Members Reports and Photos

 

PRAEGER CENTRE, national botanic gardens,  3 DECEMBER 2017

LEADERS: DOROTHY LYLE, niamh lennon, nESSA DARCY,  ESME HERRERO & LAILA HIGGINS

Morning:  Insect and beetle identification .
Dorothy Lyle presented us with a very substantial list of publications and websites to assist in  insect ID (see other attachment).
Beetles of  many shapes, sizes and families, collected during surveys in South Dublin and Fingal were presented by Nessa Darcy.
Niamh Lennon provided us with photos of insects and other information.

Afternooon:  Bees and snails.
Esme (Ana) Herrero
took us through bumblebee identification with a powerpoint presentation and showed us her reference collection of bees - a few sample slides are shown in oher attachment. 
Laila Higgins
showed us many marine shell specimens collected during the outing on 22nd October 2016 to Portmarnock, with particular attention being paid to gastropods

 

Insect Handbook

       

Bees handbok            Beetle Field Guide           Bumblebees

   

Bombus muscorum - a Carder bee

    

British Beetle                             Carabidae beetles                         The Carbidae (Luff)

  

Beetle Families

    

               7-spot Ladybird                                   Ladybird larvae ID

  

Caterpillars (moths, butterflies)  Spiders (Jones-Waters)

 

 

   

  Photographs © P. Lenihan

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