Benito Wainwright


Since graduating, I have remained in Bristol to complete a PhD where I am testing for convergence in visual systems within a diverse community of mimicking tropical butterflies (supervised by Dr Stephen Montgomery).


Whilst completing my BSc in Biology at the University of Bristol, I became interested in the intersection between evolutionary and sensory ecology. Under the supervision of Professor Innes Cuthill and Professor Nick Scott-Samuel, I graduated from the CamoLab in 2019 with an MSc by Research. My work explored how animals might improve their camouflage by utilising a loophole in the way mammalian and avian visual systems detect symmetrical patterns.


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