies and kalligrammatids developed spots on the outer edges of their wings, it's likely that these patterns arose in both cases to deflect predator attacks . (
  • These delicate butterflies have splashes of red and yellow on their black wings, signaling to birds that they contain toxins and are extremely bad to eat. (
  • Butterflies display every color of the rainbow in their wings, and no two butterflies are exactly alike. (
  • The Butterfly Alphabet by Kjell B. Sandved (Scholastic, 1996) features spectacular close-up photos of butterfly wings, each revealing a pattern that resembles a letter of the alphabet, from A to Z. Facing pages show what the entire butterfly looks like. (
  • They are low-flying and easy to catch, but be sure to use a butterfly net when you capture them to keep from damaging the wings. (
  • Monarch butterflies are easily recognized worldwide for their gorgeous black and orange wings, but these beauties are in danger of disappearing completely . (
  • Butterflies need to rest in the sunlight in order to warm their wings for flight, so the garden should have some flat stones placed in sunlight. (
  • Many pesticides kill indiscriminately so doom butterflies or their larvae. (
  • The Forest Service Eastern Region developed checklists of butterfly species that may be found on the national forests and grasslands of the northeastern United States. (
  • Some of the richest grasslands for butterflies are south facing slopes of chalk and limestone with a mosaic of grass heights. (
  • Once you've transformed your yard or hung up your feeder, be sure to grab your binoculars -- butterflies are small and skittish, and you don't want to miss them hiding in the foliage! (
  • Due to Devon's diverse range of habitats nearly two-thirds of British butterflies can be found here and the County has strongholds for a number of rare species including the silver-studded blue and high brown fritillary. (
  • Carry out appropriate management of natural habitats to encourage butterflies e.g. scrub clearance from a heath, creating glades and rides within a woodland or creating wild flower areas. (
  • With news that the number of monarch butterflies is plummeting due to the use of herbicides in agriculture, people have been looking for alternative habitats to restore the butterflies' host plant, milkweed. (
  • What is particularly puzzling is why many butterflies have declined in otherwise healthy habitats in places like Everglades and Biscayne National parks, protected areas where mosquito spraying is prohibited. (
  • It will provide information about ranges, flight times, life history, habitats and gardening information for each of Alabama's butterfly species, according to the committee. (
  • Full text of the article, "Host Diet Affects the Morphology of a Butterfly Parasite," Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 103, No. 3, 2017, is available at . (
  • From 1994 to 2003, the butterflies covered an average of 23 acres of forest, but since then the average has dropped to less than 11 acres. (
  • Julia Alvarez's In the Time of the Butterflies (1994) is a work of historical fiction based on the lives of the four Mirabal sisters, who participated in underground efforts to topple Rafael Leonidas Trujillo's three-decade-long dictatorial regime in the Dominican Republic. (
  • Every year the monarch butterflies of North America go on a remarkable migration, from their summer homes in the rural United States to their wintering grounds in southern Mexico. (
  • Every fall, millions of monarch butterflies engage in one of nature's great spectacles , migrating from sites across North America to refuges in either central Mexico or coastal California, where winter temperatures are more tolerable. (
  • In an effort to aid population recovery, monarch enthusiasts across North America participate in a variety of conservation efforts, including captive rearing and release of monarch butterflies throughout the summer and autumn. (
  • The butterflies, which are across large areas of temperate North America, fly all the way south to their Mexican wintering grounds. (
  • Scientists have commented on their similarities to butterflies for more than a century, but no one has been able to thoroughly study their anatomy-that is, until Conrad Labandeira and Dong Ren from Capital Normal University in Beijing got their hands on some beautifully preserved specimens from northeastern China . (
  • A group of scientists say they've connected last year's Fukushima accident to an increase in visible mutations affecting butterflies. (
  • Scientists have studied these butterflies for over a century as a classic case of parallel evolution in action, but only now is modern sequencing technology unlocking the underlying genetics. (
  • Because there are thousands of genes in the butterflies' genome, most scientists felt it was unlikely that the same genes should be involved. (
  • Scientists estimate that about 15,000 butterfly species exist worldwide. (
  • What's extra cool about this research is that the data come from citizen scientists at the Massachusetts Butterfly Club . (
  • Together with moths, butterflies make up the order Lepidoptera, which contains over 150,000 species or kinds. (
  • A scientist hoped commercially raised butterflies would be identical to their wild counterparts, but found their navigation abilities varied. (
  • Butterflies are found on every continent but Antarctica. (
  • No results were found for " butterflies-stomach . (
  • Butterflies are found nearly everywhere in the world except Antarctica . (
  • Butterflies such as blues, coppers, skippers and browns can all be found - sometimes in astonishing numbers. (
  • The butterflies from the sites with the most radiation in the environment have the most physical abnormalities, the researchers found. (
  • Last September the team collected more adults from seven of the 10 sites and found the butterfly population included more than twice as many members with abnormalities as in May: 28.1 percent versus 12.4 percent. (
  • The ecological studies that we have conducted found that the entire butterfly community in Fukushima was depressed in radioactive areas, as were the birds, and that the patterns seen in Fukushima were similar to what has been observed in Chernobyl. (
  • This study in Biology Letters found that Australia's common brown butterfly emerged from their pupae on average 1.6 days earlier each decade between 1941 and 2005, when average air temperature increased by 0.14°C per decade. (
  • One the rarest butterflies in the world, it's found only in the rain forests of New Guinea. (
  • But what is more, the ant seems to "recognise" that it is being duped and one population appears to be engaging in an evolutionary arms race with the butterfly, says the team led by David Nash at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. (
  • In experiments with butterflies, evolutionary biologists from Leiden University have demonstrated that natural selection is not always the only factor which determines the appearance of an organism. (
  • The evolutionary biologists from Leiden wanted to investigate, in the laboratory, whether they could rear butterflies with all possible combinations of characteristics or whether certain combinations were not possible. (
  • So they used genetics and genomics tools to find how butterflies got their spots. (
  • Place flat stones in your garden to provide space for butterflies to rest and bask in the sun. (
  • You love zinnia, we love zinnia and butterflies sure love zinnia too! (
  • But how many monarch butterflies arrive to hibernate to the mountains of Mexico depend on how many can survive during their migration route in the United States, Canada and Mexico," he said. (
  • Set out a butterfly-safe watering dish where the little ones can stop to drink, and you'll ensure that they have a safe place to stop, rest, and regroup during their migration. (
  • Monarch butterflies travel through San Antonio and the surrounding area each fall on their annual migration to Mexico, although in recent years, their numbers have dwindled. (
  • Adult Karner blue butterflies have a wing span of only one inch and typically live only a few days to a few weeks. (
  • A butterfly bush planted in average garden soil does not typically require fertilization. (
  • Each delicately winged butterfly that graces your garden spent a part of its life in another, less well known form: a larva. (
  • Jul 6, 2015 - Explore Linda Bronson 's board ' Butterflies ', followed by 289 people on Pinterest. (
  • Chinese Butterflies main content. (
  • In the UK Half of the butterflies are under threat of extinction, and more than 70% are in decline, we can help turn this process around by planting more Buddleia and more importantly different varieties of Buddleia. (
  • This butterfly, Karner's Blue , named by Nabokov, is among several threatened with extinction. (
  • With their blink-and-they're-gone lifespans, migratory butterflies and moths like the silver Y need some pretty smart strategies to cover distances rivalling those of many migratory birds. (
  • Butterflies are fascinating creatures and valuable pollinators. (