Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Welcome back Large Blue butterfly

This is an amazing story of perseverance. The reintroduction of the Large Blue butterfly to the UK where it was extinct. The key lay in understanding the latter part of it's caterpillar phase. Its a fascinating story of tricking a single species of ant into believing it is an ant grub. It does this by singing to the ants and secreting honeydew. The ants take it down into their nests where it feeds on ant grubs before hatching out into a buttefly.

Read the full story here.

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