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Sex and the Single Butterfly

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What most of us call “butterflies” are in fact just the fleeting last life stage of a creature with only one remaining purpose.

western forest scorpion

There Are So Many Scorpions

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And the Bay Area’s most common species is smaller than your pinkie, has a sting milder than a honeybee’s, is so shy it only hunts on moonless nights and even then is most often seen running away