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January 2019

An introduction to Soldierflies and allied groups

5th January 2019
Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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Martin Harvey (Princess Risborough) & Stephen Lings (St. Albans). 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. Using the extensive NHM collections we will use microscopes and keys to give you experience in recognising this group of flies and learning how to identify them. You will find…

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An introduction to Leafhoppers and allied groups

12th January 2019
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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Alan Stewart (Sussex), Tristan Bantock (London). This workshop will provide an introduction to the natural history of leafhoppers, planthoppers, froghoppers and treehoppers (Auchenorrhyncha). The aim of the workshop is to increase confidence in recording this group of insects. After a short presentation on the main diagnostic characters used to identify these insects, participants will be able to work through their own material or specimens made available on the day and have their identifications verified. There will be plenty of opportunities…

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

13th January 2019
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

27th January 2019
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)

2nd February 2019
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

9th February 2019
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

10th February 2019
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

24th February 2019
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)

2nd March 2019
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

9th March 2019
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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