Elena Tartaglia

Jul. 25, 2014

‘Moth-ers’ Celebrate Less-Loved Lepidopterans

Elena Tartaglia, a co-founder of National Moth Week, gives tips on spotting butterflies' neglected cousins.

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Jul. 26, 2013

'Moth-ers' Shine a Light on Nighttime Beauties

Much-maligned moths are more than the butterfly’s drab cousin.

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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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