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Insect Focus Group

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Your Host:  Don Wales

Topic:  Diptera order

Dipteratrue flies. The Diptera include flies, mosquitos, gnats, midges, and no-see-ums. There are about 120,000 known species of true flies alive today. Dipterans typically have sucking mouth-parts, and may feed on plant juices or on decaying organic matter. A number of dipterans feed on blood, and some may transmit vertebrate diseases; certain mosquitos, for instance, transmit human malaria. Other dipterans pollinate certain flowering plants — although not the kind you’d necessarily want in your corsage! Fly-pollinated plants, like the skunk cabbage of North America or the stinking corpse lily of Madagascar, typically have quite pungent odors.

Details

Date:
February 20
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Don Wales
Phone:
403-343-2937

Venue

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
6300 45 Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 3M4 Canada
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Details

Date:
February 20
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Don Wales
Phone:
403-343-2937

Venue

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
6300 45 Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 3M4 Canada
+ Google Map