Royal Entomological Society Orthoptera Special Interest Group 2018 meeting

01 November 2017 12:30 - 17:30

Location: Neil Chalmers Room, Natural History Museum, Kensington, London, UK.

Event description

This year's day of talks on grasshoppers & related species will be held on Wednesday 1st November 2017, 12:30 - 5:30pm, in the London Natural History Museum, followed by drinks and a cold buffet. All are very welcome. Please register to attend.


  • 12:30 - Arrival and tea; posters & displays
  • 1:00 - Welcome
  • 1:10 - Darron Cullen (University of Leuven, Belgium): The role of yellow colouration in locust mating behaviour
  • 1:35 - Julie Sarmiento-Ponce (University of Cambridge): Does age matter in female crickets when finding a mate?
  • 1:50 - Aqib Ali (presenting), D. Gee, M. Bulling & K. Vahed (University of Derby): Does relative weapon size affect fighting success in the field cricket Platygryllus primiformis?
  • 2:10 - Karim Vahed (University of Derby): Scaly crickets Pseudomogoplistes vicentae are in the running for the Wellcome Sanger Institute's 25 genomes project
  • 2:15 - Break
  • 2:35 - Fernando Montealegre-Z (University of Lincoln): From fossils to physical reality: Transformation of acoustic organs in crickets and bush-crickets
  • 3:00 - Adam Bent (Anglia Ruskin University): Mate location under conditions of anthropogenic noise: What are the fitness consequences?
  • 3:20 - Simon Springate (Natural Resources Institute): Thermal Biology of UK Orthoptera or: How I got distracted by less important things for 12 years. Part 1.
  • 83:40 - Tim Gardiner: Grasshopper stories for children (The Voyage of the Queen Bee, Geronimo the Grasshopper)
  • 83:50 - Luc Willemse (Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, Netherlands): ObsIdentify - a new app for automated species recognition in the field
  • 83:55 - Break
  • 84:15 - Martin Harvey and Paul Brock (Natural History Museum London): A re-survey of New Forest populations of the Large Marsh Grasshopper Stethophyma grossum
  • 84:40 - Jacqui Smith (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds): Habitat requirements of the Large Marsh Grasshopper Stethophyma grossum
  • 84:55 - Megan Shersby (Naturalist and writer): Bringing Orthoptera to the British Birdwatching Fair
  • 85:05 - David Browne (Wildlife photographer): How to photograph grasshoppers and crickets
  • 85:25 - Drinks, followed by supper
  • 8:00 - Finish

Organisation details

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

Event organiser: Royal Entomological Society

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