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Gills, tails and sexual orgies (Entomology Section)

Sat. 26 October 2019 at 2:30 pm

£2 – £3

An illustrated talk by Robin Wootton entitled “Gills, tails and sexual orgies: the fascinating Mayflies”.

The Ephemeroptera rarely feature in our programmes but Robin seeks to right this omission and give us an insight into this ancient order.

Mayflies are survivors. With an intriguing combination of primitive and advanced, specialised features, members of this ancient group exploit a wide range of habitats and food sources in fresh water, culminating in a brief, often spectacular mating swarm on the wing. Using slides, video clips and a range of models, Robin will explore the special adaptations, both in water and in the air, that contribute to the mayflies’ continuing success.

All are welcome: DA members £2, non-members £3.

 

“Mayfly” by Bob A Fox is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Details

Date:
Sat. 26 October 2019
Time:
2:30 pm
Cost:
£2 – £3
Event Categories:
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Organiser

Entomology Section (Stella Beavan)
Email:
stellabeavan@outlook.com

Venue

Boniface Centre, Crediton
East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
Website:
http://www.creditonparishchurch.org.uk/about-2/boniface-centre/