Invertebrate Biology Series: Plant-Insect Interactions, Part III

Date: 4/23/2020
Time: 12:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter(s): Jeffry Petracca
Audience: General Audience
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Activity description:

As we've seen in the previous entries of our Invertebrate Biology Series, the lifestyles of insects are often closely linked to plants. In fact, ever since their appearance 125 million years ago, flowering plants have diversified and developed alongside insects, leading to the incredible number of both species that we see today! This strong evolutionary relationship has led to incredible morphological and behavioral adaptations between these groups from unbelievable camouflage, deadly toxins, and more! Join Long Island Aquarium Curator of Entomology and DNALC Educator Jeff Petracca for a discussion of plant-insect interactions using live animals from the Aquarium's living collections.