Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Walking Butterfly


Scientists in Northern California have genetically altered butterflies so they emerge from their cocoon metamorphosis without wings.

The reason for this alteration is to control the movement of butterflies and keep them closer to the apple tree orchards that has suffered a decline in apples due to poor pollination because of erratic butterfly migration.

Global warming is also a factor as the mild winters send out signals that confuse the butterfly instincts to start their life cycles at the wrong time.
The new breed of non - flying butterflies are just called 'Butters'.

3 comments:

Veronica said...

I wonder if they would be any good with bread...

animal lover said...

It saves me from having to pull the wings off.

Zoe said...

hmmm. cade hates butter and butterflies...do you think i may have unknowingly given birth to a mutant?