But what makes insects truly remarkable is the complex relationships they form with other organisms. From mind controlling fungi that infect ants and make them do their bidding to blood sucking lice that cling to the flippers of seals in freezing Antarctic seas.
Like any good television soap opera there is murder, betrayal, promiscuity and manipulation in this miniature civilisation. This workshop will give you a closer look at insects and their complicated relationships.
I am the director, co-founder and SE Queensland presenter for Bugs Ed. I was captivated by insects from an early age, and a brief frisking by my parents would usually turn up an array of critters in my pockets. I was around eight when I decided to become an entomologist when I was older.
I completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Entomology at the University of Queensland and later went on to receive first class Honours in Entomology. I have recently been appointed as an Adjunct Industry Fellow at the University of Queensland.