mimicry

Atlas moth. Photo by Dayland Shannon via Flickr Creative Commons

Defensive Mimicry: Wild Wizards of Trickery and Illusions

Atlas Moth Common across the Malay Archipelago is a moth that mimics a butterfly with its beauty and grandeur. But upon closer inspection, butterfly coloration is not all this moth …

Margay. Photo by Tambako The Jaguar via Flickr Creative Commons

Aggressive Mimicry: Wild Wizards of Trickery and Illusions

Cuckoo Bird Being called a “cuckoo” has never been an insult to this bird. Native to Europe but also found in the states, the cuckoo has hit the payload of …

Monarch Identification Chart

Quiz: Will These Monarch Look-Alikes Fool You?

Each spring I search desperately in butterfly gardens, hoping to catch a glimpse of a monarch butterfly. I’ll admit, there are a few butterfly species that trick me. The viceroy …

Texas Wasp Moth

7 Moths that Make Butterflies Look Boring

I still like butterflies, but let’s be honest, moths need some love. They just aren’t as popular as butterflies, and they certainly should be! Both belong to the large order of …

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Is the Mockingjay from The Hunger Games Real?

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