This second edition of Bees, Wasps and Ants of Kent presents information on the distribution and status of 515 species of bees, wasps and ants – the aculeate Hymenoptera – which have been recorded in Kent. There have been many changes in the status and range of various species since the last edition, including several new species being added to the Kent list. More than 450 distribution maps show how the distribution of many species has changed over time. Each map is accompanied by an individual account of the species, together with information on synonymy and the species' status in the UK and Kent. Background information is provided on aspects of the life history and behaviour of the aculeate Hymenoptera.