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Saturday 6th July 2019 10am – 4pm

This workshop led by John Showers introduces the main families of picture-winged flies and how to identify them.

Picture-winged flies is a loose term that refers to several families of fly that have patterned wings.

This course introduces the main families involved and will mention other families that might cause confusion.

The families covered are the Tephritidae, Ulidiidae, Opomyzidae and Pallopteridae.

Many of these are associated with grasslands, scrubby areas and some with marshy areas.

Most species have distinctive wing and thoracic patterns, so with care can be identified in the field or from good photographs.

The Tephritidae cause galls on a number of plants, especially members of the Asteraceae, and so are a good group for botanists to study.

The Ulidiidae are fairly diverse and contain Northants’ only red data book fly, the very distinctive Phoenix Fly  Dorycera graminum.

Opomyzids and Pallopterids are associated with grasses and frequently turn up in sweep nets when surveying grasslands.

No prior knowledge of flies will be assumed.

Price: £40 Standard; £20 Students; £115 Professionals.

Booking essential: contact Juliette Butler on 01604 664031 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9am – 2.30pm) or at trainingworkshops@wildlifebcn.org to book your place(s) or for further details, accessibility advice or directions.

Participants will receive further information, including a programme for the day and location details, nearer the time.

Suitable  for adults.

Saturday 6th July 2019 10am – 4pm

Old Sulehay, Sulehay Road, 0.5 miles west of the Village, Yarwell Village, Northamptonshire
PE8 6PA.

A Wildlife Trust BCN Training event.

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Important Information

Price: £40 Standard; £20 Students; £115 Professionals.

Booking essential: contact Juliette Butler on 01604 664031 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9am – 2.30pm) or at trainingworkshops@wildlifebcn.org to book your place(s) or for further details, accessibility advice or directions.

Details

Date:
July 6
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
£40
Categories:
Course Natural Environment Wildlife
Website:
https://www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2019-07-06-wildlife-training-workshop-identification-picture-winged-flies-john-showers

Venue

Old Sulehay
Sulehay Road, 0.5 miles west of the Village,
Yarwell Village, Northamptonshire PE8 6PA
Phone:
01604 664031
Website:
https://www.wildlifebcn.org/events/2019-07-06-wildlife-training-workshop-identification-picture-winged-flies-john-showers