Posts Tagged: University of Idaho
UC Davis Alumnus Marek Borowiec: Remembering E. O. Wilson
The work of legendary E. O. Wilson (June 10, 1929 – Dec. 26, 2021) influenced so many students to begin the scientific study of ants...
Marek Borowiec (left) shakes hands with E. O. Wilson at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ). Borowiec went on to receive his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now an assistant professor at the University of Idaho.
Tarantulas to Grab the Spotlight at UC Davis Seminar on April 21
What do tarantulas and Johnny Cash have in common? They share a name, for one thing. When evolutonary biologist-taxonomist Chris Hamilton, a...
This tarantula is a male Aphonopelma johnnycashi. (Wikipedia image: credit,Chris A. Hamilton, Brent E. Hendrixson, Jason E. Bond - “Taxonomic revision of the tarantula genus Aphonopelma Pocock, 1901 (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae) within the United States”, in ZooKeys, volume 560, 2016.
Golden Orbweavers Ignore Biological Rules
Size does matter. Have you ever wondered about sexual size dimorphism in the tropical spiders, the golden orbweavers? The females are sometimes 10...
A female Trichonephila clavipes (formerly Nephila clavipes) is a giant compared to her small male (below). The research covers a complex pattern of sexual size dimorphism in this group of spiders, family Nephilidae. (Image copyright by Chris Hamilton, University of Idaho)