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Field Identification of Conspicuous Ladybirds: Adults and Larvae, with the FSC

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 10:00 to 16:00

There are approximately 47 species of ladybird found in the UK, but only 26 are readily recognisable as ladybirds. These are known as conspicuous ladybirds and are the ones we often think of when we hear the word ‘ladybird’.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to be able to start identifying conspicuous ladybird adults and larvae to species in the field.

This course marries the use of classroom-led learning and outside learning opportunities led by an expert tutor to give learners the skills to be able to identify distinctive species of ladybird in the field.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for over 18s

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Register in Advance

To attend this event please register in advance.


Due to the outside nature of part of this course, registered participants are advised to bring suitable clothing and footwear in order to access the Bushy Park site in various weather conditions. This will involve walking over uneven ground and will require a reasonable level of fitness.

Did you know?

Shapely antennae

Antennal shape reflects insect ecology, male moths have feathery antennae to detect female pheromones at night.

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