Field Identification of Hoverflies

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FSC London: Bushy Park
The Stockyard Education Centre, Bushy Park
Hampton Court Road, London
TW12 2EJ
United Kingdom


There are around 283 hoverfly species in the British Isles with many showing very distinctive colouration and patterning so that they can be identified in the field. Join our tutor in the field to search for, find, and discuss the identification features of a variety of UK hoverfly species that can be identified in the field.

Learn about the different tribes and species of hoverflies and how to tell them apart. We will be using Britain’s Hoverflies: A Field Guide by Stuart Ball and Roger Morris – copies will be available to use from our library, but please feel free to bring your own.

This course combines classroom-led learning and outside learning opportunities led by a specialist tutor to give learners the skills to be able to identify distinctive species of hoverfly in the field.

Course tutor: Martin Harvey