I am an ecologist from Italy, currently studying in Belgium. As part of my master thesis project I embarked in the study of the invertebrate communities dwelling wetland sites around Europe. I am fairly new in the world of entomology and would really appreciate some advice on how to correctly identify my specimens. I am currently using the field guide "Insects of Britain and Western Europe" from Michael Chinery (Revised 2012 Edition), but still I encounter several difficulties in getting further than the family level.
Thank you all in advance for helping me take these first steps into the world of insects.
where are you studying in Belgium ? here is a book "Clé d'identification des principales familles d'insectes d’Europe" par Jacques MIGNON, Éric HAUBRUGE & Frédéric FRANCIS published by Gembloux
see at www.researchgate.net/publication/307721147_Recension_Cle_d'identification_des_principales_familles_d'insectes_d'Europe?_sg=6_JEnG8znBDzjOjoMy9-plP4eIm4IAWFTegjIT4bHYZs9YPHlxUKjqffHa012ES0eQNuwftXhJSEs3aYsYo5SdHUV6xlCwoJJdszsVjv.9M3qj8jRC3Fn_2regxJlliyjwYdTh27DGYDChK1sStonL9nqjWkSvdsf9T5mFYm0C5SWGM5bKqGWNa9xyHvS8w
s'il n'y pas de solution c'est qu'il n'y a pas de problème ! akuna matata ....