Course: Introduction to the Insect Order

Field Studies Council

Port Talbot, South Wales
Friday 16th - Sunday 18th August 2019

www.field-studies-council.org enquiries.mp@field-studies-council.org 01639 895636

Cost: From £180

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife


This course introduces this charismatic group of insects with a range of classroom-based and practical sessions. The course will introduce the group and cover key identification characteristics as well as field survey techniques of both adults and nymphs. We will also study and observe the ecology of dragonflies, their mating strategies and territorial behaviour.

Course Description

  • Know the characteristics used to recognise the UK’s main insect orders
  • Be able to use keys and guides to identify unknown species of insect
  • Have a basic understanding of the range of insect lifecycles, some interesting insect behaviour and the variety of habitat requirements for each order
  • Be able to choose, plan and undertake appropriate surveys for all insect orders and life stages: to choose and use equipment correctly and record scientifically

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