Public invited to ’arthropod diversity’ lecture at ‘Imiloa
Insects and arthropods are all around us.
University of Hawaii at Hilo research associate Heather Stever will explain the difference between insects and arthropods, and why insects and arthropods are so important in Hawaii, during a presentation at 7 p.m. today at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s Moanahuku Hall.
Stever’s lecture, titled “Arthropod Diversity in the Subalpine Region of Mauna Kea,” is part of the monthly scholar-focused Maunakea Speakers Series sponsored by the Office of Maunakea Management, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center and the University of Hawaii at Hilo Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Attendees to the lecture also will learn about the arthropod diversity in the subalpine region of Maunakea and the important role these residents play in making Mauna Kea what it is.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Stever performs research with Jesse Eiben’s “Teaching and Research Arthropod Collection” laboratory at UH-Hilo, where she recently earned a master of science degree in tropical conservation biology and environmental science.
For more information, visit malamamaunakea. org or call 933-0734.
Wekiu bugs use their strawlike beaks to draw nourishment from dead and dying insects.