Greenwich Park is buzzing with rare bees and wasps

12th January 2018

Greenwich Park is buzzing with rare bees and wasps says a recent survey

Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park, managed by The Land Trust, is buzzing with rare species of bees and wasps, according to a recent survey by an ecology expert from the Natural History Museum.

Life Sciences senior curator David G. Notton has discovered the Park is now home to two species which are new to Britain – the Viper’s Bugloss Mason Bee, Hoplitis adunca, and the Grass-carrying Wasp Isodontia Mexicana.

A second British specimen of the Small-headed Resin Bee Heriades rubicola has also been spotted on the site.

David said: “The site has great significance for conservation of insects in London and provides a range of suitable habitats. Numerous species of Hymenoptera which are rare and or have conservation status listings are present.”

Twitter: @NHM_Bees

Link to the original research: click here

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