Researhcers discovered and described first new butterfly species from the territory of Israel in 109 years
Despite the loud noises made by planes and the non-stop flow of arriving and departing passengers, an endangered butterfly specie called El Segundo Blue was spotted inside the bustling grounds of the Los Angeles International Airport.
For the first time in 28 years, Alaska has a new butterfly: a possible hybrid between two related species that adapted to the harsh Arctic climate.
Fossils belonging to a prehistoric butterfly-like species were recently found in China and eastern Kazakhstan. This insect, researchers say, predates modern butterflies by about 40 million years and is an example of convergent evolution.
A new study from Australian researchers talks about non-bee pollinators that make kiwi, coffee, mangoes, canola and others thrive.
Female monarchs have thicker wings that make them sturdier and more efficient fliers than their male counterparts, a key attribute that increases their chances of survival during annual migrations.
Female butterflies choose their mates based on smell. However, some male hairstreak butterflies have evolved without scent-producing organs, which puts them at a disadvantage.
The federal government is stepping up to save the declining monarch butterfly, announcing Monday its plan to spend $3.2 million on habitat restoration for the species.
In the case of one butterfly, it doesn't know what it wants. That's because this beautiful insect boasts both genders on each side of its body, making it half male, half female, new research shows.
Two butterfly species that hail from South Florida won federal protection as endangered species on Monday. Now, wildlife officials are preparing to revamp their dwindling homes and work with construction plans that may get in the way of restoring these beautiful insects' habitats.