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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

Dr Alan Stewart

Dr Alan Stewart
Honorary Fellow
Date of fellowship 2014

Dr Alan Stewart is a Senior Lecturer in Ecology at the University of Sussex. His research interests are Invertebrate community ecology, especially in temperate grasslands, tropical and temperate forests; restoration of species-rich invertebrate communities after intensive agriculture; invertebrate conservation; and the ecology and conservation of selected insect species, including glow worms, Lampyris noctiluca and Donacia reed beetles.

He also works on the ecology, systematics and biogeography of leafhoppers (Auchenorrhyncha); insect-plant interactions, especially the control of insect herbivore pests; ecology and genetics of colour/pattern polymorphism in insects.

Dr Stewart has a long association with the Society, especially in relation to insect conservation and he is currently the convenor of the RES Insect Conservation Special Insect Group.

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