The Rare half male-half female butterfly will be hosted at Drexler University in Philadelphia

January 10, 2015 3:40 AM

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Drexler University will be hosting a rare half male- half female butterfly. Chris Johnson a volunteer for the university’s Academy of Natural Sciences was surprised to see a butterfly coming out of its cocoon with the features of a male and female. He was volunteering for the exhibit known as the ‘Butterflies!’ in October. While describing the incident he said, “The butterfly’s two right wings were brown, with white and yellow spots, while the left wings were darker, with blue and purple markings”. In the statement he also said, “The wings were so dramatically different, it was immediately apparent what it was. I thought: ‘Somebody’s fooling with me. It’s just too perfect”.

After a closer look by the experts it had been confirmed that the butterfly was a ‘Lexias Pardalis’. This species can be found in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. The experts are saying that these butterflies suffer from an anomaly known as ‘bilateral gynandromorphy’. Entomology Collection Manage...

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