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Martin Harvey (Princes Risborough) – Soldierflies and their allies (including Bee-flies, Robberflies, Stiletto-flies and Horseflies) form an attractive group of flies, with fascinating life histories. Many of the species are large and distinctive, but as with most insect groups there are others that are more challenging to identify. This workshop will introduce the group and take you through the steps required to gain experience of identifying the species, based on the keys in “British Soldierflies and their allies” (Alan Stubbs and Martin Drake), the second edition of which was published 2015. Much remains to be learnt about soldeirflies and their allies, and the workshop will also cover how can get involved with the recording scheme for the group.