Thanks to the fine work of Cambridge’s Prof. Rebecca Kilner and her colleagues, in addition to her giving me access to her lab next year to photograph her beetles, today I have a photograph appearing in The Economist! The Kilner group have a new paper in the journal eLife that demonstrates how different levels of parental care have strong effects on offspring once they themselves have reached adulthood. I made the photograph above available via Creative Commons Attribution Licence so that it could be used in eLife, but The Economist wanted to use a different one, which they paid a licensing fee for (see below):
Check out their story here.
Coverage of the paper, along with my photos, is taking off – see IFLS, phys.org, the Naked Scientists (includes podcast interview with Becky), Cambridge University‘s general coverage (with links to Radio 4 interview with Becky)…
I had a lot of fun trying to photograph the behaviour of these beetles, so here are some more pics!