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Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!

The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!

4 - Monomorphism

What is monomorphism?

   Monomorphism means having only one form (butterfly species having sexes that are similar in size and appearance,) and dimorphism means there are only two forms, typically male and female.

5 - Gynandromorphism

 

What is Gynandromorphism?

 

   A gynandromorph is an organism that contains both male and female characteristics. The term comes from the Greek γυνή (gynē), female, ἀνήρ (anēr), male, and μορφή (morphē), form, and is used mainly in the field of entomology.

   Lacewing butterflies (Cethosia ceyane) are an example of butterflies that have instances of gynandromorphism within their species.

5 - Polymorphism
What is polymorphism?
   In biology, polymorphism is defined as a discontinuous genetic variation
resulting in the occurrence of several different forms or types of individuals among the members of a single species. A discontinuous genetic variation divides the individuals of a population into two or more sharply distinct forms. The most obvious example of this is the separation of most higher organisms into male and female sexes.
   Mocker Swallowtail females are a prime example of a polymorphic butterfly species. They can exhibit any of fourteen combinations of colors and patterns, whereas the males have only one color and pattern.
5 - Polymorphism
What is polymorphism?
   In biology, polymorphism is defined as a discontinuous genetic variation
resulting in the occurrence of several different forms or types of individuals among the members of a single species. A discontinuous genetic variation divides the individuals of a population into two or more sharply distinct forms. The most obvious example of this is the separation of most higher organisms into male and female sexes.
   Mocker Swallowtail females are a prime example of a polymorphic butterfly species. They can exhibit any of fourteen combinations of colors and patterns, whereas the males have only one color and pattern.