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February 2019

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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Annual General Meeting and Presidential Address

March 30

Click here to download details of the BRITISH ENTOMOLOGICAL & NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY Annual General Meeting, the Presidential Address and Members’ Day Programme. Hosted by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (www.oum.ox.ac.uk).

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April 2019

Sawfly identification workshop

April 6
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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Andrew Halstead (Woking), John Grearson (Ashton Keynes). The workshop is an introduction to the identification of adult Sawflies (Hymenoptera Symphyta) for beginners, as well as helping those wishing to tackle more difficult genera. The workshop will deal with identification to family level and to the most conspicuous and easily identifiable species. Keys to families will be used on the day and you are more than welcome to bring along any specimens that you would like to work on or need…

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

April 14
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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Open Ichneumonidae general surgery

April 27
Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom
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Gavin Broad (NHM) & Mike Fitton (NHM). This workshop gives you the opportunity to bring along any ichneumonid specimens that you have tried to identify and would like help in confirming. The workshop covers the nocturnal species of this parasitoid wasp family and following recent work on species complexes, and answering any ichneumonid problems, as far as we are able.

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