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The Caterpillar Key

  • 05 Nov 2020
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Central Gallery, TMAG
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You are invited to a floor talk by Dr Cathy Byrne, TMAG Senior Curator of Zoology.

Caterpillars are obscure, little creatures that are often difficult to identify. This is not surprising as the Lepidoptera, the moths and butterflies, are one of the largest groups of animals in the world, with over 180,000 named species, but around one-half that number again still un-named. 

TMAG has now developed an online, interactive key that can identify caterpillars to family level or lower. This diagnostic tool is particularly important for the frontline of agencies such as Biosecurity for preventing pests from entering Australia, but can also be used by the general public to identify caterpillars they find in the bush or their backyards.

This is a FREE EVENT and you are welcome to bring non-member friends. Booking is essential.

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