The AIDGAP project, supported by the RES, has a new simple key to caddis larvae for testing over the summer. Only a few of the 198 British and Irish species of caddis larvae appear in popular guides and advanced guides depend on the use of a microscope. The challenge for this guide was to produce keys that could be used in the field with a handlens. If you would like to volunteer to help with AIDGAP testing please follow the link above..
AZOREAN BIODIVERSITY PORTAL
For the first time it is possible to have access to the detailed distribution of all the Azorean terrestrial flora and fauna mapped in a 500x500 m grid based on literature records. For some species some images are also provided. For threatened species only presence/absence in the islands is available
BEE PROOF SUITS
Welcome to BeeProofSuits.com. Constructed from heavy duty cotton fabric this range of bee suits and beekeepers jackets is stylish and has innovative design features. These bee suits, jackets and trousers will keep you cool and protect you from stings. This is a range protective clothing designed by beekeepers.
Inspiration through Nature
Brambleby Books specialises in natural history, with an emphasis on biodiversity, conservation and the environment. Our aim is to bring alive the variety and splendour of the natural world in the form of narrative descriptions, often interfaced with poetry and/or the visual arts. We also wish to promote natural history as a leisure pursuit.
Buzzing! is "Edutainment for all the family!" - a fun celebration of garden minibeasts in poetry, projected close-up images and music
Bugbites Books are a delightful introduction to the world of insects and other creepy crawlies. The books engage children's interest through stories woven with threads of natural history.
The Bugbites at the end of the book provide additional information and are primarily for the parent/reader.
Whilst being entertained by the story the children learn and begin to appreciate part of the natural history of the world in which we live.
The delightful illustrations, as you can see, have an endearing and humorous quality and appeal to children and adults alike.
The music on the audio cd has been composed to flow with the words through the story. A live wind quintet gathered together one cold February Sunday afternoon to make a recording and the instruments played were a flute, an oboe, a clarinet, a basoon and a french horn.
The Invertebrate Conservation Trust is the first organisation in Europe committed to the conservation of all invertebrates. Our aim is to prevent invertebrate extinctions and maintain sustainable populations of invertebrates in te UK
Systematics and Biodiversity - Published for The Natural History Museum http://journals.cambridge.org/sys
Bulletin of Entomological Research http://journals.cambridge.org/ber
International Journal of Tropical Insect Science - Published on behalf of The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) http://journals.cambridge.org/jti
e-entomology is a company based at Saint Laurent of Maroni, in French Guiana.
Our company with for vocation to accomodate the entomologists of all the horizons.
We set up all the means necessary to make your stay a real success.
Of the reception to the support that we propose in the organization of your stay, we work for your entomological prospections.
Our role, except that to propose insects of French Guiana * on our Internet site, is to provide services to measure:
"There exists as many steps and of wills diversities at the insects."
We wish you a pleasant visit on this site which we wanted before just like a glance on our dear French Amazonia.
*All products on line originating in French Guiana and are carried out by local craftsmen (naturalized insects and other objects of decoration).
The ESF provides a common platform for its Member Organisations in order to: " Advance European research " Explore new directions for research at the European level Through its activities, the ESF serves the needs of the European research community in a global context. The Research Networking Programme Behavioural Ecology of Insect Parasitoids - from theoretical approaches to field applications (BEPAR; January 2005 - December 2009) aims to foster, at the European level, research in the field of behavioural ecology of insect parasitoids, through theoretical and experimental approaches. The main issue is to understand what sort of optimal behaviours these animals should adopt in order to maximise their production of progeny. The results obtained serve especially to improve the use of these insects for field application through biological control programmes against crop pests. Email : email@example.com
The EYE (Exploring Your Environment) Project aimes to encourage everyone to get actively involved in learning about and safeguarding the environment. We are launching a new website, www.eyeproject.org.uk, where people can record sightings of wildlife in the North East. The EYE Project is a Newcastle University project which is being managed by Tyne & Wear Museums and is sponsored by Northumbrian Water, Newcastle University, Tyne & Wear Museums, Natural England, Northumberland Wildlife Trust and Tyne & Wear Museums Business Partners. The information gathered through this project will also help to shape the displays at the Hancock Museum as it is redeveloped as part of the £26 million Great North Museum Project which is due to open in 2009. Public access points will be created at the new museum, as well as a number of selected locations around the region.
The GT EntoVision division have worked closely with the entomological community to carefully research and test a range of imaging, automation and monitoring products. Those that we have found particularly suitable for entomology have been included in our range.
INSECTSANDFLIGHT.COM INTRODUCTION to HYMENOPTERA, INSECTS IN FLIGHT & INSECT 'FLATS'by ROBIN WILLIAMS FRES
Butterfly and moth news, glossary, directory, virtual museum, almanac
For this year's Garden Moths Count (20-28 June 2009), Butterfly Conservation is seeking the help of the public, gardeners and their families to become citizen scientists for a night or two in the search for Darwin's moth; the Peppered Moth Biston betularia.
The Peppered Moth is one of the world's best-known examples of evolution by natural selection, Darwin's great discovery, and all the action happened (and continues to this day) here in Britain. In heavily-polluted cities the normal, pale, speckled forms of the Peppered Moth were no longer camouflaged from predators on the soot-blackened trees. Black (called "melanic") versions of the Peppered Moth thrived in these situations and the normal form became
quite rare. In recent decades, as pollution has been greatly reduced, the balance swung back the other way. Now black moths are more obvious on the lichen-encrusted tree trunks and so the speckled Peppered Moths have again come to dominate populations.
But all is not well with Darwin's moth. Despite its amazing ability to survive the worst of the industrial revolution, numbers of Peppered Moths in Britain have fallen by 61% since the late 1960s. It is not clear what is causing this decline but we need the public's help to find out more. Does the Peppered Moth still live in your garden? If so, are they speckled or black?
In contrast, the beautiful Scarlet Tiger moth, which flies in the daytime, seems to be doing well. We think that is it spreading from its traditional strongholds in South-west England and South Wales, probably in response to climate change. However, we do not know how far the species has got. Is it in your garden?
Garden Moths Count is an exciting nationwide online survey and anyone can take part, young or old, without needing to be experts or have special equipment. In addition to the Peppered Moth and Scarlet Tiger, there are 18 other moths to look out for, all easily recognized and some that can be seen during the day. It takes place from 20-28 June 2009 at www.mothscount.org
NATURAL HISTORY, READING MUSEUM SERVICE
The Museum is a leading partner in www.collectionsgateway.org.uka site for information about regional collections including a history of the Museum's entomology collection, listings of the species of British insects in the collection and arrangements for access to the collection.
Also members may be interested to know about the Museum's nationally renowned education loans service with on-line booking http://schoolloans.readingmuseum.org.uk which lends out boxed natural history items for study, including insects, to schools and other educational organisations.
PUPA EDUCATION We aim to educate (children, schools, young peopole, clubs and teachers) about invertebrates and plants and the important roles they play in our daily lives, with an emphasis on conservation. The aim is to draw attention to the need for conservation and protection of the environment through fun activities.
Rothamsted International, is involved in scientific capacity building and international agricultural development.
This is a major project to photographically record the life cycles of UK Lepidoptera and the website currently has over 7000 images of 750+ species. The project has the support of several Entomologists who are rearing and photographing Lepidoptera but additional help would be welcome
A website (in three languages) dedicated to butterflies, moths, other insects and biodiversity in general with a lot of photos and useful links
Group of amateur coleopterists local to the
Watford area who meet regularly to swap records and help each other with identifications and advice about local coleoptera
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is a wonderful source of many kinds of butterflies and moths by post, alive as eggs, caterpillars and chrysalids or purchased for collections and decor. Books for their study, equipment for breeding, and field study. Also living Phasmids (stick insects and leaf insects). Lists are available on the website including up-to-date information, current livestock and unusual museum specimens