BENHS Weekend Training Workshop: An Introduction to Soldierflies
05 January 2019 10:00 - 16:30
Location: The Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, Kensington, London, SW7 5BD, UK.
An introduction to Soldierflies and allied groups
Workshop Leader(s): Martin Harvey (Princess Risborough).
Introductory workshop into this attractive group of flies the Soldierflies and their allies. They are often one of the groups of flies that beginners start with because of the readily accessible identification key available, but they do offer some interesting identification challenges. In this workshop attendees shall be introduced to the families and there will also be collections of specimens to examine to enable identification to species level. Please bring along any specimens that you would like to work on or are finding challenging on the day.
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.
This event was not organised by the AES. Please contact the event organiser if you have any queries.
Event organiser: British Entomological and Natural History Society
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