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Ichneumon

Observed: 15th August 2010 By: rockwolfrockwolf’s reputation in Invertebratesrockwolf’s reputation in Invertebratesrockwolf’s reputation in Invertebratesrockwolf’s reputation in Invertebrates
P8151201a
Description:

Anyone know which species this is please?
Thank you!

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

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Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

The markings look like -

Ichneumon stramentarius, except that the pictures I can find are black and yellow, not black and white. I believe that this is a difficult group to identify - they certainly baffle me!

rockwolf's picture

Not easy!

Thank you RogerR! I agree that the parasitica are very difficult! Got quite a few to ID too!
I. stramentarius looks quite close! See if anyone else can offer their opinion!

foxy's picture

Achaius.oratorius

anonymous spotter's picture

Achaius oratorius

Looks very much like it. The first web site I looked at said it wasn't found in the UK, but it is featured at:
http://www.naturespot.org.uk/content/parasitoid-wasp-achaius-oratorius-f...
- which is a UK site.
I'd go with that!

David Gibbs's picture

certainly not

this species, both pattern and shape quite different

rockwolf's picture

Thanks....

... for all the input! David, do you have any ideas please?

David Gibbs's picture

no

i would need specimen even to get to genus

rockwolf's picture

OK

Thanks David.