Rare butterfly on display at Houston Museum of Natural Science

Butterfly at Cockrell Butterfly Center is both male and female

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Houston Museum of Natural Science

HOUSTON - A butterfly is getting a lot of attention at the Houston Museum of Natural Science these days.

According to the Cockrell Butterfly Center, this very unusual butterfly has a bilateral division: one side is female, while the other is male.

"The Great Southern White is a cream-colored butterfly in the Pieridae family and occurs in the Southeastern United States and Central and South America. This species is sexually dimorphic, meaning the male is physically distinguishable from the female. In the case of the Great Southern White, the female has darker, greyer wings than her lighter male counterpart," blogged by the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

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