Meet Bruce!

Meet Bruce!

One of our ecologists, Briar Taylor-Smith from Hamilton, specialises in entomology and has 'discovered' this species of wētā by examining the DNA and morphology. She named this species Hemiandrus brucei after her grandfather, who gifted her Darwin's 'On the Origin of the Species' when she was a teen. As well as Bruce, you can see Briar working hard out in the field, and carefully in the lab to make her discovery.