O fotógrafo e entomologista Jurgen Otto registrou em uma série, espécimes desta variedade exótica, resultado de incursões pelos parques e florestas de Sydney, cidade da Austrália.
In the realm of genetic anomalies found in living organisms perhaps none is more visually striking than bilateral gynandromorphism, a condition where an animal or insect contains both male and female characteristics, evenly split, right down the middle. While cases have been reported in lobsters, crabs and even in birds, it seems butterflies and moths lucked out with the visual splendor of having both male and female wings as a result of the anomaly. #myt
fyeahcutebugs: maid-of-thyme: idk what this mutation is called but i love it It’s called gynandromorphism, and it’s really neat! It actually causes the organism to develop half (or part) of its body as one sex, and the other half as the other. It mostly appears in insects and other arthropods, but it can happen in some birds, too!