moths change colour again!

We all know the story of the peppered moth that changed its colour from white to black in certain areas of the UK in response to increased pollution. The change made it less obvious to predators against backgrounds of grime and soot.

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Well, apparently, 200 years later in post-industrial Britain it’s changing back to it original colour. For the full story go to http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/5577724/Moth-turns-from-black-to-white-as-Britains-polluted-skies-change-colour.html

People are being urged to look out for moths, note their colour, and log them at a special web site – http://www.mothscount.org/site/

ps. Apparently moths are not the only thing changing colour – some people say that the white backs of the Apple iPhone 3GS are changing colour with frequent use. Of course, I couldn’t possibly comment

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