Butterfly Territoriality

One of my favorite aspects of spring butterflies is their territoriality. While I had enjoyed the benefits of this observation (e.g. they will come back for another photo attempt) for years, I had taken the reason behind this for granted. The reason male butterflies act stupid is: sex.

Thoughts about butterfly territorialityBelow is an exploration of exactly how this defense is accomplished:


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