True Flies (Diptera) identification workshop to family level

16 November 2019 10:30 - 17 November 2019 16:30

Location: BENHS, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH, UK.

Event description

John and Barbara Ismay will run this special two day workshop, 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 to family level or some even further. You will see how to collect them and will learn how to build up a collection. We will talk about their major habitats and get to know some of their amazing natural history. They provide all major ecosystem services, but are too often forgotten. You will receive a draft key and we will discuss some of the available identification keys and which families are suitable for beginners or are more challenging.

Suitable for ages: from 10 years onwards and for all abilities.

There is no prerequisite for attendees to have attended one of our previous courses and all are free of charge to attend for either BENHS members or Non-members of the society.

To take part on any workshop please contact the BENHS Indoor Meetings Secretary and Training Workshop Co-ordinator.

Organisation details

This event was not organised by the AES. Please contact the event organiser if you have any queries.

Event organiser: British Entomological and Natural History Society

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