It was very active and its wings fluttered up and down.
No interactions present.
Thank you . This is the second spider-hunting wasp that you have identified in the gate area of our reserve (Your previous ID on 22/03/11). I am wondering if these wasps are preying on Salticus spiders.
can't remember what they prey on, may be notes in the RESL handbook by Mick Day of British Pompilidae. If I recall correctly D. variegatus nests in holes in wood, so if you keep an eye on them you may see them provisioning a nest hole in your gate.
Thanks for these comments which I'll follow up
Lat/Lng: 51.43372, -2.76236
OS grid ref: ST471707