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Large wasp-like insect

Observed: 16th August 2011 By: davidmillsdavidmills’s reputation in Invertebrates
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A large (30mm long) yellow & black wasp-like insect entered conservatory with ungainly flight. Didn't stay still long enough for decent photo. Two wings, I think, and long ovipositor making it look fearsome. Eventually found door & flew off at speed about 5m above ground.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Greater Horntail Wasp (Urocerus gigas) interacts


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This is not a wasp, but a

This is not a wasp, but a sawfly. See comments on other observations for more info.



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