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Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity

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Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD United Kingdom

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November 2019

NHMWrkShp3: An introduction to Nocturnal Ichnumonoidea

November 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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January 2020

NHMWrkShp5: An introduction to Terrestrial Heteroptera to Family Level

4th January 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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February 2020

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

1st February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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March 2020

NHMWrkShp9: An introduction to Leaf Beetles (Chrysomelidae)

7th March 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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April 2020

NHMWrkShp11: Introduction to Weevils (Curculionidae) identification

4th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Trainer: Mark Gurney. This workshop will help you recognise the main groups and teach you how to identify some of the more common species. This workshop will provide an opportunity to get more familiar with one of the largest beetle groups, who have a reputation for being difficult. We will de-mystify these endearing insects and learn about identification features, using microscopes and specimens for close-up examination, as well as providing an introduction to how to find and record these beetles…

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May 2020

NHMWrkShp14: Introduction to Ichneumonidae and general surgery

2nd May 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Trainers: Gavin Broad and Mike Fitton. This workshop gives you an introduction to this parasitoid wasp family within the order Hymenoptera. Unlike other parasites, parasitoids kill their hosts and are important pest controllers and one of the most diverse and species rich groups of insects. There is also the opportunity to bring along any ichneumonid specimens that you have tried to identify and would like help in confirming. The workshop covers day and nocturnal species of this parasitoid wasp family…

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