The Insects of New Zealand playing cards, by School of Biological Sciences doctoral student Leilani Walker, are now on our shores and ready for you to purchase in time for Christmas.
If you haven't heard of this very special science-art project then please check out the website. The project was conceptualized by Leilani Walker and hand-illustrated by Emma Scheltema, also a recent BSc graduate from the University of Auckland. An article on the project will also be featured in this week's North & South magazine, and was recently covered on Radio NZ.
Leilani is currently studying sexual selection in the New Zealand sheet-web spider (Cambridgea) with a particular focus on comparative morphology of weapons, in the research group of Dr Greg Holwell.