Identification

To help you identify your specimens, we have created a series of species ID videos for you to watch. The recommended order for watching these videos is illustrated in the tree diagram below. Start by watching the introduction video, which will explain how to handle your specimens and describe the parts of the wasp you will need to examine in order to identify it to species level.

To accurately identify your specimens, you will need some form of magnification. If you have a microscope – great! If not, you can use a magnifying glass (these are available at shops such as Poundland and The Works) or a good quality camera/phone camera with a zoom function.

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