Peppered Moth

The peppered moth (Biston betularia) is a temperate species of night-flying moth. Peppered moth evolution is often used by educators as an example of natural selection.

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Peppered Moth Evolution - Controversy
... in Nature, he mistakenly stated that the most serious problem found by Majerus was that only two peppered moths had been found on tree trunks ... He also wrote that the white moths had increased in numbers before the lichen had returned and that Kettlewell's findings of moths choosing matching backgrounds had not been replicated in later experiments ... that work, and that differential bird predation of the dark and light moths in habitats affected by industrial pollution to different degrees (directional selection) "is ...
Michael Majerus
... He was widely noted for his work on moths and ladybirds and as an advocate of the science of evolution ... Ford, whose book Moths (in the New Naturalist series) he bought at the age of ten ... His work on the peppered moth provided new support for the understanding of peppered moth evolution ...
Godless: The Church Of Liberalism - Science and Intelligent Design
... She presents the Galapagos finches, the peppered moth, Piltdown man, Archaeoraptor, Haeckel's drawings, and the Miller-Urey experiment, as flawed, discredited, or made-up evidence and stating ... of Jonathan Wells' arguments concerning peppered moth evolution, Ian Musgrave argues that Coulter misrepresents the significance of the peppered moth experiments, makes a ...
Helen Spurway
... Botting and Spurway concluded that the polyphemus moth was misclassified and should be included under the genus Antheraea ... to their artificial, dark environment in a similar way that the peppered moth (Biston betularia) had apparently adapted to its changing urban environment in ... appearance of light and melanic populations of the peppered moth, then known as Amphidasys betularia ...

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