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
The main goal of this study was to determine the seasonal abundance of the white butterfly Pieris rapae L. (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) on several local and imported cabbage cultivars in old and reclaimed lands. The impact of certain cabbage metabolites on P. rapae populations was examined, as well as the relative susceptibility of different cabbage cultivars. Damage caused by P. rapae Varies. During the first two months following transplantation, P. rapae can cause economic damage to cabbage plants in both areas. One month later, its population had multiplied several times in the old land. Three of the six tested cabbage cultivars were appeared as susceptible (S) cultivars and harbored high numbers of the pest with an average of 0.63, 0.60 and 0.53 Kenz, Crossina and Ganzory cultivars, respectively. However, the imported white cabbage hybrids, 728, 730 and 747 showed sort of resistance and appeared as low resistant (LR) hybrids and harbored 0.40, 0.41 and 0.45 individuals/plant, respectively. Chlorophyll
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 (Danaus plexippus) may seem to be one of the most delicate creatures alive. But despite its frail appearance, every year the monarch makes a long and perilous journey thousands of miles south to escape the harsh winters of the North. While on this journey, the monarch can often be seen resting on the butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) in Silver Lake Park. The monarch butterfly begins its migration in September and travels for 30-45 days. Monarchs originating east of the Rocky Mountains and as far north as Canada make their way to the quiet, cool mountains of the Transvolcanic Region in central Mexico, about 60 miles west of Mexico City in the state of Michoacan. Migrating monarchs can be observed along the Citys beaches and coastal parks. Monarchs from New York City travel as much as 2,100 miles, averaging 50 miles a day, to reach their destination by the end of October. Resting in the chilly treetops, the butterflies hibernate for four months, covering oyamel fir trees ...
Since 2015 I have raised and released 3,088 Monarchs (1,535 females and 1,553 males). But, I never intentionally set out to raise Monarchs and educate others about the plight of the Monarch Butterfly. It all began when I found more than 20 Monarch caterpillars munching on the Milkweed plant I have in my garden. I did not plant the Milkweed, but instead, a seed that had blown into my garden, took root, and I watched as it grew and attracted butterflies. I loved seeing the butterflies on the Milkweed flowers, but I had no idea that Monarch eggs had been laid on the plant. So, when the 20 Monarch caterpillars consumed almost my entire Milkweed plant, I decided to learn more about the needs of the caterpillars and that is when I read that the Monarch caterpillar ONLY eats Milkweed and that Monarchs are in dire trouble. I made it my mission to find local Milkweed plants to provide enough food for the caterpillars so they could mature to the chrysalis stage. When my first Monarch Butterfly was born it
Since 2015 I have raised and released 3,088 Monarchs (1,535 females and 1,553 males). But, I never intentionally set out to raise Monarchs and educate others about the plight of the Monarch Butterfly. It all began when I found more than 20 Monarch caterpillars munching on the Milkweed plant I have in my garden. I did not plant the Milkweed, but instead, a seed that had blown into my garden, took root, and I watched as it grew and attracted butterflies. I loved seeing the butterflies on the Milkweed flowers, but I had no idea that Monarch eggs had been laid on the plant. So, when the 20 Monarch caterpillars consumed almost my entire Milkweed plant, I decided to learn more about the needs of the caterpillars and that is when I read that the Monarch caterpillar ONLY eats Milkweed and that Monarchs are in dire trouble. I made it my mission to find local Milkweed plants to provide enough food for the caterpillars so they could mature to the chrysalis stage. When my first Monarch Butterfly was born it
AMES, Iowa - Iowa Learning Farms will host a monarch butterfly conservation field day Thursday, September 7th. The 10:00a.m.-12:00 p.m. field day will be held at the Logan Abandoned Mine Land Site near Bussey. The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal. The field day is in partnership with Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Pathfinders RC&D.. The Logan Abandoned Mine Land (AML) site was a high priority project and the largest one reclaimed in one contract. Completed in fall 2016, the project has reduced the hazard to public health and safety while continuing to improve water quality and provide floodplain relief for Turkey Run Creek. The private landowner is very motivated to keep it a natural area surrounded by CRP ground and is participating in a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant project that helped establish 84 acres of monarch butterfly ...
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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TY - JOUR. T1 - Improved monarch butterfly optimization for unconstrained global search and neural network training. AU - Faris, Hossam. AU - Aljarah, Ibrahim. AU - Mirjalili, Seyedali. PY - 2018/2/1. Y1 - 2018/2/1. N2 - This work is a seminal attempt to address the drawbacks of the recently proposed monarch butterfly optimization (MBO) algorithm. This algorithm suffers from premature convergence, which makes it less suitable for solving real-world problems. The position updating of MBO is modified to involve previous solutions in addition to the best solution obtained thus far. To prove the efficiency of the Improved MBO (IMBO), a set of 23 well-known test functions is employed. The statistical results show that IMBO benefits from high local optima avoidance and fast convergence speed which helps this algorithm to outperform basic MBO and another recent variant of this algorithm called greedy strategy and self-adaptive crossover operator MBO (GCMBO). The results of the proposed algorithm are ...
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This gorgeous pen is decorated with millefiori flowers made out of polymer clay, which is an ancient glass blowing technique that has been reproduced using polymer clay. You will find a beautiful garden of Burgundy/Pink Hibiscus Flowers, Pink Fragapani Flowers and White Flowers with Yellow Swallowtail Butterflies on this pen. Pen is handcrafted by Toni Ransfield using brass tubes covered with polymer clay. This would make a very special gift for anyone.. I cut slices of several different floral canes that I have made and applied them to the pen. Carefully smoothed onto the pen and baked in the oven till cured, sanded and buffed to a high sheen. For extra protection a very thin coating of gloss is then applied to keep the pen as shiny as it was when it has been purchased.. This simply stunning Majestic Squire Twist Pen will make a stunning gift! The pen is well balanced for a relaxed writing experience while the ballpoint transmission operation is simple and smooth. Superior quality plating will ...
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 ...
The researcher have sequenced 101 butterfly genes, and discovered that there is only one gene which is responsible for the butterflies to immigrate long distances. The study findings propose that the monarch butterflies are actually evolved with more efficient muscles that help them to fly so far.. A recent genetic analysis published this week in the Nature journal, having some unanticipated twists. First thing, it seems as the intimates of the contemporary monarchs initially dispersed out North America, instead of central or South America, as formerly believed. Secondly, only one gene seems to play a vital role in giving monarchs their prominent coloration.. However, Marcus Kronforst, University of Chicagos biologist confesses that he along with his fellow colleagues firstly discovered evolutionary proofs hard to accept. He stated in his interview with BBC News, It really took lots of convincing, though, the findings portray how genetics could elaborate the origins of a species traits on a ...
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 ...
type:Question,acceptedAnswer:{@type:Answer,text:Butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life.\u003ca href=\u003elook at\u003c/a\u003e},name:⭐️What does a butterfly symbolize? It spiritually symbolizes faith, reminding you to identify your characteristics and stop suffering from low self-esteem and energy. Finally, a butterfly tattoo meaning could stand for beauty, romance and love if the butterfly is inked alongside a rose. Monarch butterflies … Regardless of the exact composition of the design, the focus is on the colorful wings rather than the exact size or type of butterfly. What does it mean to butterfly shrimp? This symbol further advises that you must tell somebody about your inner feelings. Butterflies are considered great luck when seen. The butterfly is present to celebrate the life of the patients lost sibling and to bring ...
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
Its about time. On Monday, January 11, 2016 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law Bill S939 designating the Black Swallowtail (Papilio Polyxenes) as New Jerseys official state butterfly. This bill had passed in the state assembly with a 68-0 unanimous vote back on Dec 17, 2015. As an avid nature photographer who has personally photographed dozens and dozens of butterflies in their native habitat - including the Black Swallowtail , I was especially excited by the news about New Jerseys latest state symbol. Though the Black Swallowtail is common throughout North America, it is still a stunning sight to behold, and I am so grateful that it spends its entire lifecycle right here in New Jersey (in all 21 counties). As pollinators, the Black Swallowtails are essential to the ecosystem, and can be found in open areas, meadows, wetlands, fields, roadsides, farms and gardens. The adult butterflies feed on the nectar of flora including milkweed, thistle, wild bergamot, purple coneflower, ...
Molecular phylogenetic analyses were conducted to determine relationships and to investigate character evolution for the Troidini/Aristolochia interaction, in an attempt to answer the following questions: (1) what is the present pattern of use of Aristolochia by these butterflies; (2) is the pattern we see today related to the phylogeny of plants or to their chemical composition; (3) can the geographical distribution of Aristolochia explain the host plant use observed today; and (4) how did the interaction between Troidini and Aristolochia evolve? Analyses of character optimization suggest that the current pattern of host plant use of these butterflies does not seem to be constrained by the phylogeny of their food plants, neither by the secondary chemicals in these plants nor by their geographical similarity. The current host plant use in these butterflies seems to be simply opportunistic, with species with a wider geographical range using more species of host plants than those with a more ...
Maggie L. Moor-Orth, Delaware Cooperative Extension, Delaware State University, writes about butterflies and moths that visit local landscapes. is an environmental photo-bookmarking and sharing service. All the pictures are uploaded by users and the copyrights belong to the rightholders. You can request a removal using the Copyright flag link below each image if you find an image that shouldnt belong here ...
As of Dec. 1, four Painted Lady butterflies are living aboard the International Space Station.. These butterflynauts are part of an educational experiment that was launched Nov. 16 on space shuttle Atlantis and transferred to the space station. Students of all ages have been following the tiny crews development from larvae to butterflies.. All four larvae formed chrysalises and two emerged as butterflies on Nov. 30. Two more butterflies emerged overnight, said Stefanie Countryman, BioServe Space Technologies payload mission manager. The experiment is flying in BioServes Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus, a suitcase-sized payload used to conduct space experiments.. Ground-based comparisons. In classrooms across the United States, students have set up habitats and are replicating the space experiment. Their objective is to compare the growth and behavior of ground-based butterfly larvae and adult butterflies with those living in the microgravity environment of space.. BioServe is ...
Butterfly wing color patterns emerge as the result of a regular arrangement of scales produced by epithelial scale cells at the pupal stage. These color patterns and scale arrangements are coordinated throughout the wing. However, the mechanism by which the development of scale cells is controlled across the entire wing remains elusive. In the present study, we used pupal wings of the blue pansy butterfly, Junonia orithya, which has distinct eyespots, to examine the possible involvement of Ca2+ waves in wing development. Here, we demonstrate that the developing pupal wing tissue of the blue pansy butterfly displayed spontaneous low-frequency Ca2+ waves in vivo that propagated slowly over long distances. Some waves appeared to be released from the immediate peripheries of the prospective eyespot and discal spot, though it was often difficult to identify the specific origins of these waves. Physical damage, which is known to induce ectopic eyespots, led to the radiation of Ca2+ waves from the immediate
Did you know that Costa Rica is home to a massive population of butterflies? These colorful creatures float delicately through the canopies they are truly a sight to see! Ive made friends with some butterflies throughout my travels, because I am so intrigued by their patterns and life cycle. You know what else is really cool? The species in Costa Rica make up about 90 percent of all Central American butterflies and 18 percent of the worlds species! You can learn so much about these interesting creatures at one of the many butterfly farms and conservatories throughout the country. Ill share some of my favorite places to visit with you maybe youll love them just as much.
Researchers collected 240 butterflies in Fukushima in September of last year, six months after the disaster, and abnormalities were recorded in 52% of their offspring. This is a dominantly high ratio, which could be the result of both external and internal exposure to radiation from the atmosphere and in contaminated food. The scientists published their findings in the journal Scientific Reports.. Comparison tests were carried out by exposing unaffected butterflies to low levels of radiation. The results were similar to the ones found near Fukushima, leaving the researches to conclude that the radiation released from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant damaged the genes of the butterflies.. Its too soon to jump to conclusions about how this disaster could have affected human genetics, since these results could not be directly applied against any other species, but the scientists will conduct follow-up studies on other animals. Young people near the Chernobyl catastrophe experienced thyroid ...
Butterfly Tattoo Designs And Pictures. As you may already know, butterfly tattoos are one of the most popular tattoos in the world. Yes, the butterfly tattoo symbol is known throughout the world. It is a top tier tattoo symbol in America and in other countries. The butterfly tattoo also holds symbolic value. Just like all animal tattoos, the butterfly tattoo represents traits and attributes of the butterfly. Due to this, the butterfly tattoo symbolizes freedom, agility, transformation, and beauty.. Butterfly tattoo designs can be designed in a variety of different colors. Butterfly tattoos can also be designed in different tattoo styles. In this article, we will look at all the different ways that your butterfly tattoo can be designed. Youll learn what tattoo symbols are commonly designed with the butterfly tattoo. We will also review butterfly tattoo meanings and youll have the opportunity to view all the different butterfly tattoo designs. In the end, we hope that you are able to gain ideas ...
Insect flight is a highly energy demanding type of locomotion. In butterflies, males may locate females by different behavioural tactics. The tactics correspond to different flight types that, in turn, are assumed to reflect different energetic costs. Costs need to be considered to fully understand the pay-offs of co-existing alternative tactics relative to the environmental context and the phenotypes of the individuals. We addressed the issue in the speckled wood Pararge aegeria, in which males either adopt a territorial wait-and-fight tactic (i.e. territorial perching) in a sunlit patch on the forest floor, or a fly-and-search tactic to locate females in a wider area of the forest (i.e. patrolling). Perching corresponds to high frequency of take-off flights and aerial combats with high levels of manoeuvrability and is assumed to be energetically more costly than longer, continuous flights at lower speed in patrollers. We tested the effect of different flight activity levels and of the ...
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Butterflies and moths are conspicuous flower visitors but their role in plant-pollinator interactions has rarely been quantified, especially in tropical rainforests. Moreover, we have virtually no knowledge of environmental factors affecting the role of lepidopterans in pollination networks. We videorecorded flower-visiting butterflies and hawkmoths on 212 plant species (| 26,000 recorded hrs) along the complete elevational gradient of rainforests on Mount Cameroon in dry and wet seasons. Altogether, we recorded 734 flower visits by 80 butterfly and 27 hawkmoth species, representing only ~ 4% of all flower visits. Although lepidopterans visited flowers of only a third of the plant species, they appeared to be key visitors for several plants. Lepidopterans visited flowers most frequently at mid-elevations and dry season, mirroring their local elevational patterns of diversity. Characteristics of interaction networks showed no apparent elevational or seasonal patterns, probably because of the high
Caterpillar on a Dill Plant. Dill (Anethum graveolens), a common herb garden annual, is among the preferred hosts of the anise swallowtail butterfly (Papilio zelicaon). You may have designed your beds with the goal of attracting large butterflies, like the swallowtail, but you may not recognize the caterpillars of ...
In the first sign that the Fukushima nuclear disaster may be changing life around it, scientists say theyve found mutant butterflies. Some of the butterflies had abnormalities in their legs, antennae, and abdomens, and dents in their eyes, according to the study published in Scientific Reports,...
Asclepias tuberosa Hello Yellow Milkweed , Perennial Plant of the Year 2017. A yellow flowering perennial native to much of the United States except the Northwest.. The Hello Yellow Milkweed is a must have for attracting butterflies, insects and hummingbirds to your garden. Asclepias tuberosa is a host plant for the Monarch butterfly and other butterflies providing food and nectar for the caterpillar to butterflies. Also called Butterfly Weed or Milkweed.. Tips on growing Milkweeds: deadhead for extended blooming from summer to fall, late to emerge in spring, plant with companion plants such as Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea, Goldenrod, and Russian Sage Little Spire.​. Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa grows approximately 18 to 24 inches tall and spreads in the 18 to 24 inch width. Plant in full sun to lightly filtered shade. Adaptable to dry, well-drained and lightly moist soils. An excellent native perennial plant thats seed pods are also used for dried arrangements. Pair this ...
Shihan, T. R. (2016). Butterflies of Bangladesh- Site of Natural Histories of Bangladeshi Butterflies. Accessed on DD-MM- ...
Shihan, T. R. (2016). Butterflies of Bangladesh- Site of Natural Histories of Bangladeshi Butterflies. Accessed on DD-MM- ...
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Moth insects found in the state of Kansas. Those interested in observing butterflies may be interested in joining the North American Butterfly Association. They are the little brown birds of the butterfly watching world! 725 different species of butterflies occur in the U.S. and Canada. By studying them, one can gain insight into the invertebrate world in general. Most people regard butterflies as colorful and appealing, even if they dont like bugs in general. If youre looking to get outside this spring and indulge in the best natural experiences Kansas has to offer then we have a few places to see. And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: Born and raised Kansan, Clarisa has lived in both tiny towns and cities during her time here in the Sunflower State, mostly in the south central area. Butterfly Gardening Summary. Subscribe our email newsletter for future updates... © 2020 (Butterfly Identification). Thank you! All rights ...
The structural colours of butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) have been attributed to a diversity of physical mechanisms, including multilayer interference, diffraction, Bragg scattering, Tyndall scattering and Rayleigh scattering. We used fibre optic spectrophotometry, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and 2D Fourier analysis to investigate the physical mechanisms of structural colour production in twelve lepidopteran species from four families, representing all of the previously proposed anatomical and optical classes of butterfly nanostructure. The 2D Fourier analyses of TEMs of colour producing butterfly scales document that all species are appropriately nanostructured to produce visible colours by coherent scattering, i.e. differential interference and reinforcement of scattered, visible wavelengths. Previously hypothesized to produce a blue colour by incoherent, Tyndall scattering, the scales of Papilio zalmoxis are not appropriately nanostructured for incoherent scattering. Rather, ...
Almost all of your plants will be blooming when butterfly numbers surge in August.. Food for caterpillars. Having a food source for caterpillars is vital, too. To accommodate this early butterfly stage, include an ornamental fennel, the favorite food of eastern black swallowtails.. About midsummer, look for tiny, yellow eggs on the plant. Check every couple of days, and youll see a green caterpillar with yellow and black stripes.. These black swallowtail larvae may eat your fennel to the base. But in three weeks, lots of beautiful butterflies will reward your patience.. Dill, fennel, carrot and parsley do well, too. Add these to your garden freely to encourage more caterpillars.. Plant height, vigor. Pay attention to plants height and vigor. Lantana camara Miss Huff and the butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii Black Knight) may look small the day you plant them. But each can grow into a bush 4 feet wide. Planted too close to other plants, these towers with flowers can crowd out and even kill ...
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Milkweed is crucial to the life-cycle of the monarch butterfly. Female monarchs search for milkweed to lay their eggs. Monarch larvae (caterpillars) will only feed on milkweeds in the Asclepias family. There are 108 species of milkweed in North America. Monarchs are only known to use 30 of them, but they may use any or all of them. Below is a list of milkweeds that Monarchs favor in Arizona. We hope to expand the list to the entire southwest. They are labeled whether they are more likely to grow in the low or high desert areas of the state ...
Seven articles dealing with the conservation of monarch butterflies were published on August 5 in Annals of the Entomological Society of America. Along with this collection, there is a new paper from American Entomologist on the conservation of Karner blue butterflies (Lycaeides melissa samuelis), an endangered species with a one-inch wingspan, which are the focus of a cutting-edge recovery program in Wisconsin that has become a model for other recovery plans for imperiled species.
Member of Family: Nymphalidae French common name: Nordique Mélissa. I have yet to photograph this Northern Species in Ontario.. To see where this butterfly has been reported, visit: The Ontario Butterfly Atlas Online. For further info on this species, visit the Butterflies of Canada (en français) ...
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Its not every day that you hear about spy missions that involve a lack of sex, but clearly parasitic wasps dont pay much attention to Hollywood clichés. These insects merge the thriller, science-fiction and horror genres, They lay their eggs inside other animals, turning them into slaves and living larders that are destined to be eaten inside-out by the developing grubs. To find their victims, they perform feats of espionage worthy of any secret agent, tapping into their marks communication lines, tailing them back to their homes and infiltrating their families. Two species of parasitoid wasp - Trichogramma brassicae and Trichogramma evanescens - are particularly skilled at chemical espionage. Theyve learned to home in on sexual chemicals used by male cabbage white butterflies. After sex, a male coats the female with anti-aphrodisiac that turns off other suitors and protects the males sexual investment. These chemicals are signals from one male to another that say, Buzz off, shes taken. ...
These butterflies died off mainly because of changing land use in the 19th & 20th centuries. Butterflies such as the Adonis blue (1) and chalk-hill blue (2) prefer large areas of chalk wildflower meadow, grazed by sheep and cattle. However, much of this land was converted to crop farming in the 1800s and these specialist insects died off. Other changes, such as the end of coppicing in woodlands, removed the open wooded habitat that butterflies such as the grizzled skipper (3) thrive in.. Species like the purple emperor (4) and white admiral (5) feed on the sugary waste products from aphids (honeydew). Pollution from coal burning may have contributed to these butterflies extinction as the toxins could dissolve into the honeydew on the leaf surface.. However, 2019 has been a very good year for some impressive larger butterflies too, with lots of painted ladies (6) arriving in Britain from the Mediterranean as they migrate north. Protected roadside verges in Uttlesford also provide good chalk ...
Comma Butterfly Polygonia c-album 10 larvae Fascinating larvae with curious half and half markings in black, brown and white, mimicking a bird dropping. The larvae feed on Stinging Nettle, Elm and Hop. Also Sallow, Osier Willow Salix viminalis, and sometimes other Willows. They live singly. Fast growing. Young larvae will succeed best if placed on growing foodplant. Enclose plant and pot in a netting sleeve, tied at both ends: size 3 is ideal. Cut food is not recommended at least until the larvae are nearly half grown. This garden butterfly is capable of re-colonising places where it used to be. In autumn the butterflies are very partial to fallen fruit. With some help this butterfly could be encouraged to spread.. Keeping two species of larvae together on the same foodplant? It is sometimes possible, but their way of life may differ and we recommend keeping them separately. Comma larvae live solitary lives and should be reared in their own enclosure.. ...
Butterflies from the same Subfamily as the Saturn are known to frequent areas where palms and rattans grow. The various species are known to feed on different types of palms and rattans. Caterpillars of the Saturn have been bred on a species of Palmae by Igarashi, who observed that the caterpillars preferred to feed only on young tender leaves of the host plant. The caterpillar is green with short dark hairs. The head is horned and it has a pale yellow collar band, with a forked process at the posterior end of the caterpillar. The pupa is green with a pair of long horns at its head and hangs from its cremaster head down along a leaf of the host plant ...
Rangers Buttons is a perennial plant in the carrot family native to California, Idaho, Nevada, and Oregon typically found in moist habitats such as meadows, stream banks, and wetlands. It is highly photogenic in the late summer with its button-like white flowers that form 4 wide umbels atop a stout, erect stem that can reach 6 high.. Plant in the full sun to partial shade in average moist soils. Its nectar attracts bees and butterflies and is a larval host plant for the Anise Swallowtail butterfly so it would make an excellent addition to a pollinator garden if you can find it, it is not widely sold in the industry.. This plant can be distinguished from other white-flowered members of the carrot family which usually have flatter umbellets that are adjacent or overlap.. It is considered toxic to all livestock but is rarely eaten and can cause photosensitivity if brushed up against.. ...
Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Large Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Grizzled Skipper, Clouded Yellow, Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, Orange-tip, Green Hairstreak, Brown Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, White-letter Hairstreak, Small Copper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Chalkhill Blue, Holly Blue, Small Blue, Adonis Blue (1 record), Purple Emperor, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Dark Green Fritillary, Silver-washed Fritillary, Comma, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Small Heath, ...
The results of the research were startling. Other free-flying creatures, including other types of insects, lack the unique type of mechanism observed, so the wing design of the butterfly was totally unexpected. During an upward stroke, the optimized design of the flexible wings produces a specialized cavity that creates an air-filled pocket. As the wings continue to compress, the air is forced out like a jet engine, propelling the butterfly forward. The downward wing stroke has yet another purpose: stabilizing the flight pattern and keeping the butterfly in the air. Not only does this mechanism allow for efficient flight, but it also allows for rapid takeoff when the butterfly needs to escape a predator ...
The results of the research were startling. Other free-flying creatures, including other types of insects, lack the unique type of mechanism observed, so the wing design of the butterfly was totally unexpected. During an upward stroke, the optimized design of the flexible wings produces a specialized cavity that creates an air-filled pocket. As the wings continue to compress, the air is forced out like a jet engine, propelling the butterfly forward. The downward wing stroke has yet another purpose: stabilizing the flight pattern and keeping the butterfly in the air. Not only does this mechanism allow for efficient flight, but it also allows for rapid takeoff when the butterfly needs to escape a predator ...
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Naomi Pierce and PhD candidate, Richard Childers teamed with researchers at Columbia University to examine the wings of Lepidoptera. Butterfly wings contain a matrix of living cells whose function requires appropriate temperatures. However, given their small thermal capacity, wings can overheat rapidly in the sun. The team analyzed wings across a wide range of simulated environmental conditions and found regions containing living cells are maintained at cooler temperatures.
The entire probe is 10% shorter and its probe head is 15% smaller than the previous generation Butterfly iQ.. Since its expected to be used throughout the day by clinicians visiting multiple patients, as well as in the field, the new device has been tested to MIL-STD-810G, faring well after 4 foot drops and experiencing 100G shock pulses. It is also rated at IP67 for resilience against dust and water.. Two years ago, Butterfly introduced the worlds first handheld, single-probe, whole-body ultrasound system. Since then, the device has been used by tens of thousands of medical professionals across the globe with significant clinical, economic and societal impact, said Laurent Faracci, Butterfly Networks Chief Executive Officer, in the announcement. We have collaborated with the Butterfly community of users to define our innovation path. The first result in that journey is the new Butterfly iQ+, a big step forward for point-of-care ultrasound, with our most advanced chip ever and a number of ...
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Monarch butterflies will only lay their eggs on milkweed, as that is the only food source for monarch caterpillars. Without milkweed, there would be no monarchs! The more milkweed we plant, the better their chances for survival. It has been a great pleasure for me to plant more milkweeds, as well as native nectar plants for the butterflies, and see a marked increase in monarch activity on our block. This is an easy and pleasurable way to make a difference!. See list below for information on available varieties this year. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. - Lia. Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa ...
Cathy Ludden, designer of the Pollinator Garden, points out the benefits of natives like Agastache foeniculum (anise hyssop), What are native plants and why are they important? Cathy asks those questions in the introduction to her booklet, Plant This, Not That. Native plants are the species that were here before European settlers arrived, she writes. They are critically important because they are the first link in the food chain. Insects native to our region co-evolved over millions of years with native plants. They cannot eat non-native plants. Monarch butterflies are a good example. They must lay their eggs on native milkweed plants or the larvae will die. In recent generations, as gardeners have favored non-native plants, insects have struggled to find food. Our native birds depend almost entirely on insects to feed their young. Songbird populations in our area are crashing and many species are disappearing. Loss of insect populations is one of the primary reasons.. Increasing the ...
October 10, 2000. In August, Iowa State University scientists reported in the journal Oecologia that one kind of Bt-corn pollen naturally deposited on milkweeds in and near corn fields kills monarch butterfly caterpillars. This research confirms a laboratory study published in Nature last summer which showed that Bt-corn pollen is lethal to monarchs.. The Iowa scientists conducted three kinds of studies using two types of Bt corn marketed by Novartis Seeds: KnockOut, which contains a Bt gene named Event 176 and YieldGard with a Bt gene called Bt 11. KnockOut pollen typically contains more Bt toxin than YieldGard pollen. The three experiments were:. * To learn how much pollen caterpillars might be exposed to under field conditions, researchers counted pollen that fell on milkweeds, the favorite food of monarch caterpillars, within and near KnockOut, YieldGard and nonBt-corn plots.. * To assess mortality of caterpillars exposed to natural, field-deposited pollen, researchers placed caterpillars on ...
It has been only four months since my last post, but in some ways it feels Ive lived half a lifetime since then. Winter, or what passes for winter in mild southern California, has fully given way to spring. The finches at our backyard feeder are in full breeding pluming with vibrant red breasts and their mating songs are a welcome addition to the mostly mechanical sounds of the neighborhood. Mourning cloak and monarch butterflies are so abundant that one could (and sometimes I do) spend an entire afternoon watching them dance in the gentle breeze, occasionally landing on a milkweed leaf or a palm frond or even finding a partner or two to pirouette with.. As for me, I have been working very hard to steer my own winter towards spring. Unfortunately, my migraines have progressed from chronic migraine (15 or more migraine attacks a month) to chronic daily migraine. In essence, I no longer go through the four phases of a migraine attack, and I have symptoms of a migraine at all times, including but ...
It has been only four months since my last post, but in some ways it feels Ive lived half a lifetime since then. Winter, or what passes for winter in mild southern California, has fully given way to spring. The finches at our backyard feeder are in full breeding pluming with vibrant red breasts and their mating songs are a welcome addition to the mostly mechanical sounds of the neighborhood. Mourning cloak and monarch butterflies are so abundant that one could (and sometimes I do) spend an entire afternoon watching them dance in the gentle breeze, occasionally landing on a milkweed leaf or a palm frond or even finding a partner or two to pirouette with.. As for me, I have been working very hard to steer my own winter towards spring. Unfortunately, my migraines have progressed from chronic migraine (15 or more migraine attacks a month) to chronic daily migraine. In essence, I no longer go through the four phases of a migraine attack, and I have symptoms of a migraine at all times, including but ...
G. fruticosus & G. physocarpus are two similar shrubby plants species of milkweed. They are commonly grown in New Zealand where they are the main hosts of the monarch butterfly caterpillar. Their tissues are full of poisonous white milky latex (sap). Ingestion of the plants leaves, stems, or the seeds in the bladder like fruit can affect the heart, breathing, central nervous system and the stomach, and may lead to death in livestock and humans. The poisonous compounds are toxic cardenolide glycosides that are specifically are heart-arresting. The sap is irritant to the skin and is extremely toxic to the eyes. The text below is courtesy of the Northern Advocate 2017. Mr Warman wanted to share the horrific experience so those with the plants were aware of the potential risks. Everyone I tell about whats happened [people] isnt aware of how toxic it is. I just want parents to know so they can just watch their children as they are very popular when it comes to monarch butterflies and learning ...
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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 ...
Butterflies[edit]. *Coon, common name of the butterfly Astictopterus jama. *Coon, species group of the butterfly genus ... Coon, common name of the butterfly Psolos fuligo. Mammals[edit]. *Coon, an alternative name for Maine Coon, a breed of domestic ...
Glassberg, Jeffrey Butterflies through Binoculars, The West (2001). *Guppy, Crispin S. and Shepard, Jon H. Butterflies of ... Pyle, Robert Michael The Butterflies of Cascadia (2002). External links[edit]. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pieris ( ... Pieris, the whites or garden whites, is a widespread now almost cosmopolitan genus of butterflies of the family Pieridae. The ... Just because butterflies are members of Pieris does not mean they are all capable of feeding on the same members of ...
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true butterflies). Lycaenidae (gossamer-winged butterflies: blues, coppers and relatives). Nymphalidae (brush-footed, or four- ... Differences between butterflies and moths[edit]. Main article: Comparison of butterflies and moths ... Evolution of Moths and Butterflies Archived 2014-01-06 at the Wayback Machine. Studying the evolution of butterflies and moths ... footed butterflies). Papilionidae (swallowtail butterflies). Pieridae (whites, yellows, orangetips, sulphurs). Riodinidae ( ...
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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". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved April 22, 2016. "Every Stray Dog and Kid". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved ...
ISBN 0-691-12144-3 Boggs, C. L. (2003). Butterflies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 63. "Butterflies and Moths of ... Lotts, Kelly & Naberhaus, Thomas (2017). "White-lined Sphinx Hyles lineata (Fabricius, 1775)". Butterflies and Moths of North ...
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" ...
Butterflies.. Trans. Alfred Mac Adam. Review: Latin American Literature and Arts 44 (January-June 1991): 165-171. Memories of ...
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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 ...
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Although more than two dozen butterflies have been so honored, as of 2019 this is the only moth. The American rock band R.E.M. ... "Butterflies". U.S. Stamp Gallery. Retrieved 1 August 2018. "Luna moth". U.S. Stamp Gallery. Retrieved 1 August 2018. "Big Thief ... The Luna moth has appeared in Don't Starve Together as a butterfly type that spawns on the Lunar Island when chopping a lune ... Due to its flexible life cycle, it can parasitize more than 150 species of butterflies and moths in North America. Researchers ...
... , the common mime, is a swallowtail butterfly found in south and southeast Asia. The butterfly belongs to the ... Varshney, R.K.; Smetacek, Peter (2015). A Synoptic Catalogue of the Butterflies of India. New Delhi: Butterfly Research Centre ... This is a butterfly of hilly regions but also found at lower elevations. It is plentiful in the pre-monsoon and monsoon period ... This butterfly is found in India from Kangra to Sikkim, from Assam to Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Peninsular India and the ...
"Butterflies". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2020-11-27. "Homo sapiens - Ensembl genome browser 87". ... Zoology: There are approximately 17,500 distinct butterfly species known. Language: There are 20,000-40,000 distinct Chinese ...
Varshney, R.K.; Smetacek, Peter (2015). A Synoptic Catalogue of the Butterflies of India. New Delhi: Butterfly Research Centre ... The butterfly appears to be extending its range westwards along the Himalayas. It is usually found on dry slopes and rough ... The Bath white is a small white butterfly with a wingspan of 45 to 50 mm. The underside of the hindwing has a pattern of ... Pontia daplidice, the Bath white, is a small butterfly of the family Pieridae, the yellows and whites, which occurs in the ...
... , known generally as the Thomas's blue, Miami blue or Caribbean blue, is a species of butterfly in the family ... "butterflies". Retrieved 2019-03-16. "Miami blue - Cyclargus thomasi bethunbakeri (Comstock & Huntington ...
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 ...
... involves incorporating plants that serve the needs of all life stages of the butterfly. The insects need ... Attracting Butterflies. Brightly colored butterflies can be a welcome addition to your wildlife garden, not only because of ... Butterfly Garden Necessities * Plant native flowering plants - Because many butterflies and native flowering plants have co- ... Butterfly adults generally feed only in the sun. If sun is limited in your landscape, try adding butterfly nectar sources to ...
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To see where this butterfly has been reported, visit: The Ontario Butterfly Atlas Online ... For further info on this species, visit the Butterflies of Canada ( en français ) ...
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 ...
butterflies). Papilionidae (swallowtail butterflies). Hedylidae (American moth-butterflies). Hesperiidae (skippers). Pieridae ( ... Wikiquote has quotations related to: Butterflies. Wikisource has the text of the 1920 Encyclopedia Americana article Butterfly. ... The Mathematical Butterfly: Simulations Provide New Insights On Flight *^ Larsen, Torben (1994). "Butterflies of Egypt". Saudi ... Black grass-dart butterfly (Ocybadistes knightorum) is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is endemic to New South Wales ...
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  • This is probably due to the fact that butterflies, unlike many insects, can perceive red wavelength colors. (
  • 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. (
  • Most people might not like insects, but there's no reason to not appreciate the beauty of butterflies. (
  • 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. (
  • Butterflies are beautiful, flying insects with large scaly wings. (
  • there are more types of butterflies and moths than there are of any other type of insects except beetles. (
  • 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. (
  • The count of the orange-and-black insects by the Xerces Society, a nonprofit environmental organization that focuses on the conservation of invertebrates, recorded about 29,000 butterflies in its annual survey. (
  • 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. (
  • Most butterflies live on nectar from flowers. (
  • 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. (
  • I got into studying nectar with the butterflies because it's so controversial whether amino acids actually influence the fitness of the butterflies," Arnold said. (
  • We looked at nectar of many different species, including four milkweeds: Sullivant's milkweed (also known as prairie milkweed), swamp milkweed, common, and butterfly milkweed. (
  • Another flowering plant relatively rare in Ohio, Coreopsis lanceolata , or sand coreopsis, had been observed by Michaels in her own research on the endangered Karner blue butterfly to have nectar with unusually high levels of amino acids, and the Karners of Michigan were often found feeding on this plant. (
  • After having Coreopsis nectar analyzed for its amino acid composition by a lab at Ohio State University, Arnold created two synthesized nectar types modeled after this wild nectar and was ready to begin feeding the creatures when they emerged from their cocoons, known as chrysalises in butterflies. (
  • 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. (
  • 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 caterpillars of the milkweed butterflies (Danaidae) - e.g., the monarch butterfly - feed on the leaves of milkweed plants. (
  • 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. (
  • Their development is closely linked to the evolution of flowering plants ( angiosperms ) since both adult butterflies and caterpillars feed on flowering plants, and the adults are important pollinators of many flowering plants. (
  • 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. (
  • For the experiment we used swamp milkweed leaves from BGSU's Poe Road Prairie for the butterflies to lay eggs on and to feed the caterpillars," Arnold said. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • A monarch butterfly in Vista, California. (
  • SAN FRANCISCO - The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California's coast remains critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday showed. (
  • A monarch butterfly rests on a plant at Abbott's Mill Nature Center in Milford, Delaware. (
  • On the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains, another monarch butterfly population travels from southern Canada and the northeastern United States across thousands of miles to spend the winter in central Mexico. (
  • 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. (
  • Monarch butterfly populations have declined over the decades, so a 10-day international effort is underway to monitor the pollinators in their habitat at every stage of life to determine what areas need protection. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Scientists say the butterflies are at critically low levels in the Western United States due to the destruction of their milkweed habitat along their migratory route as housing expands into their territory and use of pesticides and herbicides increases. (
  • Butterfly populations are not only influenced by climate, habitat conditions, and other site specific variables, they are also influenced by direct harm. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • We have now sampled larvae of ants from parasitised populations and other populations where alcon butterflies have never been recorded," Nash told New Scientist . (
  • They found that the ants that are untroubled by the butterflies have very similar chemical signatures in their waxy outer coats. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • You did a good job drawing the picture and all the beautiful butterflies. (
  • A new production of Giacomo Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" starring Placido Domingo launches the season. (
  • A less commonly told story of just such a failure, but one that had a profound impact on both the work and its composer, is that of the première of Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly . (
  • In the summer of that year, Puccini saw the play that would eventually become his next opera, Madama Butterfly . (
  • Everything worked ideally to make the Opera Society's new production of "Madama Butterfly" an unusual triumph. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • - 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 students make note of the butterflies' mating and the number of eggs they are laying on the milkweed leaves in their mesh homes. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Together they examined the eggs of 56 species from different families of butterflies and moths, whose number of micropyles varied from one to 15. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Listing Activity: The Taylor's checkerspot butterfly (locally known as the Whulge checkerspot) became a candidate species in October 2001. (
  • A butterfly undergoes a process called complete metamorphosis during its life cycle. (
  • Butterflies and moths undergo complete metamorphosis in which they go through four different life stages. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • They also use visual cues and know that if they see a single or multiple brightly colored butterflies in the mud (or on a turtle) that is probably a good place to go to get some sodium. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • How to Attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies to your Backyard. (
  • Butterfly bushes attract hummingbirds as well as butterflies. (
  • 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. (
  • Traditionally, butterflies have been divided into the superfamily Papilionoidea excluding the smaller groups of the Hesperiidae (skippers) and the more moth-like Hedylidae of America. (
  • Butterflies such as blues, coppers, skippers and browns can all be found - sometimes in astonishing numbers. (
  • The fastest butterflies (some skippers) can fly at about 30 mile per hour or faster. (
  • 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. (
  • The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly is one of the most exquisite in the natural world. (
  • The scent of these butterfly-pollinated flowers might have evolved as an adaptation that made use of the existing attractiveness of these scents. (
  • 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 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • It is pretty common for scientists to bait tropical butterflies with a mix of fermented fish and urine, this rotting combination of a resource high in amino acids and salts smells terrible to humans but is irresistible to some groups of butterflies. (
  • What's extra cool about this research is that the data come from citizen scientists at the Massachusetts Butterfly Club . (
  • Many butterflies migrate in order to avoid adverse environmental conditions (like cold weather). (
  • 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. (
  • The Taylor's checkerspot butterfly is a species once found throughout native grasslands of the north and south Puget Sound, south Vancouver Island and the Willamette Valley of Oregon. (
  • Chalk grasslands can be home to a diversity of moths and butterflies, many of which are threatened nationally. (
  • 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. (
  • the larva of the carnivorous Harvester butterfly eats woolly aphids. (
  • Each delicately winged butterfly that graces your garden spent a part of its life in another, less well known form: a larva. (
  • 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. (
  • It is estimated that there are about 150,000 different species of butterflies and moths (there may be many more). (
  • An international team of researchers has decided to discover why some unrelated species of butterflies living in South America had similar wing patterns. (
  • During the butterfly larvae stage, parasite spores were introduced into the butterfly's development. (
  • 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. (
  • 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? (
  • Together with moths, butterflies make up the order Lepidoptera, which contains over 150,000 species or kinds. (
  • Butterflies and moth belong to the order Lepidoptera. (
  • Many butterflies are attacked by parasites or parasitoids , including wasps , protozoans , flies , and other invertebrates, or are preyed upon by other organisms. (
  • Fritillary butterflies and crescent butterfly on butterfly weed ( Asclepias tuberosa ). (
  • Monarch Butterflies are in the family Danaidae, and butterflies in this family are known collectively as the 'milkweed butterflies. (
  • South Florida has one of the world's highest concentrations of rare butterflies. (
  • In almost every case, it is the male butterflies that participate in this salt- and tear-drinking behavior, as they use the sodium as a nuptial gift during mating to help the female's reproductive success. (
  • You can take advantage of this by placing bright, neon-colored pieces of plastic on the shore of a river and it will attract curious male butterflies wondering if this could be a place to grab a salty drink. (
  • The soy provides salts that are particularly appealing to male butterflies. (
  • Leafy green plants provide butterflies with shelter and a spot to rest. (
  • Although some tropical butterflies can live up to one year, the average life span of a butterfly is at most two months. (
  • However, declines over the past several years have been noted in New York, where Karner blue butterfly sites and population levels are low compared to the rest of their range. (
  • MoJo's Kiera Butler wrote here about the Karner blue butterfly and the problem of what to do when conditions force them northward but they can't make it past urban roadblocks. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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 four wings and the six legs of the butterfly are attached to the thorax. (
  • As butterflies age, the color of the wings fades and the wings become ragged. (
  • 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). (
  • 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 . (
  • Tiger Swallowtails land on a butterfly feeder at the "Butterfly Zone" at the Bronx Zoo in 1999. (
  • When preferred plants disappear, butterflies are at risk. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Since 1992, when specific management for butterflies commenced, the number of species has increased from 26 to 38. (
  • 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. (
  • Once they reach adulthood, butterflies emerge from a chrysalis to mate and begin the cycle again. (
  • The chrysalis hangs down like a small sack until the transformation to butterfly is complete. (
  • 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). (
  • 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. (
  • Many pesticides kill indiscriminately so doom butterflies or their larvae. (
  • Butterflies are very active during the day and visit a variety of wildflowers. (
  • 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! (
  • He counted about eight different species of butterfly, which were so distracting to the turtles that they didn't even dive in the water as Torres' boat came close, allowing the incredible footage below. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • The speed varies among butterfly species (the poisonous varieties are slower than non-poisonous varieties). (
  • While other butterflies are also in decline globally, South Florida's problems are acute, with roughly a third of the 100 or so varieties known to live south of Lake Okeechobee at risk, said Elane Nuehring, past president of the Miami blue chapter of the North American Butterfly Association. (
  • Place flat stones in your garden to provide space for butterflies to rest and bask in the sun. (
  • Butterflies are found on every continent but Antarctica. (
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  • Butterflies are found nearly everywhere in the world except Antarctica . (
  • 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. (
  • Butterflies are found all over the world and in all types of environments: hot and cold, dry and moist, at sea level and high in the mountains. (
  • A scientist hoped commercially raised butterflies would be identical to their wild counterparts, but found their navigation abilities varied. (
  • 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. (
  • Black willows attract several butterflies in the Callophrys genus as well as Compton tortoiseshells and northern pearly-eyes. (
  • 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. (
  • Jul 6, 2015 - Explore Linda Bronson 's board ' Butterflies ', followed by 289 people on Pinterest. (
  • This butterfly, Karner's Blue , named by Nabokov, is among several threatened with extinction. (
  • 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. (
  • Butterfly migration is not well understood. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (