Naturalists Promise Mass Butterfly Invasion for the Summer

Scientists have come up with a sneaky way of getting people to go outside this summer, and are asking for help from the public to help count butterflies again – only this time it's for a more ominous reason. The butterflies are prepping an invasion. Read More >>

Council Accidentally Mows Butterfly Count Meadow

A picturesque Devon meadow that was used in David Attenborough's mission to count the butterflies is no longer all that photogenic or such an untouched nature hotspot, as its precious grasses and flowers have been mowed away by a rogue council worker. At least it will make counting the butterflies significantly easier. Read More >>

This Ridiculous True Butterfly Crime Story Gets Weirder and Weirder

We've got some beautiful rare butterflies here in England, haven't we? It would be a real shame if some of them... went missing. Read More >>

Guy Documents New Dickhead Species of Butterfly

My university transcripts will plainly show I nearly failed Latin (twice!), but if there’s one thing I’m certain of it’s that Adelotypa annulifera translates roughly to “ungrateful dickhead”. That’s the scientific name of an Amazonian butterfly whose behaviours have finally been documented by entomologist Phil Torres and biologist Aaron Pomerantz, revealing what horrendous manners these winged freeloaders exhibit towards ants. Read More >>

Butterfly Wings Could Be the Answer to Developing Glare-Free Displays

We've all been in the situation where we've settled down to do something on our phones and found we've had to move because the light is making it impossible to see the screen. Researchers think that the key to preventing that can be found in butterfly wings. Read More >>

Mysterious Radar Cloud Over the American Midwest Turned Out to be… Butterflies

Was it a bird? A plane? A tornado? Nope. A huge, slow-moving cloud picked up on radar in Illinois and Missouri last week was nothing anyone expected. The US National Weather Service reports it was actually a swarm of millions of monarch butterflies, which have been disappearing at alarming speeds over the past decade. Read More >>