Predators and Prey

 This workshop explores the ways in which predatory insects seek out, hunt and kill their prey.  We look at some of the most ferocious hunters on the planet, including preying mantids, robber flies, ant lions and assassin bugs.

We also examine the strategies that insects use to avoid becoming someone’s lunch!  This covers defensive techniques such as camouflage and mimicry through to more assertive tactics like chemical warfare.  This workshop is great for illustrating the way insects fit into food chains and also how they have evolved their bodies and behaviour to exploit a variety of different feeding types.

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