Porch Light Insects Presentation this Friday Evening

You’re invited to a slide presentation by Larry McDaniel, this Friday, focusing on the incredible diversity of the different species of insects that are attracted to lights. Many of these are various moth species. It is possible to identify hundreds of species of moths at one porch light in a year’s time.  Other insects and kin attracted to lights includes various mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, mantids, katydids, crickets, cicadas, treehoppers, leafhoppers, planthoppers, plant bugs, seed bugs, stink bugs, ground beetles, stag beetles, lady beetles, leaf beetles, fireflies, long-horned beetles, click beetles, weevils, lacewings, crane flies, midges, other flies, wasps, spiders and more. Larry will show you how you can learn to identify many of these insects.

After the slide presentation Larry will provide a live demonstration of a moth sheet and ultra violet light set up to see some of the moths and other insect in real life. Bring your cameras. This activity is suitable for all ages.

The slide presentation will begin at 7:30 pm this Friday, April 8th in the Conference Room at the Lodge at Steele Creek Park.

Larry McDaniel is Assistant Park Naturalist with the Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information contact the Steele Creek Park Nature Center @ 423-989-5616 or lmcdaniel@bristoltn.org.


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