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January 2019

An introduction to Soldierflies and allied groups

5th January 2019

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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February 2019

An introduction to Leaf Beetles (Chrysomelidae)

2nd February 2019

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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April 2019

Open Ichneumonidae general surgery

27th April 2019

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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May 2019

Introduction to social and cuckoo bumblebees

4th May 2019

Stephen Lings (St Albans). This workshop takes a look into the life and identification of these much loved, but undervalued pollinators. Discover how to identify some of the common bumble species found across the UK. The workshop comprises fieldwork in the morning followed by an indoor workshop in the afternoon. Bumblebees are an essential part of the British spring and summer yet many species are in steep decline. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of why conserving these species…

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