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The Beauty and Science of Dragonfly Flight (Entomology Section)

Sat. 17 March 2018 at 2:30 pm

£2 – £3

An illustrated talk by our own Dr Robin Wootton whose primary research field was in insect flight mechanics and who has regaled us in the past in his own inimitable style. He will use slides, models and video sequences to explore the diversity of damselfly and dragonfly flight techniques and behaviour, and will discuss how these are reflected in the variety of their wing and body designs.

Dr Wootton writes: “Dragonflies and damselflies are supreme fliers, and their spectacular range of skills and behaviours have attracted the attention of zoologists, aerodynamicists and structural engineers, so that their flight is now the most studied of any insect order. Slow motion filming and videophotography have been crucial tools, and the results are fascinating and sometimes extraordinarily beautiful.

All are welcome. Ample free parking behind Crediton church.

DA members £2, non-members £3.


Sat. 17 March 2018
2:30 pm
£2 – £3
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Entomology Section


Boniface Centre
East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH