Readers’ wildlife photos

My hawk moth photos get posted on Why Evolution is True. See the post here.

Why Evolution Is True

by Matthew Cobb

Jonathan Eisen (aka @phylogenomics) tw**ted this lovely photo of a hawk moth feeding in his yard yesterday

He followed it up with this:

Jonathan tentatively ID’d the beast as Agrius cingulatus, but when I asked him if I could post the photos here (he said yes), Phil Torres chipped in:

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Someone asked him if it was taken on an iPhone – here’s the answer (note the PLoS [Public Library of Science] tote bag – Jonathan is one of the leading advocates of Open Access publication). He has a Nikon D90 w/ 105mm Nikkor Micro lens…

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Now I know what I should have asked for for Father’s Day….

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About Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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