Nabokov’s Butterflies at USU’s Science Unwrapped


We (Lauren and I) gave a public talk as part of USU’s Science Unwrapped series on the connection between art and science in Vladmir Nabokov’s work as a novelist and systematist and the connection of his work to our own on Lycaeides butterflies. PhD student Amy Springer made a guest appearance as Nabokov and the whole lab was involved in activities related to talk. Check out the full video below, which includes a butterfly release by kids in cages.

Watch the video.



Butterfly release.


Nabokov resurrected getting set up for a camera lucida demonstration.


Lauren leading a wing pattern classification demonstration.


The whole gang.

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