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Painting, C. J., M. Symonds, G. I. Holwell. (in review) The evolution of positive allometry and exaggerated traits in a diverse beetle clade.
Muschett, G. R., C. J. Painting, M. E. Herberstein, K. D. L. Umbers (in review) Aggressive behaviour in the skyhoppers of the Australian Alps.
Mammola, S., J. Malumbres-Olarte, ….. C. J. Painting & others (in review) An expert-curated global database of online newspaper articles on spiders and spider bites.
Pekar, S., J. Wolff,……C. J. Painting & 42 others (accepted) The World Spider Trait database (WST): a centralised global open repository for curated data on spider traits. Database.
McAllister, T. G., S. Naepi, K. Dombroski, S. Halcrow, C. J. Painting. (in press) Parity during parenthood: comparing paid parental leave policies of Aotearoa New Zealand’s universities. Women’s Studies Journal.
Painting, C. J. (2021) Size and shape variation in the male dimorphic head weapons of an anthribid weevil (Hoherius meinertzhageni). Evolutionary Ecology. Link
Somjee, U., E. C. Powell*, A. J. Hickey, J. F. Harrison, C. J. Painting. (2021) Exaggerated sexually selected weapons maintained with disproportionately low metabolic costs in a weevil with extreme size variation. Functional Ecology. Link
Fisher, D. N., R. J. LeGrice, C. J. Painting. (2021) Social selection is density dependent but makes little contribution to total selection in New Zealand giraffe weevils. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 288: 20210696.
https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.0696 Link. COVER IMAGE
Yu, L., X. Xu, Z. Zhang, C. J. Painting, X. Yang, D. Li (2021) Masquerading predators deceive prey by aggressively mimicking bird-droppings in a crab spider. Current Zoology. Link
Giribet, G., K. Sheridan, C. Baker, C. J. Painting, G. I. Holwell, P. Sirvid, G. Hormiga. (2021) A molecular phylogeny of the circum-Antarctic Opiliones family Neopilionidae. Invertebrate Systematics. Link
Mark, C. J.*, C. J. Painting, J. C. O’Hanlon, G. I. Holwell. (2021) Lichen moths do not benefit from ‘element imitation’ masquerade in the absence of a matching background. Evolutionary Ecology 35: 401-412. Link
McCambridge, J.*, C. J. Painting, L. Walker, G. I. Holwell (2021) Contests between male New Zealand sheet-web spiders, Cambridgea plagiata (Araneae: Desidae). New Zealand Journal of Zoology. Link
Powell, E. C.*, N. Willmott, C. Selleck, C. J. Painting, A. J. Hickey, G. Machado, G. I. Holwell (2021) No risk to scrambling? Mating tactic does not affect the frequency of leg autotomy in a New Zealand harvestmen. Animal Behaviour 177: 99-106. Link
Powell, E. C.*, C. J. Painting, A. J. Hickey, G. Machado, G. I. Holwel. (2021) Diet, predators and defensive behaviors of New Zealand harvestmen (Opiliones: Neopilionidae). Journal of Arachnology 49: 122-140. Link
Powell, E. C*, C. J. Painting, A. J. Hickey, G. I. Holwell (2020) Defining an intrasexual male weapon polymorphism in a New Zealand harvestman (Opiliones: Neopilionidae) using traditional and geometric morphometrics, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. Link
Harvey, J. A….[& 72 other authors including C. J. Painting] (2020) International scientists formulate a roadmap for insect conservation and recovery. Nature Ecology and Evolution. Link
O’Brien, D. M., R. P. Boisseau, M. Duell, E. McCullough, E. C. Powell*, U. Somjee, S. Solie, A. J. Hickey, G. I. Holwell, C. J. Painting, D. J. Emlen. (2019) Muscle mass drives cost in sexually selected arthropod weapons. Proc R Soc B. 286: 20191063. Link.
Le Grice, R. J.*, G. Tezanos-Pinto, P. de Villemereuil, G. I. Holwell, C. J. Painting (2019) Directional selection on body size but no apparent survival cost to being large in wild New Zealand giraffe weevils. Evolution. Link
McCambridge, J. A.*, C. J. Painting, L. Walker, G. I. Holwell (2019) Weapon allometry and phenotypic correlation in the New Zealand sheetweb spider Cambridgea plagiata. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 126: 349-359. Link
Hua, Z., S. Wee, C. J. Painting, S. Zhang, D. Li (2018) Equivalent effect of UV colouration and vibratory signal on mating success in a jumping spider. Behavioral Ecology. Link
Painting, C. J., C. C. Nicholson, M. W. Bulbert, Y. Norma-Rashid, D. Li (2017) Nectary feeding and guarding behaviour by a tropical jumping spider. Frontiers in Ecology & Environment 15: 469-470. Link
Huixin, R. W.*, Y. Norma-Rashid, D. Li, C. J. Painting (2017) Courtship and male-male interaction behaviour of Orsima ichneumon, an ant-mimicking jumper spider (Arachnida: Salticidae). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 65: 426-439. Link
Painting, C. J., S. Myers, G. I. Holwell, & T. R. Buckley (2017) Phylogeography of the New Zealand giraffe weevil: a comparison of biogeographic boundaries. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 122: 13-28. Link
Painting, C. J., C-C. Chang, J. F. Seah, D. Li (2017) Condition dependence of female-specific ultraviolet (UV)-induced fluorescence in a jumping spider. Animal Behaviour 127: 233-241. Link
Herberstein, M. E., C. J. Painting, G. I. Holwell. (2017) Scramble competition polygyny in terrestrial arthropods. Advances in the Study of Behavior 49: 237-295. Link
Holwell, G. I., P. Allen, F. Goudie, PE. Duckett, C. J. Painting. (2016) Male density influences mate searching speed and duration in millipedes (Polydesmida: Gigantowales chisholmi). Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology 70: 1381-1388. Link
Painting, C. J., W. Splinter, S. Callander, T. Maricic, M. Peso, P. R. Y. Backwell (2016) Ladies first: Coerced mating in a fiddler crab. PlosONE. Link
Painting, C. J., G. Rajamohan, Z. Chen, H. Zeng, D. Li (2016) It takes two peaks to tango: the importance of UVB and UVA in sexual signalling between Cosmophasis umbratica jumping spiders. Animal Behaviour 113: 137-146 . Link
Painting, C. J., A. F. Probert*, D. J. Townsend*, G. I. Holwell (2015) Multiple exaggerated weapon morphs: a novel form of male polymorphism in harvestmen. Scientific Reports. 5, 16368. Link
Painting, C. J., G. I. Holwell (2015) Temporal variation in body size and weapon allometry in the New Zealand giraffe weevil. Ecological Entomology, 40: 486-489. Link
Painting, C. J., T. R. Buckley, G. I. Holwell (2014) Weapon allometry varies with latitude in the New Zealand giraffe weevil. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27: 2864-2870. Link
Painting, C. J., G. I. Holwell (2014) Flexible alternative mating tactics by male giraffe weevils. Behavioral Ecology, 25: 1409-1416. Link
Painting, C. J., G. I. Holwell (2014) Exaggerated rostra as weapons and the competitive assessment strategy of male giraffe weevils. Behavioral Ecology, 25: 1223-1232. Link
Painting, C. J., T. R. Buckley, G. I. Holwell (2014) Male biased sexual size dimorphism and sex ratio in the New Zealand giraffe weevil, Lasiorhynchus barbicornis (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Brentidae). Austral Entomology, 53: 317-327. Link
Painting, C. J., G. I. Holwell (2014) Observations on the ecology and behaviour of the New Zealand giraffe weevil (Lasiorhynchus barbicornis). New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 41: 147-153. Link
Painting, C. J., G. I. Holwell (2013) Exaggerated trait allometry, trade-offs and compensation in the New Zealand giraffe weevil (Lasiorhynchus barbicornis). PlosONE 8(11): e82467. Link