Strange Half-Male Half-Female Butterfly Baffles Scientists

January 10, 2015 11:51 AM

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What a surprise it was for Chris Johnson to see this Lexias pardalis fluttering around. His eyes weren’t deceiving him: the butterfly has bilateral gynandromorphy, giving it both male and female characteristics at the same time.(Photo : J.D. Weintraub/ANSP Entomology)

What a surprise it was for Chris Johnson to see this Lexias pardalis fluttering around. His eyes weren’t deceiving him: the butterfly has bilateral gynandromorphy, giving it both male and female characteristics at the same time.

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