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January 2019

MEMBERS OPEN DAY

January 27
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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February 2019

An introduction to Leaf Beetles (Chrysomelidae)

February 2
Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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Peter Hodge (Lewes), Roger Booth (NHM). 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 beautiful beetles identification. We will begin with an illustrated talk on leaf beetles followed by a practical identification session of specimens. Please feel free to bring your own specimens to the workshop.

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Coleopterists’ Day

February 9
Oxford University Museum of Natural History,
Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW United Kingdom
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Saturday 9 February 2019: Coleopterists’ Day – Oxford University Museum of Natural History The seventeenth Coleopterists’ Day will be held at the University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW. Starting with talks in the morning there will also be updates on beetle recording and discussions. Throughout the afternoon those attending can display exhibits on beetles, consult the library and collections, purchase publications from Pemberley Books or catch up with the latest beetle news. For further information about…

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

February 10
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

February 24
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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March 2019

Introduction to ‘Craneflies’ (Tipulidae)

March 2
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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Pete Boardman (Bridgnorth). This workshop will provide attendees with an introduction to the natural history of cranflies or daddy long-legs. The aim of the workshop is to increase confidence in there 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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Introduction to ‘Rove Beetles’ Staphylinidae

March 9
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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Roger Booth (NHM) & Peter Hodge (Lewes). 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…

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

March 10
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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Tachinidae identification workshop

March 16
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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Matt Smith (Winnersh) and Chris Raper (Reading). An introduction to the ‘Parasitic flies’ which by their habits, numbers and often striking colouration and shape makes these members of the Diptera an interesting group to find out more about. On the day you will be introduced to sampling and identifying Tachinidae, with new draft keys for a revised RES Handbook available for testing and the chance to have your specimens checked and verified by the organisers of the National Recording Scheme…

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

March 24
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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