These seminars are meant to be informal meetings where people from WHOI and MBL, along with other interested parties, can meet and greet new colleagues, increase their academic network, while at the same time discussing interesting papers on new, fascinating or controversial studies within sensory ecology.
The topic of this paper seminar will be the coloration of hairstreak butterflies and how the appearance of a false head may offer significant advantages in deflecting attacks from jumping spiders. Sourakov 2013 – Butterfly coloration driven by jumping spider predation
It will be held on Tuesday 21st of May at 3:15PM and will be held in Room 210 of the Marine Resources Center (MBL). We are also coordinating a brief tour of the MRC facilities and laboratories in connection with the seminar.