White Wonders

White Moths
White Moths of White Sands National Monument [Alamogordo Daily News]

I spotted this article, ‘On the trail of new species’ in the town newspaper the Alamogordo News. It reminded me of the classic example for understanding Darwin’s Theory of Evolution whereby during the industrial revolution those moths that weren’t black (or the same colour of the chimney stacks to be precise) were eaten by predators and the others survived to breed.

This story is of new discoveries in the White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, USA.  It’s the same example except reversed, i.e. not black but white.


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