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Butterflies

Change of identity is not in the air

Nature volume 534, page 179 (09 June 2016) | Download Citation

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Change is indeed in the air for many butterflies — at least in their ecology, if not in their outer appearance (see 'Change is in the air' Nature 532, 403–404; 2016). However, the example you picture is not the European species Hesperia comma, but the North American Epargyreus clarus — both of which have the same vernacular name of silver-spotted skipper.

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