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Eyespots and scents on butterfly wings

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Paul Brakefield, Director of the Museum of Zoology, will explore how the wing patterns of butterflies and moths, especially eye-like markings known as eyespots, help them to evade their predators. He will also talk about how eyespots develop and are laid down on the wings in the chrysalis before the butterfly emerges and mention more recent work on the diversity of the scents produced from the wings of male butterflies during courtship.

This talk is part of the Cambridge Natural History Society series.

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