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Field Identification of Hoverflies with the FSC

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 10:00 to 16:00

There are around 283 hoverfly species in the British Isles with many showing very distinctive colouration and patterning so that they can be identified in the field.

Join our tutor in the field to search for, find, and discuss the identification features of a variety of UK hoverfly species that can be identified in the field. Learn about the different tribes and species of hoverflies and how to tell them apart. We will be using Britain’s Hoverflies: A Field Guide by Stuart Ball and Roger Morris – copies will be available to use from our library, but please feel free to bring your own.

This course combines classroom-led learning and outside learning opportunities led by a specialist tutor to give learners the skills to be able to identify distinctive species of hoverfly 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?


The scientific term for insect poo is 'frass'.

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