Leicestershire Entomological Society

    Leicestershire Entomological Society

    Leicestershire Entomological Society (LES) promotes interest in, and the study of, the insects of Leicestershire and Rutland. The Society holds monthly meetings from October through to March (see below), produces a biannual newsletter and occasional publications about insect life within the two counties. New members are very welcome and the annual subscription is £5. Cheques should be made payable to "Leicestershire Entomological Society" and should be posted to Stuart Poole, 18 Croft Drive, Wigston, Leicester, LE18 1HD - or come along to one of the meetings, which are held at Kirby Muxloe Free Church, Main Street, Kirby Muxloe LE9 2AN SK517042. The session starts at 7:30, but most members arrive half an hour earlier for a natter, with tea, coffee and biscuits. Visitors are welcome: 

    Thursday 18 October 2018 - Investigating the soil food web, how this relates to soil health and agriculture. Felicity Crotty. A healthy soil is vital to ensure both high yields and future high yields, but what is healthy soil? In reality only ‘living’ things can have health, thereby introducing the concept of soil health. Are we (unconsciously?) acknowledging that we regard soil as a living ecosystem and not just an inert base for agriculture. This talk will focus on the inter-linkages within the soil food web, the impact of agriculture on soil biology, the impact soil biology can have on agriculture and how this relates to concepts of soil health.

    Wednesday, 24 October 2018 – Spiders. Lawrence Bee. This is a joint meeting with Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, Natural History Section, and will be held at NEW WALK MUSEUM, LEICESTER. Free to LES members. Lawrence Bee from Oxfordshire is a naturalist with interests in many areas, in particular invertebrates. He regularly runs identification training courses for various organisations and is particularly known for his expertise with the arachnids. 

    Thursday 15 November 2018 – Members’ Evening. This is your evening, a chance to share the highlights or disappointments of the entomological year. Bring along any digital images or 35 mm slides plus anything you want to exhibit. New books or gadgets and your comments on their practicality are also welcome. Please ensure any digital media are virus-checked and If you are bringing 35 mm transparencies please bring your own projector.

    Thursday 13 December 2018 - Annual General Meeting. Our AGM for the first part of the evening, followed by our social get together, catch up with all the latest news on the entomological front whilst taking your fill of mince pies, Christmas cake and chocolate biscuits etc. Pop goes yet another button or two.

    Thursday 17 January 2019 – The Camberwell Beauty in nineteenth century Leicestershire ... and just who was Rev. Armitage’s sister? by Adrian Russell, VC55 Lepidoptera County Recorder. A fascinating look into the historical side of Lepidoptera recording in VC55.

    Thursday 21 February 2019 – Bees and Wasps. Steve Woodward. Our Newsletter Editor will give us an insight into this complex group of insects. Steve has focused on solitary bees and wasps and with Helen Ikin they have added several new species for VC55.

    Thursday 21 March 2019 – Flies - the next adventure playground. Ray Morris. Our Chairman, who has taken a keen interest in the Diptera - no doubt his enthusiasm will encourage us to take note of these insects.

     

    The following LES Occasional Publications and newsletters can be viewed as pdf files and copies may be saved and distributed for personal and non-commercial use:

    LES Occasional Publications

    LESOPS 1 - The Hoverflies of Some Woodlands in Leicestershire - John Kramer
    LESOPS 2 - The Hawkmoths of Hinckley District - Ray Morris
    LESOPS 3 - The Hoverflies of a Leicester Garden - Neil Frankum
    LESOPS 4 - The Macro-Lepidoptera of Burbage Wood - Ray Morris
    LESOPS 5 - The Wetland and Riparian Coleoptera of the Soar Valley 1. Carabidae - Derek Lott
    LESOPS 6 - The Butterflies of Hinckley District - Ray Morris
    LESOPS 8 - Leicestershire Harvestmen - Jon Daws
    LESOPS 9 - Leicestershire Woodlice - Jon Daws
    LESOPS 10 - Some Mid-Century Leicestershire Butterflies - Tom Robinson
    LESOPS 11 - Leicestershire Lepidoptera Recording Scheme, Annual Review 1994 - Adrian Russell
    LESOPS 12 - Invertebrate Recording at Launde Big Wood SSSI (1995) - LES Members
    LESOPS 13 - Invertebrate Recording at the Wilderness, Staunton Harold (1995) - LES Members
    LESOPS 14 - Leicestershire Lepidoptera Recording Scheme, Annual Review 1995 - Adrian Russell
    LESOPS 15 - The Foraging Preferences of Anthophora plumipes in a Suburban Garden - Maggie Frankum
    LESOPS 16 - Lepidopteran Survey of Land at Stanton-Under-Bardon (1998) - Jane McPhail
    LESOPS 17 - The Stathern-Bottesford Disused Railway Line, Lepidopteran and Gall Observations - Jane McPhail
    LESOPS 18 - A Study of Fosse Meadows Nature Park - Dorothy Phillips, Ray Morris, Jane McPhail
    LESOPS 19 - A Checklist of the Moths of Rutland Water - Ron Follows
    LESOPS 20 - Garden Bees Update 1998-2001 - Maggie Frankum
    LESOPS 21 - Foraging Behaviour of Bumblebees and Solitary Bees in a Suburban Garden - Maggie Frankum
    LESOPS 22 - Fleas of Leicestershire and Rutland - Frank Clark
    LESOPS 23 - The Millipedes of Leicestershire and Rutland - Jon Daws, Helen Ikin
    LESOPS 24 - The Rove Beetles of Leicestershire and Rutland - Derek Lott
    LESOPS 25 - A Provisional Atlas of Carabidae in Leicestershire and Rutland - Derek Lott, Graham Finch, Gareth Price
    LESOPS 26 - The Craneflies of Leicestershire and Rutland - John Kramer
    LESOPS 27 - A Two Year Study of Water Bugs at Priory Water, Leicestershire - Tony Cook, Frank Clark
    LESOPS 28 - A Study of Water Beetles at Priory Water, Leicestershire - Tony Cook, Frank Clark
    LESOPS 29 - Provisional Atlas of Caddis Flies in Leicestershire & Rutland - Ray Morris
    LESOPS 30 - Ground Beetles of Priory Water - Tony Cook, Frank Clark
    LESOPS 31 - Scarce Beetles - Graham Finch
    LESOPS 32 - Dung Beetles of Priory Water - Tony Cook, Frank Clark
    LESOPS 33 - Soldierflies in VC55 - Ray Morris
    LESOPS 34 - Scarce Beetles part 2 - Graham Finch
    LESOPS 35 - Ground Beetles in Reedbeds - Tony Cook, Frank Clark
    LESOPS 36 - Water Traps - Ray Morris

    LES Newsletters

    Newsletter 61 - September 2019 sample
    Newsletter 60 - January 2019 sample
    Newsletter 59 - September 2018 sample
    Newsletter 58 - January 2018 sample
    Newsletter 57 - September 2017
    Newsletter 56 - January 2017
    Newsletter 55 - September 2016
    Newsletter 54 - January 2016
    Newsletter 53 - September 2015
    Newsletter 52 - January 2015
    Newsletter 51 - September 2014
    Newsletter 50 - January 2014
    Newsletter 49 - September 2013
    Newsletter 48 - January 2013
    Newsletter 47 - September 2012
    Newsletter 46 - January 2012
    Newsletter 45 - September 2011
    Newsletter 44 - January 2011
    Newsletter 43 - September 2010
    Newsletter 42 - January 2010
    Newsletter 41 - September 2009
    Newsletter 40 - January 2009
    Newsletter 39 - September 2008
    Newsletter 38 - January 2008
    Newsletter 37 - September 2007
    Newsletter 36 - January 2007
    Newsletter 35 - September 2006
    Newsletter 34 - January 2006
    Newsletter 33 - September 2005
    Newsletter 32 - January 2005
    Newsletter 31 - September 2004
    Newsletter 30 - January 2004
    Newsletter 29 - September 2003
    Newsletter 28 - February 2003
    Newsletter 27 - September 2002
    Newsletter 26 - February 2002
    Newsletter 25 - September 2001
    Newsletter 24 - March 2001
    Newsletter 23 - September 1999
    Newsletter 22 - February 1999
    Newsletter 21 - September 1998
    Newsletter 20 - February 1998
    Newsletter 19 - September 1997
    Newsletter 18 - February 1997
    Newsletter 17 - September 1996
    Newsletter 16 - February 1996
    Newsletter 15 - September 1995
    Newsletter 14 - January 1995
    Newsletter 13 - September 1994
    Newsletter 12 - March 1994
    Newsletter 11 - September 1993
    Newsletter 10 - February 1993
    Newsletter 9 - September 1992
    Newsletter 8 - April 1992
    Newsletter 7 - November 1991
    Newsletter 6 - February 1991
    Newsletter 5 - October 1990
    Newsletter 4 - February 1990
    Newsletter 3 - August 1989
    Newsletter 2 - February 1989
    Newsletter 1 - November 1988