Amateur
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Hoverflies, Soldierflies and Robberflies: an Introduction to Diptera 2013


14 June 2013 15:00 - 16 June 2013 15:00

Location: Flatford Mill, Flatford Lane, East Bergholt, Suffolk, CO7 6UL, UK.

Event description

Hoverflies, soldierflies, robberflies and related families include some of our largest and most colourful insects. Some are easy to find whereas others require dedicated searching, but these groups are all within reach of anyone with an interest in insects. They provide an ideal starting point for the study of Diptera (the True Flies), with good identification keys available in well-illustrated books. We will explore the natural history and ecology of these groups and visit a range of habitats, finding and photographing flies and observing their behaviour. Back in the lab identification will be taken to species level, using a mix of photography, microscopes and voucher collections. This course is suitable for countryside professionals as well as beginners with an interest in insects.

Organisation details

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

Event organiser: Field Studies Council

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