Upcoming Events

SAFIT 2019 Workshop

October 19-20, 2019

SAFIT Workshop 2019

Aquatic Hemiptera/Heteroptera, the true bugs
with Dan Polhemus, Bishop Museum

University of California-Davis

Bohart Museum, Briggs Hall, Room 122


SAFIT will hold the 2019 taxonomic workshop at Briggs Hall, Room 122, UC Davis on the weekend of October 19-20, prior to the SAFIT annual board meeting on October 21 at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area near Davis, and the 26th annual California Aquatic Bioassessment Workgroup (CABW) meetings at the ARC on the UC Davis campus on October 22-23.

The workshop this year will focus on the aquatic Hemiptera/Heteroptera and will be presented by Dan Polhemus, the Bishop Museum, Hawaii. There will also be a section on taxonomic updates.

Folks are encouraged to volunteer to provide updates on other taxonomic groups. Please contact Robert Wisseman bob@aquaticbio.com with your ideas or questions.

Cost to Attend*:

SAFIT Members: $300
Non-members: $400

*You must be an active member of SAFIT for 2019 at the time of registration to register for the workshop at the reduced fee.

Payment may be sent to the SAFIT treasurer:

Bill Isham, C/O Wood E&I,
9210 Sky Park Court, San Diego CA, 92123

Please make checks/money orders payable to “SAFIT” in US dollars.

You may also register online using PayPal

We have room for 40 participants in this workshop and these seats will be filled on a first come first serve basis. We will accept participants up to the day of the workshop or until all seats are filled. If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact John Pfeiffer at jpfeiffer@ecoanalysts.com

Current students may apply to Dan Pickard, the SAFIT president dpickard@csuchico.edu for a scholarship to have the workshop fee waived.

Students and staff from UC-Davis may attend all or part of the workshop for free, but please notify Bob Wisseman bob@aquaticbio.com that you will be doing so to make sure we have enough room.

Download the workshop flyer

Past Events
SAFIT Workshop 2018

Tiptoeing through Tipuloidea
with Gelhaus and Podeniene

October 20-21, 2018
Hosted by University of California-Davis

Tipuloidea with Gelhaus and Podeniene presented by Dr. Jon Gelhaus and Dr. Virginia Podeniene of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.

SAFIT Workshop 2017

Taxonomic Workshop

October 21-22, 2017
Hosted by University of California-Davis

Presentation and distribution of a fully illustrated key and diagnostic atlas for the western North American Baetidae. Other taxonomic groups covered: Hirudinea, Gastropoda, Crustacea, Odonata, Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Corydalidae, Trichoptera, & Elmidae.

Beetlemania 2

Beetlemania II

August 19-21, 2015
Hosted by The National Aquatic Monitoring Center
Utah State University Logan, UT

instruction on the taxonomy, identification, and natural history of western North American aquatic Coleoptera (beetles), with an emphasis on Hydrophiloidea, Hydraenidae, and Noteridae.

Taxonomy of Western North America Mayfly Nymphs

January 3-4, 2013
Hosted by CSULB Stream Ecology and Assessment Laboratory
California State University, Long Beach

Workshop provided comprehensive instruction on the taxonomy, identification, and natural history of western North American Ephemeroptera (mayflies).

tricop workshop

Trichoptera of Western North America

Larval, Pupal and Adult Taxonomy, plus Distribution and Biology

Mollusk ID Workshop

Mollusk Workshop

Aquatic Diptera Workshop

June 18-20, 2010

Chironomid Larval and Pupal Taxonomy

Sept 9-11, 2009


The purpose of Bugfest is for folks to bring in their problem specimens or difficult taxa for others to help with the identification. This will enable us to identify things together and make certain that we are all seeing the same characters. This not only will foster collaboration but will help us strengthen each other and SAFIT as a group.