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Crocodile tears please thirsty butterflies and bees

EMBARGOED until: 12:01 am EDT on Thursday, May 1, 2014 Contact: Liza Lester  (202) 83308773 x211; gro.asenull@retsell   The butterfly (Dryas iulia) and the bee (Centris sp.) were most likely seeking scarce minerals and an extra boost of protein. On a beautiful December day in 2013, they found the precious nutrients in the tears of a spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus),…

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Crocodile tears please thirsty butterflies and bees

EMBARGOED until: 12:01 am EDT on Thursday, May 1, 2014 Contact: Liza Lester  (202) 83308773 x211; gro.asenull@retsell   The butterfly (Dryas iulia) and the bee (Centris sp.) were most likely seeking scarce minerals and an extra boost of protein. On a beautiful December day in 2013, they found the precious nutrients in the tears of a spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus),…

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