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Century-old botany records may hold key to monarch butterfly survival - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
An adult monarch butterfly rests on blooming milkweed. Jack Boyle, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow of Environmental Science and Policy at William & Mary, has been using the web to mine millions of century-old botany records to track abundance …more ...

Scientists unearth secrets of Sir Alexander Fleming's medical breakthroughs - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
Both penicillin and lysozyme work on bacteria cell walls. Penicillin weakens the cell walls of dividing bacteria, so that they burst and die due to osmotic pressure. Lysozyme is a small enzyme that attacks the same protective cell wall of a bacterium ...

Proposed waste plant in biodiversity-rich area - The Hindu - The Hindu


The Hindu
67 bird, 57 butterfly and 22 dragonfly species found.

Butterfly Mimicry or Protective Colouration

Oakville - Canada

Looks at butterflies' ability to appear to be or to imitate something other than what they really are.

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United States

Independent, charitable animal welfare organization working to end cruelty to animals and encourage responsible pet ownership.

Butterfly Milkweed or Butterfly Weed: Asclepias tuberosa
United States

Several photographs of this plant.

Warning Colour and Mimicry
United Kingdom

Mimicry is a great example of evolution by natural selection. Outline of a lecture on the subject from the Evolutionary Genetics course at University College, London.

Mimicry & Warning Colour
United Kingdom

Provides photographs and papers illustrating the adaptations of camouflage, mimicry, and warning colors.

The Evolution of Imperfect Mimicry in Hoverflies
United Kingdom

Article by Francis Gilbert describing Batesian mimicry and discussing the extent to which hoverflies succeed in mimicing bees, wasps and bumblebees. [PDF]

Batesian Mimicry in Papilio memnon
United Kingdom

Photographs showing how this species mimics unpalatable swallowtail species.

Arts of Deception: Mimicry and Camouflage
United States

Offers an introduction to the three forms of mimicry utilized by both predator and prey: Batesian mimicry, Muellerian mimicry, and self mimicry.

The Arts of Deception - Mimicry and Camouflage
United States

Article by Rhett Butler on camouflage as used by animals and the three forms of mimicry utilized by both predator and prey.

Batesian Mimicry in Papilio dardanus
United Kingdom

Photographs showing how this species mimics unpalatable butterfly species in the family Danaidae.

M+-llerian Mimicry in Dendrobates Frogs
United Kingdom

Some photographs of Dendrobates imitator frogs in Peru and the species they resemble.