Vegetarian zombie weevils rise from down under

A Canterbury Knobbled Weevil on Aciphylla.Photo by Mike Bowie, Lincoln University(used with permission). In 2004, in an unsuspecting sleepy town in South Canterbury, zombies rose from the dead. Headlines were dedicated to spreading the news, zoologists world-wide were excited, all due to the rediscovery of a species thought to be…

The origin of the Chatham Islands’ flora

The Chatham Island archipelago lies over 800 km to the east of mainland New Zealand. There are two major islands, Chatham and Pitt, and several smaller islands. Humans have lived on the islands for a few hundred years. There is a good level of diversity of species in the archipelago….