1. Introducing Hymenoptera and their Conservation

  1. T. R. New

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118381250.ch1

Hymenoptera and Conservation

Hymenoptera and Conservation

How to Cite

New, T. R. (2012) Introducing Hymenoptera and their Conservation, in Hymenoptera and Conservation, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118381250.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Zoology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 3 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671801

Online ISBN: 9781118381250



  • Hymenoptera and ‘species limits,’ collection and sampling;
  • Hymenoptera, ‘biological indicators’, highly beneficial to being serious pests;
  • Symphyta, lack of ‘wasp waist’ of the more advanced Hymenoptera;
  • ‘stinging Hymenoptera’ and stinging parasitoids, as Pompilidae, the spider wasps;
  • Hymenoptera, diverse species, and grouped into the ‘general public’;
  • Hymenoptera, existence near exploitable resources;
  • parasitoid groups of wasps, measures of ‘real diversity’;
  • parasitoids and host scarcity, in local host extinctions;
  • Hymenoptera of New Zealand, with differing ‘degrees of difficulty’;
  • ‘ecological services’ in Hymenoptera conservation, economic benefits


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Perspective

  • Classification and diversity

  • Importance for conservation

  • Social life and conservation