The Noble Jewel-wasp: The Range Expansion of a Brood Parasite
|Free webinar with Aaron Bhambra looking at the potential reasons behind the range expansion of the Noble Jewel-wasp.
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. Aaron Bhambra 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.