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March 2021

BENHS Virtual Annual Meeting (AGM)

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are sorry but this meeting is only open to BENHS Members. It will comprise the AGM, including the Council Report and President’s Addresses Part 1 and Part 2. The Presidential Address Part 1 will include an overview of activity undertaken by the Society during the extraordinary times of the Covid-19 Pandemic and will also look forward to celebrating the Society’s 150th anniversary in 2022. The Presidential Address Part 2 was deferred from 2020 and will be presented by Ian…

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Aspects of Defence Mechanisms in Lepidoptera

March 30 @ 2:00 pm

By Barry Henwood Barry is a retired GP with a lifelong interest in butterflies and moths. He is co-author of the Field Guide to the Caterpillars of Great Britain and Ireland. In his talk he will explore some aspects of how moths and butterflies avoid predation during the larval stage, with a focus on camouflage and mimicry, including snake mimicry. This is one of a series of entomology-focused Natural History Live Events featuring a BENHS guest speaker and is hosted…

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April 2021

The Inside Out of Flies

April 21 @ 6:00 pm

By Erica McAlister Erica is Senior Curator of Flies and Fleas at the NHM, London. Erica has been working with flies for over 15 years, playing in the collection, conducting fieldwork, and undertaking research. Erica is also the author of both 'The Secret Life of Flies' and 'The Inside Out of Flies'. Flies are some of the most ignored insects, even among entomologists. Erica hopes to dispel some of the myths that surround these marvellous beasts and give some insight…

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Some Like it Hot – Butterflies in a Changing Climate

April 28 @ 3:00 pm

By Marcus Rhodes Marcus is an ecologist based at the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute and interested in how species are responding to habitat and climate change. Butterflies are a real passion of his, forming the focus for much of his research. Marcus did his undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge and a Masters in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation at the Silwood Park campus of Imperial College London. He started his PhD with the University of Exeter…

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