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Tiny (phoretic?) wasp on butterfly antenna

I took lots of photographs of this particular Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) butterfly in our Staffordshire garden. Checking the images on my computer, I noticed that a couple of the shots showed a minuscule wasp on the tip of the butterfly's antenna. I've attached a composite image showing the butterfly and the wasp (inset). It's almost definitely a wasp and I was wondering whether I had accidently recorded one of the phoretic species that are egg parasitoids. Is this likely?

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2 Day Bee Identification Workshop at Blencathra (Cumbria)

Steven Falk, author of the 2015 best-selling book on the identification of bees, is running a 2 day course specifically aimed at learning about the complex art of beeidentification. This will include an introduction to the key differences between various bee genera, and work on prepared specimens using a microscope using Steve's widely available and much-praised keys.

For full details and booking contact Field Studies Council

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19 & 20 August 2017

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2 Day Bee Identification Workshop at Slapton Ley (Devon)

Steven Falk, author of the 2015 best-selling book on the identification of bees, is running a 2 day course specifically aimed at learning about the complex art of beeidentification. This will include an introduction to the key differences between various bee genera, and work on prepared specimens using a microscope using Steve's widely available and much-praised keys.

 

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22 & 23 July 2017

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2 Day Bee Identification Workshop at Malham Tarn

Steven Falk, author of the 2015 best-selling book on the identification of bees, is running a 2 day course specifically aimed at learning about the complex art of beeidentification. This will include an introduction to the key differences between various bee genera, and work on prepared specimens using a microscope using Steve's widely available and much-praised keys.

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June 17 & 18 2017

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2 Day Bee Identification Workshop In North Pennines AONB

Steven Falk, author of the 2015 best-selling book on the identification of bees, is running a 2 day course specifically aimed at learning about the complex art of beeidentification. This will include an introduction to the key differences between various bee genera, and work on prepared specimens using a microscope using Steve's widely available and much-praised keys.

For full details contact  samantha@northpenninesaonb.org.uk 

Booking will be essential

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June 3 & 4 2017

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2 Day Bee Identification Workshop In Pembrokeshire

Steven Falk, author of the 2015 best-selling book on the identification of bees, returns to Wales for a second 2 day course specifically aimed at learning about the complex art of beeidentification. This will include an introduction to the key differences between various bee genera, and work on prepared specimens using a microscope using Steve's widely available and much-praised keys.

Venue: Bug Farm, Pembrokeshire

Price: TBC (circa £65-70 for 2 days)

booking essential  via http://www.drbeynonsbugfarm.com/

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April 29 & 30 2017

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Bee Identification Workshops at Liverpool World Museum

Join Steven Falk, author of the 2015 best-selling book on the identification of bees for an introductory course specifically aimed at learning about the complex art of identification. This will include an introduction to the key differences between various bee genera, and work on prepared specimens using a microscope using Steve's widely available and much-praised keys.

These are free events, with the same programme being run on each of the two days as each day is independent

Booking is essential and should be done via via Museum

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11 -12 November 2016

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