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Public Talk – Emeritus Professor Dr. Michael Keller (University of Adelaide)

3 March 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Natural enemies of butterflies

Public talk by Emeritus Professor Dr. Michael Keller from the University of Adelaide

Butterflies die from attacks by a wide range of natural enemies, that include vertebrates, predators, parasitic insects and pathogens.  This talk will describe the biology, behaviour and ecology of predatory and parasitic arthropods.

Prof. Mike Keller is Dean of the Waite Campus, Head of the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, and Director of the Waite Research Institute.

Mike is an entomologist who joined the University of Adelaide in 1987. His research largely focuses on insect natural enemies and their role in biological control of insect pests. His research on predators and parasitic wasps aims to provide ecological strategies for the enhancement of biological control in agricultural systems through a combination of experimental and theoretical advances. He also contributes to research on pollination biology. Mike also contributes to the Cooperative Research Centre for National Plant Biosecurity.


200 metres east of Marion Rd, and 300 metres north of Anzac Highway 

Entry by donation (minimum of $2).

Bookings not required

Please bring supper to share, tea/coffee will be supplied.

Meetings should conclude by 8.30pm.

At the start of each meeting a ten minutes presentation on a ‘Butterfly of the Month’ will be given by a BCSA committee member.

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3 March 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Plympton Community Centre
34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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