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butterfly : any of numerous slender-bodied diurnal lepidopteran insects including one superfamily (apilionoidea) with broad often brightly colored wings and usually another superfamily comprising the skippers. — Webster See also Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary
Butteflies are insects in the clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. The group comprises the large superfamily Papilionoidea, along with two smaller groups, the skippers (superfamily Hesperioidea) and the moth-butterflies (superfamily Hedyloidea). Butterfly fossils date to the Palaeocene, about 56 million years ago. — Wikipedia
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Discovered mode of drinking in mosquitoes carries...
on March 20, 2018 at 12:43 pm
Mosquitoes may have a reputation for being one of the world's most intractable pests, but they're actually quite tiny and fragile. So when an international team of scientists wanted to observe the underlying mechanisms of how the insects feed, they had to get creative. […]
Termite queen, king recognition pheromone...
on March 19, 2018 at 7:57 pm
Forget the bows and curtsies. Worker termites shake in the presence of their queens and kings. New research explains how these workers smell a royal presence. […]
Climate change promotes the spread of mosquito...
on March 16, 2018 at 3:13 pm
Scientists find that global warming has allowed disease-bearing insects to proliferate, increasing exposure to viral infections. […]
When natural disaster strikes, can insects and...
on March 15, 2018 at 6:07 pm
After a 100-year flood struck south central Oklahoma in 2015, a study of the insects, arthropods, and other invertebrates in the area revealed striking declines of most invertebrates in the local ecosystem, a result that researchers say illustrates the hidden impacts of natural disasters. […]
Fussy eating prevents mongoose family feuds
on March 15, 2018 at 1:13 pm
Mongooses living in large groups develop 'specialist' diets so they don't have to fight over food, new research shows. […]