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Contact: Lee Clippard
University of Texas at Austin

Butterfly Mimicry

Caption: Polymorphic mimicry in Heliconius cydno alithea in western Ecuador, where the white form mimics the white species Heliconius sapho and the yellow form mimics the yellow species Heliconius eleuchia.

Credit: Marcus Kronforst and Krushnamegh Kunte

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