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Class Code
AF301E
Module Title
Entomology: The Larger Insects Of Wales
Venue
Centre For Alt Technology
Town
Machynlleth
Day
Fri-Sun
Start Time
10.00am
End Time
5.00pm
Start Date
22-06-2018
End Date
24-06-2018
Other Date(s)
23/06/2018
Tutor(s)
Ward, Philip A(Mr)
Fees
£120.00 (concessions: £100.00)
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Brochure Text

The mainly field-based sessions will focus on observing and identifying large insects such as butterflies, dragonflies, moths and beetles. Practical methods of capturing and handling specimens found in various habitats around the venue will be tried. This will include using pit-fall traps for those that crawl, beating and sweep-nets and hopefully light trapping for night fliers. These insects are large enough to have plenty of features that easily seen with the naked eye and their behaviour can be readily observed. You will be guided to develop the observation skills and knowledge to enable you to identify many of these larger insects. As an important component of a healthy food web, the state of these insect populations is an early indicator of environmental change. The background knowledge and skills gained here are essential for attempting insect surveys and monitoring programmes which underpin management of wildlife habitats.

Note

This module is at CQFW Level 4

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