Peppered moth

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Peppered moth
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Biston betularia betularia morpha typica
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
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B. betularia
Binomial name
Biston betularia

The Peppered moth (Biston betularia) is a species of night-flying moth. They are often used by educators as an example of natural selection: they have two forms, one is dark and one is light. The story of their evolution is told on Peppered moth evolution.