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Edinburgh Entomological Club

The Edinburgh Entomological Club is a constituted organisation which acts as a forum for anyone interested in Entomology. Membership of the Club costs £4.00 per annum and members include both professional and non-professionals. Non-members and guests are welcome to attend the talks. 

Entomological club

Entomological club

2017-2018 Programme

18th Oct 2017 Max Brown (University Of Edinburgh)

Does trap type matter? Optimising trapping methods to sample dung beetle (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) community composition in oil palm plantations


15th Nov 2017 Garth Foster (Aquatic Coleoptera Conservation Trust)

Water beetles and other things


20th Dec 2017 Peter Alexander (University of Edinburgh)

Could consumption of insects reduce global agricultural land use?


17th Jan 2018 Vladimir Blagoderov (National Museum of Scotland)

How time flies for flies? Geological history of Diptera   


21st Feb 2018 Katrina Dainton (Forest Research)

Discussing three Scottish forestry pests: a native, an 80’s introduction, and a recent discovery


21st Mar 2018 Geoff Hancock (University of Glasgow)

Malloch and Cuthbertson - two Glasgow naturalists who made a global impact in Dipterology


18th Apr 2018 Ashley Buchan (University of Edinburgh)

Response of beetles to Peatland Restoration


16th May 2018 AGM, ISI reports and update on conservation strategy.

Unless otherwise indicated, meetings are held at 4pm (for 4:30pm) in Crew Building Annexe, King’s Buildings, University of Edinburgh.  For more information, please contact Ashley Buchan (Hon. Sec.) or Aythya Young (Programme Sec.) Tel: 07946 666532 (evenings) or email


Visitors and new members are always welcome, so please post this programme on a noticeboard and circulate it to your contacts. 

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