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BENHS Weekend Training Workshop: An Introduction to Parasitic Flies


16 March 2019 10:00 - 16:30

Location: British Entomological and Natural History Society, The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 0TH, UK.

Event description

An introduction to Tachinidae (Parasitic Flies)

Workshop Leader(s): Matt Smith (Winnersh) and Chris Raper (Reading)

An introduction to the 'Parasitic flies' which by their habits, numbers and often striking colouration and shape makes these members of the Diptera an interesting group to find out more about. On the day you will be introduced to sampling and identifying Tachinidae, with new draft keys for a revised RES Handbook available for testing and the chance to have your specimens checked and verified by the organisers of the National Recording Scheme which has taken these flies from a fringe interest to something that more and more people are keen to try out. For more information on Tachinidae and the recording scheme see: http://tachinidae.org.uk/

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

Contact email: lings24@btinternet.com

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

Official Web site: http://www.benhs.org.uk/

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