Insect compound eyes and antennae
It's the middle of summer and you're sat outside at your BBQ with a cold can of cider loving life right now ... until you take your next drink and get stung on your tongue by THAT BLOODY WASP THAT WON'T LEAVE YOU ALONE. Ok, so that hasn't happened to me, but it could...
Found on every continent, and even under the ocean, insects are everywhere around us whether we like it or not. It is estimated there are up to 10 million species of insect alive today on planet Earth.
Insects are part of the Arthropod phylum, and as such have an external skeleton and jointed limbs. All insects have six legs, and are the only type of invertebrate which has evolved the ability to fly.
Today's guest is Dr. Francis Gilbert is particularly interested in the evolution of life histories and mimicry in insects. We will be talking about mimicry in insects, insect-plant relations and conservation.
Tune in to find out more!
This is competition between those within a species rather than competition between species. This is one reason trees grow so large, the taller ones gather the most light and convert the most energy and are the strongest, this leads to them surviving longest.