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Following the latest government announcement concerning the current Covid-19 pandemic the Society headquarters at Mansion House has now closed.

Where possible emails will be monitored, any urgent enquiries should be forwarded to

Membership applications will be put on hold until further notice.

Our "identify that insect" service will continue, but our Director of Science cannot accept any physical samples to inspect during this time.

Our Librarian will not have access to our collections from home, but will be happy to try and locate references available to download from the internet.

All events and meetings have been cancelled until further notice

We hope that everyone stays well and we hope that normal business can resume soon for everyone, thank you for your understanding during this difficult time that the world finds itself in.

Kirsty Whiteford - Registrar

Rock crawlers (Grylloblattaria)

Also known as Grylloblattodea, this is a small and obscure order with fewer than 30 species found only in the western USA and Canada, and parts of China, Korea and Japan. Commonly known as rock crawlers or ice crawlers, they are usually found at high altitudes, and share some characters with the orders Dictyoptera and Phasmida.

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