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Event 59th Phasma Meeting

After the great success of last year’s edition, we are pleased to invite you all to the 59th Phasma Meeting which will take place on the 30th April 2017 at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels, Belgium (RBINS).

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Period 30/04/2017
Event location Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Rue Vautier 29, 1000 Brussels
Contact person Kristien Rabaey
Keywords phasma, taxonomy,

This special event is an opportunity to meet other phasmid enthusiasts, breeders, taxonomists, amateurs and professionals from all over Europe and share and discuss your common passion for and experiences on that group of insects. 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.

This time, you will also be able to test your knowledge in a funny game... revise your care sheets!

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).


10h30: Welcome.
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).
Lunch. Food (sandwiches, pasta, quiche…) and drinks available at the cafeteria of the museum.
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

Registration is obligatory via email to Kristien Rabaey (

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