Associate Professor Greg Holwell is a naturalist, zoologist and behavioural ecologist in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Over the last 15 years, he and his students have investigated the fascinating behaviour and biology of Tāmaki Makaurau's neglected insects and spiders. In this talk, Greg will introduce a range of species and focus on two active areas of research, the first is camouflage and the extraordinary colour patterns and behaviours that local insects use to avoid predation, and the other is competition over mates, highlighting the spectacular and extreme weaponry that male invertebrates employ to win fights with rivals and maximise their mating success.
If we are in ORANGE setting, it will be a Webinar via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 879 1389 3614, Passcode: 022337
If we are in the GREEN setting, we are back to in-person meetings, in our usual venue: Kelston Community Centre, 135 Awaroa Road, Sunnyvale, Auckland, corner Awaroa/Great North Rd. Non members welcome, join us for supper afterwards. Koha appreciated to cover hall hire. For further information ph Liz 0274 762732, firstname.lastname@example.org