List of forthcoming training courses  and presentations.

Lots more excellent training courses are available from the Field Studies Council, and for more formal training in biological recording see Manchester Metropolitan University.

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December 2017
£39

Discovering Diptera: Flies Under the Microscope

December 2 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
FSC Epping Forest, IG10 4AF United Kingdom + Google Map

Hoverflies, houseflies, fruit flies, soldierflies, bee-flies, craneflies, and more: flies are all around us, but are often overlooked or even actively discouraged. This course will provide an introduction to identifying Diptera, using photos, specimens and microscopes to explore different fly families and learn how to recognise them.

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Light-trapped insects – going beyond the moths

December 9 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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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…

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