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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 09.2 December 1997

The Purbeck Mason-wasp - back from the brink?

By - George Else, Stuart Roberts

On 24th July 1868, the eminent Victorian entomologist G A James Rothney collected a spectacularly coloured wasp with which he was unfamiliar on Stoborough Heath, between Corfe Castle and Wareham, on the Isle of Purbeck, east Dorset. The wasp species that Rothney captured was subsequently described in 1869 as new to science by F Smith, under the scientific name Odynerus basalis.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

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"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist