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Lobbying and submissions

Honshu white admiral, photo by Angela Moon-Jones

We regularly monitor government departments and legislators and will, where relevant, lodge submissions for the benefit of our butterflies and moths and our members.

For example in 2020 we lodged an application concerning the proposed introduction of biocontrols to mitigate social wasp populations. The introduction and release of two parasitoids, Metoecus paradoxus and Volucella inanis, as biological control agents for the invasive German and common wasps (Vespula germanica and V. vulgaris) has been approved by the EPA.

We ask our members for their thoughts through the medium of our e-news before we put our submission together and send it in.

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