Wing Morph

This is part of: Evolution: Constant Change and Common Threads


This "morph" animation demonstrates how the expression of a particular toolkit gene in a butterfly larva corresponds to the location of the wing eyespots in an adult butterfly.

(Duration: 29 sec)
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Curriculum Connections:

  • AP Biology (2012-2013) - 8
  • IB Biology (2016) - 7
  • NGSS (2013) LS - 4
AP Biology (2012-2013)
3.A.1.e, 3.B.1.a, 3.B.1.b, 3.B.1.c, 3.B.1.d, 3.B.2.a, 3.B.2.b, 3.C.1.d
IB Biology (2016)
1.5, 2.7, 3.5, 5.2, 7.2, 7.3, B.4
NGSS (2013) LS
HS-LS1-1 (LS1.A), HS-LS1-4 (LS1.B), HS-LS4-2 (LS4.B, LS4.C)