9:00AM, Sep 30th, 2019


12:00PM, Oct 4th, 2019


South Perth, Western Australia Australia


When: 30 September – 1 October 2019 (general workshop) and 2-4 October 2019 (advanced workshop)

Where: Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, South Perth, Western Australia

Presenters: Andras Szito (WA DPIRD), Adam Slipinski (CSIRO), Lingzi Zhou (CSIRO), Dominie Wright (WA DPIRD)

This five-day two-part workshop is aimed at building base level diagnostic capability for Khapra beetle and related Dermestid beetles, together with an advanced component providing high level taxonomic identification skills for Trogoderma granarium. The course will include general presentations on biology, morphology and classification of Dermestid beetles, exploration of molecular and morphology identification methods and hands on practical sessions identifying physical specimens. For the advanced component this will cover adult genetalia dissection and larvae identification techniques.

To find out more and submit an expression of interest you need to be a member of the National Plant Biosecurity Diagnostician’s Network (NPBDN), log in to the Portal and go to ‘Development Events’ tab in the menu.

To become a member of NPBDN, please fill in the application form.

Expressions of interest are open until 12 July 2019 and participants will be informed by 23 July 2019.