Mr David Notton

Mr David Notton

Senior Curator, Hymenoptera

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Insects
Contact: email
Phone: 0207 942 5974


Curation of Hymenoptera collections, Diapriidae), Hymenoptera, Peer review of taxonomic papers on parasitic Hymenoptera, Recognition and cataloguing of Hymenoptera type specimens, Systematics of Diapriinae (Insecta



BA Hons (2i) Pure & Applied Biology, Oxford University, United Kingdom

MA Pure & Applied Biology, Oxford University, United Kingdom

Employment history


Senior Curator, The Natural History Museum, Department of Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2003 - ongoing

Curator of Natural History, Reading Museum Service, Natural History, United Kingdom, 1997 - 2003

Curatorial Assistant, The Natural History Museum, Department of Entomology, United Kingdom, 1994 - 1997

Research Assistant, Imperial College, United Kingdom, 1993 - 1994


Notton DG, Popovici OA, Van Achterberg C, De Rond J, Burn JT (2014) Parasitoid wasps new to Britain (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae, Eurytomidae, Braconidae & Bethylidae). European Journal of Taxonomy, (99): 1 - 20. doi: 10.5852/ejt.2014.99

POPOVICI OA, MITROIU M-D, G NOTTON D (2014) New teratological cases in Platygastridae and Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera). TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 38 (4): 491 - 499. doi: 10.3906/zoo-1312-30

Popovici OA, Masner L, Notton DG, Popovici M (2013) Revision of the European species of Calotelea Westwood (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea). Zootaxa, 3664 (2): 233 - 258. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3664.2.7

Popovici OA, Masner L, NOTTON DG, Popovici M (2013) A review of Western Palaearctic Amblyscelio and Baryconus (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea, Platygastridae). Zootaxa, 3599 (4): 325 - 342. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3599.4.2

BANTOCK TM, NOTTON DG, BARCLAY MVL (2011) Rhaphigaster nebulosa (Pentatomidae: Pentatomini) arrives in Britain. Het News (ser. 2),

BROAD GR, Sääksjärvi IE, Veijalainen A, NOTTON DG (2011) Three new genera of Banchinae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from Central and South America. Journal of Natural History, 45 : 1311 - 1329. doi: 10.1080/00222933.2011.552809

NOTTON DG (2011) A new practical method for profiling and topping up alcohol preserved entomology collections. NatSCA News, 21 : 44 - 98.

NOTTON DG (2011) The availability and validity of the name Forpus flavicollis Bertagnolio & Racheli, 2010, for a parrotlet from Colombia. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 131 : 221 - 224.

NOTTON DG, Michel E, DALE-SKEY N, Nikolaeva S, Tracey S (2011) Best practice in the use of the scientific names of animals: Support for editors of technical journals. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 68 : 313 - 322.

Popovici OA, Bin F, Masner L, Popovici M, NOTTON DG (2011) Triteleia peyerimhoffi comb. n., a remarkably variable circum-Mediterranean scelionid (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea). ZooKeys, 140 (140): 71 - 99. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.140.1925

NOTTON DG (2010) A catalogue of types of Platygastridae (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea) at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, with brief notes on the history of the collection. Zootaxa, 2358 (2358): 1 - 24.

Buhl PN, NOTTON DG (2009) A revised catalogue of Platygastridae of the British Isles (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea). Journal of Natural History, 43 : 1651 - 1703. doi: 10.1080/00222930902993732

NOTTON DG, Buffington ML, van Noort S (2009) The status of the type material of Pycnostigmus rostratus Cameron (Hymenoptera, Figitidae, Pycnostigminae). Journal of Natural History, 43 : 181 - 184. doi: 10.1080/00222930802250142

NOTTON DG (2009) Bumblebees in the Wildlife Garden. Nature First, 55 : 9 - 12.

NOTTON DG, Dathe HH (2008) William Kirby's types of Hylaeus Fabricius (Hymenoptera, Colletidae) in the collection of the Natural History Museum,. Journal of Natural History, London, 42 : 1861 - 1865. doi: 10.1080/00222930802128512

NOTTON DG (2008) Killer wasps of the South Atlantic. Waterhouse Times, 61

NOTTON DG (2008) Insects of Mortimer forest on the Shropshire/Herefordshire border. British Journal of Entomology and Natural History, 21 : 187 - 192.

NOTTON DG (2007) A catalogue of types of the smaller taxa of Proctotrupoidea (Hymenoptera) in the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, with notes on the history of the insect collection of L.A.G. Bosc d'Antic. Zoosystema, 29 (3): 457 - 470.

NOTTON DG (2006) Eobania vermiculata in the UK. Mollusc World, 11

NOTTON DG (2006) The Diptera section at the Natural History Museum is open to visitors again. Dipterist's Digest (second series) 2005, 12

NOTTON DG (2006) A recent record of Piophila casei (Linnaeus, 1758) (Diptera, Piophilidae) from Britain. Dipterist's Digest (second series) 2005, 12

NOTTON DG (2006) Genus-group taxa of Platygastroidea (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae & Platygastridae) new to Britain.. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 142 : 189 - 206.

NOTTON DG (2005) The publication dates of C.G. Thomson's papers on Scandinavian Proctotrupoidea sensu lato (Hymenoptera). Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 141 : 227 - 232.

Bennett FD, NOTTON DG (2004) A review of species of the Diapria genus group found in the Isle of Man with twelve species of Diapria and Trichopria (Hym., Diapriidae) new to the island. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 140 : 107 - 111.

NOTTON DG (2004) A catalogue of types of Diapriinae (Hymenoptera, Diapriidae) at the National Museum of Natural History, Paris, with notes on the classification of Diapriinae and a brief history of the types of Jean-Jacques Kieffer (1856-1925). Zoosystema, 26 : 315 - 352.

NOTTON DG, O’Connor JP (2004) Type specimens of Diapriinae in the Haliday collection at The Natural History Museum, Dublin – National Museum of Ireland (Hym., Diapriidae). Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine, 140 : 215 - 218.

O'Connor JP, Nash R, NOTTON DG, FERGUSSON NDM (2004) A catalogue of the Irish Platygastroidea and Proctotrupoidea (Hymenoptera). Occasional Publications of the Irish Biogeographical Society, 7