The Ohio State University at Marion


Butterflies, Beetles, and Bugs: Getting to Know Our Insect Friends

Science Cafe: Butterflies, Beetles, and Bugs: Getting to Know Our Insect Friends
Presented by Dr. Bob KlipsAssociate Professor, Biology, The Ohio State University

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 6 p.m.
The Warehouse, Italian Dinners, 320 W. Center Street Marion, OH 43302

Arrive around 5 p.m. if you wish to order dinner prior to the presentation

Insects are the most abundant and diverse animals, found in practically every ecosystem. By knowing features of the major insect orders, we can understand something about any insect we see. This presentation will uncover the distinctive metamorphosis types, feeding strategies and body forms that we can use to recognize the insects of central Ohio. It will include descriptions of the many field guides and other identification manuals that serve as guides to this fascinating world.

Bob Klips is an associate professor of biology at Ohio State Marion. His research focuses on plant ecology, including pollination ecology and prairie ecosystem restoration.