Month: February 2010

New Survival Strategy for Butterflies

The young larval stages of the swallowtail butterfly now look more like bird droppings than a caterpillar with their intricate brown-and-white color pattern on their bodies. The older caterpillars blend in with leaves more easily, making the swallowtail butterfly extremely hard to be eaten by birds looking for a feast. Recently, scientists located the juvenile

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