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Pupating beetle?

Observed: 15th March 2012 By: babu1
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Pupating beetle?
Pupa 2
Pupa 3
Description:

Sooty black/dark brown, pale buff stripe on sides. 7mm.
Attached to wallflower petal.

Identifications
  • Beetle pupa
    Confidence: It might be this.
  •  
    Likely ID
    a braconid wasp (Rogadinae)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Astonishing

Am constantly amazed at the ingenuity of Mother Nature - my stab at ID was way off.
Checked out discoverlife.org site from one of the other obs - copied it and your info into my Critters folder.
Many thanks.

S Tomkins