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EOI – Dipteran Identification and Taxonomy in the Digital Age Workshop

The Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is hosting a workshop titled Dipteran Identification and Taxonomy in the Digital Age, funded by the Plant Surveillance Network Australasia-Pacific (PSNAP).

The workshop will take place at the Zoology Department Building 420, University of Western Australia on Monday, 12 February - Friday, 16 February 2024.

The workshop aims to:

  • address current gaps in Dipteran surveillance methods, identification and taxonomy skills in Australia
  • focus on the existing surveillance techniques used to collect and monitor key biosecurity groups of flies and morphological identification of Diptera
  • address questions regarding efficacy of other surveillance methodologies such as triaging and identification from digital images using MyPestGuide® data.

Examples of resources that will be explored include:


Participants require experience in entomology and are preferred to be:

  • triage officers (including MyPestGuide® triage) and frontline services officers dealing with enquiries (photos and samples) from the public and other staff from their departments
  • biosecurity officers and their managers who have experience in entomology or carry out general surveillance
  • diagnostic officers
  • government or industry officers involved in diagnostics and/or surveillance.


To register your interest to attend, please email Nadine Guthrie via the button below by COB Thursday, 1 February 2024 and include the information below:

  1. full name
  2. email address
  3. phone number
  4. job title
  5. organisation.

Please feel free to contact Nadine Guthrie if you have any further questions.