BWARS are pleased to make the following files available as free downloads.

Pages

Workshop presentation given by Juho Paukkunen at the BWARS Members' Weekend 2019. The presentation outlines key characters for separating the 13 British species of the cryptic Chrysis ignita group. Juho cautioned that colour characters given in the Nordic and Baltic Chrysididae key (Paukkunen et al., 2015) are not reliable for British specimens:

Juho Paukkunen, Alexander Berg, Villu Soon, Frode Ødegaard and Paolo Rosa. 2015 An illustrated key to the cuckoo wasps (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae) of the Nordic and Baltic countries, with description of a new species.

The full Nordic/ Baltic key can be downloaded here

 

PDF icon Chrysis_workshop_2019_Juho_Paukkunen (2).pdf

2019 BWARS AGM final programme

PDF icon FINAL Programme for BWARS members weekend 2019.pdf

Key to Wasps of the family Vespidae - corrected version 4
Issued 26 September 2019

This is a corrected version of the key to Vespidae wasps, issued in the BWARS Newsletter (Spring 2019 issue).

The correction relates to one character which had been transposed in the male Dolichovespula part of the key.

Male Vespula are now excluded from the key as it has become apparent that more work is required regarding separating the species rleiably.

PDF icon Vespine wasps key_v4.pdf

A list of all the present known species concepts - May 2019

File 2019_May_All_present_concepts.xlsx

2019 Species list with current BWARS concepts.

File 2019_May_Species_list_current_concept.xlsx

All the references given in the species account pages up to Atlas 10 - 2019.

PDF icon Species_Account_References_2019.pdf

Corrections to the Handbook of the Bees of the British Isles. Issued January 2019

PDF icon Else Edwards Bees of British Isles_corrections file Sept_2019.pdf

Membership Renewal

PDF icon Membership_renewal_vsept2018.pdf

Membership Application

PDF icon Membership_Application_vSept2018.pdf

BWARS Members Weekend - programme 2018

PDF icon Programme for BWARS members weekend 2018.pdf

Invitation to 2018 BWARS AGM & members weekend

PDF icon Invitation to BWARS members weekend Autumn 2018 (2).pdf

Species concept dictionary spreadhseet BWARS 2019

File Species_concept_dictionary_spreadhseet_BWARS_2019.xlsx

Species or species concept? An explanation

PDF icon Species or species concept.pdf

Species concept dictionary BWARS 2019

PDF icon BWARS_species_concept dictionary_2019.pdf

Notes and references for Species Concept Dictionary comments (BWARS 2017)

PDF icon Notes and References for species dictionary comments.pdf

Branstetter, M.G. et al. Phylogenomic Insights into the Evolution of Stinging Wasps and the Origins of Ants and Bees

PDF icon Branstetter et al (2017) Phylogenetic insights into the evolution of stinging wasps, bees and ants.pdf

Vikberg, V.V. A re-evaluation of five European species of Spilomena with a key to European species and relevance to the fauna of North Europe, especially Finland (Hymenoptera: Pemphredonidae)

PDF icon Vikberg_2000_Spilomena.pdf

Dvořák, L. &  Roberts, S.P.M. Key to the paper and social wasps of Central Europe (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

PDF icon Dvorak & Roberts_2006_Wasp_keys.pdf

Notton, D.G. and Norman, H. Hawk's-Beard Nomad Bee, Nomada facilis, New to Britain (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

PDF icon Notton & Norman_2017_Nomada facilis.pdf

Seiffert, B. Clarifying naming and identification of the outdoor species of the ant genus Tapinoma FÖRSTER, 1850 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Europe north of the Mediterranean region with description of a new species

PDF icon Seifert 2012.Tapinoma subboreale.pdf

Pages