An Introduction to Spider Identification

Join spider expert Paul Lee's of Arachne Ecology for this one day introductory course into spider identification in the UK.

Dates

Start Date: 16th May 2017, 10:30
End Date: 16th May 2017, 16:00

Event Info

Colour patterns, ecology and even webs can all be useful in spider identification, at least to family level. Identification of species is more often dependant on examination of the structure of the animal’s reproductive organs.

We will begin the day by looking at the external structures of a spider and the key characters used in identification. After a brief overview of the main spider families we will then head outside to search for spiders and look at identification characters in the field.

The day will finish by looking at some specimens under a microscope to highlight the importance of different characters in species identification.

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If you possess a hand lens, any field guides or spider identification books then please bring them along, otherwise just come full of enthusiasm.

The workshop is FREE funded by the DVLP, however places are limited so booking is essential. To book your place please contact the DVLP below.

Contact Details

Address

Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar South Yorkshire S74 8HJ

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