Light-Colored Butterflies Fare Better in Warming Climate

May 27, 2014 7:11 PM

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Light-colored butterflies and dragonflies are out-competing darker-colored insects in the face of climate change.

In a new study published in Nature Communications, scientists have shown that as the climate warms across Europe, communities of butterflies and dragonflies consist of more light colored species. Darker colored species are retreating northwards to cooler areas, but lighter colored species are also m...

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