TWiEVO 6: Butterflies are free to shuffle

March 18, 2016

Dennis-ray mimicry ringHosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Nels and Vincent continue with an emerging sub-theme of TWiEVO – organisms with wings – as they reveal how enhancer shuffling produces diverse butterfly wing patterns.

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Nels – Hill Country Science Mill
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One comment on “TWiEVO 6: Butterflies are free to shuffle

  1. At the end of the episode Dr. Racaniello asked about other forms of mimicry. Someone posted a video of a caterpillar mimicking a snake, and I was incredulous, then went looking for evidence. I found these links:

    https://scienceisland.org/caterpillar-mimics-snake-behavior-to-scare-predators/
    http://www.odditycentral.com/animals/harmless-caterpillar-mimics-menacing-snake-head-to-fool-predators.html
    http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/nature-blows-my-mind-caterpillar-looks-like-snake-hemeroplanes-triptolemus.html

    Amazing stuff!

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