Introduction to Hemiptera

This will be an introduction to the terrestrial families within the Hemiptera, including the Heteroptera (true bugs) and Auchenorrhyncha (leafhoppers and allies). You will learn how to recognise these insects to family level, gain an insight into their varied biology and become familiar with the field techniques required to find them.

There will be plenty of time to search for bugs in the Centre’s grounds and surrounding area, and also the opportunity to examine specimens more critically under the microscope and use identification keys, including copies of the tutors’ own keys provided for each participant. Attendees should have some basic knowledge of invertebrates.

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From £180


Field Studies Council




Biodiversity, Nature & Wildlife


Juniper Hall

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