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Scientists now understand the genetics responsible for leaf mimicry in butterfly wings

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Phys.org

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2022-08-01

The top side of the Kallima butterfly's wings are brightly colored, featuring vibrant bands of deep blue, black, and orange. But when this butterfly flaps its wings, the undersides reveal a sharp contrast—they are shades of dull brown that perfectly mimic a dead leaf, camouflaging the butterflies from predators.

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https://phys.org/news/2022-08-scientists-genetics-responsible-leaf-mimicry.html