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Cimbex luteus??

Observed: 17th August 2011 By: jp8694
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
jp8694’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Hornet-sized wasp or fly, the abdomen is much brighter yellow than a hornet - almost lemon-coloured. Thick black, possibly with metallic sheen, stripe on the abdomen, just where it joins the thorax. Then five thin black stripes to the 'tail'. Can't see a sting, seems very dopey, good set of jaws, 4 wings, 2nd set much shorter, wings much longer than abdomen. Found in cattle-grazed parkland below a beech tree.

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Very Rare Giant Sawfly!

Very exciting! I found this report from 2009 of a Cimbex Luteus found in Radley: