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A visual guide to distinguishing ‘midriffed’ white-tails and their dark forms by Steven Falk

PDF icon DistinguishingMidriffedWhiteTails.pdf

Presentation notes on Sphecodes identification by Steven Falk. Made for an identification workshop at the 2019 BWARS AGM.

PDF icon SPHECODES IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP BWARS 13 Nov 2019_SFalk.pdf

A visual guide to distinguishing white-tailed bumblebees by Steven Falk

PDF icon DistinguishingWhite-tails_SFalk.pdf

A visual guide to distinguishing Bombus vestalis and B. bohemicus by Steven Falk

PDF icon DistinguishingVestalisBohemicus_SFalk.pdf

A visual guide to distinguishing male cuckoo bumblebees by Steven Falk

PDF icon DistinguishingMaleCuckooBees_SFalk.pdf

A visual guide to distinguishing carder bumblebees by Steven Falk

PDF icon DistinguishingCarderBeesArrows_SFalk.pdf

A visual guide to distinguishing black bodied, red tailed bumblebees by Steven Falk

PDF icon DistinguishingBlackBodiedRedTails_SFalk.pdf

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_v5.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

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