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February 2020

NHMWrkShp6: Wasps, counting to three – 3 sub-marginals and a short petiole

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity,
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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Trainer: Mike Edwards. Come and learn to identify the genus of wasps Cerceris. The aim of this workshop is to increase your confidence in these wasps from the family Crabronidae which are all distinctly with a short petiole. This workshop will provide an opportunity to get more familiar with the identification features to look for, using microscopes and specimens for close-up examination, as well as providing an introduction to how to find and record these wasps. There is no prerequisite…

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Coleopterist’s Day

February 8
Oxford University Museum of Natural History,
Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW United Kingdom
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Details for Coleopterists Day are now available at https://www.coleoptera.org.uk/news/programme-2020-coleopterists-day.

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

February 9
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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DPWrkShp7: An introduction to Soldierflies and allies

February 15 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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Trainers: Martin Harvey and Alex Dye. Soldierflies and allies (including robberflies, bee-flies, horseflies and others) include some of our largest and most colourful insects. Some are easy to find whereas others require dedicated searching, but these flies are within reach of anyone with an interest in insects. This workshop will provide an opportunity to get more familiar with the identification features, using microscopes and specimens, as well as providing an introduction to how to find and record these flies. There…

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DPWrkShp8: Introduction to ‘Rove Beetles’ Staphylinidae

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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Trainers: Roger Booth and Peter Hodge. The workshop gives an introduction to this family of beetles for those just starting to look at Staphylinidae. The morning session concentrates on separating subfamilies then in the afternoon goes on to tackle the identification of some of the more difficult groups. Although Rove Beetles are generally considered difficult to identify, this series of workshops has enabled many coleopterists to tackle them for the first time and with new RES Handbooks published by the…

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

February 23
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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March 2020

NHMWrkShp9: An introduction to Leaf Beetles (Chrysomelidae)

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity,
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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Trainers: Peter Hodge and Roger Booth. This workshop will provide an introduction to the natural history of the fourth biggest group of beetles found in Britain. The aim of the workshop is to increase confidence in these striking and numerous beautiful beetles’ identification. We will begin with an illustrated talk on leaf beetles followed by a practical identification session of specimens. These beetles are ecologically important and valuable for habitat assessment. Please feel free to bring your own specimens to…

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

March 8
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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DPWrkShp10: Introduction to ‘Craneflies’ (Tipulidae) identification

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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Trainer: Pete Boardman. This workshop will provide attendees with an introduction to the natural history of craneflies or daddy long-legs. The aim of the workshop is to increase confidence in their identification, ecology and curation of specimens. Resources: The most up to date identification keys are downloadable as PDFs from ‘The catalogue of the craneflies of the world’ website; http://ccw.naturalis.nl/ They are within the literature section and referenced Stubbs, A.E. & Kramer, J – 2016a – 2016k. Please download these…

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

March 22
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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