Scientists: Why we should appreciate wasps.
Scientists have put together a map of the UK’s wasp population, showing the distribution of key species.
Data recorded by volunteers gives an insight into where wasps are living in the nation’s grasslands, woodlands and towns.
The researchers say wasps are a much maligned insect, which deserve more attention.
Rather than being “bothersome and pointless”, they are in fact beneficial insects, keeping other pests in check.