Rare butterfly that is half male half female spotted by museum volunteer

January 11, 2015 1:54 AM

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Out of the millions of butterflies on exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, a museum volunteer spotted one that immediately stood out. A museum volunteer for five years, Chris Johnson discovered a rare butterfly that is exactly one half male and one half female.

Johnson discovered the butterfly one day in October, as he was completing his final task of the day – cleaning out the Butterflies! exhibit pupa chamber. The pupa chamber is where chrysalises and cocoons are held until the soon-to-be butterflies and moths emerge.

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