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The Myriad Defenses of Caterpillars: Tales of Woe, Deception, and Wonder
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The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
part of CLAS at UConn

presents

The Myriad Defenses of Caterpillars: Tales of Woe, Deception, and Wonder
Dr. David Wagner, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UConn
Saturday, February 23, 1 pm
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, UConn Storrs
No registration required – FREE
Adults and children ages 10 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

How do you stay alive when you are soft, slow, and countless predators would be happy to eat you? The journey of a caterpillar, from egg to moth or butterfly, is perilous. Connecticut's caterpillars have an arsenal of fascinating adaptations that offers them the ability to survive in a dangerous world, eluding and even frightening off would-be predators.

Join Dr. David Wagner from UConn’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and discover the deceitful ploys caterpillars use to dupe predators. The talk will include a menagerie of macrophotography images featuring caterpillars and their many special characteristics. Silk, spices, and other items not often associated with the bizarre, beautiful, and always compelling caterpillar will also be explored. Dr. Wagner will be selling and autographing copies of his popular books Caterpillars of Eastern North America: A Guide to Identification and Natural History and The Connecticut Butterfly Atlasafter the presentation.

www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar (860) 486-4460

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Venue Information
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
2019 Hillside Road
Storrs
, CT
06269
1 860-486-4460
Presenting Organization
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center
1 860-486-4460
Not-for-profit