Breaking News, 8th January, 2022
Poop shaped Butterfly Caterpillar
@Seethalaxmi and @Sara from Kerala have found butterfly Pupae which look like bird poop shaped, we had a wonderful discussion on how is it possible? Is it an adaptation?
We came up with an analogy of Industrial Revolution times in Europe where black coloured moth’s were selected based on smoke pollution of factories.
Here also same type of natural selection is taking place, where Pupae later change to green color to match with leaves.
Komal Singh from Bilaspur raised a question if it is a camouflage by seeing the external environment (like in case of chameleon) or an inbuilt mutation?
Komal Singh also asked how can we use Butterflies model to teach school students, where I said we can use Butterflies model to teach topic of Evolution and Natural Selection to school students.
We need to discuss in detail about it and come up with Pedagogy Content Knowledge around the topic of Evolution using Butterflies model.