Introduction to Hunting Wasps

Natural History Live by Liam Crowley

This talk will give a brief introduction to aculeate wasps, including background on the group and some observation/identification tips. We will focus on some of the more commonly encountered species and hopefully spark a newfound appreciation for this fascinating and diverse group.

Natural History Live events are free online natural history talks, comprising of a 30-40 minute talk from a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. We host them on Zoom and we will send out joining instructions on the day of the event. Sign up to the FSC BioLinks newsletter to find out about our other online learning opportunities here.

Tutor: Liam Crowley

Liam has recently completed a PhD in entomology at the University of Birmingham studying the responses of woodland insects to elevated CO2. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford working on the Darwin Tree of Life project and is a keen member of BWARS (Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society).


The FSC BioLinks project is part-funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. These Natural History Live webinars are made available to all at no cost. If you would like to contribute to the FSC BioLinks project, you can do so by selecting the option to attend at a cost of £5. All donated fees go contribute financially to FSC BioLinks project work to provide adult learning opportunities for a range of audiences.

Attendee - select if you would like to attend at a cost of £5 (all donated fees go towards supporting the FSC BioLinks project activities)

Discounted - select if you would like to attend at no cost

Example Timetable

The usual format of Natural History Live virtual events is:

  • 5 minute intro by the FSC BioLinks project team
  • 30-40 minute talk presented by guest speaker
  • 15-25 minute speaker Q&A session hosted by the FSC BioLinks project team

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition

Before You Attend

Please note that after booking on to the event:

  • You will need to download the Zoom software before we start. This is free and you can do so here:
  • You can sign into the Zoom test meeting any time before to test if everything is working for you here: