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The tale of the Edith's checkerspot: Butterflies caught in an evolutionary trap

In a meadow in America a group of butterflies have been drawn into a lethal evolutionary trap. This trap, set by humans, was abruptly sprung when people left the area, leading to a local extinction. Nature Video uses painted hands to tell the story of the Edith’s checkerspot butterfly.

Take a peek behind the scenes and see how this film was made.

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-05132-x

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