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University of Chicago Medical Center

The Mimicry Patterns (Left) and Non-Mimetic Patterns (Right) of Papilio polytes

Caption: Papilio polytes, an Asian swallowtail butterfly species also known as the Common Mormon, possesses distinctive mimicry patterns (left). The same species also has non-mimetic forms (right). A single gene, doublesex, controls these patterns.

Credit: University of Chicago, Marcus Kronforst

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