A World of Wasps: Researching the Ichneumonid Wasps

Free webinar with Dr Gavin Broad exploring the understudied world of Ichneumonid wasps.

Huge numbers of insects are hosts to parasitoid wasps, and one of the most successful groups of wasps is the Ichneumonoidea, or Darwin Wasps. Despite the ubiquity of Darwin Wasps ,they are comparatively neglected by researchers and naturalists. This talk looks at research on species limits in these wasps and how that basic taxonomic work enables new research areas in ecology and genomics.

Dr Gavin Broad is a principal curator at the Natural History Museum, London, a taxonomist specialising on Ichneumonidae, and one of the co-investigators on Darwin Tree of Life, an ambitious project to sequence the genomes of all UK species.


The entoLIVE webinar series is a programme of virtual talks exploring the science of insects and other invertebrates. All events are free to attend and are suitable for adults of all abilities – a passion for invertebrates is all that’s required!

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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