Biston betularia The peppered Moth

The adaptation of the pepper moth is the black coloration rather than the white with black spots. During the 1800s there was a lot of pollution so all the lighter colored surfaces were turning dark or black and the normal moth lost it's camouflage.
These moth are modern examples of evolution because they show what a species will do to survive, like the problem we are having with global warming. Some animals might adapt so they can live in higher temperatures or some animals might start drinking salt water sense that will be the most available type of water.


Created with images by Bennyboymothman - "[1931] Peppered Moth (Biston betularia)" • Bennyboymothman - "[2060] White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)"

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