Rare Half-Male, Half-Female Butterfly Discovered
A condition called bilateral gynandromorphy means the butterfly is split down the middle: half male, half female.By Madison Burke | January 11, 2015
Right away you can tell this isn't your typical butterfly. But those mismatched wings are more than just a difference in pattern.
The wing on the left is typical of a male Lexias pardalis butterfly, and the wing on the right is typical of a female.
The butterfly, which is no longer living, was a resident of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University until earlier this month. Museum staff noticed the interesting features as soon as it emerged from its cocoon and spread its wings.