Hear about parasitoids, the parasitic killers of the spider and insect worlds. Museum Curator Natural History Cor will talk about the animals that feed on a host that they ultimately kill. Learn about the tiny wasp parasitoids that help in the fight against pasture pests, wasps and flies that are parasitoids of spiders and beautiful jewel wasps that turn cockroaches into zombies.
Cor Vink, Curator Natural History
Cor Vink has been a Natural History Curator for four years. His research interests include spider taxonomy, systematics and ecology. He has also worked on biological control, biosecurity and insect conservation. He is currently the President of the Entomological Society of New Zealand, serves on the Council of the International Society of Arachnology and is the Senior Editor of the New Zealand Journal of Zoology.