BENHS Weekend Training Workshop: An Introduction to True Bugs

01 December 2018 10:00 - 16:30

Location: The Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, Kensington, London, SW7 5BD, UK.

Event description

BENHS Workshop 4: An introduction to Terrestrial Heteroptera to family level

Workshop Leader(s): Jim Flanagan (Yorkshire), Tristan Bantock (London).

This workshop will provide attendees with an introduction to the natural history of true bugs. The aim of the workshop is to increase confidence in identification of members of the families commonly encountered such as shieldbugs and plantbugs and particularly those that are easy to identify in the field. Please bring your own hand lens if you have one, but microscopes will be available to use. There will also be collections of specimens to examine and some identification keys to try out and please feel free to bring your own specimens to the workshop.

The aim of the BENHS training workshops is to open up the facilities of the collections both at the BENHS Pelham-Clinton Building at Dinton Pastures, Reading and the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity (AMC) at the Natural History Museum, London and are designed to support fellow invertebrate recorders, be they experienced or novices by providing an informal setting for developing your identification and/or recording skills. As the sessions are informal events you are welcome to come for as much or as little time as you wish.

There is no prerequisite for attendees to have attended one of our previous courses and all are free of charge to attend for AES members. Booking your place early is recommended as workshop places are limited to (20 people). All we ask is that people book in advance by emailing me and letting me know that you wish to attend so I can reserve a microscope and bench space for you on the day.

Event contact details

Contact name: Stephen Lings

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Organisation details

This event is not being organised by the AES. The AES cannot guarantee the accuracy of event information for events organised by third-parties, you should contact the event organiser to confirm details.

Event organiser: British Entomological and Natural History Society

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