Thursday, 6 December 2012

Insects are Beautiful


Mr. Ravi Subramaniam, an Entomologist with the University of Alberta, visited our Centre on Friday, November 30, 2012.

Mr. Subramaniam had brought samples of insects and a small Insect cage with plants and insects. Children were lucky to see the insect samples and learnt the following facts from his presentation:-

-          an Entomologist is a person who studies insects and work with insects;

-          an agriculture entomologist work with insects that are associated with agriculture crops.

-          the Canola plant, which is distinctive and has yellow flowers, is being  infested  by a number of   insects like the Diamondback Moth, which usually  arrive from the United States of America every year;

-          Entomologists advise farmers on how to take care of the plants so that they can save them from insects like  Diamondback Moth;

-          Diamondback moths are found everywhere in the world;

-          The moths lay eggs (may be up to 200 in total) which go through the life stages of larvae, pupae and then become adult diamondback moths.

The children enjoyed seeing the Insect Cage and the Insect samples.

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