This event will take place in a public park of a tropical metropolis and aims to call the attention of the public about the importance of insects and the importance of them as ecosystem services providers in the whole ecosystem.

Activities will include: 1) a thematic exposition of insect collections of butterflies, ants, beetles,
bees and dragonflies;
2) a showing of equipment used to collect insects in the field;
3) a mini insect lab with magnifying glasses, microscopes and stereoscopes for insect view;
4) a guided trail for kids (7-12 years) to show insects and their habitats.

We aim to raise awareness to the importance of insects as providers of ecosystem services and the importance of cities as refuges for some species, evidencing the importance of green urban areas to insect diversity and conservation.

All activities will be guided by undergraduate and graduate students of the Academic League of Insect’s Biodiversity, oriented by the teacher Kirstern Lica Follmann Haseyama of Federal University of Minas Gerais, a public university in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Our activities will take place in one of the most visited green areas in Belo Horizonte, during the weekend of 29th of June, 2024.
We will have support of the park staff to put together the exhibitions in the center square of the park, where most people transit and all tours will be guided.

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Organised by

Liga de estudos em biodiversidade de insetos (LEBI) /Academic League of Insect's Biodiversity


Insects: who are they, where to find and what do they do?

Avenida José do Patrocínio Pontes, 580
Bairro Mangabeiras
Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais


Delivered in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Accessible for wheelchair users.


Davi Vilaça Carvalho
[email protected]
+55 031 996820062