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Sawfly?

Observed: 31st May 2011 By: yorkieyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebrates
unk 9 sawfly IMG_8371
unk 9 sawfly IMG_8371 1
Description:

I wondered whether it's possible to id this insect (at genus level if not species) which I think is a sawfly. It was seen on brambles in woodland at the end of May.

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Syrphus's picture

Not a vespid, as these have

Not a vespid, as these have longitudinally folded wings. I think it is a digger wasp Crabronidae, but not one with which I am familiar. It does have a waist, so not a sawfly.

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yorkie's picture

Thanks for the feedback

Oops - not a sawfly. I can't believe that I didn't spot the wasp 'waist' which seems so obvious now it's been pointed out - I think I need a trip to the optician!!

On 17th June this year, I posted on iSpot what I thought was a Field Digger wasp but unfortunately there were no responses to that posting.

Yorkie