Oh wow, my first DD! So exciting! Geez I'm on here almost every day and I happen to miss the day I actually get a DD! Thanks so much for all the views, favs, and watches!!!
Gynandromorph. An organism that contains both male and female characteristics. The term gynandromorph, from Greek "gyne" female and "andro" male. These characteristics can be seen in butterflies, where both male and female characteristics can be seen physically because of sexual dimorphism.
Tiger swallowtail: Males are yellow with black stripes, while females appear a dark blue.
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These are my two favorite colours by the way!
really interesting isn't it? sometimes truth/science really is wackier than fiction!
it only looks that unusual if the males and females of the species look very different.
and i found pictures with other creatures too, it is mighty freaky
isn't it facinating?!
when i stumbled upon it by chance i thought it was a fake at first- that someone had glued two halves together.
But its such a rare beauty in itself, quite interesting
markers are a challenging medium- since once you put a color down there is no going back!
i am definitely still learning techniques, so i use photoshop as a crutch to clean it up a bit!
thannks for the compliments!
This is beautiful, by the way. ^^
interesting isn't it?
not gonna lie and say i really understand all the science behind it..
oh really? i just saw several blue ones last weekend. they aren't as easily recognizable as the bright yellows!
would be cool to find a rare mixed one though
I think beyond the artistic skill of this, it's also very interesting and educational. I wasn't aware that butterflies could do this and show the two different genders through different wing types on the same organism. I think it's simply fascinating.
But like others said, I also think you're a troll, given your comment, reply, and username.
interesting isn't it?
they are so pretty, wish we had more of them out where i live