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Event Annual Phasma meeting

The meeting will take place on Sunday 21st April 2019 at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

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Period 21/04/2019
Event location Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Rue Vautier 29, B1000 Brussels
Host Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Contact person Kristien Rabaey
Geographical coverage Belgium
Keywords entomology, stick insects

For the 4th time the PHASMA MEETING will take place at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels with the support of the European citizen science project DITOS.

It is a unique opportunity to learn more about stick insects through a series of activities: seminars, a game on stick insects, activities for kids, the exchange of breeding stocks, and to meet other phasmid enthusiasts from many countries. It is open to anyone interested in stick insects: breeders, scientists, amateurs, beginners, families…


This event is free but registration is obligatory

by sending an email to Kristien Rabaey ( - please indicate the number of participants)


10h30 Registration & coffee

11h00 Seminar (large auditorium): Bokor Mountain, the stick insects Nirvana in Cambodia by Jérôme Constant (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences)

12h00 Lunch: Food (sandwiches etc.) and drinks offered

13h30 Seminar (large auditorium): The Dataminae of continental Southeast Asia by Joachim Bresseel (collaborator, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences)

14h30 Seminar (large auditorium): Phylliidae: History, Etymology, and Taxonomy by Royce T. Cumming (San Diego Natural History Museum, USA & Montreal Insectarium, Canada)

15h30 Stick insects breeding stocks exchange

Kid’s corner with specific activities for the youngest participants


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