Aspects of Defence Mechanisms in Lepidoptera

Natural History Live by Barry Henwood on behalf of British Entomological & Natural History Society

As caterpillars, butterflies and moths can be vulnerable to predation from a wide range of animals. Barry will explore some aspects of how moths and butterflies avoid predation during the larval stage, with a focus on camouflage and mimicry (including snake mimicry).

The British Entomological & Natural History Society (BENHS) have teamed up with the FSC to deliver a series of entomology-focused Natural History Live events. These events are free online natural history talks, comprising of a 30-40 minute talk from a BENHS guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. We host them on Zoom and we will send out joining instructions on the day of the event. Sign up to the FSC BioLinks newsletter to find out about our other online learning opportunities here.

Tutor: Barry Henwood

Retired GP with a lifelong interest in butterflies and moths. Co-author of Field Guide to the Caterpillars of Great Britain and Ireland.

Cost

The FSC BioLinks project is part-funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. These Natural History Live webinars are made available to all at no cost. If you would like to contribute to the FSC BioLinks project, you can do so by selecting the option to attend at a cost of £5. All donated fees go contribute financially to FSC BioLinks project work to provide adult learning opportunities for a range of audiences.

Attendee - select if you would like to attend at a cost of £5 (all donated fees go towards supporting the FSC BioLinks project activities)

Discounted - select if you would like to attend at no cost

Example Timetable

The usual format of Natural History Live virtual events is:

  • 5 minute intro by the FSC BioLinks project team
  • 30-40 minute talk presented by guest speaker
  • 15-25 minute speaker Q&A session hosted by the FSC BioLinks project team

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition

Before You Attend

Please note that after booking on to the event:

  • You will need to download the Zoom software before we start. This is free and you can do so here: https://zoom.us/
  • You can sign into the Zoom test meeting any time before to test if everything is working for you here: https://zoom.us/test
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