Shieldbugs and Leatherbugs Workshop

17 September 2016 10:00 - 16:00

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

Event description

Shieldbugs and Leatherbugs are amongst our more attractive and recognisable insects since many are quite large and some of the more striking inhabit our gardens. They belong to the insect order Hemiptera (True Bugs) which also includes aphids, cicadas and even bed bugs. However, few people realise that there are more than 35 different species recorded in Britain. This one-day workshop provides an introduction to the Shieldbugs and Leatherbugs of Hampshire and their identification.

The day is suitable for anyone aged 18 and over and will include various talks and demonstrations by the leader. 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.

During the afternoon session (weather permitting), we will search the grounds of Chilcomb House to demonstrate the fieldwork techniques used to find and record species in their natural habitat.

Cost: £25.00 (to include tea/coffee; participants to provide their own packed lunch).

Organisation details

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

Event organiser: Hampshire Cultural Trust

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