October 27, 2021

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Some Butterflies Are Secretly Cannibals

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In the insect world, there are few creatures as gentle and innocent as a butterfly. And yet, some butterflies have… an unexpected side to them.

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Butterflies
https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/ecy.3532

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Cockatoos
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Young goffin's cockatoo
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