Amateur
Entomologists'
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AES Forums

Engaging about Entomology

Engaging about entomology with other like-minded people can be very enjoyable, and this is one purpose of the AES Forums.

AES Members' Forum

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aes/

The AES Members' Forum is open to members of the AES and Bug Club only. The Forum allows members to:

Members' views relating to conservation issues can be useful to Council members who represent the Society on conservation bodies. Sometimes members want to ask questions they would not like to be seen asking public discussion groups! The AES Forum allows the opportunity for such questions to be aired, either on the Forum itself or off the Forum after the initial enquiry identifies someone who can help directly.

The Members' Forum also provides a place where the AES Council can communicate with members without having to wait for the publication cycle of the printed publications.

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Bug Club Open Forum

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bugclub/

The AES currently moderates an open forum which allows non-members, whether they are entomologists or members of the public, to engage with members of the Society.

The Bug Club Forum is aimed at members of the public who wish to engage with the entomological community. This could be simply to do with an insect they would like help in identifying, or they may want help with a particular question or issue.

This forum helps us to fulfil our mission to promote the study of entomology, especially amongst amateurs and young people, as widely as possible. It also provides one avenue to publicise the Society, its events and publications to potential members. Participants in this Forum tend to be worldwide.

If you are posting to the forum and requesting the identification of an invertebrate please provide as much information as possible, for example:

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Other useful forums operated by AES Members

The Lepidopterists' Study Group
This is for people interested in rearing UK Lepidoptera. Currently members of this group are in the process of building up an online database of the early stages of UK Lepidoptera, which can be accessed at http://www.ukleps.org/. The group also has tip sheets and other information on relevant topics, and can be a particularly useful source of advice on breeding the more difficult species.