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Butterfly Wing Patterns

Butterflies have colorful and intricate wing patterns. These patterns 1) protect from predators through camouflage, 2) attract potential mates, 3) warn predators that the butterfly is toxic or 4) mimic toxic butterfly species to discourage predators. Butterfly wings have two … Continue reading

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California Sister

The scientific name of the California sister butterfly (Adelpha californica) until recently was Adelpha bredowii or commonly, Bredow’s sister. The newer classification separates the California sister from similar butterflies based on their different distributions. This “sister” inhabits mountain forests and … Continue reading

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