Dr Marta Skowron Volponi

I study multimodal mimicry in the hymenopteran-imitating family Sesiidae (clearwing moths), covering morphological, locomotor, acoustical and chemical aspects of remarkable resemblances in the group. I complement laboratory and computer analyses by extensive fieldwork around the planet, including Malaysian and Thai rainforests, Eastern Poland’s forests, meadows and heaths and the incredibly diverse Italian natural areas, from Alpine meadows in the North to wild olive orchards in the South.

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