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Hoverfly identification – Indoor Workshop

June 15

Hoverfly identification – Martin Harvey
BENHS Dinton Pastures – June 15 – 2024, 10:30 – 16:00.

This workshop will mostly focus on the identification of hoverfly specimens using keys and microscopes. If the weather is suitable we will also include a short field session within the grounds at Dinton Pastures, and we’ll cover the use of photography for identification and recording. The most comprehensive guide to hoverflies is “British hoverflies” published by BENHS (and available at a discount to members). We’ll also make use of the photographic guide by Stuart Ball and Roger Morris along with other resources. See also the Hoverfly Recording Scheme website. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced recorders. Specimens will be available on the day for use with the keys, and if you have specimens of your own to be checked please bring them.

Martin Harvey is an entomologist and biological recorder based at the UKCEH Biological Records Centre, where he works on projects including the iRecord online recording system, liaison with national recording schemes, and is part of the team for the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme. He also teaches for Field Studies Council. As a volunteer Martin runs the national Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme, and is County Moth Recorder for Berkshire vice-county.

Whilst there is no charge for our workshop, nor any need to be a member, by joining you ensure these workshop can continue to be offered.

To book a place please mail, supplying a contact phone: indoormeetings@benhs.org.uk

Parking charges apply and can be paid for by using the RingGo app.


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The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst
Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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