Course: Identifying Leafhoppers

Field Studies Council

Preston Montford, Shropshire
Friday 05 July 2019 - Sunday 07 July 2019 01743 852040

Cost: From £215

Sectors: ecology

Leafhoppers, planthoppers and froghoppers are abundant insects in a wide range of habitats and are increasingly used in site quality assessment and monitoring. Nearly 400 species have been recorded in Britain, and much scope remains for individual naturalists to contribute to our knowledge of their distribution and ecology. This weekend course will be aimed mainly at newcomers to this group of insects, although anyone with more experience is also welcome. Field visits will be made to local sites to collect specimens for species-level identification back in the laboratory. The course will also cover the natural history of this diverse and fascinating group of insects, as well as field collection techniques, the preservation of specimens and general recording methods.

Alan Stewart is a Senior Lecturer in Ecology at the University of Sussex and has been running the national recording scheme for leafhoppers and related groups since 1987.

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