Science news articles about 'butterflies and moths'

  • Internet catches updated butterfly and moth website

    ... of this crucial issue can use data collected and organized in the Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) database ... and providing access to quality-controlled data about butterflies and moths of North America. Dedicated volunteer ...
  • A century of butterflies and moths | video | @GrrlScientist

    ... was a teenager, Mr Strecker collected and studied butterflies and moths. Swapping specimens with scientists and specialists ... named and described 251 different species of butterflies and moths, mostly in a book he illustrated and published ...
  • Standardized methods for the GMO monitoring of butterflies and moths: The whys and hows

    Butterflies and moths were the first biological indicators considered for the purpose of GMO monitoring within the VDI ... health or the environment of GMO after they have been placed on the market. Butterflies and moths are widely accepted as relevant protection ...
  • DNA analysis reveals butterfly and moth evolutionary relationship

    ... with the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida has conducted a through genetic analysis of butterflies and moths and in the process has revealed some of their evolutionary history ...
  • It's in his smell

    ... speculates that combined with the possible indication of genetic fitness, pheromones may be a driving force behind butterfly and moth evolution, "Populations differ by the presence ...
  • Insecticidal toxin useless without 'friendly' bacteria accomplices

    ... out the commensal gut bacteria using antibiotics in six moth and butterfly species. In five of these species, the antibiotic ... to Bt, and the extent of this impact varies across butterfly and moth species. This does not exclude other factors ...
  • National Academy as National Enquirer ? PNAS Publishes Theory That Caterpillars Originated from Interspecies Sex

    Caterpillars transform into butterflies and moths via a radical process known as metamorphosis, where their bodies virtually turn to soup and develop anew. [More]
  • Researchers to mimic nature's probes

    ... Clemson University researchers $2 million to study ways to mimic the suction mechanism used by butterflies and moths to feed so that the same method ...
  • Butterfly proboscis to sip cells

    ... -24 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. At the scales at which a butterfly or moth lives, liquid is so thick ... inside of cells and examine their contents. The presentation, "Butterfly proboscis as a biomicrofluidic system" by Konstantin Kornev ...
  • FOR KIDS: A global warming flap

    Differences in butterfly and moth breeding patterns are linked to a changing climate
  • Changing flowering times protect tobacco plants against insect herbivory

    Butterflies and moths are welcome visitors to many plant species. Plants attract insect pollinators with the colors ... of NoF. All in all, the MoF were rendered literally unnoticeable by the moths – however, they may become interesting for different pollinators ...
  • Migrating insects fly in the fast lane

    ... -designed radar equipment to observe migrating butterflies and moths flying several hundreds of metres ... direction of travel. Dr Chapman said "Migratory butterflies and moths have evolved an amazing capacity to use favourable ...
  • Aphid's genome generates exciting questions

    ... that are essential to the aphids. "Because this is a different kind of insect – not a fruit fly, not a beetle, not a hymenoptera (butterfly and moth) – we are seeing things that people have not seen ...
  • Glue, fly, glue

    ... and then hatches. Aquatic caddisflies and terrestrial butterflies and moths diverged from a common silk-spinning ... in fibroin. The key difference between dry silks from moths and butterflies and wet silks from caddisflies is that the serines ...
  • Females shut down male-male sperm competition in leafcutter ants

    ... range of organisms, following in the footsteps of people like Bob Silberglied, who asked why butterflies and moths have two kinds of sperm in the 1970 ...

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