YouTube Channel

The Tanyptera Project YouTube Channel contains a collection of educational videos on a variety of topics including invertebrate recording and identification, field and lab skills, information about local projects and recordings from the Lancashire and Cheshire Entomological Society (LCES) meetings. Find out more here, or check out the videos below.

Identifying Common UK Garden Bees

Leanna Dixon (Tanyptera Project, World Museum, Liverpool), Chloe Aldridge (RECORD LERC) & Tony Parker (World Museum, Liverpool) talk about how to identify common garden bees. Includes a presentation with ID pointers, quiz and question and answer session. Photos used in ID slides (C) Steven Falk

Cuckoo Bees of North West England

Tony Parker (World Museum, Liverpool) talks about Cuckoo Bees of the North West. Includes a presentation with ID pointers and question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

Mining Bees of North West England

Tony Parker (World Museum, Liverpool) talks about Mining Bees of the North West. Includes a presentation with ID pointers and question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

Cavity Nesting Solitary Bees

Ron Rock (Bumblebee Conservation Trust volunteer) gives an insight into the wonderful world of the cavity nesting solitary bees (including Mason & Leafcutter bees) and how he looks after his garden bee hotels.

Introduction to UK Sawflies

Andrew Halstead gives an introduction to UK Sawflies and their identification. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist)

UK Nocturnal Ichneumonoid Wasps

Gavin Broad gives an introduction to Nocturnal Ichneumonoid Wasps. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

Flesh Flies

Daniel Whitmore (Diptera Curator - State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart) gives an introduction to flesh flies and their identification. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

UK Soldierflies & Allies

Martin Harvey gives an introduction to Soldierflies and their allies. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

UK Hoverflies: Ecology & Recording

This recording is provided by the UK Hoverfly Recording Scheme. A presentation given by the Scheme Organisers, Stuart Ball and Roger Morris, to MSc Zoology students at Nottingham University around 2016, introducing hoverfly ecology and recording.

UK True Bugs

Tristan Bantock gives an introduction to true bugs and their identification. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

UK Shieldbugs & Allies

Tristan Bantock gives an ecological overview of Shieldbugs and their allies, and recent progress with the recording scheme. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

UK Longhorn Beetle Identification

Katy Potts (Natural History Museum London) talks about how to identify Longhorn Beetles. Includes a presentation with ID pointers, quiz and question and answer session.

Introduction to UK Water Beetles

Peter Flint gives an introduction to water beetles and their identification. Includes a question and answer session with Peter and Sharon Flint hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist). Includes a video of the Lesser Diving Beetle at the end.

UK Ground Beetles

Chris Foster gives an introduction to UK Ground Beetles. Includes a presentation, quiz and question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

Where to find Water Beetles in the UK

Garth Foster talks about where to find water beetles and their distribution across North West England. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist)

UK Pond Invertebrates

Arron Watson talks about the different invertebrates that can be found in ponds. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Leanna Dixon (Tanyptera Assistant Entomologist)

Introduction to UK Stoneflies

Craig Macadam gives an introduction to Stoneflies and their identification. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

UK Caddisfly Larvae

Dr Ian Wallace tells us about UK Caddisfly Larvae. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

Dragonflies & Damselflies of North West England

Tony Parker (World Museum, Liverpool) talks about how to identify Dragonflies & Damselflies of the North West. Includes a presentation with ID pointers, quiz and question and answer session.

UK Micro-moth Field Signs

Ben Smart gives an introduction to Micro-Moth Field Signs. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

UK Spiders in the Field

Rich Burkmar talks about spider identification in the field. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist). Link to Rich's spider resource document here: https://www.northwestinvertebrates.or... Spider photo on starting slide - Sibianor larae (c) Richard Gallon.

UK Money Spiders

Richard Gallon gives an introduction to the identification of money spiders in the UK. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

UK Millipedes

Paul Richards gives an introduction to millipedes and their identification. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

UK Centipedes

Paul Richards gives an introduction to Centipedes. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

Introduction to UK Woodlice

Paul Richards gives an introduction to woodlice. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

Identifying UK Woodlice

Paul Richards gives an introduction to the identification of woodlice in the UK. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

UK Harvestmen Part 1

Paul Richards gives an introduction to UK Harvestmen. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

UK Harvestmen Part 2

Paul Richards tells us how to identify Harvestmen in the UK focusing on the easier to identify species. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

UK Harvestmen Part 3

Paul Richards tells us how to identify Harvestmen in the UK focusing on the more difficult to identify species. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

Introduction to Lesser-known UK Invertebrates

Paul Richards tells us about some of the lesser-known invertebrate in the UK. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Leanna Dixon (Tanyptera Assistant Entomologist).

DNA Barcoding for Species Identification

Dr John Wilson, Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at World Museum Liverpool, introduces the concept of using DNA barcodes for species identification, the lab work and materials involved, and some applications of DNA barcoding locally and further afield. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Leanna Dixon (Tanyptera Assistant Entomologist).

The Importance of Invertebrate Recording with RECORD LERC

RECORD staff - Iona Cowell, Elina Doss and Eric Fletcher give an introduction to the role of record centres and the importance of recording invertebrates for their conservation. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Leanna Dixon (Tanyptera Assistant Entomologist).

Gems in the Dunes

Fiona Sunners (Project Manager) talks about the Gems in the Dunes project on the Sefton Coast which is part of the national project Back from the Brink Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

The Urban GreenUP Project in Liverpool

Dr Stella Shackel talks about The Urban GreenUP Project in Liverpool and how the project is greening up Liverpool to improve opportunities for pollinators. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

Using Simple Extractors to Collect and Record Invertebrates

Clive Washington demonstrates how to find invertebrates in a variety of habitats using simple sieve extractors

Making & Keeping a Diptera Collection

Nigel Jones gives tips on making and keeping a diptera collection. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

Entomological Field Techniques (Part 1)

Entomological Field Techniques with Pete Boardman. Includes a question and answer session hosted by Gary Hedges (Tanyptera Regional Entomologist).

Entomological Field Techniques (Part 2): Pantheon Analysis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73wFEu-q7DY&list=PL3uzpt_9g2Zb5KGXtGWbH8PWMydy6mjVq&index=6

Icky Ichs: Getting to know Ichneumon Wasps by Gavin Broad

A presentation from the 2020/2021 LCES meeting programme

An Invertebrate Year on Fenns & Whixall Moss by Stephen Barlow

A presentation from the 2020/2021 LCES meeting programme

Keep Calm & Carri-on: Recording Carrion Beetles by Ashleigh Whiffin

A presentation from the 2020/2021 LCES meeting programme