We hold free and heavily subsidised invertebrate workshops and webinars on identification, recording, curation and field craft to help boost the skills of beginners and experienced entomologists alike. These are complemented with drop-in sessions to facilitate mentoring and networking. We also run an invertebrate recording day programme to bring together the invertebrate recording community and facilitate improvements to baseline data coverage at selected important / under-recorded sites.

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Sawflies: In-person workshop

17th November | 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Workshop Content: There are around 250 species of sawflies in Britain, all of which have plant-feeding larvae. A few are garden pests but most feed as larvae on non cultivated plants. The workshop will have an introductory talk on the biology of sawflies and the characters used to identify them. For the rest of the day participants will have an opportunity to identify sawflies, either from their own collections or from the Museum’s collection.

Our Tutor: Andrew Halstead worked for the Royal Horticultural Society for 41 years as their Entomologist at Wisley Garden in Surrey. He has a long interest in sawflies and holds sawfly identification workshops for the British Entomological and Natural History Society.

Covid Measures

In order to keep our attendees and staff safe we encourage anyone attending our workshops to:

– maintain social distancing

– wear a face covering when in a shared indoor space (unless exempt)

– clean/sanitise their hands regularly.

– take a Covid-19 lateral flow test before arrival.


There are lifts between each of the floors and assistance dogs are permitted.

Adults only (18+)


17th November
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Tanyptera Trust


World Museum
William Brown Street
Liverpool, England L3 8EN United Kingdom
0151 478 4369