BBC NEWS ONLINE: Meet the butterflies from 200 million years ago

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Release date: 11/1/2018

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Dr Russell Garwood of the University of Manchester, who is not connected with the study, said it had always been assumed that coiled mouthparts had evolved alongside the flowers that these animals pollinate.

"This new evidence suggests that perhaps the coiled mouthparts had another role, before flowering plants evolved," he said.

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TitleMeet the butterflies from 200 million years ago
Media name/outletBBC News Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date11/01/18
DescriptionDr Russell Garwood of the University of Manchester, who is not connected with the study, said it had always been assumed that coiled mouthparts had evolved alongside the flowers that these animals pollinate.

"This new evidence suggests that perhaps the coiled mouthparts had another role, before flowering plants evolved," he said.
URLwww.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42636275
PersonsRussell Garwood

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