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: any of numerous slender-bodied diurnal lepidopteran insects including one superfamily (apilionoidea) with broad often brightly colored wings and usually another superfamily comprising the skippers (butterfly, 2015)
The most well known invertebrate is the
. Here are some famous arthropods:
Waynes Word, Butterflies
'Habitat-enhanced' vineyards are good for butterflies (Brooks Hays, UPI)
Vineyard natural habitats assist with butterfly comeback (Scott Weybright, Washington State University)
How to Plant a Butterfly Garden - This Old House
Butterfly gardening (The Butterfly Site)
Butterfly gardening (Wikipedia)
These are links to resources organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.
Subject Specific Links
BBC wildlife Finder, butterflies & moths
Pet Spiders and Insects (Internet Public Library)
Dewey 595.7 Insects (BUBL LINK)
Internet Public Library
Best of the Web
Library of Congress
Library of Congress
UPenn Online Books
Barnes and Noble
Globio Glossopedia, Monarch Butterflies
Monarch Watch K-8
Open Education Consortium
ScienceDaily.com, insects and butterflies
Insects (including Butterflies) News -- ScienceDaily
Speciation is not all about good looks: For stick insects, the right partner should smell good too
An attractive scent is just as important as good looks when it comes to choosing a mate -- at least among stick insect populations.
Robbed of royalty: Mutilation and social determination of female Diacamma ants
Triggered by mutilation, expression of select genes determines social castes in Diacamma ants, outlines a new report.
Honey bee genetics sheds light on bee origins
Feb 16, 2017
Where do honey bees come from? A new study clears some of the fog around honey bee origins. The work could be useful in breeding bees resistant to disease or pesticides.
DEET and PMD spray-on repellents most effective at repelling mosquitoes
Feb 16, 2017
In a crowded marketplace of products advertised to repel mosquitoes, consumers are wise to trust spray-on repellents containing DEET or PMD, say researchers. In a comparison study of several mosquito-repellent products, 'wearable' devices such as bracelets or sonic repellers were found to be largely ineffective in repelling Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
How desert ants find their way in a featureless environment
Feb 16, 2017
A spherical treadmill allows biologists to investigate how desert ants find their way in a featureless environment.
Butterflies - Google News
The butterfly effect: Extinction of fluttering moths puts your child's life in danger, affects balance of nature - Firstpost
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FirstpostThe butterfly effect: Extinction of fluttering moths puts your child's life in danger, affects balance of natureFirstpostMy son and I were standing in the garden, basking the sunshine of an early winter. He was wearing a bright yellow kurta. As he knelt on the grass, a butterfly came and settled on his back and remained motionless till he straightened up again. It was ...and more »
Where in the world are the butterflies in winter? - North Platte Telegraph
North Platte TelegraphWhere in the world are the butterflies in winter?North Platte TelegraphButterflies are a beneficial pollinator. People love to watch them in their gardens because of their delicate beauty. Once you experience them coming into your garden, you may also begin to wonder what happens to them in the wintertime. Recently I took ...
Nicole Kidman's fear of butterflies - Santa Maria Times (subscription)
Nicole Kidman's fear of butterfliesSanta Maria Times (subscription)The 49-year-old actress is thought to suffer from lepidopterophobia, which is a fear of the flying insects. Taking part in a quiz about her 'Big Little Lies' co-star, Reese Witherspoon was asked to pick which of the two statements - Nicole's high ...
This Small City Is Setting Aside 1000 Acres For Bees And Butterflies - Huffington Post
Huffington PostThis Small City Is Setting Aside 1000 Acres For Bees And ButterfliesHuffington PostAn Iowa city is gearing up for a major plan to create habitat for bees and butterflies. This spring, Cedar Rapids will prepare the first 188 acres of unused public land for habitat conversion into pesticide-free havens filled with native prairie ...Cedar Rapids is helping to restore the bee populationKCRGIowa City Sets Aside 1000 Acres to Save HoneybeesCare2.comOne Iowa city has a 1G-acre plan to...
The Butterfly Estates: A world of color in Fort Myers - The News-Press
The News-PressThe Butterfly Estates: A world of color in Fort MyersThe News-PressThe air is alive with fluttering color at The Butterfly Estates: low-flying white peacock butterflies, soaring orange-and-black monarchs, buttery yellow-striped zebra longwings, electric-blue pipevine swallowtails and more. All flitting around a glass ...
Mary E. Hopper
Neil R. Carlson
butterfly. (2015). In
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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