Nabokov 'Vindicated'

When he wasn't writing Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov was studying butterflies. In 1945, he came up with a theory about the evolution of a group of butterflies he studied called the Polyommatus blues, saying they likely came to the New World from Asia over millions of years and in a "series of waves," reports Carl Zimmer at The New York Times.

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