Lancashire and Cheshire Entomological Society
President: Steve Judd firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Justin Williams email@example.com
Treasurer: Marion Barlow
Librarian: Phil Brighton firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1871, the society continues to offer an annual programme of talks, currently monthly between September and April. In 2019, the society also held two joint field meetings with the Tanyptera Project – Brookhouse Moss and Oakhanger Moss on 22nd May, and Hale Duck Decoy on 3rd July.
The society owns a British Lepidoptera specimen collection comprising 80 drawers across two cabinets which are housed at World Museum, Liverpool. This is most useful as a synoptic collection of the British fauna, particularly for macro-Lepidoptera and local species.
The society also owns a invertebrate library comprising a few hundred books and journals, housed within the Entomology library at World Museum. The library catalogue is currently being updated (Jan 2020) by Phil Brighton and the latest listings will be available soon. The previous published catalogue; LCES journals: ‘Supplement to the Annual Report & Proceedings Vol 127 2003’ may be downloaded from here. Library books may be borrowed by society members for up to 6 months. Please contact Leanna Dixon for loans or Phil Brighton (LCES librarian) for all other library enquiries.
Between 1881 to 2010 the society produced a (mostly) annual journal series with other occasional publications covering all aspects of regional entomology, with numerous articles and checklists providing context for current Entomologists in the region. All the journals are available to download as searchable, bookmarked PDFs having been scanned in 2017 (funded by Tanyptera Trust). More information
2019 / 2020 Indoor Meetings Programme (144th Session)
- All meetings commence at 19:30 on Tuesdays at Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, WA6 7QN
- All are welcome and it’s currently free to attend.
- Keep up with updates from the society by joining their Facebook Group
|Date||Talk / Subject||Speaker|
|17th September 2019||AGM & President's Address||Dr Steve Judd|
|15th October 2019||A year in the life of a VC58 moth recorder||Steve Holmes|
|19th November 2019||Spiders in socks: a very British Tarantula!||Rich Burkmar|
|10th December 2019||Member's evening (Xmas)||Contributions from the membership|
|20th January 2020||The Fabulous World of Flies||Nigel Jones|
|18th February 2020||Recording Cheshire bees||Tony Parker|
|17th March 2020||The Beetles of Appleton Dingle||Clive Washington|
|28th April 2020||British Mosquitoes||Thom Dallimore|