BWARS members can purchase a copy of the Atlas of aculeate Hymenoptera of Lancashire for the pre-publication offer of £10.00 (inc. P & P), please make enquires direct to Dave Bickerton by 17th Jan firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address. You’ll be given a reference number and details of how to pay.
A slender ant with a high promesonotum, low propodeum, short spines and long gently curved antennal scapes. Aphaenogaster subterranea looks a bit like a Myrmica, at 3-5mm it is a similar size but is slimmer and has short spines. The petiole has a long peduncle rather like a Stenamma.
The pale to dark brown workers and brownish black males are very small (1-2mm and 1.5mm-2mm long, respectively). Queens are relatively large at 3-4mm long (Collingwood 1979).
Michael Archer has kindly made avaiable a key to British "DEB" species. This can be downloaded here.
Michael comments "I have produced these keys via Perkins although I am grateful for the help I have received from Olmi". Note: Olmi authored the key work to Fenno-Scandian DEBS (Olmi, 1994).
A draft key to the British DEBS (Dryinidae, Embolemidae & Bethylidae) by Michael Archer. Michael comments "I have produced these keys via Perkins although I am grateful for the help I have received from Olmi". Note: Olmi authored the key work to Fenno-Scandian DEBS (Olmi, 1994).
Help needed for data digitisation
Are you looking for a lockdown or winter project? If so, BWARS need your help! We have several large, scanned files of field notes. We are looking for a number of volunteers to help with this task to ensure all the relevant data is entered into the BWARS database. You would need to sort out which are the bees, wasps and ants and then type these records into a spreadsheet (template provided). The files cover different areas of the country, so please ask if there is a particular file you would like to tackle. If you can help or would like further… Read more
Michael Archer has made available his key to the British genera of Bethylidae, Embolemidae and Dryinidae - tested at two BWARS workshops.
The key can be downloaded here
A key to the genera of the families Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Bethylidae by Michael Archer - tested at BWARS workshops.
A key to the British Chrysididae by Micahel Archer