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Insect which bites

Observed: 31st October 2011 By: jack111
Species interactions

No interactions present.


Jonathan's picture

Lovely photo, but it won't

Lovely photo, but it won't sting you. Its a parasite that lays eggs in other insects.

University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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Actually, they can sting!

Actually, they can sting! The ovipositor lays eggs and injects venom in to the host and is also used in defence. The sting is like that of vespid wasps but doesn't last more than a few seconds. I've been stung plenty of times...

Gavin Broad