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Phasma Meeting

Two seminars are organised as well as a visit to the collections of phasmids of RBINS (mainly the material collected by J. Constant and J. Bresseel in Vietnam and Cambodia). This will be followed at the end of the day by the “traditional” exchange of breeding stocks.

Registration is obligatory via email to Kristien Rabaey (

VENUE: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Vautier street 29, 1000 Brussels

10h30: Welcome.
11h: Seminar (large auditorium): Brazil-Expedition of the Phasmatodea team: Phasmids of Itatiaia National Park in the Mata Atlântica region of eastern Brazil by Frank Hennemann (Germany).
12h: Lunch. Food (sandwiches, pasta, quiche…) and drinks available at the cafeteria of the museum.
13h30: Seminar (large auditorium): Update in the family of Heteropterygidae by Holger Dräger (Germany).
14h30: Visit of the scientific collections of Phasmids of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. The visit will last 15-20 min, by groups of 10-15 people. Registration at welcome desk on arrival.
15h30: Phasmids breeding stocks exchange.

Parking is available (should you bring a lot of material or have special requirements, inform Kristien within your registration and we’ll do our best).