NEW HAVEN - The 2008 Summer Reading theme is bugs at the New Haven Public Library and a special event at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 will celebrate lepidoptera wings. That’s butterflies for anyone who does not recall grade school science. Dr. Antónia Monteiro, shown at right, explores the question Why Do Butterflies Have "Eyes" on Their Wings? How do wing patterns evolve, and what biological forces impact them? Monteiro is assistant curator of Entomology at Yale’s Peabody Museum and assistant professor in the Deptartment of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale.
The talk will be held take place at the downtown library, 133 Elm St., and is designed for anyone older than 12. There is no charge, and free parking is available. For more details, call 946-8835.