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Inchneumon wasp (revised)

Observed: 14th July 2011 By: wendyosbornwendyosborn’s reputation in Invertebrateswendyosborn’s reputation in Invertebrates
ichneumon wasp crp
ichneumon wasp
ichneumon wasp top
Description:

this fearce looking insect observered through safety of a drinking glass after it flew into conservatory. note claw like appendages on legs presumably for gripping onto its host/prey.
I have revised the observation title and included a topside picture to aid identification.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

pirayaguara's picture

It looks like Amblyteles but

It looks like Amblyteles but just for clarification it an ichneumon WASP

DavidNotton's picture

This is an ichneumonid wasp, but not Amblyteles armatorius

Specimens with a single broad yellow band at base of gaster are not Amblyteles armatorius, which has a series of narrow yellow bands in the female, e.g. http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/86404 and two irregular yellow bands in the male, e.g. http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/224563.

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an ichneumonid wasp (Ichneumon)

thanks for your clear explanation of the reasons for not being armatorius. I suppose it would be too much to hope to tie the identification down exactly.