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Colorful butterflies Increase Their Odds of Survival by Sharing Traits


May 16, 2012

Heliconius melpomene aglaope Researchers have discovered that different species of Heliconius butterflies common to the Amazonian rain forest are crossbreeding to more quickly acquire superior wing colors. Such genetic sharing among species may help populations adapt to new or changing environments. Full Story

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