A second session was on Insect Mimicry led by Richard Thoma. In addition to mimicry itself, insects use a wide variety of strategies to avoid predators. For instance, I had never noticed how grasshoppers tend to make a little hop after they land on a flight of avoidance. This helps explain why it is so hard to catch them.
|Yellow-collared Scape Moth|
- The Missouri Prairie Foundation has a lot of educational opportunities and resources available on their web site. Read about it and consider joining.
- Shelly Cox has an colorful PDF Photo Field Guide to Prairie & Grassland Invertebrates which pictures many of the invertebrates you are likely to see around home.