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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

Farming insects – six-legged livestock in the UK

Insects are likely to be a valuable source of protein for people and livestock in the future. There is rapidly growing interest in farming insects in the UK and around the world. Over 90 Researchers, farmers, investors and entrepreneurs will be meeting in London on Tuesday 4 April 2017 to discuss the development of insect farming as part of supply chains in the UK.


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