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Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

An Introduction to Ichneumon Wasp Identification

Wildlife training courses by renowned experts from around Britain and Ireland
Leader: Dr Gavin Broad, Natural History Museum

- , Fri 15 Jun 2018

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Location: Cultra Manor, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Gavin, who is the Principle Curator for Insects at the Natural History Museum, London, has kindly come over to deliver this training and to raise awareness of these under-recorded species.

This workshop will introduce the parasitoid wasp family, Ichneumonidae. A new key to subfamilies will be available and draft keys to nocturnal species. Attendees should gain an overview of the diversity of Ichneumonidae and the available resources for identification. With about 840 species known from Ireland, compared with over 2,000 known form England, there is a lot of scope for new discoveries.

Additional Information:

Centre for Environmental Data and Recording (CEDaR) Training Courses are aimed at anyone interested in wildlife. It is hoped that attendees will become wildlife recorders; recording what they see around them and submitting their records to CEDaR Online Recording – www.habitas.org.uk/records.

  • These are adult education courses and not suitable for young children. Anyone under 18 attending must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This course is suitable for beginners.
  • Suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor fieldwork is essential.
  • You are welcome to bring along any specimens you have to be identified.
  • Please bring a packed lunch although there is a café on site about a 10 minutes’ walk from the Manor.

For further information, contact Pauline Campbell, CEDaR Database Officer:

  • Tickets are £25 per person.
  • Booking in advance is essential.
  • To book please click "Book tickets now" on this page.