Royal Entomological Society South West Region Annual Meeting

Osmia bicolor. By František ŠARŽÍK ( [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

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The Royal Entomological Society South West Region Annual Meeting incorporates a trio of fascinating talks providing an insight into current invertebrate research and conservation, as well as the opportunity to meet leading entomologists.

This free event is open to all and there is no need to book. Discussions will continue after the meeting in a nearby hostelry. Start time: 18:30.

Our shell nesting Osmia bees (speaker: John Walters)

  • Looking at the amazing ecology of the shell nesting Osmia bicolor, spinulosa and aurulenta bees.

What makes a successful postglacial colonist? (speaker: Professor David Bilton)

  • Water beetles and the origin of widespread species in the Holocene.

Matienzo (speakers: Tom Thomson and Fergus McBurney)

  • Exploring the subterranean life of northern Spain.

Please contact Peter Smithers ( for more information.

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