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Unknown insect - suspect wasp

Observed: 7th April 2010 By: kevanh
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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just under 1cm long, resting on skull of a rabbit.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Matt Smith's picture

Not Mutilla

So why not Mutilla ? Too early in the season, not enough red on the thorax. The only winged sex in Mutilla is the male, and the antennae are not long enough for a male Mutilla.

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Wasp attacking butterfly.

I saw, what i though was, a wasp attacking a butterfly in the air. Snipping its wings off and flying away with the body... It looked something like this solitary bee? Is this normal? I have seen it happen twice in my garden.