Identification workshop: woodlice

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In this series of specialist identification workshops, you'll learn the basics of how to recognise insect species of a particular group, whether it's in our entomology lab or out in the field. This event is for adults only, read on to find out more about this particular workshop and its location.

This workshop will cover:

General life histories and ecology of woodlice
Identification of the common and distinctive species.
This workshop is on location at Leighton Moss, North Lancashire. It will include richly illustrated indoor presentations, observing specimens under microscopes and opportunities to try field collection and identification skills. The content will be based on the British Myriapod & Isopod Group (BMIG) digital guide, and ideal for a beginner.

Our Tutor 

Paul Richards wrote the BMIG guide to millipedes, centipedes and woodlice, and has nearly 40 years experience as a professional zoologist, curator and ecologist specialising in ground invertebrates.

The Tanyptera Project

These events are part of The Tanyptera Project, a 7.5 year initiative (2017-2024) funded by the Tanyptera Trust to promote the study and conservation of insects and other invertebrates in the Lancashire and Cheshire region of NW England. You can learn more about it on the North West Invertebrates website here