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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Soldierflies & Allies Webinar

16th December 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Some of the UK’s largest and most colourful insects can be found within the soldierflies and allies (the “allies” include robberflies, bee-flies, horseflies, snipefies and six other smaller families). Some are easy to find whereas others require dedicated searching, but these flies are within reach of anyone with an interest in insects. Along with the hoverflies they provide an ideal starting point for the study of Diptera (true flies), with good identification keys available in well-illustrated books.

The Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme has recently been producing a series of well-illustrated identification guides, aimed at helping recognise the species in the field and from photos. The webinar will help you learn to recognise the group, and provide tips on how to find and photograph them.The webinar will be presented by Martin Harvey, who runs the Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme. Martin works at the UKCEH Biological Records Centre, and has been recording

We will end with an interactive question and answer session.

Please book your space via Eventbrite and you will be sent information on how to join the webinar.

This session will run on Zoom. If you are new to Zoom you will need to create a Zoom account and download their software. This is all free and you can do so here: can use a laptop/desktop computer, smartphone or tablet and it isn’t necessary to have a webcam or microphone to participate.

Further info on how to join a zoom meeting can be found here.


16th December 2020
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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