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Modern caterpillars feed at higher temperatures in response to climate change


December 19, 2013

colias butterfly Caterpillars of two species of butterflies in Colorado and California have evolved to feed rapidly at higher and at a broader range of temperatures in the past 40 years, suggesting that they are evolving quickly to cope with a hotter, more variable climate. Full Story

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