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# butterflies - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Butterflies are genetically wired to choose a mate that looks just like them

Male butterflies show a preference for females that have similar markings.

# butterflies - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Butterflies to be released in remembrance service for those affected by the death of a baby

The service is being held in Dublin this afternoon.

# butterflies - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Our butterfly population has increased by a third

A scheme has now been set up to monitor butterflies in Ireland.

# butterflies - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Population of butterflies has halved since 1990

Researchers say this a worrying trend as these butterflies are useful indicators of the general health of ecosystems.

# butterflies - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists

The butterflies were found to have abnormalities including smaller wings and damaged eyes.