Received: 18 December 2019
Accepted: 18 June 2020
First Online: 24 June 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The “Wildlife Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China” stipulates that:- Article 2: The wildlife protected by this Law refers to the precious and endangered terrestrial and aquatic wildlife and terrestrial wildlife with important ecological, scientific and social values.- Article 21: It is forbidden to hunt, kill or kill wildlife under special state protection.After investigation, we found that wasp species are not included in the “National List of Key Wildlife Protection”, and in fact, there is a large number of wasps species, which are ubiquitous and are not endangered species, so they are not considered as “wild animals” protected by the “Wild Animal Protection Law”. Therefore, no ethical approval nor permission was required for collecting and carrying out experiments on the four wasp species (<i>V. velutina, V. tropica ducalis, V. analis fabricius and V. mandarinia smith</i>), which are neither endangered nor protected species.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.