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The Oldest Butterflies on Earth Had No Flowers to Feed On

by Luke Higgins
Before there were flowers on Earth, there were butterflies. And moths. That's what scientists found after analyzing 70 fossils of wing scales and scale fragments unearthed in northern Germany. These 200-million-year-old fossils, which date to the Triassic-Jurassic…

Meet the butterflies from 200 million years ago

by Luke Higgins
Newly discovered fossils show that moths and butterflies have been on the planet for at least 200 million years. Scientists found fossilised butterfly scales the size of a speck of dust inside ancient rock from Germany. The find pushes back the date for the origins of the…
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