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Light-trapped insects – going beyond the moths

9 December 2017 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm


Light traps are most widely used for attracting moths, but a wide range of other insects come to light as well, including craneflies, caddisflies, beetles (especially dung, ground, water and burying beetles), water bugs, lacewings and wasps. By learning to recognise at least a few of these other insects moth-trappers can make significant contributions to the recording schemes for other groups. This workshop will focus on the non-moth species that are most frequently seen in and around moth traps, providing guidance on how to identify them and what resources are available. Please bring along your specimens and photos of any light-trapped insects as long as they aren’t moths!

The workshop has been arranged following discussions at the 2017 Coleopterists’ Day about how to encourage the recording of light-trapped beetles.

Free to attend, but places must be booked via the BENHS link below.


9 December 2017
10:30 am - 4:00 pm


British Entomological and Natural History Society (BENHS)
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BENHS HQ, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Reading
The Pelham-Clinton Building, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst
Reading, Berkshire RG10 0TH United Kingdom
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