To avoid poisonous caterpillars, birds also trust plants

Blooddrop butterfly. CALLUM MCLELLAN Zoology. The blooddrop butterfly is an attraction. Adult, it sports on the outside of each of its black wings a bright red exclamation mark to which are added, on the back, two spots of the same carmine color. Attention danger ! Its potential predators are thus warned: even hungry, it is … Read more

The decline of the caterpillars is accentuated by the light of the lampposts

Public lighting disrupts their life cycle: each caterpillar was weighed and those taken from the lit areas were heavier. XAVIER LEOTY / AFP Street lighting harms insects. In addition to disrupting their behavior, it can go as far as directly reducing their number, according to a study conducted in the south of England and the … Read more