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November 21, 2022

View of the dorsal wings of a monarch butterfly

A view of the dorsal wings of a monarch butterfly(Danaus plexippus).

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant DGE 1650441, IOS 1656514, IOS 1753559, IOS 2128164 and IOS 1656553.]

Learn more in the Cornell news story Butterfly wing patterns emerge from ancient 'junk' DNA. (Date of image: 2022; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 21, 2022)

Credit: Arnaud Martin

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