The AIDGAP project, supported by the RES, has a new simple key to caddis larvae for testing over the summer. Only a few of the 198 British and Irish species of caddis larvae appear in popular guides and advanced guides depend on the use of a microscope. The challenge for this guide was to produce keys that could be used in the field with a handlens. If you would like to volunteer to help with AIDGAP testing please follow the link above..
AZOREAN BIODIVERSITY PORTAL
For the first time it is possible to have access to the detailed distribution of all the Azorean terrestrial flora and fauna mapped in a 500x500 m grid based on literature records. For some species some images are also provided. For threatened species only presence/absence in the islands is available
BEE PROOF SUITS
Welcome to BeeProofSuits.com. Constructed from heavy duty cotton fabric this range of bee suits and beekeepers jackets is stylish and has innovative design features. These bee suits, jackets and trousers will keep you cool and protect you from stings. This is a range protective clothing designed by beekeepers.
Inspiration through Nature
Brambleby Books specialises in natural history, with an emphasis on biodiversity, conservation and the environment. Our aim is to bring alive the variety and splendour of the natural world in the form of narrative descriptions, often interfaced with poetry and/or the visual arts. We also wish to promote natural history as a leisure pursuit.
Buzzing! is "Edutainment for all the family!" - a fun celebration of garden minibeasts in poetry, projected close-up images and music
The Invertebrate Conservation Trust is the first organisation in Europe committed to the conservation of all invertebrates. Our aim is to prevent invertebrate extinctions and maintain sustainable populations of invertebrates in the UK
Systematics and Biodiversity - Published for The Natural History Museum - http://journals.cambridge.org/sys
Bulletin of Entomological Research - http://journals.cambridge.org/ber
International Journal of Tropical Insect Science - Published on behalf of The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) http://journals.cambridge.org/jti
A unique project by Jane E. Hall & The Royal Entomological Society which aims to highlight and support the conservation of British butterflies, encourage and promote conservation projects and activities.
Seventy two exquisite hand embroidered butterflies, displayed in a bespoke case, will delight the viewer, engaging and educationg people of all ages.
New training providers are most welcome to participate in training delivery within the Distributed European School of Taxonomy. For more information, please mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD students within the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative, the Israel Taxonomy Initiative and the Research School in Biosystematics (ForBio) might receive support to attend DEST-courses. For details, please contact STI, ITI or ForBio.
The ESF provides a common platform for its Member Organisations in order to "Advance European research", and explore new directions for research at the European level. Through its activities, the ESF serves the needs of the European research community in a global context. The Research Networking Programme Behavioural Ecology of Insect Parasitoids - from theoretical approaches to field applications (BEPAR; January 2005 - December 2009) aims to foster, at the European level, research in the field of behavioural ecology of insect parasitoids, through theoretical and experimental approaches. The main issue is to understand what sort of optimal behaviours these animals should adopt in order to maximise their production of progeny. The results obtained serve especially to improve the use of these insects for field application through biological control programmes against crop pests. Email : email@example.com
The EYE (Exploring Your Environment) Project aimes to encourage everyone to get actively involved in learning about and safeguarding the environment. We are launching a new website, www.eyeproject.org.uk, where people can record sightings of wildlife in the North East. The EYE Project is a Newcastle University project which is being managed by Tyne & Wear Museums and is sponsored by Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, Tyne & Wear Museums, Natural England, Northumberland Wildlife Trust and Tyne & Wear Museums Business Partners. The information gathered through this project will also help to shape the displays at the Hancock Museum as it is redeveloped as part of the £26 million Great North Museum Project which is due to open in 2009. Public access points will be created at the new museum, as well as a number of selected locations around the region.
The GT EntoVision division have worked closely with the entomological community to carefully research and test a range of imaging, automation and monitoring products. Those that we have found particularly suitable for entomology have been included in our range.
HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY
Harper Adams University Postgraduate Courses Entomology MSc/MRes * Integrated Pest Management MSc/MRes
Harper Adams University is an internationally renowned centre of research and knowledge transfer. We have a dedicated Postgraduate Centre, plus high quality learning resources and well equipped laboratories. Located in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, we offer excellent employment prospects with industry relevant postgraduate courses which are underpinned by a wide range of nationally and internationally recognised research. Some scholarships are available to eligible applicants. Contact Heather Hogan: 01952 815289, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.harper-adams.ac.uk/postgraduate
INSECTSANDFLIGHT.COM INTRODUCTION to HYMENOPTERA, INSECTS IN FLIGHT & INSECT 'FLATS'by ROBIN WILLIAMS FRES
Butterfly and moth news, glossary, directory, virtual museum, almanac
Garden Moths Count is an exciting nationwide online survey and anyone can take part, young or old, without needing to be experts or have special equipment. There are over 18 moths to look out for, all easily recognized and some that can be seen during the day. www.mothscount.org
NATURAL HISTORY, READING MUSEUM SERVICE
The Museum is a leading partner in www.collectionsgateway.org.uka site for information about regional collections including a history of the Museum's entomology collection, listings of the species of British insects in the collection and arrangements for access to the collection.
Also members may be interested to know about the Museum's nationally renowned education loans service with on-line booking http://schoolloans.readingmuseum.org.uk which lends out boxed natural history items for study, including insects, to schools and other educational organisations.
This is a major project to photographically record the life cycles of UK Lepidoptera and the website currently has over 7000 images of 750+ species. The project has the support of several Entomologists who are rearing and photographing Lepidoptera but additional help would be welcome
A website (in three languages) dedicated to butterflies, moths, other insects and biodiversity in general with a lot of photos and useful links
Group of amateur coleopterists local to the
Watford area who meet regularly to swap records and help each other with identifications and advice about local coleoptera
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Is a wonderful source of many kinds of butterflies and moths by post, alive as eggs, caterpillars and chrysalids or purchased for collections and decor. Books for their study, equipment for breeding, and field study. Also living Phasmids (stick insects and leaf insects). Lists are available on the website including up-to-date information, current livestock and unusual museum specimens