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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

Behaviour Special Interest Group

Insect Behaviour
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 10:00

Venue: NIAB EMR, New Road, East Malling Kent ME19 6BJ


Insects have refined sensory capabilities to locate mates, food, shelter and, in some cases, prevent egg-laying on occupied hosts. This meeting will provide an overview of the latest achievements in insect behavioural research relating to manipulation of insect behaviour to reduce pest damage in crops. It will bring together researchers and other interested parties to share and discuss methods of manipulating pests and beneficials using semiochemicals and how this might be used in an applied setting for future food security.

Keynote speakers will be Prof. David Hall, Prof. Toby Bruce, Dr Imrei Zoltan and Prof Wittko Francke.

The meeting will start at 10:00 and the formal aspects will end at 16:00 followed by a drinks reception.

Registration fees are:

Fellows and Members: £ 25.00

Non-members: £30.00

The meeting is open to 60 delegates on a first-come first-served basis. If you wish to offer an oral presentation or a poster, or attend without presenting, please fill in a registration form as soon as possible.


Registration is now open, please complete form here , then visit the shop to pay (members should be logged in to receive the discount)


Abstracts of no more than 250 words are now being accepted. Please state whether a talk or poster is preferred and should also include author affiliations. Please email these directly to   in a word document including your name in the file name. The deadline for abstract submission is: 30th June 2020.

Convenors: Michelle Fountain and Jozsef Vuts


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