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Review: Tom Shields wins the 200 meter butterfly at ISL match in Maryland Special

On November 17, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Tom Shields had a major reason to be proud. He won the 200 meter butterfly race.

Review: Caeleb Dressel wins gold medal for Team USA in men's 50 butterfly Special

Gwangju - On July 22, American swimmer Caeleb Dressel won the first individual gold medal for Team USA at the 2019 FINA World Championships.

Review: Tyler Clary hosts swim clinic at Stony Brook, teaches butterfly Special

Stony Brook - On July 15, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Tyler Clary hosted a "Fitter and Faster" swimming clinic at Stony Brook University on Long Island, powered by SwimOutlet. He was joined by fellow Olympian Brett Hawke.

Nanoscience of the invisible butterfly revealed

Fribourg - The Mexican butterfly is able to make itself invisible to predators. Biologists have known that this has something to do with wing color, but the precise mechanism has always been uncertain.

Call on Canada to save the monarch butterfly Special

Toronto - A charitable body is calling upon the government of Canada to take action to protect the monarch butterfly. This is in response to dwindling numbers of the colorful insect.

Rare butterfly is half-male and half-female

A volunteer at Drexel University's Natural Science exhibit on butterflies was witness to an amazing phenomenon in October. A new butterfly, just emerged from its chrysalis, appeared to be half-female and half-male.

Youthful passion fuels 'Madama Butterfly' Special

Toronto - Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” has been accused of racism, misogyny, and gross stereotyping. But at its heart, the opera is really about the passion of youth, and the consequences of choice.

New insight on butterfly metamorphosis

Scientists sequencing the microbial genome of butterfly bacteria have unearthed a surprising role played by the bacteria during the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly.

Op-Ed: Butterfly warriors want city ordinance to restore dignity Special

San Francisco - The effect of the flutter of a butterfly's wings is certainly stirring up various officials and activists at San Francisco City Hall as efforts are being made at setting a ban on the release of the winged-insects into the air.

Studying butterfly wings could create new colors and hues

By studying butterfly wings, scientists think they can create new coatings for manufactured materials that could change color by design or from different angles.

Op-Ed: National Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Pavilion Special

Washington - The National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. has a lot to offer. One of its exhibits, the Butterfly Pavilion is one of the amazing exhibits housed inside the museum.

Man With 'Butterfly Skin' Working Toward a Dream

Salt Lake City - A 24-year-old man has skin almost as fragile as butterfly wings, yet he's taken up a challenge most with this rare condition would never do. His dream is about who he really is, despite the risk.

UK: Butterfly Survival Zones Designated

Sir David Attenborough announces a new national strategy to save some of Britain's rarest butterflies from possible extinction.

The Ant and the Butterfly

A tragic end to an extraordinary partnership, but thanks to the intervention of The Joint Committee for the Conservation of the Large Blue Butterfly, at least one species survived.

Mexico to protect majestic Monarch butterfly

Great news: Mexico is promising to protect one of Nature's majestic creatures, the Monarch butterfly.

Rare butterfly 'on right track'

The endangered butterfly has taken up residence along a British rail line.

Glasswing Butterfly aka Invisible Butterfly

Glasswing Butterfly (Greta Oto) is a brush-footed butterfly where its wings are transparent.
 

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Naturalist Amber Hasselbring and citizen scientist and professional researcher  Liam O Brien see the...
Naturalist Amber Hasselbring and citizen scientist and professional researcher, Liam O'Brien see themselves as butterfly warriors. The Western Tiger-Swallowtail Butterfly seen here is one of the species common to the Market Street area of San Francisco. According to O'Brien, Hasselbring and others like naturalist John Muir Laws, "Butterflies see city streets as 'canyons' where they can rest (on trees) and feed."
Courtesy of Amber Hasselbring and Liam O'Brien
Stems of Common Milkweed.
Stems of Common Milkweed.
UMass, Amherst
The western North American population of monarch butterflies migrates to Southern California. Here w...
The western North American population of monarch butterflies migrates to Southern California. Here we see some monarchs On a Eucalyptus branch at Sweet Springs in Baywood-Los Osos. Located near Morro Bay in San Luis Obispo County, central California.
"Mike" Michael L. Baird
A colorful butterfly
A colorful butterfly
The butterfly known as  common blue   one of the European grasslands butterflies that has suffered a...
The butterfly known as 'common blue," one of the European grasslands butterflies that has suffered a serious population decline.
Ernst Vikne
This orange  black and white butterfly may be a Milbert s Tortoiseshell (Aglais milberti).
This orange, black and white butterfly may be a Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Aglais milberti).
Some amazing colors
Some amazing colors
An owl butterfly
An owl butterfly
The butterflies are bred in the rainforests around the world in farms either owned or supported by T...
The butterflies are bred in the rainforests around the world in farms either owned or supported by The Stratford Upon Avon Butterfly Farm.
The genus name Callophrys is a Greek word meaning  beautiful eyebrows   while the species Latin name...
The genus name Callophrys is a Greek word meaning "beautiful eyebrows", while the species Latin name rubi derives from Rubus (bramble), one of the host plants.
Charlesjsharp
Euptychia attenboroughi sp. n. paratype female  dorsal (left) and ventral (right). FW length: 16.0 m...
Euptychia attenboroughi sp. n. paratype female, dorsal (left) and ventral (right). FW length: 16.0 mm. AN collection.
Andrew F.E. Neild, et. al.
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It was good to be able to get so close  this butterfly has landed on the back of one of the visitors...
It was good to be able to get so close, this butterfly has landed on the back of one of the visitors.
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae).  Tyee Island  GA
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae). Tyee Island, GA
Males (on the left) and females (on the right) of Oeneis chryxus from Yukon Territory  Canada.
Males (on the left) and females (on the right) of Oeneis chryxus from Yukon Territory, Canada.
Andrew Warren
What would he like to see Instagram add? “I d like there to be live links in my caption... web lin...
What would he like to see Instagram add? “I'd like there to be live links in my caption... web links. And I miss my favorite filters: Apollo and Gotham. I wouldn't mind those coming back.”
John de Guzman
Caeleb Dressel swimming the butterfly race
Caeleb Dressel swimming the butterfly race
JD Lasica
A Dark Green Fritillary. Male species recorded at Ayres  Isle of Man in 2011.
A Dark Green Fritillary. Male species recorded at Ayres, Isle of Man in 2011.
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Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae).  Tyee Island  GA
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae). Tyee Island, GA
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae).  Tybee Island  GA
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae). Tybee Island, GA

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