butterflies

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tags: evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, biochemistry, biophysics, magnetoreception, photoreceptor, cryptochromes, geomagnetic fields, butterflies, Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus, birds, migration, signal transduction, researchblogging.org,peer-reviewed research, peer-reviewed paper Every autumn, millions of monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus, each weighing less than one gram (one US penny weighs 2.5 grams), migrate nearly 4000 kilometers (3000 miles) between their summer breeding…

Whirlabout

tags: Whirlabout, grass skipper, butterfly, Polites vibex, Image of the Day Female Whirlabout, Polites vibex. Image: Biosparite. [larger view]

Female Regal Fritillary

tags: female Regal Fritillary, Speyeria idalia, Image of the Day Female Regal Fritillary, Speyeria idalia. Image: Dave Rintoul. [larger].

Speyeria idalia

tags: female Regal Fritillary, Speyeria idalia, Image of the Day Female Regal Fritillary, Speyeria idalia. Image: Dave Rintoul. [larger].