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Identifying Solitary Wasps course at Preston Montford

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00

This short course is for anyone who would like to learn about the identification and ecology of solitary wasps. Time will be spent in the field observing and discussing the requirements of a variety of genera found around the Centre grounds. Species will be identified in the field to genus or if possible species and identification features explained. There will also be an opportunity to study and identify prepared specimens to species level using a variety of entomological keys.

Ian Cheeseborough is self-employed in the field of habitat management and entomological surveys, mainly in Shropshire. He has been studying aculeate Hymenoptera – bees, wasps and ants – for the past fourteen years and is County Recorder for this group of insects.

What to Bring

 Packed Lunch  Outdoor Clothing  Hand Lens (x10 or x20)  Notebook and Pencil  An entomological net

Useful Books

 Solitary wasps. Peter. F. Yeo & Sarah A. Corbet. Naturalists’ Handbooks 3  The Sphecidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark. O. Lombholdt 1976

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for ages over 18

Cost details

£35 per person

Register in Advance

To attend this event please register in advance.

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