The joys of fieldwork

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017. Posted by Owen Lewis.

Chris Jeffs and Joel Brown have been busy setting up our rainforest insect foodweb experiment in Australia. Our main study organisms are tiny Drosophila flies and the even smaller parasitoid wasps that attack them, but fieldwork often leads to wonderful encounters¬†with some larger insects. Here, Chris is enchanted by a passing Cairns Birdwing, Ornithoptera¬†euphorion, one of the world’s largest butterflies. Photo (c) Joel Brown, 2017.