Today Matt & I ran a tachinid identification workshop at the BENHS collection at Dinton Pastures. This was the 4th or 5th year that we have done this but it was still very well attended with a variety of people from experts to complete novices. The day started with a brief run-through and PowerPoint of what tachinids are and how to recognise them in the field. Then we moved pretty quickly over to the collections and got everyone identifying specimens.
The day was very tiring for Matt & I but it was good to hear happy dipterists at the end of the day all saying they’d enjoyed themselves and learned plenty! 🙂