Andrew Halstead (Woking), John Grearson (Ashton Keynes) & Guy Knight (Liverpool)
The workshop will deal with the identification of adult Sawflies for beginners, as well as helping those wishing to tackle more difficult genera.
There is an active National Sawfly Recording Scheme with newsletters and a check list that can be downloaded from:
http://www.record-lrc.co.uk/c2.aspx?Mod=Downloads&Do=ListFile&SubCategoryID=48 and there is a Symphyta Study Group hosted on Yahoo at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sawfly/
Please contact Marc Taylor, BENHS Indoor Meetings Secretary, 12 Durham Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3HS in advance to book your place at a workshop. This is essential to reserve a stereo microscope (20 are available) and a bench space in the Library or Collections Room. When possible, please bring your own copies of identification keys and any specimens that you have in the groups concerned for verification or identification.
It would help leaders to plan their workshop if you were to provide some basic information when you book on the workshop. Please consider indicating your level of expertise with the group, how long you have been studying the group and in which region(s) and habitat(s) you do most of your collecting. Also what you hope to get out of the workshop and whether you intend to bring any of your own material for verification or identification. For some workshops handouts with identification keys are provided, while specimens to test keys and improve your identification skills may be available on the day via the leader or from the Society’s reference collections (or from the NHM collections when at the Angela Marmont Centre).