This site aims to promote invertebrate recording and conservation in Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
The Water Beetles of Cheshire has now been published. Authored by Jonathan Guest and Andy Harmer, this is the first printed Tanyptera Trust publication. Order your copy for £10 (+£3 p&p) from the 06 February 2020 Notice NML Shop. Funded by the Tanyptera Trust and supported by National Museums Liverpool.
Common Groundhopper (Tetrix undulata) Phil Smith Devil's Hole, Sefton Coast 7 August, 2017 Dark-edged Bee-fly (Bombylius major) Leanna Dixon Chester Zoo 4 April, 2019 Sitticus floricola Richard Gallon Vicarage Moss 2 October, 2017 Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) Phil Smith Hightown 29 May, 2018 Dark Tussock moth (Dicallomera fascelina) Phil Smith Hightown Dunes 16 May, 2018 Bronze Sheildbug (Troilus luridus) Phil Smith Freshfield Dune Heath 11 August, 2018 Sawflies (Symphyta) Gary Hedges World Museum Collections 20 December, 2019 Dune Chafer (Anomala dubia) Birkdale Green Beach 15 June, 2018 Platyrhinus resinosus Leanna Dixon Cleaver Heath 8 April, 2019 Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus Leanna Dixon National Wildflower Centre, Broadgreen 4 June, 2014
An Introduction to Blowfly Identification 13 th Mar 2020 10:30 am - 4:30 pm This is a Blow fly identification workshop designed for beginners and professionals alike. It focuses on British species in the families Calliphoridae (blue bottles, green bottles and others), Polleniidae (cluster flies) and Rhiniidae (one species... Read more » Entomology Collection Days 19 th Mar 2020 10:30 am - 4:30 pm An informal all-day session on the third Thursday of each month for Entomologists of any experience level to use our facilities at World Museum: Use our collection, library, microscopes and imaging equipment. Develop new skills... Read more » An Introduction to Groundbug Identification 20 th Mar 2020 10:30 am - 4:30 pm This identification workshop presents an opportunity to look into more detail the second largest group of terrestrial bugs in Britain comprising around 90 species. Our tutors, Jim Flanagan & Tristan Bantock run the two national recording schemes... Read more » An Introduction to Hoverfly Identification 3 rd Apr 2020 10:30 am - 4:30 pm Course content: Hoverflies (Syrphidae) are probably the most recorded and popular family of Diptera (True Flies) with over 280 British species. Many of these attractive insects can be identified in the field although the majority need... Read more » Stonefly Identification 2 nd May 2020 10:30 am - 4:00 pm Stoneflies are often overlooked inhabitants of freshwater, however they are a fascinating group of insects. Whilst some species are more at home in ditches, ponds and marshes, they are predominately found in clean, cold, fast... Read more » An Introduction Plant bug Identification 15 th May 2020 10:30 am - 4:30 pm This identification workshop aims to cover in some detail the largest terrestrial bug family, for which there are over 230 species present in Britain. Our tutors, Jim Flanagan & Tristan Bantock run the two national... Read more »