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Butterflies are genetically wired to choose a mate that looks just like them

Scientists at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, have discovered that male butterflies have genes which give them...
Biologists from the National University of Singapore discovered that the gene apterous A is responsible for the appearance and sex-specific traits of the dorsal wings of the African squinting bush brown butterfly.

Biologists discover gene responsible for unique appearance of butterflies’ dorsal wings

Butterflies possess some of the most striking color displays found in nature. But, what is the reason behind the appearance of the dorsal wings of...