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The British Entomological and Natural History Society or BENHS is a British entomological society. It is based at Dinton Pastures Country Park in Reading.

History

BENHS was founded in 1872 as the South London Entomological and Natural History Society.

Publications

BENHS publishes a quarterly journal, the British Journal of Entomology and Natural History (ISSN 0952-7583), formally Proceedings and Transactions of the British Entomological and Natural History Society, and Proceedings and Transactions of the South London Entomological and Natural History Society.

BENHS has published a number of books. Among the most well-known are two illustrated identification guides to British flies:

Another title published by BENHS was New British Beetles - species not in Joy's practical handbook by Peter J. Hodge and Richard A. Jones, a companion volume to Norman H. Joy's A Practical Handbook of British Beetles.

Affiliated societies

The following groups are affiliated to BENHS: