Insect Focus Group

The Insect Focus Group temporarily replaces the Flower Focus Group at least for the remainder of 2018. We meet every third Wednesday of the month in the Theatre of the Kerry Wood Nature Center between 10:00 a.m. and Noon.  Check coming events for itineraries. Sessions in the spring and fall months may involve field trips so, as with the bird focus group, dress for the weather.  Please contact Don at 403-343-2937 or email at don@hexapod.ca for more information.

Coming events:

September 19, 2018   TBA

October 17, 2018 – Order Lepidoptera– moths and butterflies. An order of insects that comprises the butterflies and moths. They have four large scale-covered wings that bear distinctive markings, and larvae that are caterpillars.

November 21, 2018 – Order Diptera – the flies, a large order of insects that comprises the two-winged or true flies, which have the hindwings reduced to form balancing organs (halteres). It includes many biting forms such as mosquitoes and tsetse flies that are vectors of disease.

December 19, 2018 – Order Hymenoptera – bees and wasps. A large order of insects that includes the bees, wasps, ants, and sawflies. They have four transparent wings and the females typically have a sting.