Wasps play a huge role in shaping their ecosystems, through pollination, predation, and parasitoidism. Their diversity in species, behaviour and ecological roles is astounding, and their current and potential capacity to benefit humans is unparalleled, and yet they have one of the worst reputations of any insect worldwide. We want to know:
How are wasps shaping plant and invertebrate communities through pollination, predation and parasitism?
How are wasps benefitting humans through the ecosystem services they provide?
How can wasps’ natural behaviours be utilized for human good through pest control and other services?
How can citizen science change minds and create amazing new datasets?
How do we change peoples’ perceptions of wasps and share the #wasplove
Read about how we use Citizen Science to power UK social wasp research here