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How are urban butterflies different than natural living butterflies?

Comparing Butterfly Melanization Patterns in Wild and Urban Environments.
In order to test the hypothesis that urbanization's effects on the environment
could have an impact on butterflies' morphological traits, this research examines the effects of urbanization on butterfly melanization patterns. The research will concentrate on the Pierce rapid butterfly, gathering samples from both urban and rural areas, and analyzing the data to determine how much melanin is present on the wings. The accuracy and uniformity of the data will be ensured by data cleaning and image standardization. In order to educate conservation efforts and advance sustainable urbanization practices, the study seeks to offer insightful information about how urbanization affects natural ecosystems.

Sultan Hussein '23 
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