Seminar: The sea-skater Halobates - the bug Darwin never saw

Apr 07 2019 03:00 PM - Apr 07 2019 04:00 PM

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RESENTER: Dr. Lanna Cheng, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA

TALK TITLE: The sea-skater Halobates - the bug Darwin never saw

DATE: April 7, 2019
TIME: 3 pm - 4 pm
LOCATION: Building 2, room 5220


Abstract: Halobates, with 48 described species, is the only insect genus with representatives living in the open ocean miles away from land.  The coastal species are very different in biology from the 5 open ocean species.  The biology, distribution, phylogeny and special adaptations necessary for the pelagic species to overcome various challenges in order to survive in the open ocean will be discussed.