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Ichneumon wasp

Observed: 7th August 2011 By: DidiDidi’s reputation in InvertebratesDidi’s reputation in Invertebrates
ichneumon wasp
ichneumon wasp 1

A large, fast moving insect. I think ichneumon but have only previously observed those with a red abdomen, not yellow, as this one is.Can anyone assist with an ID despite the poor quality of the image?

  • Ichneumon wasp
    Confidence: It might be this.
  • Cosmoconus
    Confidence: It might be this.
    Likely ID
    an ichneumonid wasp (Dusona sp.)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Thankyou for sharing your 'guess', at least it takes me one step further because I just did not have a clue as to where to look next.
Judging from the very quick search I have made so far, they do not seem to appear in
great numbers.
Thanks again