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moffett_dr-bugsA noted entomologist, nature photographer, and explorer will speak at UT on Tuesday, October 11.

Mark Moffett, also known as Doctor Bugs, will present a lecture exploring the connection between social identity and the evolution of societies. The 3:30 p.m. event will be in Hallam Auditorium, Room 206, of the Philander P. Claxton Education Building. The talk is free and open to the campus community and the public. A reception will be held at 3 p.m. prior to the event.

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), based at UT, is sponsoring the event.

Moffett is a research associate in entomology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. He has written more than twenty-five articles for National Geographic Magazine, which has featured nearly 500 of his images. He also is the author of several books, most recently Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari With a Cast of Trillions. He has appeared several times on The Colbert Report and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Moffett’s talk will be livestreamed via the NIMBioS website.

More information about the event is available online.