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Butterfly Mimicry

The color red has many meanings, such as love, energy, and power.  But in nature it has another meaning.  For butterflies the color red means poison.  Several research teams have discovered that over time certain butterflies have changed their genes to mimic those of poisonous butterflies. The Heliconius butterflies mimic the genes of the Melinaea … Continue reading Butterfly Mimicry