The Noble Jewel-wasp: The Range Expansion of a Brood Parasite with The Biological Recording Company

Wednesday 12th June, 2024 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Noble Jewel-wasp (Hedychrum nobile) is a recent colonist to Great Britain, recorded for the first time in 1998. This brood parasite has experienced a rapid range expansion throughout England over the past 20 years, following the distribution of its host. This talk will explore how climate change, habitat availability and parasite-host relationships might influence the range expansion of this species and discuss the fascinating ecology and morphology of one of Britain’s most beautiful insects.

Aaron Bhambra is a PhD student in the Geography, Earth and Environmental Science department at the University of Birmingham. His specialism is with flower-visiting insects, primarily solitary bees and wasps. His current research investigates the impacts of habitat fragmentation on heathland pollinator assemblages.

entoLIVE is delivered by the Biological Recording CompanyBritish Entomological & Natural History SocietyRoyal Entomological Society and Amateur Entomologists’ Society, with support from Buglife and the Field Studies Council.

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Date: Wednesday 12th June, 2024 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Organiser: The Biological Recording Company

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