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Contact: Eleanor Gaskarth
University of Exeter

Female Mocker (Left) And Monarch Model

Caption: Scientists have discovered the genetic switch that allows female swallowtails to look like different Monarch butterflies and thus avoid being eaten.

Credit: Richard ffrench-Constant

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