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Observed: 3rd July 2011 By: Belindamycat

This was caught by my nephew in a bug-hunt at Monkey Forest in Staffordshire.
We were in grassland but at the edge under deciduous trees.
The lady from English Nature thought it was a parasitic wasp but we're not sure what/which one.
Any help gratefully received.

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There's no picture, so it probably didn't upload properly. In the FAQ section of the Help tab there is guidance for sorting this out - you don't need to re-post as a new observation.
If it is a parasitic wasp (typically an ichneumon), then I'm not surprised the expert couldn't name it: they are tricky! But edit this and I'm sure someone will try once they can see the beast.

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Picture now added (I think!)

Apologies for the standard of photo but it was taken through the jar!.
Thanks to RogerR for pointing out that my photo hadn't loaded


anonymous spotter's picture

Ichneumon -

I think that your EN guide was correct - it looks like an ichneumon of some kind. Others - more knowledgeable - may be able to help.