Butterfly Is Half Male, Half Female

Half-Male Half-Female Butterfly
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A volunteer for Drexel University's Academy of Natural Sciences was working in the butterfly exhibit when he noticed something unusual about one of the butterflies that had just emerged from its chrysalis. The butterfly had wings on one side that had the coloration of a female, and on the other side, its wings had the colors of a male. The butterfly was found to be bilaterally gynandromorphic. "The wings were so dramatically different, it was immediately apparent what it was," Johnson said. "I thought: 'Somebody’s fooling with me. It’s just too perfect.” — Read it at Discovery News


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