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October 2019

MEMBERS OPEN DAY

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

BENHS Annual Exhibition 2019

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall,
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

The BENHS ANNUAL EXHIBITION and Brad Ashby Memorial Lecture 2019 will be held in Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL, on Saturday 2 November 2019, from 11.00 am until 5.00 pm, with the lecture at 2pm. You are cordially invited to this major event of the Society’s social calendar. Members and visitors from all over the country (and overseas) are usually present, and this is an excellent opportunity to meet old friends and make new acquaintances,…

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DPWrkShp1: Wasps, counting to three – 3 sub-marginals and a long petiole

November 9 @ 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: Mike Edwards. Come and learn to identify the genus of wasps Mimesa. The aim of the workshop is to increase confidence in these small wasps ranging in length from 4 to 15mm which are all distinctly with a long petiole. This workshop will provide an opportunity to get more familiar with the identification features, 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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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

November 10
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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DPWrkShp2: True Flies (Diptera) identification workshop to family level

November 16 @ 10:30 am - November 17 @ 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: John and Barbara Ismay. This special two day workshop is taught by two very experienced dipterists who are happy to share their passion for these insects and provide an opportunity to learn how to identify these fascinating creatures to family level. Did you know that they enable beetles to break down compost and that many are important pollinators? They also have very interesting behaviour. During this weekend you will learn to recognise the main characters needed to identify flies…

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NHMWrkShp3: An introduction to Nocturnal Ichnumonoidea

November 23 @ 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: Gavin Broad and Mike Fitton. This workshop will provide an introduction to the natural history of nocturnal ichneumonoids (both braconids and ichneumonids). The aim of the workshop is to increase confidence in this parasitoid wasp families identification, and introduces the subfamilies of the large hymenopteran family, Braconidae. With over 1,300 British species in 28 subfamilies, braconids are frequently collected, especially as parasitoids of Lepidopteran larvae. We will introduce the subfamilies, with keys, and point to the most useful species-level…

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MEMBERS OPEN DAY

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

DPWrkShp4: An introduction to Leafhoppers and allied groups

December 7 @ 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: Alan Stewart and Tristan Bantock. 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

December 8
BENHS Headquarters,
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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January 2020

NHMWrkShp5: An introduction to Terrestrial Heteroptera to Family Level

4th January 2020 @ 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: Tristan Bantock and Jim Flanagan. This workshop will provide attendees with an introduction to the natural history of these true bugs – Shield bugs and allied species. The aim of the workshop is to increase confidence in identification of members of the families commonly encountered such as shieldbugs and plantbugs and particularly those that are easy to identify in the field. Please bring your own hand lens if you have one, but microscopes will be available to use. There…

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