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Herding Caterpillars – the close relationship between ants and Lycaenid butterflies

20 August @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The close relationship between ants and lycaenid butterflies, focusing on the Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria) in Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park/Park 16

For National Science Week, Butterfly Conservation SA (BCSA ) and the Friends of the Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria) Butterfly will facilitate a webinar via Zoom, on the LYCAENIDAE Family of butterflies. This will include an ArcGIS Story Map of the amazing relationship between ants and butterflies, focusing on the Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria) in Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park/Park 16 in Adelaide.

Entomological experts and enthusiasts from across Australia will deliver short talks about the amazing world of butterflies and their survival in our environment.  Lycaenid larvae have a specialized secretory gland that attracts, appeases and rewards ants.

Speakers will give presentations on the Family Lycaenidae, focusing on the species occurring in SA, and they will discuss Lycaenid larvae-ant associations and the 3 broad categories: larvae not attended by ants; larvae frequently attended by ants (myrmecophilous); and larvae that are predacious upon ants or are fed by ants (aphytophagous).

The webinar will detail the relationship of the Chequered Copper (Lucia limbaria) and its obligate ants, in which the larvae are frequently attended by ants (myrmecophilous).

National Science Week Webinar by BCSA on Lycaenid butterfies summary document 200629

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qdumsqjItGdL__9RHTMrOUVfAXsYlT-IS

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Printable (PDF) 2020 public talks schedule

 

Details

Date:
20 August
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

ZOOM virtual meeting
Adelaide, Australia

Organizer

Gerry Butler
Phone:
0407 972 149
Email:
Chairman@butterflyconservationsa.net.au
Website:
https://butterflyconservationsa.net.au/