Entomology: The Larger Insects Of Wales

Course Details

Module Code: XS13410

Class Code: AF303E

Venue: Centre For Alt Technology

Town: Machynlleth

Day: Fri-Sun

Start Time: 10am

End Time: 5pm

Start Date: 12-06-2020

End Date: 14-06-2020

Tutor: Ward, Philip(Mr)

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Full Fee: £120.00
Concessions: £110.00
Fee Waiver Fee: £10.00

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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.


This module is at CQFW Level 4