Booking a place is required to attend – this ensures equipment and resources will be available.
Martin Harvey (Princess Risborough) Light traps are most widely used for attracting moths, but a wide range of other insects come to light as well, including craneflies, caddisflies, beetles (especially dung, ground, water and burying beetles), water bugs, lacewings and wasps. By learning to recognise at least a few of these other insects moth-trappers can make significant contributions to the recording schemes for other groups. This workshop will focus on the non-moth species that are most frequently seen in and around moth traps, providing guidance on how to identify them and what resources are available. Please bring along your specimens and photos of any light-trapped insects as long as they aren’t moths!
The workshop will be led by Martin Harvey, who is county moth recorder for Berkshire and has for many years taken an interest in the other insects in his moth traps. The workshop has been arranged following discussions at the 2017 Coleopterists’ Day about how to encourage the recording of light-trapped beetles.