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Vespid

Observed: 25th July 2012 By: pirayaguarapirayaguara’s reputation in Invertebratespirayaguara’s reputation in Invertebratespirayaguara’s reputation in Invertebratespirayaguara’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Unless they have been

Unless they have been reclassified potter wasp fall within the Vespidae

It is clearly not an ichneumon as there are too few segments in the antennae

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Wasps ID

Sorry demoiselle not an ichneumon, the antenae are short a club like 12-13 segments although you can't make them out clearly enough to count on this photo. Amblyteles armatorius, very long and thread like, also a very different shape and colour pattern, and they ichneumons don't fold thier wings at rest. Search NBN and you'll find lots of photos of Amblyteles armatorius a very different beastie.

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Sorry Andy, to most people a

Sorry Andy, to most people a wasp is just the thing that annoys them in the summer. Everything else seems to be a fly! A rather clumsy effort to distinguish between yellow jackets and potters.