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Larval ecology of hoverflies

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13 December 2016, 4pm
at James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen (screened to Dundee site)
for scientists, researchers and other interested parties
Hoverfly larva (c) James Hutton Institute

Geoff Wilkinson of the North East Scotland Biological Records Centre (NESBReC) will deliver this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar entitled “Larval ecology of hoverflies”. It will be held at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen (and screened to the Institute’s Dundee site).

Hoverflies are a fascinating group of insects with around 6000 described species worldwide. The adults can be important pollinators and the larvae involved in biological pest control. For just one family of flies, the larvae are remarkably varied in their feeding habits and habitats with some species living in polluted water, some living in decaying wood and others actively hunting aphids and other insects. This talk will this explore the diverse ecology of hoverfly larvae and its implications for conservation.

The talk starts at 4pm with light refreshments available from 3.30pm.

For further information, please contact Jenni Stockan, Environmental & Biochemical Sciences, James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, AB15 8QH, UK. Office: +44 (0)1224 395 239, or Jennifer Slater, Ecological Sciences, James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee, DD2 5DA.

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