This residential course incorporates everything you need to know to be able to accurately identify and record soldierflies.
With a mix of classroom presentations, laboratory-based sessions, and field-based activities, our expert tutor will guide you through the lifestyles, ecology, and morphology of UK soldierflies. Attendees will be provided with detailed information on sampling equipment and techniques with practical hands-on opportunities to collect live specimens.
Attendees will use preserved specimens from our tutor’s teaching collection for identification to species-level using microscopes and identification keys; and our tutors will demonstrate best-practices for curation of a reference collection.
Information on invertebrate recording, submitting records and connecting with schemes, societies and groups will also be provided.
Course tutor: Martin Harvey