Sunday, August 22, 2010

Journal of Zoology October Cover Page

The British Journal of Zoology, founded 1830 in London, has chosen my photo as the cover of their October issue. 

[click on image to see a larger one]

(detail crop from total image, left visual image, right UV image - color matched)

It shows a bumblebee (bombus terrestris) on a Mexican Zinnia (Sanvitalia procumbens) flower in visible light (left part) and UV (right part).

At the same time they will publish our paper:

Stelzer, R. J., N. E. Raine, K. D. Schmitt and L. Chittka (2010). "Effects of aposematic colouration on predation risk in bumblebees? A comparison between differently coloured populations, with consideration of the ultraviolet." 

Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

More info on this very interesting field may be found on my site