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Wildlife Training Workshop: Identification of Picture-winged Flies with John Showers

Location:

Old Sulehay,

Sulehay Road, 0.5 miles west of the village
Yarwell Village
Northamptonshire
PE8 6PA,
Stamford
This workshop introduces the main families of picture-winged flies and how to identify them.

Event details

Date

Time
10am - 4pm
A static map of Wildlife Training Workshop: Identification of Picture-winged Flies with John Showers

About the event

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.

Booking

Price

£40 Standard
£20 Students
£115 Professionals

Additional booking information

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

Suitable for

Adults

Know before you go

Dogs

No dogs permitted

Mobility

Please discuss with training workshops officer if assistance required

Wheelchair access

Please discuss with training workshops officer if assistance required

Hearing loop

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What to bring

Further information will be sent to participants nearer the time