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Tag Archives: Butterflies
Fleeting Moments: How Long Do Butterflies Live?
Written by Nancy Miorelli Have you ever found some butterflies, been captivated by their magic, and wondered how long they live? Well if you have, you’re not alone. Not only did we get several questions about this in our … Continue reading
Posted in Ecology Tagged Butterflies, Butterfly, Lepidoptera, life cycle, life span 2 Comments
How can you tell how old a caterpillar is?
Written by Joe Ballenger For the final entry of the year, I decided to tackle a question that is something that I have a lot of experience with, but one is also really challenging to answer at the same time. … Continue reading
Posted in Developmental Biology, Physiology Tagged Bees, Butterflies, Butterflies and Moths, Development, Physiology 1 Comment
How do butterflies make boys and girls?
Written by Joe Ballenger We’ve gotten a lot of questions about boy and girl bugs. Nancy wrote a post titled Is that Bug a Boy or a Girl, which covered some general rules about how boy and girl bugs are … Continue reading
Posted in Developmental Biology, Evolution, Physiology Tagged Butterflies, Butterflies and Moths, Physiology, Sexual Dimorphism 2 Comments
Why is this chrysalis always dripping?
Post written by Joe Ballenger This post is going to be odd, because I’m going to start with a confession: This question initially stumped me, and it actually took me a couple weeks to fully figure out what was going … Continue reading
What Do Bugs Do When It Rains?
Written by Nancy Miorelli It’s been raining here for the past week and a half. I feel like I should have invested in an ark instead of a new computer. And if you think I’m exaggerating (okay, but only slightly) we’ve gotten … Continue reading
Posted in Behavior, Physiology Tagged ants, Bugs, Butterflies, Mosquitoes, Rain, rain beetles, Weather 10 Comments
The perfect April Fool’s day post: What’s going on in this video?
In our email on Monday, we received a message from Mike Menefee with a link to this video: I witnessed (and videoed) an interesting interaction today between a wasp and a fly. They seemed to be working together in some … Continue reading
Posted in Behavior, Ecology, Physiology Tagged Butterflies, Butterflies and Moths, Butterfly, Chemical ecology, Diptera, Flies, Hymenoptera, Kleptoparasitism, Parasites, Spiders, Wasps Leave a comment
What do Butterflies and Poop Have in Common? They’re Green!
Written by Nancy Miorelli First, if you’ve never had green poop, congratulations, you’re one of the few people who haven’t had the issue … apparently. Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself. We got this question from Facebook, and it specifically … Continue reading
Posted in Physiology Tagged bile, bile pigment, bile salt, Butterflies, Chlorophyll, Colors, Green, Lepidoptera, Lutein, Malachite Butterfly, nano-structure 2 Comments
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