Parasites: the silent majority.
The world’s biota probably includes more parasitic than non-parasitic species.
Analyses of biodiversity have indicated that
although more species of insect have been described and more are awaiting description than for any other group,
each of those species will host at least 1 species of nematode as well as other ecto and endo parasites.
As shown in a case study of wombat nematodes, parasites have important roles to play within ecosystems and have evolutionary value.
Presented by Emeritus Professor Lesley Warner
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.