I think this is a Ctenophora cranefly, but I don't know which one. It looks rare! Seen ovipositing on a dead beech.
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This is a female Ctenophora pectinicornis, a Nationally
Scarce species with larvae developing in dead wood. By coincidence I was sent a photo of another one just yesterday from Buckinghamshire, must be the time for them to emerge. Ctenophora species are among my favourite insects!
Entomologist and biological recorder
Fantastic looking insect, it seems to mimic one of the larger ichneumon wasps (although I'm not sure what selective advantage mimicing a parasite would confer - I think these ichneumons are sting-less).
Lat/Lng: 50.9, -1.7
OS grid ref: SU2413