9. Species Case Histories

  1. T. R. New

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118381250.ch9

Hymenoptera and Conservation

Hymenoptera and Conservation

How to Cite

New, T. R. (2012) Species Case Histories, in Hymenoptera and Conservation, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118381250.ch9

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



  • species case histories;
  • determining specific threats to individual species, a difficult exercise;
  • management plans for better-known aculeates, the need for updation;
  • social Hymenoptera, and ex situ measures, captive rearing, and translocation;
  • Franklin's bumblebee (Bombus franklini), conservation not well defined;
  • great yellow bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus), a UK biodiversity priority species;
  • colony cycle of B. distinguendus, bee walks in assessing patterns of flower use;
  • Wallace's bee (Chalicodoma pluto) as being ‘insufficiently known’;
  • Neopasiphae, its total incidence within ‘managed nature reserve’;
  • antennal-waving wasp (Tachysphex pechumani), weak flyers and fragmentation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Franklin's bumblebee (Bombus franklini)

  • The great yellow bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus)

  • Wallace's bee (Chalicodoma pluto)

  • Neopasiphae simplicior in Western Australia

  • The antennal-waving wasp (Tachysphex pechumani)

  • The dinosaur ant (Nothomyrmecia macrops)

  • The red-barbed ant (Formica rufibarbis) in Britain