Amateur
Entomologists'
Society

Ladybirds Workshop 2013


31 August 2013 09:00 - 15:00

Location: Chilcomb House, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8RD, UK.

Event description

Ladybirds are amongst our most familiar and recognisable insects. However, few people realise that there are 46 different species belonging to the ladybird family of beetles, the Coccinellidae, living in Britain. Most species are important predators of aphids and are regarded as beneficial insects. However, one recent immigrant is causing concern since it not only feeds on aphids and scale insects but also other ladybirds. What distinguishes a 2-spot Ladybird from a 10-spot Ladybird, or a Heather Ladybird from a Kidney-spot Ladybird? Find out during this one-day workshop which provides an introduction to the Ladybirds of Hampshire and their identification.

The day is suitable for anyone aged 18 and over and will include various talks and demonstrations by the leaders using photographic slides, video microscopes and a variety of museum specimens. However, the emphasis for the day is very much on participants having a go themselves at identifying actual specimens using the microscopes and identification keys provided.

Leaders:

Bryan Pinchen (Consultant Entomologist) and author of A Pocket Guide to the Bumblebees of Britain and Ireland , A Pocket Guide to the Ladybirds of Britain and Ireland , A Pocket Guide to the Shieldbugs and Leatherbugs of Britain and Ireland & Grasshoppers, Crickets and Allied Insects of Britain and Ireland

Christine Taylor, Keeper of Natural Sciences (Hampshire County Council Arts & Museums Service)

Prior booking essential (numbers limited to 20)

Cost: £15

Organisation details

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

Event organiser: Hampshire County Council Arts & Museums Service

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