Anyone who has been to the forest has had experience with these insects and has perhaps asked "what are these annoying flies?" While generally blackflies are only a minor annoyance they may also cause more serious disease.
We recently organised and hosted an ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity training course on Taxonomic Capacity Building for Sustainable Use of Biodiversity
Bird and Butterfly Rally The flying flowers of QSBG
QSBG Entomology in collaboration with the Lanna Bird and Nature Conservation Club (LBNCC) of Chiang Mai recently (March 1, 2015) organised and hosted a Bird and Butterfly Rally at QSBG where members of the LBNCC and friends spent a morning in QSBG looking at and learning about the Birds and Butterflies of QSBG.
QSBG Entomology last week hosted a 1 week "Diptera Identification Workshop" supported by The Department of Agricultural and Water Resources-Australian Aid and bionet (ASEAN under the direction of Dan Bickel (Australian Museum, Australia) and Wichai Srisuka (QSBG, Thailand)
Aliens among us! Alien Ants in Northern Thailand
A new project QSBG Entomology has recently started is a project examining 'alien ants' (also know as 'tramp ants'), their impacts and some aspect of their management in national parks in Northern Thailand.