Can the wing of a butterfly and the wing of a bat be considered homologous organs? Why or why not?

Asked by Shivani Kumari | 1 year ago |  186

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The wing of a butterfly and the wing of a bat cannot be considered homologous organs as they do not share a common ancestor. Even though both structures aid in flying, they have evolved separately. To prove this, the wings of a butterfly are composed of two chitinous membranes, whereas wings of a bat are composed of bony skeleton, complete with blood vessels. Hence, these aren't homologous organs but rather analogous organs.

Answered by Vishal kumar | 1 year ago

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