🇬🇧 Many scientific studies have shown a positive relationship between the number of butterflies and the diversity of wild plants. With a diverse flora, the flowering period will be spread over time and you will have the chance to attract butterflies. To have these plants, you just have to leave fallow lawns, they will growContinue Reading How to get more butterflies in your garden?
Wednesday, our association participated in the meeting of the Telethon of Saint-Aubin de Médoc👇 whose mission is to advance scientific research on genetic diseases. The opportunity to discover the new team 😀 and discuss the association’s participation in the Telethon from December 4-5 with the project for our exhibition on « butterflies of today and tomorrow »🦋
🇬🇧 The powder of butterfly wings found on the hands when touched it corresponds to the scales of the wings. The function of scales is to create colors on the wings to find a partner, to deceive predators, to camouflage themselves. Thus, butterfly can always fly but the loss of color weakens butterfly. #papillon #papillonsContinue Reading What is the powder on the wings of butterflies?
🇬🇧 Trophallaxis is an exchange of food by regurgitation between social insects such as bees, bumblebees and ants as here in two Lasius niger. Ants have two stomachs, a social stomach for this exchange and another for food. During trophallaxis, individuals exchange nutrients but also hormones that allow the growth and development of individuals inContinue Reading What is trophallaxis?
🇬🇧 The Black-veined White or Aporia crataegi is a large butterfly with white wings with black veined. It is particularly observed in the undergrowths with its host plants Crataegus and Prunus. This butterfly was once abundant in France. Intensive agriculture, the destruction of hedges and the use of pesticides have contributed to the disappearance ofContinue Reading Discover butterflies of France : The Black-veined
🇬🇧 Precis pelarga is a butterfly from forests and savannah in Africa and has also adapted to disturbed habitats. It has two different forms in the dry season, its wings have a bluish white stripe and turn orange-white in the wet season. This phenomenon is called a seasonal dimorphism. 🇬🇧 To discover other butterflies: visitContinue Reading Discover butterflies of Nigeria : Precis pelarga
🇬🇧 Lasius niger is a species of ant that you observe in your garden. As part of our project on recreating butterflies-plant-ants relationships, we introduce you to the world of this species through our breeding in the laboratory. In the tube, you can discover the beginning of the breeding of this species with the queenContinue Reading Lasius niger breeding project
🇬🇧 Precis octavia is a species of butterfly native to Africa. This species has a spectacular seasonal dimorphism, that is to say two different color forms depending on the dry season and the wet season. This explains why at the beginning the two forms were classified into two distinct species. The wet season form isContinue Reading Butterflies in Nigeria : Precis octavia
🇬🇧 Morpho butterflies are among the largest butterflies with a wingspan of around 20 cm. These butterflies are found in the tropical forests of Central and South America. The underside of the wings contains ocelli (round spots) imitating eyes of birds to scare these predators. #papillon #papillons #butterfly #butterflies #lepidoptera #nature #insecte #insectes #insects #insectContinue Reading Discover butterflies of the world : Morpho
🇬🇧Following the poll on this butterfly photo below👉 what do you see? a snake 🐍 or an owl 🦉. The majority of people answered that the tips of the butterfly’s wings resembles a snake’s head. According to some scientists, the drawings on its wings help repel predators.