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Painted ladies! Take me away!

When you lose your job, you find yourself taking on new hobbies and projects. Some of them are productive. Some are fun. And some just satisfy the kid in you. So, say hello to my painted lady caterpillars! These cuties will be spending the next three weeks of their lives with me before being released…

A new scientific paper has shown a strange, deceptive adaptation in the Maculinea butterflies of North Western Europe–an adaptation that has caused a genetic race between the butterflies and many different species of ants. The butterflies’ caterpillar larvae emit a powerful smell that tricks the ants into believing that they are in fact ant larvae.…