Welcome to Nocturnal Ichneumonoidea of the British Isles

This is the new home of the Nocturnal Ichneumonoidea Recording Scheme.  Expect to see identification keys, images and distribution maps soon.  The scheme exists primarily to gather data on selected genera of British and Irish Braconidae and Ichneumonidae, particularly data on distribution, flight times and host records.  Parasitoid wasps tend to be poorly known so to approach a position of being able to monitor change in their populations, much work needs to be done on gathering baseline data on these insects, including their species-level taxonomy.

Please send specimens, photos or records of nocturnal ichneumonoids to me at g.broad@nhm.ac.uk / Gavin Broad, Dept. of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD.  See the Taxonomy tab for a list of species covered by the scheme.  

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith