The Society has extensive collections of butterflies and moths from both the UK and abroad, with smaller collections of other insect groups, such as dragonflies and beetles. We have regular, well illustrated talks, throughout the year and field trips and mothings at local sites, through the summer months.
Upcoming Insects events
Queens, Workers and Soldiers, Farmers, Paper Makers and Complex Social Societies in the Insect World! A Look at the Hymenoptera.16th November 2019 at 2.30pm
Speaker: Mark Spencer Looking at the Amazing Ants, Bees and Wasps in UK and a few Exotics too ! Mark has now spent 53 years as an Amateur Entomologist and is our present chair of that section.
Stridulation – a look at insect Sounds (including amplified sound effects).7th December 2019 at 2.30pm
Speaker: Jonathan MacGowan Many Insects communicate with audible and inaudible sounds, such as Crickets, Grasshoppers, Cicadas and even Moths. Jonathan has a wide range of knowledge and interests in Natural History, and is an avid photographer and recorder of all he sees !